Mt. Hood Meadows will present what has become one of its most popular events of the summer - Stargazer Dinners this Friday and Saturday nights (July 8 and 9). The truly galactic menu is served at dusk, so stargazers can watch the arrival of the planets while enjoying the Moon Cheese Puff pastry appetizer, and begin to see the constellations while finishing their Milky Way swirled ice cream with superclusters dessert. The entire menu really is out of this world, featuring a choice of the Pluto Pork Chop, Interstellar Ravioli or Quasar Chicken.
The night sky really is the star of the show, and as a highlight, Brian Chambers will present a workshop on how to photograph the night sky. Chambers is a Hood River photographer who presents workshops on photographing the Milky Way and night landscapes. Reservations for the Stargazer dinners can be made in advance online - $52 for adults and $32 for kids 12 and under. RV overnight camping can also be reserved to make a full night of watching the stars.
Reserve your Dinner Seat July 8 | July 9 | August 12 (different menu)
Makers Market Saturday and Sunday
Our Makers Market is growing to an entire weekend event! Local artisans show off their crafts and handmade goods. Support small businesses and local craftspeople all in one place - more than 20 artisans have reserved spaces for the event to display on one or both days over the weekend. The market is free to the public, is family friendly and will be set up from 11 AM - 6 PM each day on our Sun Deck with Mt. Hood as the backdrop. We will also have scenic chairlift rides, hiking, games on the deck, retail and food and drink options.
Hiking Trails Update
The weather has switched and summer has arrived sunny and warm - perfect temps to ride a chairlift and enjoy some food on the deck. Most of the Bear Grass Trail (the main hiking trail from the base area) is marked and ready for hikers. The backside trails and upper mountain trails are still under too much snow to mark, but the snow is melting fast and Sahalie Falls and Umbrella Falls are spectacular with the snowmelt.
There aren’t many flowers growing, but there are a few Shooting Stars under the Stadium chairlift and some Elephant Head on the wetland. There are also some fun little mushrooms for those really paying attention.
We appreciate all hikers keeping to the established hiking trails so as not to damage sensitive areas.