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Mt. Hood Meadows Targets November 25 for Opening Day

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Skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows(Mt. Hood, OR — October 20, 2022) — Mt. Hood Meadows announced plans to open the 2022/23 winter season on Friday, November 25 - the day after Thanksgiving. The resort intends to launch into daily operations, conditions permitting - and operate through April 29, 2023 for an impressive 148 days scheduled. Night operations are scheduled to launch December 16 five nights a week (Wednesday through Sunday evenings) through the middle of March. The hourly operational schedule changes during holidays and is posted on the resort website.

VP of Sales and Marketing Dave Tragethon says, “The schedule is dependent on snowfall and conditions, but with another La Niña season forecast we expect to have weather on our side. We have also invested heavily in our snow harvesting capabilities to get the mountain open even with meager early season snowfall. We have prepared ourselves to make the most of what natural snow we receive, and during La Niña year’s, that tends to be a lot!”

A snowboarder drifts through vapor powder at Mt. Hood MeadowsMeadows finished last season with 499 inches - well above the 430 inches of average seasonal snowfall the resort receives. Meadows is also prepared to offer preview days or weekends in advance of Thanksgiving, depending on when the snow arrives. 

Explore Your Mountain Home Experiences offered from Opening through December 19
Meadows invites those who have wanted to experience the mountain in winter to Explore Your Mountain Home, with a variety of trial experiences from the time we open (scheduled November 25) through December 19. Meadows has specially priced trial packages for skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing and snow shoeing to welcome visitors to the mountain during time frames that are generally less busy, to create adventures that are fun and comfortable.

Snowboarding at Mt. Hood MeadowsThose trying skiing and snowboarding can reserve a $69 experience that includes a two hour group lesson, equipment rental and beginner lift ticket – which is half the price of the regular learn to ski or ride packages. The experience includes special offers in sports shop such as socks, hats, gloves and other essentials to make first-timers more comfortable as they explore the mountain.

Similar experiences will be offered for cross country skiing and snow shoeing – with an emphasis on small groups of four to six people organizing their own adventure together, with a seasoned Nordic instructor to guide them through their day.

Explore Your Mountain Home experiences will be available for advance reservation and purchase from our website in November.

Night skiing at Mt. Hood MeadowsEvents Schedule

3 - 4 Double Mountain Welcome Home Kick Off Party
16 - 31 Celebrate the Season with pFriem holiday events
16 Night operations begin with a pFriem Night Kick Off Celebration
17 pFriem Season Celebration tasting event
19 - 21 Holiday 3 Day Camps
22 - 23 Breakfast with Santa 
28 - 30 Holiday 3 Day Camps
31 pFriem Family NYE

Skiing at Mt. Hood MeadowsCelebrate the Season with pFriem (December 16 - 31)
Mt. Hood Meadows will celebrate the holidays by kicking off night skiing on December 16th with a holiday party presented by pFriem family brewing. With extended hours through the holidays the schedule is dotted with culinary tastings, carolers, musical quartets and bell choirs. For families “Breakfast with Santa” will be presented December 22nd and 23rd and a special early evening pFriem Family New Year’s Eve celebration will be presented December 31. Throughout the holiday guests will be invited to donate coats and support “Next Door” which provides support for foster children in the Columbia River Gorge.

7 - 8 January Weekend Youth Programs Begin
11 - 12 Midweek Adult Programs Begin
16 Rotary Night - Specially priced night lift ticket with proceeds dedicated to the Hood River Rotary club to support the scholarship fund and community projects. 

4 - 5 February Weekend Youth Programs Begin

A spring party at the Mazot at Mt. Hood MeadowsMarch
4 Ski to Defeat ALS - Fundraiser for the ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter. 
5 Oregon Cancer Ski Out - Fun team slalom race to raise money for cancer research and to support local organizations in the fight against Cancer.
25 Spring Brew Fest
27 - 29 Spring 3 Day Camps
March is learn to ski and snowboard month with an all out effort to welcome new skiers and snowboarders to the sport! Special trial packages welcome new explorers to a day on the mountain, with the chance to upgrade to a Spring progression season pass with two more lessons and season-long equipment rentals. 

The Pond Skim at Mt. Hood MeadowsApril
1 Full Sail Banked Slalom
3 - 5 Spring 3 Day Camps 
7 - 8 Mazot Fest Double Mountain Brewing presents this fan-favorite pirate-themed fun raiser for the Avalanche Dogs. Party, ski race and costumes at the Mazot!
15 Pride Day - Ride with Pride and celebrate diversity at Your Mountain Home presented by Migration Brewing and 503 Distilling. 
21 - 23 Renewal / affirmation Earth Day Celebration
29 Pond Skim - Cheer on our custume-clad skiers and snowboarders as they attempt to skim across the icy 100 foot pond on closing day!
Contemplating Mt. Jefferson at the Mazot at Mt. Hood MeadowsApril is renewal month - to celebrate the transition to a new season and affirm our love for the mountain. We present some of the most engaging, meaningful and outrageous events of the season. Come celebrate the mountain with us as we transition from one season to the next at Your Mountain Home!