Mt. Hood Meadows will open the 2022/23 season Tuesday in the midst of a major winter storm that has dumped nearly a foot and a half of snow the last 24 hours. It will be a soft opening - with Daisy, Buttercup, Easy Rider chairlifts and the Ballroom Carpet providing access to groomed beginner and intermediate terrain.
The resort opens with a 31 inch snow depth in the base area and close to four feet at mid-mountain. Storms continue to line up this week with another two feet forecast to fall through Thursday. Meadows expects to open more lifts and terrain by the weekend, including Mt. Hood Express and possibly Shooting Star Express. Ticket prices are dynamically priced and will increase with demand and as more terrain is opened. Early season conditions exist and guests are advised to stay on groomed runs and watch for unmarked obstacles.
Lift tickets start at $59 and are available for advance purchase online, along with adult and children’s lessons, equipment rentals and Daycare. Lift hours will be from 9 AM - 4 PM and the Sahale Grill, Bull Wheel Bar and Higher Grounds coffee shop will be open for dining.
A preview park with rails and jumps is being built in Shipyard - near the Buttercup lift for early season jibbing. More parks will be constructed as the resort receives more snow.
- The Nordic Center is scheduled to open the season Thursday, December 1 based on the forecast for more snow and will operate from 9 AM - 4 PM Thursdays through Mondays.
All Access, Value, Progression, Five Time and Ten Time passes are all valid.
Tuesday's opening of the season is made in part by our snow harvesting - a technique that Meadows has pioneered with the fabrication of custom dump snowcats to haul parking lot snow to base area lifts. This is action from Sunday evening during the storm.
We'll celebrate opening at the bottom of our Daisy chair Tuesday morning shortly before 9 AM. We have Blackstrap Buffs to give away to the first fifty people in line!
Explore Your Mountain Home Experiences
Mt. Hood Meadows is offering special experience packages for those that want to explore the mountain in December. Special learn to ski and learn to snowboard packages are available for purchase online for just $69. The package includes a progression lift ticket, two hour lesson and equipment rentals - plus a bundle of special VIP discounts in the sport shops and restaurants.
All Access Season Passes still available
Mt. Hood Meadows still has All Access Season Passes available. The last two seasons the resort stopped selling the pass and at this time sales are outpacing previous seasons, and expects that will be the case again. The resort sells a variety of passes including night passes, Value passes that are restricted during peak hours and progression passes that allow access to the South Side lifts and include three two hour lessons and unlimited equipment rentals. The pass offerings are designed to distribute visitation to off-peak times.