The Twilight access gate to Heather Canyon was opened today for the first time this season. Following repeated days of upper canyon avy mitigation work by Ski Patrol and bridge building by our grooming team, we will open the Twilight gate. The lower gates may remain closed due to what is currently a very challenging breakable crust and less than ideal skiing.
12:45 PM: Twilight Gate Open to Heather Canyon
Heed this warning before entering the canyon
Mt. Hood Meadows is in an active storm cycle with high winds and heavy snow which will delay some lifts from opening this morning.
Here's the plan
Mt. Hood Meadows will suspend Saturday operations, but lifts will resume as scheduled 9 AM - 9 PM Sunday, Christmas Day.
Northwest Oregon is under a winter weather warning going into this holiday weekend for lowland snow, freezing rain, ice storms and high winds. On the mountain we’ll have strong winds, heavy snowfall transitioning to freezing rain Friday through Christmas Day, then some rain and eventually back to snow next week. Crazy weather for sure that will affect our operations!
Read this before you head to the mountain
Mt. Hood Meadow is your winter wonderland all season long but especially during the holidays. The season is well underway as the resort welcomes more snow heading into the holiday week. Meadows already has a five foot snow depth in the base area and 90 inches at midmountain. And for those dreaming of a white Christmas - the forecast has plenty of snow this week.
Holiday Events and Hours
More than 1,000 skiers and snowboarders turned out Tuesday at Mt. Hood Meadows for the first annual “Provide to Ride” food collection event for FISH - the Hood River Food Bank. Meadows offered a free lift ticket for the donation of 24 cans of food or two hams. We also offered a special lift ticket for those that just wanted to donate with the proceeds going to FISH.
What an amazing event!
(Mt. Hood, OR - December 12, 2022) — Mt. Hood Meadows has hired Derek Gibbs as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Mt. Hood Meadows is shifting into high gear this week, with the night season lighting up Friday, December 16 and Park and Ride weekend and holiday shuttle transportation from Portland revving up Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18. With another huge La Niña storm dropping nearly two feet of snow the last two days, Meadows has a base area snow depth of 65 inches with seven feet at mid-mountain. It’s been a great start to the season as the resort prepares for the holiday season.
Ride for Free with your food donation Tuesday - Provide to Ride
Video: Ben Mitchell
Cascade Express opened today providing exceptional upper mountain conditions for early season enthusiasts.
Take me Higher!
Mt. Hood Meadows has announced the promotion of three management team members to its leadership team effective this 2022/23 season.
Meet our new Directors
Enjoy the View