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.
In addition to daily skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing and snowshoe tours, Meadows offers special entertainment, holiday camps for kids and adults, extended hours with early loads at Hood River Express on designated peak days and Park and Ride shuttle transportation from Portland. Meadows' sister ski area Cooper Spur is open for the holidays so we’re ready for all kinds of fun in the snow this holiday season!
Celebrate the Season with pFriem
We’ve teamed up with pFriem Family Brewing to collect coats for The Next Door in Hood River to keep families in need warm this winter. pFriem will also help get everyone in the holiday spirit with entertainment starting with the Dickens Carolers on December 23 and Aprés music in our Vertical restaurant December 28 - 31. The folks from pFriem will be up sampling brews throughout the holiday time frame.
Music and Entertainment
Night Operations and Holiday Operating Schedule
We’re kicking into high gear and adding some nights for the holidays. Our normal operating schedule is 9 AM - 4 PM Mondays and Tuesdays; 9 AM - 9 PM Wednesdays through Sundays. Take note that there are some changes during the holidays - we’re closing at 4 PM on Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24) but extending our hours to 9 PM on Monday, December 26.
Early Load at 8:30 AM on Hood River Express Lift
Again this season we will open our Hood River Express lift a half hour early on Peak Days from Monday, December 26 through Sunday, January 1. The lift loads at 8:30 AM and attracts those who have their equipment and don’t need a lesson to an early start of their day. Tickets can be purchased or redeemed at the Hood River Meadows lodge. The early opening helps distribute our arriving guests on Peak Days simultaneously to two different parking lots which allows for a much smoother parking experience. The HRM early load is scheduled from December 26 through January 1, and then Saturdays and Sundays in January and February, along with MLK and Presidents Day holiday Mondays.
Meadows PDX in Portland
Meadows PDX is the hub for new and returning guests to get the most up-to-date information on what is happening at Mt. Hood Meadows. Services include season pass fulfillment, advance lift ticket purchase and shopping for unique gifts such as logo wear and gift cards. Meadows PDX is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM - 6 PM (closing early at 2 PM Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day). Meadows PDX is located at 1639 NW Northrup Street in Portland.
Park and Ride Shuttles Roll for the Holiday Week
Our Park and Ride weekend and holiday shuttle from Portland will run daily from December 26 through January 1, then weekends and holidays through March. The shuttle picks up at three different locations - Tualatin, Beaverton and Gateway; and delivers passengers to the main lodge right as the lifts open. A round trip ride costs $39 and must be purchased in advance online.
Book a Ride
Nordic Center - Cross Country Skiing
The Nordic Center at Mt. Hood Meadows is open daily from 9 AM - 4 PM through the holiday time frame. The Nordic Center offers 15 KM of set track as well as groomed terrain for skating. Our professionals provide coaching sessions each day and cross country equipment can be rented at the Nordic Center. Reserving online in advance is highly advised to ensure instructor and equipment availability. Those who just want the work out with their own equipment can access the trails for a fee.
Kick and Glide
Snowshoe Trails and Tours
Meadows has several miles of marked snowshoe trails that can be accessed from the main parking lot or from the Nordic Center in the Hood River Meadows lot. A SnoPark permit is required to park in these lots, but there isn’t a fee to access the trails. However, for the most fulfilling experience, Meadows offers guided tours to Umbrella Falls (departing from the Sahale Lodge at 1 PM) and Sahalie Falls (departing from the Nordic Center at 10 AM) daily through the holidays. Reservations are required in advance - the guided tour is $25 and snowshoe rentals are $15. The tours are approximately 3 miles and is suitable for beginner and intermediate snowshoers. The route makes its way past mature conifer forests along a windy path through a beautiful, snowy landscape and alpine meadows.
Book a Snowshoe Tour
Cooper Spur Ski Area
Cooper Spur Ski Area is open daily through the holiday time frame, except for Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25. Cooper offers 50 acres of beginner and intermediate terrain served by a lift and a rope tow. The ten runs of fun are perfect for families looking for an on-the-snow experience with their kids. A cozy lodge with a restaurant, bar and slope side deck makes for a great place to rest up, sit back and watch the fun.
Holiday Three Day Camps
The Meadows Learning Center presents a variety of three day holiday camps December 28 - 30 for kids and adults. Youth camps are specially designed for ages 4 - 6 and for elementary and middle school ages. Each camp provides three consecutive days with the participants in the same group and instructor to allow for the best skill development and fun. There are adult three day camps for intermediate level skiers and snowboarders, and a three day camp for those new to the sport. Registration for the three day camps must be made in advance at our website:
Three Day Youth Camps Three Day Adult Camp
We're here to make your holidays even happier at Your Mountain Home!