Powdery Storm Opens More Mountain Night Operations to Start Friday
It's truly a Thanksgiving blessing - this wintery storm which dropped more than 30 inches of powder at Mt. Hood Meadows. First - this is some of the finest and deepest powder we've seen at Meadows in quite a while, and the single digit temperatures is maintaining the quality, so there'll be some powder turns awaiting you this holiday. Here's a taste thanks to photographer Randy Boverman.
Hood River Meadows Opens Thursday
Even though there is very little moisture in this delightful powder, it's enough for us to be able to open Hood River Meadows Thursday for Thanksgiving! The Hood River Express is scheduled from 9 AM - 4 PM daily for the rest of the season, as we see some more snow in our future over the holiday. The Hood River Meadows parking lot will be open (something our Gorge area guests will enjoy), the Skier Services Center will be open for tickets, rest rooms and lockers; and the Renaissance Cafe will be open. Lift ticket prices will increase to regular rates on Thursday. Now for some more delicous powder.
The Hood River Express will be our fourth high speed quad to operate. There's still a lot of storm recovery up on Cascade, but we'll keep working on it. Heather Canyon and Private Reserve are still a ways off as the bridges need to be built - and this snow is impecably light weight - not the best for building bridges. But as we mentioned there is more snow in the forecast. Now for some more AWESOME powder.
Night Operations Start Friday
Meadows After Dark will kick off the season Friday when we'll extend operations until 9 PM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We'll continue with our regular operating schedule after the weekend - Monday and Tuesday from 9 AM - 4 PM, Wednesday through Sunday evenings from 9 AM - 9 PM.
Black Friday Sale
Outer Limits Sports and the HPC will be open at 7:30 AM Friday, with last season's product marked down 75%! This year's product will be reduced 10%, meaning pass holders will get 20% off (using their pass holder discount). Come on in - you'll find some great deals on powder skis!
Happy Thanksgiving - and we'll see you on the mountain soon! Oh - to see all these awesome shots in all their glory check out the album on our Facebook page!
-- Meadows Team