The Holiday is Loaded with Events, Clinics and Fun for the Whole Family
MT. HOOD, OR (Immediate Release) –
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is ready to celebrate
the holiday season with events, ski school clinics and camps. Lifts are
scheduled to operate daily beginning at 9 AM, including Christmas and New
Year’s Days and there will be extended night operations during Christmas week.
It culminates with a New Year’s Eve spectacular, exquisite dinner, fireworks
and a party with “The Essentials” the top rated dance party band on the west
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort is scheduled to operate daily with lifts
opening at 9 AM each day during the holiday season, and through the end of
evening operations are normally offered Wednesday through Sunday evenings until
9 PM. From December 21 - January 1 Meadows will operate lifts until 9 PM (except
Christmas Eve when lifts close at 4 PM.) On New Year’s Eve lifts operate until
after midnight, not closing until 12:15 AM.
KIDS CLUB is
offered Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning December 17. During the holiday
the club will be offered each evening from December 21 through January 1, with
the exception of Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24.) This provides 4 to 12
year olds supervision from 3 – 7 PM, with a 2 hour lesson in between plus dinner
and a lift ticket. The price is just $75 for ages 7 – 12, $80 for ages 4 - 6 –
and Mom or Dad gets a 3 – 9 PM Meadows After Dark ticket for free!
& RIDE SHUTTLE FROM PORTLAND RUNS DAILY December 17 – January 1, except Christmas Day (12/25). The
shuttle picks up at three convenient metro-area locations. Bus seats must be
purchased in advance through the resort’s web site SkiHood.com.
GOVERNMENT CAMP SHUTTLE RUNS DAILY December 17 – January 1
guests staying in Government Camp can hop the shuttle to Meadows for just $12
round trip, leaving Government Camp at 7:30 AM and department from the mountain
at 2:30 PM.
CENTER OPEN DAILY
9 AM – 4 PM from December 15 – January 1.
Dec. 17: Meadows
After Dark Rail Jam Series
3 – 8 PM in
Shipyard – Free registration with divisions for lower and upper level skiers
and snowboarders. Helmet required (and parental release if under 18.) Awesome
prizes from sponsors Nike, Never Summer, Icelantic and Trew.
Dec. 17: Steeps
For advanced and
expert skiers and riders to improve your ability to ski steep ungroomed terrain
taught by our most certified and strongest pros.
17: Les Vaughn Performs Live @ Après Ski in Vertical 3-6 PM
Les brings country standards, oldies, and rock and roll to the forefront and
performs them in a way that is in fact, "original" and in his own
Dec. 18: NW
Ski & Snowboard Demo Tour
Free demo to test and ride the latest ski and snowboard technology. ID / Credit
card required – come early, these demos go fast!
Dec. 18: Women’s
For women and taught by our most certified and experience female instructors in
a fun and supportive environment. Available for intermediate and above skiers
Dec. 19-21: 3
Day Holiday Kids Camp
Designed for youth
from ages 6 - 12, we team up the kids with others their same age and ability
with four hours of on the snow instruction from a certified pro each day.
Supervision is provided all day and lunch is included. Make reservations @
Dec. 19-21: 3
Day Freestyle Camp
For those wanting
to learn freestyle technique of intermediate or more advanced ability. Make
reservations @ 503.337.2222 x1419.
Dec. 19-21: Adult
3 Day Holiday Camp
Join our Ski & Snowboard School
for 3 straight days of coaching from the same instructor with the same group
each day. Groups will be divided based on Skiing / Riding ability and desired
speed. Topics include Steeps and Cruising the groomed.
Time Adult 3 Day Holiday Camp
Make this the year you become a
skier or snowboarder with our 3 day Adult Holiday Camp for first timers. This
package includes 3 days of lift (buttercup only the first two days), Lesson
& Rental. Lessons will be 4 hours each day from 10am - 12pm & 1pm -
3pm. Make great progress skiing or riding with the same instructor in the same
group for 3 straight days.
Dec. 23: Jack Quinby Holiday Brass Band
favorites performed by this brass ensemble.
Dec. 24-25: Ski
Santa’s revving up for his big night so here’s your chance to give him your
last-minute Christmas list.
Dec. 26-27: Mark of Mystery Illusionist
Slight of hand, close up magic
tricks and a couple of public performances with Mark of Mystery.
Dec. 28-30: Après Ski Entertainment in Vertical 3-6 PM (Bands To Be Announced)
Dec. 30: Tony Smiley Performs Live at Après Ski
Tony Smiley “looping extraordinaire” will perform from 3-6 PM in Vertical
Dec. 31: New
Year's Eve Celebration presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing
Mt. Hood Meadows
celebrates New Year's Eve with a fireworks display, spectacular buffet dinner
and party featuring “The Essentials” – the top rated dance band on the west
coast! We'll run the lifts until Midnight to allow revelers to ski or ride in
the New Year. A fireworks display will be launched at 10:15 PM. The dinner has three
seatings (5-6; 6:30-7:30 and 8-9) and “The Essentials” will perform from 8 PM -
12:15 AM! A live DJ will entertain between band sets leading up to a balloon
drop and champagne toast at midnight.
Brrring in the New Year at Mt. Hood Meadows - presented by Widmer Brothers
Brewing and Brrr Seasonal Ale. Adult party buses scheduled from the Monarch
Hotel in Clackamas.
Purchase tickets, dinners, party and bus seats online in advance at
Jan. 1: College Bowl Games on the Big Screen
TVs at the Vertical Restaurant and Sports Bar.