Massive Snow in Mount Hood

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 21, 2012 3:43 pm

Mount Hood LogoMt. Hood Meadows is celebrating spring in style.  Eight feet of powder have been dumped on the area in the past ten days.  25 inches is from just the last 24 hours leaving a 171” base for late season skiers and snowboarders.  And it’s still growing!  The current storm is expected to drop another several inches—possibly feet—by the weekend. 

The resort will operate through April 29th but is considering remaining open through part of May on weekends only.  “Meadows After Dark” Wednesday – Sunday night operations have already been extended through Sunday, April 1.  Rose City Slopestyle and the SuperPipe are lit up at night and can be accessed by the Mt. Hood Express. 

The Nordic Center will maintain normal hours Thursday – Monday through Sunday, April 1.  A $40 track pass is available for cross-country skiers.

Guests with the “Unlimited Spring” season pass, rest assured; your pass is good for the remainder of the season.  For those without a pass, they can be purchased on Mt. Hood’s website or at the resort for $149. 

With great conditions and more snow on the way, it’s a perfect time to hit the slopes in Oregon.  March is full of events for spring skiers at Mt. Hood.  Saturday, March 24 marks the beginning of the Spring Brewfest, an event that includes live music on the deck and some of Oregon’s best beer.  Advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders can improve their skills in steep, ungroomed terrain in Steeps Clinic on the 25th

Hood River Appreciation Day is March 31st and will celebrate Hood River Meadows Lodge.  Head out to the party with music, raffles, and food, beer, and wine samples provided by local Hood River companies. 

Go to Mt. Hood’s event page for more information.