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Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort Guide

Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort Guide

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Mt Hood Meadows

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Mt Hood Meadows

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Mt Hood Meadows

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Issued: 22 Sep

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Today’s Weather (1802 m)

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Mt. Hood Meadows offers arguably the most spectacular and varied terrain in the Northwest. We have a huge mountain with terrain for everyone, magnificent views and snowfall beyond belief. The staff are committed to providing you with a truly memorable and unique experience that is Mt. Hood Meadows. From the steeps of the front side bowls to the gentle slopes of our beginner runs, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort terrain is known for its diversity and playfulness. Voted by Oregonians for having the best crusing intermediate terrain in the state, Meadows offers more than 2,150 acres of pure enjoyment. Rising to its highest lift-served elevation of 7,300 feet, you’ll feel like you’re on the top of the world as you take in a panoramic view to the east and south. Legendary Heather Canyon is like its own separate ski area - endlessly steep pitches of powder into the spectacular Canyon. When snow conditions permit, there’s an additional 1,700 vertical for hikers who want to drop into the double blacks of Super Bowl above Heather, to bring the total vertical available in just one run to almost 4,500 feet. Meadows has something for every snow enthusiast. With 12 lifts, including six high-speed quads, all the skiable terrain is easily accessed. Meadows also offers Nordic skiing, with a total of 15 groomed kilometers for both skate skiing and classic skiing. For park riders, we have 5 parks along with a minipipe and a superpipe.

Resorts close to Mt Hood Meadows include: Timberline (3 km), Mt Hood Ski Bowl (9 km), Cooper Spur (10 km), Hoodoo Ski Area (104 km), White Pass Village (147 km),

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 98
  • Beginner: 20%
  • Intermediate: 50%
  • Advanced: 30%
  • Cross-country: 70 km
  • Snowmaking: -
  • Acres of ski: 2150
  • Terrain Parks: 6
  • Halfpipes: 1


  • Restaurants: 6
  • Bars: 2
  • Slopeside accommodation: N

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 846 m


  • Draglifts: 1
  • Chairlifts: 10
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: -
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 23 Nov 2013
  • Season closes: 17 May 2014

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Information supplied 24 Dec 2011

Visitor Reviews of Mt Hood Meadows

MeadowsEmployee from United States writes:

For all those who say Meadows "saves the upper mountain and Heather for the weekend kooks," in my several years of experience lift maintenance has gone above and beyond, in some pretty nasty weather, to open the lifts as soon as it is possible. For those upset about opening Heather early in the season, not only do they have issues with avalanche control, they also have to build snow bridges across the Hood River, which basically starts in Clark Canyon. Not enough snow or snow that doesn't pack well equals no safe passage through the canyon. Regarding surly lift staff, those guys are only paid minimum wage and they're treated like crap by most of management and the other resort employees. They receive the most scrutiny because not only do they deal with weekend warriors and blue blood douchebags who think Meadows should be exactly like Vail, but they also have to deal with all the other employees and managers from other departments who will tell them they're doing their jobs wrong. If you're a gaped-out weekend warrior or have a crappy attitude, they're going to reflect that with their own attitudes. Treat them kindly and with respect and they'll also return the favor. Finally, Meadows has a policy of addressing anything after they've received 3 written complaints about something, no matter how trivial. If you think the food options suck (and yes, the employees agree), feel free to write the Portland Sales Office and tell them how much the Schuss sucks.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Mt Hood Meadows

city forecasts
Gresham, United States 63 km
Oregon City, United States 74 km
West Linn, United States 74 km
Lake Oswego, United States 79 km
Portland, United States 82 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Mt Hood Meadows

surf forecast
Barview Jetty, United States 181 km
Cape Lookout, United States 181 km
Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda, United States 181 km
Pacific City-Gas Chambers, United States 181 km
Rockaway, United States 181 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Mt Hood Meadows

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Mt Hood Meadows

mountain forecasts
Mount Hood, United States 5 km
Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, United States 11 km
Zigzag Mountain, United States 14 km
Mount Mitchell (Oregon), United States 35 km
Larch Mountain (Multnomah County, Oregon), United States 40 km