Oregon resorts are ready to celebrate the corn snow season. Four ski resorts, including Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline Lodge, Mt. Bachelor Ski Area, and Anthony Lakes Ski Area, put spring passes on sale last week for those who want to ski and ride the remainder of this season.
Mt. Hood Meadows is selling its spring pass online for $139 for all ages. The pass is valid every day for the duration of the season.
Night skiing at Hood Meadows is scheduled to continue to run Wednesdays through Sundays through March 27, and the resort plans to run daily operations through May 1. "We're hopeful that conditions will allow us to continue the season on weekends into May, as we have the past several seasons," spokesperson Dave Tragethon told us. How long into May on weekends depends on the snow pack and weather.
Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood put its spring pass on sale, too. The pass, which costs $120 for all ages, is valid for unlimited skiing or riding through May 31. The resort operates its lifts daily until then, and the pass is available for purchase online.
Mt. Bachelor spring passes, which cost $149, are valid for lift access starting April 4 and running through the close of the season May 29. The resort has added a new kids ski free component for the spring passes: Any parent who purchases a spring pass before April 4 can get a complimentary spring pass for a son or daughter 18 years old and younger. Spring passes for children and teens cost $149 if purchased after April 4. Spring passes are available for purchase online.
Anthony Lakes Ski Area launched a season pass sale for next year, but anyone purchasing next year's passes during the sale can use them for skiing or riding through then end of this season. Adult passes cost $259. Passholders at other ski areas can show their 2011-12 season pass to be eligible to purchase an Anthony Lakes pass at $109.
The sale runs until March 27. Season passes can be purchased at the resort or at select sports shops in La Grande and Baker City.
Girls getting crazy in spring sunshine at Mt. Hood Meadows. Photo: Randy Boverman/randyboverman.com.