Three more Oregon ski areas are launching their 2012-13 ski seasons. Opening days at Willamette Pass, Spout Springs, and Cooper Spur signal that the ski and snowboard season is fully underway in Oregon—just in time for the holidays.
Willamette Pass opened for the season on Wednesday, Dec. 19, with two lifts in operation. The ski area plans to run lifts daily from opening day through Jan. 6. Once the holidays have ended, Willamette Pass will shift into its five-day-per-week schedule. This winter, the resort has included Wednesdays in its schedule, running lifts Wednesdays through Sundays plus holiday Mondays.
The ski area is still selling its Five-day Super Pass. The pass, good for five days of skiing, costs $189 for adults $169 for juniors, and $109 for youth and masters.
Mt. Hood’s Cooper Spur is planning to start running its one lift Dec. 21. The ski area plans to operate daily through Jan. 1 and then settle into its Friday through Sunday winter schedule. It will also run lifts on holiday Mondays. Accommodations and dining are open daily.
Guests staying in Cooper Spur’s lodge rooms, cabins, or condos can get discounted lift tickets for neighboring Mt. Hood Meadows. Discounted tickets cost $70 on peak days or $50 on off-peak days. Junior tickets for Cooper Spur guests are discounted to $40.
Spout Springs, near Weston, plans to start running its two lifts on Dec. 22. Lift tickets are sold for full days, half days, swing shift, and night skiing. Skiers and snowboarders can get two swing shift lift tickets for the price of one on Fridays. In order to get the discount, you need to bring three canned goods or two packages of non-perishable food.
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Spout Springs Ski Area , Oregon
Dec 19, 2012 - Mar 31, 2013
anyone who donates canned food on Fridays
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