Oregon’s Mt. Hood Meadows runs midweek buses for skiers and snowboarders who want to shrink their carbon footprint and let someone else do the driving to the resort. The buses were originally designed for adults to buy six or eight weeks of trips to coincide with coaching at the resort, but now walk-ons can hop on the bus for a single day of skiing or riding.

“We are very happy with the response and ridership we are getting on our midweek bus program this season!” says Dave Tragethon, executive director of sales for Mt. Hood Meadows.

The Mt. Hood Meadows midweek buses serve as a way to get adults to the slopes. They run three days each week through Feb. 28, 2013 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

The buses depart from a variety of locations in the greater Portland metropolitan area. Buses also run from Salem, Albany, Corvallis, Tigard, Gresham, Sandy, Woodburn, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Milwaukee, and Clackamas. Vancouver, Washington pick ups include Camas, Kelso, and Longview.

Roundtrip bus rides cost $20, a drop from $30 last season. The bus ride can also be bundled with a lift ticket at the time of purchase, too. A bus ride with a lift ticket costs $89. (A regular daily lift ticket costs $74.) Seniors can get the bus ride and lift ticket for $64.

To ride one of the midweek buses requires a seat confirmation. Seat confirmations are available by phone or email with the specific bus group organizer. A list of the bus routes, neighborhood pickup spots, departure times, and group organizers is available online.

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