(Mt. Hood, OR -- Immediate Release) -- Mt. Hood Meadows received more than seven feet of snow (89 inches) in a nine day period from Saturday, February 17 through Sunday February 24. The forecast has more snow through the month and into March, setting up the slopes for a great second half of the season. As of Tuesday, Meadows reports a 105 inch snow depth in its base area (elevation: 5,366 ft.) and 150” at mid-mountain (elevation: 6,250 ft.) The storm doubled the ski area snow pack. So far this season Meadows has received 317 inches of snowfall. The ski area averages 430 inches of natural snowfall annually.

With temperatures dipping into the single digits for much of the storm, conditions were epic powder, as good as it gets according to Northwesterners who patiently waited for this La Nina season to deliver. And deliver it did with accumulation of one to two inches an hour during the heart of the storm. Five of the nine days more than a foot of snow accumulated within the 24 hour period. 

Storm history (24 hour totals ending at 5 AM each morning):

Day  Date  Prev 24 Hours*
Sunday  2/18 13"
Monday  2/19 14"
Tuesday  2/20 3"
Wednesday  2/21 13"
Thursday  2/22 1"
Friday  2/23 3"
Saturday  2/24 7"
Sunday  2/25  17"
Monday 2/26 18"

 

Snow depth intervals are reported at 5 AM each morning for the previous 24 hours. So 18" of snow fell from 5 AM Sunday, 2/25 through 5 AM Monday, 2/26.

Meadows partners with several local lodging properties in the Hood River area for destination ski and stay packages. An adult four of six day ticket is priced at just $129 when staying at participating lodging partners. For details visit https://www.skihood.com/plan-a-trip/lodging

Meadows has one of the longest ski seasons in North America and is scheduled to operate daily through April 22 and then Fridays - Sundays into May. For further information on conditions and lift operations schedule visit www.SkiHood.com.

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Contact:
Dave Tragethon, V.P. Communications
Mt. Hood Meadows 
M: 503.680.2685 | D: 503.337.2222 x8111
dave.tragethon@skihood.com