Mt. Hood Meadows Set for SpringSational Events in March and April

(Mt. Hood, OR -- Immediate Release) -- With La Nina kicking into full force these last two weeks, March has roared in like a LION! An astounding 103 inches of snow fell the last two weeks and the powder has been crazy good! With a base snow depth now at almost 9 FEET (13 feet at mid-mountain) Mt. Hood Meadows is looking forward to a SpringSational second half of the season!

March and April offer up the best the season has to offer - there’s still plenty of winter left for your POW fix, but the days are getting longer leading to Spring skiing in the sunshine! It’s also the time of the season for events, clinics and fundraisers to make the season fun, meaningful and enriching!

Enrich yourself with new skills

Toyota First Timer Learn to Ride Nights continued into March

The popular $25 Toyota Learn to Ride nights have been extended to March 10 and March 17, offering a two hour Saturday evening beginner lesson for $15 and adding on a beginner lift ticket for $5 and equipment rental for $5 if needed. There are a limited number each Saturday evening so registration must be made online in advance. This is a beginner lesson program (limited to Meadows beginner lifts) for ages 6 and older.

Meadows also presents a series of spring ski and snowboard adult clinics with a different focus each week, ranging from Women’s workshops, Steeps Clinics, freestyle and telemarking. Three-day Spring Break camps for youth and adults are presented during Oregon (March 26 - 28) and Washington (April 2 - 4) Spring Breaks.

Enrich others through Spring Fundraising Events

The two largest fundraising events on the mountain are held in March. Ski to Defeat ALS is presented March 10 to raise dollars to support services for those battling Lou Gehrig’s disease in Oregon and Southwest Washington; and the 30th annual Oregon Cancer Ski Out is March 11 - 12 to raise funds for Oregon cancer research and hospice care.

Signature Fun Events

Meadows has been waiting all season to present some of the most insanely fun and entertaining events. Whether you’re hoisting a beer and taking a fun run to raise money for the Meadows Avalanche Dogs at Mazotfest, bravely sporting your swimsuit to support human access to the Willamette River at Suits and Boots or skimming a 90 foot pond in the base area for fame and glory, these events are just plain fun!

Signature Competitions

Toyota reVEGETATE Presented by Ninkasi Brewing - Meadows signature freestyle event - returns April 21 - 22 attracting some of the best riding talent in the Northwest for a speed and style course and rail jam event Earth Day weekend. Competitors can win qualifying spots to reVEGETATE through the ReRack Rail Jam (March 24) and Full Sail Banked Slalom (April 7). 

Vista Snow Shoe Tours March 10, 18, 25, 31 and April 15

Meadows offers a guided snow shoe tour dates from the top of it’s scenic Vista chairlift. The tour provides spectacular views of the Central Oregon Cascades, the White River Canyon and high alpine plant life, including the magnificent White Oak. The tour winds up with a dinner in the Alpenstube.

Spring Brew Fest (March 24) and Demo Day (March 25)

Two of the most popular events presented at Meadows fall back-to-back on Oregon Spring Break weekend. The Spring Brew Fest features dozens of Northwest Micro Brews with a festival with live music on the Sun Deck (weather permitting). Demo Day brings in the major ski and snowboard manufacturers to get you on next year's equpiment. 

Some ski areas wind down their season in the Spring but Mt. Hood Meadows is getting all wound up for a great finish to a sensational season. Meadows Spring Passes are on sale now and become valid starting March 12 for the rest of the season, perfect timing to celebrate all the fun Spring events at Meadows!

SpringSational Events Schedule at Mt. Hood Meadows (www.Skihood.com/events)

March

April

May

  • 4 - Star Wars Day
  • 5 - Season Ending Party (unless season is extended)

Lifts are scheduled daily through April 22, and then Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 5; longer if the season is extended. 

Night operations run Wednesday - Sunday evenings through March 11, with encore nights scheduled Friday and Saturday March 16 and 17.

Lift, events and operational schedule subject to change. Visit SkiHood.com for updated schedule.

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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