November 22, 2010

Mt. Hood Meadows Receives Up To a Foot of Light Powder – A Thanksgiving Week Blessing!

Mt. Hood, OR - An early-season storm has dropped 8 – 12 inches of snow overnight at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, with more in the forecast today and tonight. The resort opened Saturday and this storm is a holiday week blessing for which skiers, snowboarders and resort operators are thankful.

The storm is a primo powder maker – thanks to the arctic blast of cold frigid air, which creates fine, light powder. Eight inches has fallen at the base area with a foot or more higher on the mountain. A 40” base is reported in the base area, and even with the new powder early season conditions exist so skiers and snowboarders should expect unmarked obstacles and as always ski and ride with care.

The resort added Vista Express to the other five lifts it opened over the weekend, however high winds could affect lift operations today. Scheduled to operate are the Mt. Hood Express, Shooting Star Express and Vista Express high speed quads, along with the Daisy, Easy Rider and Buttercup lifts. The “Fun Zone” and the Ballroom Carpet beginner area are open.

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