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Ski resort set to open

MT. HOOD – Mount Hood Meadows is announcing it ‘Meadows After Dark’ session at Mount Hood’s premier night riding and skiing resort for its season kickoff from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday.

They then plan on operating on the normal lift operational schedule for the rest of the season.

Those times are allotted at Monday and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.

This schedule can change with weather and snow conditions. The resort reports having early season snow conditions on a 23-inch base, and advises watching for unmarked obstacles.

Meadows night lift passes are good from 3 to 9 p.m.

There are a few night opening specials offered such as a canned food drive where an item supports needy Hood River area families and is good for $5 off. This offer is valid through Dec. 20.

Skiers can purchase a specially priced online night lift pass (before Dec. 16) to use Wednesday or Thursday, Dec. 18 and 19.

This is available through the resort website at www.skihood.com.

A night season pass is also available.

Youngsters and beginners have an option to choose to learn skiing and boarding in a two-hour package deal for $50 (ages 13 and older).

The beginners program has a three-evening after-dark schedule (ages 13 and older).

The first two days include Buttercup beginner lift pass, last day is all night operating lift access.

For more information call the front offices at 971-373-8111.

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