Mt. Hood Meadows has announced a November 25th opening! Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Ski and snowboard lovers are rejoicing today. Mt. Hood Meadows have announced that they plan to open on November 25.
Thanks to an early season storm, Meadows received 17 inches of snow, bringing their base to 23 inches.
The resort says they will supplement the base area by taking the snow from the parking lot and adding it on top of the snow that fell this week.
Officials say more snow fell on the middle part of Mt. Hood, while the upper mountain took the full force of last week’s storm.
Winds were sustained above hurricane-force winds and saw gusts…
A snowboarder who fell into a volcanic vent was rescued on Mount Hood. Find out more here.
By Zach Urness, Salem Statesman Journal
A snowboarder who slid out of control into a volcanic vent near the summit of Mount Hood was rescued in a daring mission around midnight on Tuesday, according to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.
George Stevens, 26, of Idaho, was successfully extracted from the Devils Kitchen fumarole with ropes by the Hood River Crag Rats and Portland Mountain Rescue after falling onto rocks deep in the fissure and sustaining serious injuries.
He was transported down the mountain and loaded into an ambulance, according to rescuers, although his current condition is…