Mt. Hood Meadows joins the Indy Pass family of independent resorts
Mt. Hood, Or. – The Indy Pass is proud to announce that Mt. Hood Meadows, Oregon is joining its coalition of independent resorts for the 22/23 season. Mt. Hood Meadows is one of the largest independently owned and operated resorts in the US and features 2,150 acres, 11 lifts, 85 named runs, and 430″ of annual snowfall. It welcomes more skier visits than any other Indy resort partner.
“We are very excited to welcome our home mountain, Mt. Hood Meadows, to the Indy family of resorts,” said Indy Pass president Doug Fish. “We know first-hand that Meadows is one of the finest resorts in North America, and their presence on the pass will elevate and support all Indy resorts.” Meadows Chairman and CEO Matthew Drake says alignment with the Indy Pass continues the company’s efforts to expand access to quality mountain recreation experiences, stating, “It is our culture to innovate, implement new initiatives, experiment, learn and then refine,” Drake said. “Our first year with the Indy Pass is another exciting experiment.”
Meadows has closely followed the Indy Pass since it was introduced and has been impressed with the pass’s ability to drive off-peak visits to participating ski areas. Meadows VP of Sales and Marketing Dave Tragethon says, “The Indy Pass has found a way to grow visitation midweek and we believe will introduce Meadows to a whole new group of snow enthusiasts. Joining the Indy Pass family will draw attention to the fiercely authentic culture of independent ski areas across the country with whom we identify.”
“Mt. Hood Meadows immediately becomes the crown jewel in Indy’s West Coast region,” says Fish who lives in Oregon and knows Meadows well. “It gives the Indy Pass a Mt. Hood anchor to compliment White Pass, Washington, and Hoodoo, Oregon, each about 2.5 hours from Portland. Meadows’ reliable Cascade snowpack comes from the constant barrage of winter storms that pound the Oregon coast before slamming into 11,240′ Mt. Hood. Its extensive terrain includes 1,700 additional vertical feet of hike-to snow fields and gate-accessed side country, affording Meadows legit, big-mountain status by any measure.”