Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

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7 thoughts on “Mt. Hood Meadows, OR

  1. Nof December 7, 2015 / 3:17 am

    The Heather Canyon Yan lift is the former Hood River Meadows double lift relocated and chopped down in size some.

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  2. Alex December 3, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    For anyone who is interested, the Forest Service recently posted a copy of Meadows’s Master Development plan on their website. There’s some interesting information and a couple of maps at the beginning of the document.

    Click to access 107996_FSPLT3_4493066.pdf

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    • Thomas Jett December 3, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      Where did you find the document? I’ve been searching the Forest Service website for some time, but I’ve only found plans for the I-70 corridor and Aspen.

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      • Alex December 4, 2018 / 12:55 pm

        I emailed them directly asking for it as I had been (unsuccessfully) searching for it for years now. They sent it to me and also attached it to the project page for Meadows’s South Lodge addition. I don’t know about the other forests or private land, but Mt. Hood National Forest has a page on the USFS website where all projects (completed, under evaluation, and proposed) are posted.

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  3. Mark N. November 25, 2019 / 8:25 am

    I can’t provide any documentation or information on specs sadly, but there is another lift at Mt. Hood Meadows that was removed recently and served a very odd and short life span. It was the Shipyard Ropetow that was built specifically to service only the Shipyard Terrain Park, a short but entertaining terrain park to the left of Buttercup. It popped up in either 2014 or 2015, but I’ve never seen it reappear ever since the new Buttercup quad was installed in 2017 to replace the old YAN double.

    The Shipyard Rope Tow even had its own day pass and season pass! Some people really love that terrain park! But with the disappearance of that rope tow came the disappearance of the Shipyard related passes. The rope tow was brand new, but it interestingly enough didn’t have any handles so you needed raw strength gripping on the cable to make it to the top. The cable was intentionally smooth so it wouldn’t rip up gloves like old ropetows tend to do, but the lack of grip made it difficult to hold on.

    I believe the rope tow was Mt. Hood Meadows’ temporary solution to a lot of people just hiking up the hill to lap the terrain park, since the old Buttercup double was constantly swamped with beginners and people wanting to take it to Vista Express or Easy Rider. But the new quad handles the demand well and almost no one would want to drive all the way to Mt. Hood Meadows just to toil around on one small terrain park all day.

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    • HoodRacer May 12, 2020 / 2:04 pm

      I remember this rope tow as well. As far as I know, it used the parts from the old base area rope tow that was replaced by the Ballroom Carpet which was installed either the year before or the same year as the Shipyard rope tow.

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      • pnwrider July 5, 2020 / 11:43 pm

        I forgot about that rope tow! You’re probably right about the parts.

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