Well, it’s official. Mount Hood Meadows is opening Saturday. If you renewed your pass online, make sure you’ve sent in your liability release form or your pass won’t be turned on and you’ll still have to wait in a line, instead of going straight to the lift. Skibowl, in case you’re wondering about the world’s best nachos (except for the nachos at Everybody’s), is aiming to open next Friday.
Over the next few days, the mountains will see 4-6” of new snow Saturday and 5-8” of new snow Sunday. After that, we’re looking at trace amounts until the cold, dry air exits the Northwest. Best chance for snow in the Gorge is now later Saturday into Sunday.
If you’re a mountain biker and you have a little time today, it’s your last chance to get comments to the Forest Service about our desire, as mountain bikers, to turn a few decommissioned roads in Increment 3 into trails. You don’t have to write your own note, although putting this sample letter into your own words will help. If you don’t have time, just copy, paste, and send. At the top of that letter is an email address starting with “comments.” Send your letter there. Do it today, because today is the last day.
Coming up tonight, it’s the Fashion Show, benefitting the Hood River Christmas Project, at the Hood River Inn. The Fashion Show is always a great event, with 500 of your best friends attending, raising money for an awesome cause. If you can’t make it, please take the time to donate something to the Christmas Project (their address is PO Box 872 in Hood River… strangely enough, that used to be my PO Box.).
Have an awesome day today!
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