For immediate release:
MOUNT HOOD, OREGON (September 4, 2014) – Mount Hood Meadows (Oregon) and Mount Baker Ski Area (Washington) are offering five free days to each other's unlimited passholders this season. The two ski areas have many similarities – both are locally owned and independently operated – no conglomeration on these slopes. They receive massive amounts of snow but it's the terrain under all that snow that delights skiers and snowboarders.
The Deal – Five Free Days
Mount Hood Meadows and Mount Baker Unlimited Passholders will each receive five free days at the other ski area. These free days are valid Monday – Friday from January 5 through February 28; and then any day beginning March 1 for the rest of the season. Check www.Skihood.com or www.MtBaker.us for their respective operating schedules. Passholders simply present their valid 2014/15 unlimited pass with photo identification at the other ski area ticket office to receive an all day lift ticket, which is for the passholder only (not transferable).
Mount Hood Meadows President and CEO Matthew Drake says the partnership provides value for passholders. "We sought out a compatible ski resort and ownership / management team that shared our core values, consistently provided a high quality experience with dependable snow that would excite our unlimited passholders. Mount Baker has the terrain worth driving to and accumulates more snow than any ski area in the country. Our passholders indicated it is one of their favored areas that they want to visit in addition to Mount Hood Meadows. We're eager to add these five free days as a benefit that is a real value for our loyal unlimited passholders."
Mount Baker Ski Area General Manager Duncan Howat says this is a unique partnership, and Mount Hood Meadows was selected carefully. "We chose to do this program because we appreciate that both Mount Baker and Mount Hood Meadows are locally owned and operated ski areas. That fact combined with Mount Hood Meadows’ long spring season and the area’s variety of recreation will make for a fun opportunity for Baker’s pass holders."
The ski areas are about a five-hour drive from each other's population base, close enough for passholders to take a few trips over the course of the season, or an extended stay to use all five of their free days. The ski areas are working on preferred lodging partners to offer extended stay packages to accommodate passholders.
About Mount Hood Meadows
Mount Hood Meadows is the largest and most popular resort on Oregon's Mount Hood. The legendary terrain features some of the most fun, varied and challenging trails in the Northwest. Meadows has introduced more Oregonians to the sports of skiing and snowboarding than any resort and has the largest certified ski and snowboard school in the Northwest. For more information visit the resort website http://www.SkiHood.com or follow: facebook.com/MtHoodMeadows, Twitter @MtHoodMeadows and Instagram @MtHoodMeadows.