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Just Like Winter

Mount Hood Meadows gets new snow, restarts lift operations

Mt. Hood Meadows resumed lift operations Tuesday, two days after a weekend storm deposited nearly a foot of snow on its nearly bankrupt slopes.

Resort officials made the announcement Sunday on the first day of spring, proclaiming the mountain was "much more winter-like" after a few days of much-needed snowfall.

Meadows reported snow depths of 30 inches at the base and 35 inches higher up on terrain served by the new Vista Express high-speed quad chairlift.

Lift operations on Tuesday were limited to terrain served by the Buttercup and Easy Rider (formerly Red), Vista Express chairs.

Daily operations will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lift tickets will be discounted down to $32 for adults, $20 for juniors (ages 7-12) and $6 for kids 6 and under.

For additional operational details and updated snow conditions, skiers and snowboarders can call Meadows' snow phone at (503) 227-SNOW or visit www.skihood.com on the web.

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