One way to ring in the upcoming New Year is to hit the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows when it hosts a New Year’s Eve Celebration with pFriem Family Brewers. This 2017-2018 winter season, Mt. Hood Meadows celebrates its 50th Anniversary with many various events to mark this milestone.
On Sunday, December 31, 2017, Mt. Hood Meadows will partner with pFriem for a night of skiing and celebration. The ski lifts will run past midnight as fireworks light up the nighttime sky over our favorite mountain, Mt. Hood. There will also be a dinner buffet and dance party with Counterfeit Hits indoors with a customary champagne toast at midnight.
Here is more from the press release from Mt. Hood Meadows…
It’s a Party on the Mountain – New Year’s Eve Mt. Hood Meadows style. For the 50th time a new year will dawn on the slopes of Mt. Hood Meadows. This 50th anniversary edition includes extended night operations until after midnight, a rail Party in the Park freestyle event, a delicious dinner buffet, a tween party with games and music, a 21 and older party with Counterfeit Hits, champagne toast and balloon drop presented by pFriem Brewing, and a fireworks display (at 10:15 PM).
Lifts run until after midnight
How “suspenseful” it will be to start the New Year suspended between one year and another. Lifts run until after midnight to give you this special “uplifting” sensation. A special 3 – midnight ticket is available online for just $49, or can be purchased at the resort. If you already have an unlimited, night or value pass, you’re Golden!
Party in the Park presented by ReRack
It’s a free rail jam with great grinding and styling. Swag will be distributed; there’ll be some Meadows 50th anniversary trivia for more prizes and music to create a great vibe. The New Year’s Eve Party in the Park will be presented in Shipyard – a free rail jam. Thanks ReRack!
Spectacular New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner
Talk about a feast – it may be the best dinner you’ll have this entire year! New Year’s Eve is a showcase for the culinary talents of new Executive Chef Daniel Dehay and the entire culinary services team. There are three seatings at 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 8:00 PM. Seating times are limited so should be reserved online. Any remaining seating can be purchased on a first come, first served basis at the Concierge Desk upon your arrival at Meadows.
The Fireworks at 10:15 PM
The fireworks can be viewed from the base area or from the mountain (but not from the chairlift) and there is no charge for the fireworks display. The brilliance of the fireworks display, reflection of the explosions off the snow and the reports echoing off the mountain adds a whole new dimension to fireworks. And it’s free to watch!
For the young and young at heart, we have an all ages party with a DJ, games, photo booth complete with props, and snacks going on in the SnoBlaster Room (located on the second floor of the North Lodge) from 8:15 PM – 12:15 AM. A Golden Ticket will be given away during the party, which is a chance to win a 50 year season pass to Mt. Hood Meadows! Supervision is not provided for the little kiddos so be sure to bring the whole family.
New Year’s Eve Celebration with Counterfeit Hits presented by pFriem Brewing
For those 21 and over looking to party, we have music, dancing and a champagne toast going on in the Vertical (located on the top floor of the North Lodge) from 8 PM – 12:15 AM. Counterfeit Hits is a five piece cover band from Portland rocking songs from the 70s through today. Balloon Drop happens at midnight and a Golden Ticket will be given away during the party! There is a $10 cover charge payable at the door. The party is presented by pFriem Brewing!
Ride the Bus from Clackamas
Departing from the Monarch Hotel, our New Year’s Eve Party Buses those who want to celebrate the New Year at the ski resort. Those under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Departure time from the Monarch is 3 PM.Departure from Mt. Hood Meadows is 12:30 AM. All buses return to the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. The cost is $25.
Monarch Hotel is at I-205 & Sunnyside Road – the Clackamas Town Center exit.
Monarch Hotel Lodging Offer to New Year’s Eve Guests
Buses depart Meadows at 12:30 AM after the party. We expect buses to return to the Monarch Hotel between 1:30 and 2 AM. The Monarch is offering a special $99 room rate (single or double occupancy + tax) and a 1 PMlate check-out to New Year’s Eve guests. Make your reservation at the Monarch: 800.492.8700. Just mention Mt. Hood Meadows for this rate.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.