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Hoodoo Ski Area to open on Friday


December 7, 2012

After a weekend of much-needed snowfall in the mid-Cascades, the Hoodoo Ski Area will open its 75th season of operation on Friday, December 7th, at 9 a.m. "Stay tuned for trail and lift updates as we are expected to get 4-8 inches of snow before Friday," according to general manager Matthew McFarland.  

Check for daily conditions, snow fall and web cams for up to minute images of Hoodoo.

McFarland said Hoodoo's Easy Rider, Manzanita and Ed chair lifts will be operating on Friday from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., with many groomed trails open for guests to enjoy. Hoodoo's Big Green and Hodag lifts, along with the Autobahn Tubing Park, will remain closed until more snow falls.


Vintage photo of Hoodoo Ski BowlSince opening in 1938, Hoodoo has evolved into a full-service ski area with more than 800 skiable acres, 30 alpine trails, 15.8 km of Nordic trails, three quad lifts, one triple chair and one double chair. Hoodoo also offers also offers air board, snowbike and snow scooter rentals.


Hoodoo's spacious lodge includes a rental and repair shop, ski shop, restaurant, full bar, lockers, showers, arcade, dining areas, etc., as well as a large lot with overnight car parking and RV sites (by permit only). Day parking is free for Hoodoo guests and Snopark permits are available for the nearby snow parks. Hoodoo is known for its many, family friendly events and activities, including its annual New Year's Eve party, presented by Pepsi, complete with demos, live music, professional-grade fireworks and night skiing.

For a full list of upcoming events, go to the Hoodoo Ski Area Event Calendar at Follow Hoodoo on Facebook at and on Twitter at



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