Skiers and snowboarders flock to Hoodoo after recent snowfall

"The snow is what we're all here for. Every time we get big snow...nice dry, cold snow like we got, people just come and enjoy it," said Matthew Mcfarland.

Posted: Feb 19, 2018 11:46 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2018 11:49 PM

NEAR SANTIAM PASS, Ore. -- Icy conditions in our area means more snow in the mountains, and skiers and snowboarders are happy about that.

Skiers and snowboarders are flocking to Hoodoo, after the mountain got more than a foot and a half of new snow over the weekend.

Many families were on the mountain on Monday, with kids out of school for the President's Day holiday.

The fresh powder is a relief for the ski area, and others in Oregon, after the dry winter we've had. Many, including this one, have had to close this winter because of a lack of snow.

"We've had the second big storm of the season," said Matthew Mcfarland, the General Manager, Hoodoo Ski Area. He said the first storm happened before their season kicked off, and melted quickly. 

After the winter storm this weekend, people are heading up to the mountains and hitting the slopes.

"The snow always brings people out. It's great. The snow is what we're all here for. Every time we get big snow...nice dry, cold snow like we got, people just come and enjoy it," said Mcfarland.

He said Hoodoo offers discount ski tickets every Thursday; they are are $20 each.

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