Mt. Hood Meadows Asks That You Please Not Tailgate in Its Parking Lot This Season
Mt. Hood Meadows has a message for skiers this season: Come visit, but do not loiter. The resort says that since it reopened on Nov. 30, there have been more guests lingering in the parking lot after their sessions. Since the pandemic has limited many forms of entertainment this year, turning the plowed pavement at Meadows into a giant tailgater is an understandably tempting way to pass the time. But that can lead to overcrowding—a hazard operators there were trying to avoid due to COVID-19—and it is stretching the resort’s resources.