Hoodoo Ski Area will open its slopes for the 2018-19 season this Friday, December 7. The Manzanita, Ed, and Easy Rider lifts will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday with limited grooming but plenty of surface powder for skiing and riding.

A few lanes of Hoodoo's popular Autobahn Tubing Park will also be open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. this Friday - Saturday. Tubing passes will be just $5 and all guests must walk up the hill for each run as the automated tow will not be operating until more snow falls.

After Sunday, schedule updates will be posted to skihoodoo.com and Hoodoo's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Hoodoo season passes and AnyCards (five lift tickets that can be used any time with anyone, no exceptions or blackout dates) and gift certificates are available at skihoodoo.com or by calling 541-822-3799. In keeping with its reputation as the most family friendly ski area in the Northwest, Hoodoo will continue offering free lift tickets to any child age 7 and under all season long.

For current conditions at Hoodoo, call the Hoodoo Snow Phone at 541-822-3337 or go to skihoodoo.com/the-mountain/mountain-conditions. Operations and mountain status will change as more snow falls. Guests can also sign up for the Hoodoo email newsletter at bit.ly/HoodooEmail.

Hoodoo Ski Area is a family-owned, locally operated mountain recreation area operated on federal land by agreement with the Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River ranger district. Located on the summit of Oregon's Santiam Pass, 20 miles west of Sisters, Hoodoo is one of the state's most centrally located, economical and family friendly winter sports destinations. Visit us online at skihoodoo.com and see why Hoodoo is "The Mountain in Your Backyard!"