The miracle on Mt. Hood

Located some 70 miles east of Portland, Oregon, Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort boasts some of the best slopes and most breathtaking views in the Pacific Northwest.

That’s the good news. The bad news is that it can sometimes be mighty tricky to navigate an 18-wheel propane vehicle up the steep roadway that leads to the resort. Just ask Ferrellgas’ Jeff Storey.

The ski resort, which is the largest near Mt. Hood and one of the largest in Oregon, uses propane in a number of different ways, including fueling the stovetops and ovens that help feed hungry skiers and providing the heat that warms them up after a day on the slopes.

Recent winter precipitation created significant challenges for Jeff, who needed to add chains to the truck’s tires and spent hours digging his way to the propane tank so that he could make the much-needed delivery.

Put another way, one of his customers was counting on him, and Jeff doesn’t like to let anyone down.

But don’t just take our word for it. You can watch below to hear Jeff’s story in his own words.


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