Conditions Report: Friday, November 24th 2017, 6:09 am

Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:

11:00 A.M. THURSDAY UPDATE

As expected, this past week’s episode of warm and wet weather took its toll. The temperature is forecast to drop throughout the night and into Friday morning, and with a firmer snow surface projected, we’ve scheduled an overnight grooming shift so the team can begin putting the mountain back together. But the rain damage is severe. The snow has disappeared from lift unloading areas and there are ponds of water scattered throughout each of our base areas. The situation is particularly troublesome near the top of Pine Marten lift, where the trifecta of rain, high humidity and warm wind has melted most of the snow. Consequently, Pine Marten lift cannot reopen until after the next snow storm.

That said, we’re not giving up. The Mt. Bachelor team is working together to create a skiing and snowboarding opportunity for you this weekend. We are moving the snow around and are rebuilding the lift unloading ramps. We will reopen Friday morning.

FRIDAY’S PLAN

Mt. Bachelor will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday with the Sunshine Accelerator lift in operation. Lift tickets prices will be $39 for all ages. The grooming, patrol and lift teams will spend the morning at the Skyliner and Sunrise lifts, assessing the conditions and moving snow, if possible, in an attempt to open those two lifts by 11:00 a.m. No guarantees, but we will give it our best effort. Lift ticket prices will remain at $39 even if Skyliner and Sunrise are added.

Because Skyliner lift’s operating status is questionable, the Skyliner/JRC parking area will be closed on Friday. Everyone should plan on parking at West Village, where all services will be open and available.

We’re also planning to reopen the Nordic Center on Friday with the best product we can put together, given the conditions. The Snowblast Tubing Park’s opening date has been postponed, most likely until next Friday, December 1.

For those of you panning to ski or ride Friday and/or this weekend, please be aware that snow coverage will be extremely thin in places. You may encounter patches of straw or hay in certain areas – this is a tactic we use when we’re dealing with low-snow conditions, as it covers bare spots and helps prevent further snow melt. Please ski or ride extra cautiously and expect numerous marked and unmarked obstacles, natural and human-made.

SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND BEYOND…

We are planning to operate through the weekend and beyond, but can’t yet provide any specific information about what lifts and terrain will be open just yet. We’ll need to see what kind of results we get from Friday’s efforts before we can communicate lift and terrain details beyond Friday. The good news is that we are forecast to receive significant snow Sunday into Monday. That should really help heal-up the mountain and improve the conditions for next week.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours… and let’s all send positive thoughts to Mother Nature for better weather in the days and weeks to come!

Snowfall Data West Village

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snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 0
snowfall_last_7_days 1
snowfall_season 107

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 0
snowfall_last_7_days 1
snowfall_season 114

Weather Sensor Data

time Nov 24, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base
wv-temp
sunrise-temp 0
pine-temp 20.04
northwest-temp 18.68
summit-temp
wv-rh
pine-rh 100
summit-rh
sunrise-wind-avg
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sunrise-wind-dir
pine-wind-avg 26
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northwest-wind-avg 3
northwest-wind-max 6
northwest-wind-dir 288
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com

Conditions Report: Thursday, November 23rd 2017, 10:19 am

Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:

This Week’s Plan

Well… it was fun while it lasted.  This past weekend featured the best opening conditions we’ve had in a very long time. But things have changed, and not for the better.

Unfortunately, Mt. Bachelor will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. Periods of heavy rain, strong wind and unusually warm temperatures are projected to hit us hard through Thanksgiving Day. If it was the middle of winter, we would push through and turn the lifts for the hearty souls among us. But with a thin, early-season snowpack, we are particularly vulnerable to rain damage. Grooming machines will too-easily sink through the shallow depth of soft and saturated snow, threatening to churn up dirt & rock and mixing it in with the snow. Skiers and snowboarders have the same impact, albeit to a lesser degree. For these reasons, and in an effort to preserve the snow so it can last until more snow arrives, we’ve made the difficult decision to stay off of it during the warm spell.

We realize many of you made plans to ski or snowboard this week, with some of you hearing directly from our staff that we were going to be open. That was the plan. After reviewing the updated weather forecast, however, we’ve modified our plans accordingly. We know you want us to be open, and we want to be open too! But the potential consequences of operating this week are just too severe given the bad hand Mother Nature is dealing. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you experience because of the weather and our resulting decision.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Looking ahead, we’re planning to reopen Friday with all of our West Village base area services and a healed-up snowpack based on projections of colder weather and a little new snow Thursday night. The plan is to operate four lifts: Pine Marten, Sunshine Accelerator, Skyliner and Sunrise. We’ll update you later this week on more specific details. In the meantime, have a Happy Thanksgiving and please join us in appealing to Mother Nature for better weather at the end of the week.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 0
snowfall_last_7_days 8
snowfall_season 107

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 0
snowfall_last_7_days 8
snowfall_season 114

Weather Sensor Data

time Nov 23, 2017 10:00 AM
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wv-temp 40.07
sunrise-temp 0
pine-temp 37.82
northwest-temp 36.73
summit-temp
wv-rh 100
pine-rh 100
summit-rh
sunrise-wind-avg
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sunrise-wind-dir
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pine-wind-max 49
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northwest-wind-max 81
northwest-wind-dir 242
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com

Conditions Report: Tuesday, November 21st 2017, 1:08 pm

Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:

This Week’s Plan

Well… it was fun while it lasted.  This past weekend featured the best opening conditions we’ve had in a very long time. But things have changed, and not for the better.

Unfortunately, Mt. Bachelor will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. Periods of heavy rain, strong wind and unusually warm temperatures are projected to hit us hard through Thanksgiving Day. If it was the middle of winter, we would push through and turn the lifts for the hearty souls among us. But with a thin, early-season snowpack, we are particularly vulnerable to rain damage. Grooming machines will too-easily sink through the shallow depth of soft and saturated snow, threatening to churn up dirt & rock and mixing it in with the snow. Skiers and snowboarders have the same impact, albeit to a lesser degree. For these reasons, and in an effort to preserve the snow so it can last until more snow arrives, we’ve made the difficult decision to stay off of it during the warm spell.

We realize many of you made plans to ski or snowboard this week, with some of you hearing directly from our staff that we were going to be open. That was the plan. After reviewing the updated weather forecast, however, we’ve modified our plans accordingly. We know you want us to be open, and we want to be open too! But the potential consequences of operating this week are just too severe given the bad hand Mother Nature is dealing. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you experience because of the weather and our resulting decision.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Looking ahead, we’re planning to reopen Friday with all of our West Village base area services and a healed-up snowpack based on projections of colder weather and a little new snow Thursday night. The plan is to operate four lifts: Pine Marten, Sunshine Accelerator, Skyliner and Sunrise. We’ll update you later this week on more specific details. In the meantime, have a Happy Thanksgiving and please join us in appealing to Mother Nature for better weather at the end of the week.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_last_24_hours 1
snowfall_last_3_days 1
snowfall_last_7_days 18
snowfall_season 107

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_last_24_hours 1
snowfall_last_3_days 1
snowfall_last_7_days 21
snowfall_season 114

Weather Sensor Data

time Nov 21, 2017 01:00 PM
wv-base
wv-temp
sunrise-temp 0
pine-temp 38.99
northwest-temp 36.87
summit-temp
wv-rh
pine-rh 97
summit-rh
sunrise-wind-avg
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northwest-wind-max 56
northwest-wind-dir 232
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com

Conditions Report: Monday, November 20th 2017, 6:02 am

Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:

96 Hour Lift Ticket Sale

The best lift ticket deal of the season is on!  Buy a 3-of-5 day or a 4-of-6 day lift ticket for as low as $169. Holiday and non-holiday versions available. Act fast – the sale ends at Noon on Monday, November 20, or sooner if tickets sell-out.

Buy Discounted Lift Tickets

This Week’s Plan

Well… it was fun while it lasted.  The past two days have featured the best opening conditions we’ve had in a very long time. But now, things are changing, and not for the better.

With disappointment, we must announce that Mt. Bachelor will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week. The weather forecasts have taken a significant turn for the worse and now periods of heavy rain, strong wind and unusually warm temperatures are projected to hit us hard – from Monday through Thanksgiving Day. If it was the middle of winter, we would push through and turn the lifts for the hearty souls among us. But with the snowpack so thin, we are particularly vulnerable to rain damage. A shallow depth of soft and saturated snow means that grooming machines will sink through it, churning up dirt & rock and mixing it in with the snow. Skiers and snowboarders have the same impact, albeit to a lesser degree. For these reasons, and in an effort to preserve the snow so it can last until more snow arrives, we’ve made the difficult decision to stay off of it during the warm spell.

We realize many of you made plans to ski or snowboard this week, with some of you hearing directly from our staff that we were going to be open. That was the plan. After reviewing the updated weather forecast, however, we’ve modified our plans accordingly. We know you want us to be open, and we want to be open too! But the potential consequences of operating this week are just too severe given the bad hand Mother Nature is dealing. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences you experience because of the weather and our resulting decision.

That said, despite a forecast of rain and wind, we will give it our best effort tomorrow (Monday). We’ll get the grooming machines out on the snow Sunday evening before the wet weather arrives, to “seal up” the surface and help protect it from this week’s onslaught. But with extreme weather expected during the day, our operations could be reduced or potentially suspended. It will be an hour-by-hour evaluation. Please keep that in mind if you plan to visit Monday.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Looking ahead, we’re planning to reopen Friday with all of our West Village base area services and a healed-up snowpack based on projections of colder weather and a little new snow Thursday night. The plan is to operate four lifts: Pine Marten, Sunshine Accelerator, Skyliner and Sunrise. We’ll update you later this week on more specific details. In the meantime, have a Happy Thanksgiving and please join us in appealing to Mother Nature for better weather at the end of the week.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 1
snowfall_last_24_hours 1
snowfall_last_3_days 1
snowfall_last_7_days 26
snowfall_season 107

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 1
snowfall_last_24_hours 1
snowfall_last_3_days 1
snowfall_last_7_days 26
snowfall_season 114

Weather Sensor Data

time Nov 20, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base
wv-temp
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pine-temp 31.99
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summit-temp
wv-rh
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northwest-wind-dir 239
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com

Conditions Report: Sunday, November 19th 2017, 5:57 am

Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:

96 Hour Lift Ticket Sale

The best lift ticket deal of the season is on!  Buy a 3-of-5 day or a 4-of-6 day lift ticket for as low as $169. Holiday and non-holiday versions available. Act fast – the sale ends at Noon on Monday, November 20, or sooner if tickets sell-out.

Buy Discounted Lift Tickets

We’re Open!

Mt. Bachelor is OPEN! After a spectacular Saturday to kick-off the 2017-18 season, we’re poised for another high-quality day on Sunday. The snow is chalky, packed-powder and there are still a few stashes of fresh snow. As with the start of every season the snowpack is still thin in spots and there are marked and unmarked obstacles to look out for. Get out the door, head on up and get your season started.

All 2017-2018 Full Season, 12 Day and 4 Day Passes are valid for use this weekend. And great news for Midweek Pass holders, you’re welcome to join us opening weekend as well! Your passes will be valid Sunday. For those who don’t have a season pass, single-day lifts tickets will offered at reduced prices: $63 for adults, $52 for teens/seniors and $36 for youth/70+.

Special Opening Day Message from John McLeod, Mt. Bachelor’s president and general manager

Welcome to the 2017-18 ski season. Mother Nature has been kind, and all of us here at Mt Bachelor are excited to be opening earlier than scheduled, with what looks to be great skiing and riding conditions for the weekend.

We are expecting a busy weekend. For many of you this may be your first drive on wintry roads this season, so please drive carefully and arrive safely. Carpooling is always a great idea to keep traffic down, park closer, conserve your gas money and enhance your social skills. Let’s start this season with a commitment to carpooling more.

The early opening compressed our preparation timeframe a little, including time for folks to obtain their season pass in advance of opening day, so for those of you planning to collect your pass today, you should expect to spend some quality time with in line with your likeminded colleagues. We will be open at 8am to begin selling tickets and fulfilling passes, I ask you to please be kind to each other and to our staff who will be working as hard as they can to get your pass issued so you can get out on the mountain.

We are working on a lot of new things in Food and Beverage land, and efforts had to be diverted to getting open instead of completing projects. Consequently, some of our planned improvements are not yet ready for service, including our expanded bar kitchen which is still under construction, so food service in the bar will be from Cocoa’s for now. Even so you should see some new things today, and we will have other planned improvements fully implemented in time for the December holiday rush.

There are areas of thin coverage, especially around the top of Pine and on the ridges between the runs, so be aware of these conditions and also the fact that the area at this time is smaller than normal, so the runs and lift lines may be more crowded than you are accustomed to. Please appreciate the fact that we have this great early season snow and there are lots of likeminded folks in our community to enjoy it with. We have a long season to look forward to, so ease yourself into it, be safe and have fun out there.

See you on the hill!

Cheers,
John

Opening Weekend Details and Services Offered

The 2017-18 winter season is getting an early start at Mt. Bachelor with opening day planned for Saturday, November 18. Given this is the earliest opening in more than 10 years, we’re working hard and fast to get the mountain and base areas ready for all of our guests. We ask for some patience as we expect a lot of you to attend our opening weekend. Here are some details about what we plan to offer:

Lifts and Terrain

Three lifts are scheduled both days this weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:  Pine Marten, Sunshine Accelerator and Skyliner. Red has been added to the schedule for Saturday. There will be terrain available for all ability levels, including a terrain park set up in Pacific City, but please remember that early season conditions exist and the safest areas will be the groomed runs. Watch for marked and unmarked obstacles, natural and human-made.

Over at the Nordic Center , expect groomed trails with the compactor bar on the upper Nordic trails. Conditions permitting, we may be able to groom a couple trails to the Middle complex. Trail passes will be discounted to $13 for adults and $10 for other ages.

Tickets and Passes

Lines for season pass pick-up are historically lengthy during the first couple weeks of the season. We’re expecting a large crowd this weekend, so we ask for your patience as we process season passes as quickly as we can. The doors to the Ticket Sales and Service Center will open at 8:00 a.m. Please be prepared for wait times that could exceed an hour.

If you need to purchase a lift ticket , visit one of the exterior ticket windows. Lift tickets are $63 for adults, $52 for teens (13-18) and seniors (65-69) and $36 for youth (6-12) and seniors (70+).

Base Area Services

Mountain Gateway building at West Village will be in full operation with the Gravity Sports shop , ski & snowboard demos , tuning & repair and the rental center open for you. If you need to rent equipment , bypass the lower level and head straight up the stairs to the counter on the upper level. This can be your one-stop shop for equipment and lift tickets.

Food and beverage service will be available at Cocoa’s Cafe and Pinnacles in West Village Lodge and Pinnacles in Mountain Gateway. We’re putting the finishing touches on a project to expand the Clearing Rock Bar kitchen, due to be complete by Thanksgiving, so there will not be any food service in the bar this weekend. But drinks will be served and you are welcome to bring some food from Cocoa’s Cafe into the Clearing Rock Bar.

Lessons will be offered this weekend, but on a limited basis. Private lessons for all ages and two-hour group lessons for ages 6 and older are available. Visit the Ticket Sales & Service Center on the lower level to sign up for a lesson. Full day programs, lessons for kids ages 5 and younger, and childcare services will not be available until Friday, November 24.

Both the West Village and Skyliner parking areas will be open. To park at Skyliner, you must have an active season pass, as there are no ticket or pass services available at that parking area. Otherwise, plan to start your day at West Village. Sunrise Lodge and parking will open in mid-December.

As for the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle , the full schedule launches on Friday, November 24. There will be very limited shuttle service starting this weekend with one bus operating each departure. It will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and we apologize if we cannot seat everyone. Until the full schedule launches Thanksgiving weekend, we recommend driving to the mountain in carpools. View the bus schedule .

Thank You

We’re excited as you are to begin our winter ski and snowboard season. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you on the mountain soon!

Hiking for Early Season Turns

Now that we’ve announced an opening day, our Winter Uphill Travel Policy is now in effect. This means that the only area open to hiking at Mt. Bachelor is the Cinder Cone. All other areas of the mountain are off-limits to hiking and skiing/riding. Please visit our Safety and Uphill Travel page for important safety information and to read the latest information about our uphill travel policy and hiking restrictions.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 7
snowfall_last_7_days 30
snowfall_season 106

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 7
snowfall_last_7_days 30
snowfall_season 113

Weather Sensor Data

time Nov 19, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base
wv-temp
sunrise-temp 0
pine-temp 28.4
northwest-temp 16.45
summit-temp
wv-rh
pine-rh 21
summit-rh
sunrise-wind-avg
sunrise-wind-max
sunrise-wind-dir
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northwest-wind-max 0
northwest-wind-dir 221
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com

Conditions Report: Saturday, November 18th 2017, 5:44 am

Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:

96 Hour Lift Ticket Sale

The best lift ticket deal of the season is on!  Buy a 3-of-5 day lift ticket for as low as $139. Holiday and non-holiday versions available. Act fast – the sale ends at Noon on Monday, November 20, or sooner if tickets sell-out.

Buy Discounted Lift Tickets

Opening Day is Here!

The anticipation of opening day is building as the day is fast upon us.  Saturday marks the start of the 2017-2018 Winter Ski Season and we look forward to seeing all the smiling faces back on the hill.  It will be hustling and bustling with excitement up here as we commence another fabulous year of skiing and riding on Mt. Bachelor.  With some pretty good conditions expect a busy morning at the ticket office and on the mountain.  These snow conditions are really nice for November but please remember that it is still early in the season and there will be plenty of marked and unmarked obstacles out there.

Thanks to our new partner, YETI, the first 50 customers to load the Pine Marten lift Saturday morning will receive a free Rambler 26 oz. Bottle!

All 2017-2018 Full Season, 12 Day and 4 Day Passes will be valid for use beginning Saturday. And great news for Midweek Pass holders, you’re welcome to join us opening weekend as well! Your passes will be valid both Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19. For those who don’t have a season pass, single-day lifts tickets will offered at reduced prices: $63 for adults, $52 for teens/seniors and $36 for youth/70+.

Special Opening Day Message from John McLeod, Mt. Bachelor’s president and general manager

Welcome to the 2017-18 ski season. Mother Nature has been kind, and all of us here at Mt Bachelor are excited to be opening earlier than scheduled, with what looks to be great skiing and riding conditions for the weekend.

We are expecting a busy day today. For many of you this may be your first drive on wintry roads this season, so please drive carefully and arrive safely. Carpooling is always a great idea to keep traffic down, park closer, conserve your gas money and enhance your social skills. Let’s start this season with a commitment to carpooling more.

The early opening compressed our preparation timeframe a little, including time for folks to obtain their season pass in advance of opening day, so for those of you planning to collect your pass today, you should expect to spend some quality time with in line with your likeminded colleagues. We will be open at 8am to begin selling tickets and fulfilling passes, I ask you to please be kind to each other and to our staff who will be working as hard as they can to get your pass issued so you can get out on the mountain.

We are working on a lot of new things in Food and Beverage land, and efforts had to be diverted to getting open instead of completing projects. Consequently, some of our planned improvements are not yet ready for service, including our expanded bar kitchen which is still under construction, so food service in the bar will be from Cocoa’s for now. Even so you should see some new things today, and we will have other planned improvements fully implemented in time for the December holiday rush.

We will be opening with 4 lifts this morning, Skyliner, Sunshine, Pine Marten and Red, along with all the terrain available from those lifts. There are areas of thin coverage, especially around the top of Pine and on the ridges between the runs, so be aware of these conditions and also the fact that the area at this time is smaller than normal, so the runs and lift lines may be more crowded than you are accustomed to. Please appreciate the fact that we have this great early season snow and there are lots of likeminded folks in our community to enjoy it with. We have a long season to look forward to, so ease yourself into it, be safe and have fun out there.

See you on the hill!

Cheers,
John

Opening Weekend Details and Services Offered

The 2017-18 winter season is getting an early start at Mt. Bachelor with opening day planned for Saturday, November 18. Given this is the earliest opening in more than 10 years, we’re working hard and fast to get the mountain and base areas ready for all of our guests. We ask for some patience as we expect a lot of you to attend our opening weekend. Here are some details about what we plan to offer:

Lifts and Terrain

Three lifts are scheduled both days this weekend from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.:  Pine Marten, Sunshine Accelerator and Skyliner. Red has been added to the schedule for Saturday. There will be terrain available for all ability levels, including a terrain park set up in Pacific City, but please remember that early season conditions exist and the safest areas will be the groomed runs. Watch for marked and unmarked obstacles, natural and human-made.

Over at the Nordic Center , expect groomed trails with the compactor bar on the upper Nordic trails. Conditions permitting, we may be able to groom a couple trails to the Middle complex. Trail passes will be discounted to $13 for adults and $10 for other ages.

Tickets and Passes

Lines for season pass pick-up are historically lengthy during the first couple weeks of the season. We’re expecting a large crowd this weekend, so we ask for your patience as we process season passes as quickly as we can. The doors to the Ticket Sales and Service Center will open at 8:00 a.m. Please be prepared for wait times that could exceed an hour.

If you need to purchase a lift ticket , visit one of the exterior ticket windows. Lift tickets are $63 for adults, $52 for teens (13-18) and seniors (65-69) and $36 for youth (6-12) and seniors (70+).

Base Area Services

Mountain Gateway building at West Village will be in full operation with the Gravity Sports shop , ski & snowboard demos , tuning & repair and the rental center open for you. If you need to rent equipment , bypass the lower level and head straight up the stairs to the counter on the upper level. This can be your one-stop shop for equipment and lift tickets.

Food and beverage service will be available at Cocoa’s Cafe and Pinnacles in West Village Lodge and Pinnacles in Mountain Gateway. We’re putting the finishing touches on a project to expand the Clearing Rock Bar kitchen, due to be complete by Thanksgiving, so there will not be any food service in the bar this weekend. But drinks will be served and you are welcome to bring some food from Cocoa’s Cafe into the Clearing Rock Bar.

Lessons will be offered this weekend, but on a limited basis. Private lessons for all ages and two-hour group lessons for ages 6 and older are available. Visit the Ticket Sales & Service Center on the lower level to sign up for a lesson. Full day programs, lessons for kids ages 5 and younger, and childcare services will not be available until Friday, November 24.

Both the West Village and Skyliner parking areas will be open. To park at Skyliner, you must have an active season pass, as there are no ticket or pass services available at that parking area. Otherwise, plan to start your day at West Village. Sunrise Lodge and parking will open in mid-December.

As for the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle , the full schedule launches on Friday, November 24. There will be very limited shuttle service starting this weekend with one bus operating each departure. It will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and we apologize if we cannot seat everyone. Until the full schedule launches Thanksgiving weekend, we recommend driving to the mountain in carpools. View the bus schedule .

Thank You

We’re excited as you are to begin our winter ski and snowboard season. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you on the mountain soon!

Hiking for Early Season Turns

Now that we’ve announced an opening day, our Winter Uphill Travel Policy is now in effect. This means that the only area open to hiking at Mt. Bachelor is the Cinder Cone. All other areas of the mountain are off-limits to hiking and skiing/riding. Please visit our Safety and Uphill Travel page for important safety information and to read the latest information about our uphill travel policy and hiking restrictions.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 17
snowfall_last_7_days 30
snowfall_season 106

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 17
snowfall_last_7_days 30
snowfall_season 113

Weather Sensor Data

time Nov 18, 2017 05:00 AM
wv-base
wv-temp 13.13
sunrise-temp 0
pine-temp 23.35
northwest-temp 29.34
summit-temp
wv-rh
pine-rh
summit-rh
sunrise-wind-avg
sunrise-wind-max
sunrise-wind-dir
pine-wind-avg 2
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pine-wind-dir
northwest-wind-avg 0
northwest-wind-max 0
northwest-wind-dir 0
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com

Conditions Report: Friday, November 17th 2017, 10:17 am

Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:

96 Hour Lift Ticket Sale

The best lift ticket deal of the season is on!  Buy a 3-of-5 day lift ticket for as low as $139. Holiday and non-holiday versions available. Act fast – the sale ends at Noon on Monday, November 20, or sooner if tickets sell-out.

Buy Discounted Lift Tickets

We’re Opening Saturday!

Exciting news – Mt. Bachelor is opening for the 2017-18 winter ski/snowboard season this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.! Conditions permitting, three lifts – Pine Marten, Skyliner and Sunshine Accelerator – will be in operation from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., providing access to terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, although we recommend skiing/riding only on the groomed runs until the snow base deepens.

Thanks to our new partner, YETI, the first 50 customers to load the Pine Marten lift Saturday morning will receive a free Ramber 20 oz. Tumbler!

All 2017-2018 Full Season, 12 Day and 4 Day Passes will be valid for use beginning Saturday. And great news for Midweek Pass holders, you’re welcome to join us opening weekend as well! Your passes will be valid both Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19. For those who don’t have a season pass, single-day lifts tickets will offered at reduced prices: $63 for adults, $52 for teens/seniors and $36 for youth/70+.

More information will be available about this weekend’s opening later today. In the meantime, get ready to ride… starting Saturday!

Hiking for Early-Season Turns

Now that we’ve announced an opening day, our Winter Uphill Travel Policy is now in effect. This means that the only area open to hiking at Mt. Bachelor is the Cinder Cone. All other areas of the mountain are off-limits to hiking and skiing/riding. Please visit our Safety and Uphill Travel page for important safety information and to read the latest information about our uphill travel policy and hiking restrictions.

Pick Up Your Season Pass

We are in the process of moving our ticketing systems back up to Mt. Bachelor in advance of our opening day. Please plan to visit the mountain to pick up your pass starting Saturday, November 18. Due to the high volume of pass pick-ups, please be prepared for wait times in excess of 1 hour.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 6
snowfall_last_24_hours 7
snowfall_last_3_days 17
snowfall_last_7_days 35
snowfall_season 106

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 6
snowfall_last_24_hours 7
snowfall_last_3_days 17
snowfall_last_7_days 35
snowfall_season 113

Weather Sensor Data

time Nov 17, 2017 10:00 AM
wv-base 43.77
wv-temp 19.99
sunrise-temp 0
pine-temp 16.79
northwest-temp
summit-temp
wv-rh 97
pine-rh 98
summit-rh
sunrise-wind-avg
sunrise-wind-max
sunrise-wind-dir
pine-wind-avg 21
pine-wind-max 40
pine-wind-dir 262
northwest-wind-avg
northwest-wind-max
northwest-wind-dir
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com