Conditions Report: Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 5:50 am

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

I think it’s safe to say we’re all reeling from today’s boot-deep, blower-pow conditions. The 25” we racked up since it all kicked off this past Sunday has made for some primo early season turns. Snowfall tapered off just after midday today and we’ll be seeing clear skies now through Wednesday afternoon. Be sure to bundle up tomorrow because the forecast is calling for temperatures to dip into the single digits overnight, not reaching into the teens until late morning. And to ease the woes and worries of those that couldn’t sneak out of work to take some turns today, you can expect the chilly temps to keep today’s snowfall well preserved. There will still be powder stashes in need of slaying.

We’re serving breakfast in Cocoa’s Cafe starting at 7:30 a.m. daily this season. Get an early start, beat the traffic and enjoy a hearty breakfast before ripping it up on the slopes.

While all the new snow has our stoke levels high, please be aware that early season conditions exist. Watch for marked and unmarked hazards. And take it easy on the road.

ADDITIONAL LIFT & TERRAIN OPENINGS – The Sunrise and Outback lifts are scheduled to open for the season no later than Saturday. We have crews prepping both areas. You might notice Outback lift spinning from time to time – it’s part of the preparation process. In the meantime, please obey all closure signs.

SUMMIT LIFT STATUS – Summit will look very inviting on Wednesday with the clear sky. The snow coverage is good and many of us are hungry to ski down from the top (including this author!) Our veteran folks in the operations department tell us that, in order to open Summit for the first time each season, they need three days of non-vicious weather. The work includes getting a snow cat up to the top, constructing the unloading area, digging out the top terminal, grooming the catchline and setting boundary lines. Unfortunately, we just won’t have enough time to get it all done before it starts snowin’ & blowin’ again Wednesday night. But as soon as we see a longer break in the weather, we’ll be on it. In the meantime, remember that the Summit climbing route is closed. Patrol will be skinning up Wednesday to do some avalanche reduction work in the bowl; it’s not safe for anyone else to be up there until the lift is ready to ride.

Thanks for your patience… keep thinking snow… and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 2
snowfall_last_3_days 20
snowfall_last_7_days 27
snowfall_season 104

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 2
snowfall_last_3_days 20
snowfall_last_7_days 27
snowfall_season 126

Weather Sensor Data

time Dec 7, 2016 05:00 AM
wv-base 160.6
wv-temp -4.72
sunrise-temp 2.52
pine-temp 3.75
northwest-temp
summit-temp -40
wv-rh 90
pine-rh 94
summit-rh 0
sunrise-wind-avg 6
sunrise-wind-max 9
sunrise-wind-dir 204
pine-wind-avg 10
pine-wind-max 15
pine-wind-dir 164
northwest-wind-avg
northwest-wind-max
northwest-wind-dir
summit-wind-avg 0
summit-wind-max 0
summit-wind-dir 0

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