Conditions Report: Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 5:49 am

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

BLUEBIRD POW DAY, the ideal ski-condition we all dream about, is on deck for tomorrow. Clouds broke this afternoon leaving us with pristine summit views, perfectly snow-clad trees and well-preserved deep powder on the slopes. Tomorrow you can expect more of the same –  low winds, cold temps, and crystal clear visibility – before our next storm rolls in late Wednesday afternoon. And if that isn’t exciting enough news…we plan to open Northwest Express at some point on Tuesday!!

Before Northwest actually opens, however, we want to run the lift for a couple hours in the morning to finish the detail work and ensure that everything is working properly. We’ve finished most of the legwork; clearing the haul rope (the ice was more than a foot thick), deicing the chair grips and removing over 3 feet of snow off each individual chair. Loading and unloading ramps are built, the catchline is groomed and patrol has marked the boundaries. An early afternoon opening is most likely. No guarantees, but that’s the plan! Please respect all signage and treat Outback’s Kanagaroo run as the ski area boundary until Northwest lift opens. Patrol will flip the signs once the lift & terrain are safe & ready.

The snow will be deep and untouched throughout the West Bowls. It’s critical that you ski or ride with at least one other person. Keep each other in sight at all times. The tree wells are deadly and only a partner can rescue you or call for help. The snowpack is not yet at mid-season depth, so be aware of rocks and other hazards as well. Be smart, be respectful of our signage and our staff, and have fun!

Finally, we invite you to celebrate with us this weekend as we debut Cloudchaser, our newest high-speed quad lift and 635 acres of new terrain. The lift is scheduled to open following a Grand Opening Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 16. Enter to win our First Chair contest on our Facebook page!

The snow conditions have been amazing and there’s no end in sight to this awesome start to winter. We look forward to seeing you soon at Mt. Bachelor!

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 17
snowfall_last_7_days 44
snowfall_season 146

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 17
snowfall_last_7_days 44
snowfall_season 168

Weather Sensor Data

time Dec 13, 2016 05:00 AM
wv-base 60.8
wv-temp 8.71
sunrise-temp 11.91
pine-temp 13.58
northwest-temp 11.48
summit-temp 14.29
wv-rh 95
pine-rh 98
summit-rh 92
sunrise-wind-avg 1
sunrise-wind-max 12
sunrise-wind-dir 170
pine-wind-avg 4
pine-wind-max 23
pine-wind-dir 272
northwest-wind-avg 15
northwest-wind-max 20
northwest-wind-dir 218
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