Conditions Report: Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 5:55 am

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

We’re back in storm mode… and with that, comes good news and not-so-good news. The good news is we’ve picked up 4″ of snow since this morning! This weather system is projected to rage on through tonight and into most of tomorrow bringing even more fresh snowfall. The not-so-good news is we’re expecting to see blustery winds and some overnight icing on the lifts. Keep an eye on the lift status below for the latest information throughout the morning! 


As you explore the new Cloudchaser lift and its terrain for the first time, here are some key things to know:

We’re re-constructing Rainbow Chair in a shorter alignment and until it’s finished, all terrain in the Rainbow lift area is closed. This will include occasional closures of the Sunrise Getback trail where it crosses under Rainbow. The best way to exit the Cloudchaser area is to follow the “green dot lollipops” (bamboo sticks in the snow) that will guide you from the top of Cloudchaser lift to the top of the Sunrise lift.
To get to Cloudchaser, ride Sunrise lift or ski along Summit Crossover run to the top of Sunrise lift. From there, you can ski down to I-5 run and then to one of Cloudchaser’s connector trails – Bluebird or High Pressure. The Cloudchaser Access trail from the bottom of Rainbow Chair is closed until Rainbow lift construction is finished.
Keep in mind that it takes time to learn an area’s fall lines and flats, so play it safe and refrain from wandering too far off-piste in the Clouchaser area. Treat the trees with respect – have a buddy, a pocket snack, and a charged cell phone in case deep snow sneaks up on you!


As we head into the holiday season, here are some tips that will come in handy on our busiest days:

Our most plentiful parking is at West Village, where ticket, rental, retail and lesson services open at 8:00 a.m. And with breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. in West Village Lodge’s Cocoa’s Cafe, it’s the best place to start your day. Beat the morning rush, enjoy a hearty meal and be among the first in line for fresh tracks when the lifts open at 9:00 a.m. Carpool parking is also available exclusively at West Village. Those with 4+ in a car can park in a reserved, close-in area in the West Village parking lot (while spaces last).
For lunch, visit our mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge – at the top of the Pine Marten & Outback lifts – where the clear-day views are spectacular. There are two restaurants: Scapolo’s offers pizza, soups & salads, while Sparks Cafe serves traditional grill favorites along Mexican-themed specialties.
Lessons and Childcare often book to capacity. Give us a call at 1-800-829-2442 to reserve a lesson or grab an opening at daycare in advance of your planned visit.
Our Snowblast Tubing Park is open daily through the holidays. Sessions start at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. each day. The number of tubers each session is limited and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early before your session begins to buy tickets and secure your tubing spot.
Still looking for a holiday gift idea? Give the gift of skiing or snowboarding with a Mt. Bachelor Gift Card . Available in any amount over $5, gift cards can be used anywhere on the mountain – from lift tickets to cappuccinos.

It’s been one of the best starts to any winter season in recent memory at Mt. Bachelor. Come on up and experience it for yourself!

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 1
snowfall_last_24_hours 5
snowfall_last_3_days 6
snowfall_last_7_days 29
snowfall_season 175

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 1
snowfall_last_24_hours 5
snowfall_last_3_days 6
snowfall_last_7_days 29
snowfall_season 197

Weather Sensor Data

time Dec 20, 2016 06:00 AM
wv-base 67.81
wv-temp 30.39
sunrise-temp 30.3
pine-temp 28.14
northwest-temp 26.98
summit-temp 26.19
wv-rh 100
pine-rh 100
summit-rh 98
sunrise-wind-avg 26
sunrise-wind-max 46
sunrise-wind-dir 250
pine-wind-avg 43
pine-wind-max 58
pine-wind-dir 296
northwest-wind-avg 64
northwest-wind-max 80
northwest-wind-dir 245
summit-wind-avg 0
summit-wind-max 0
summit-wind-dir 0

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