Conditions Report: Friday, December 23rd 2016, 6:00 am

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

We had beautiful bluebird skies for most of Thursday but as the day wore on, we saw the telltales that our next weather system was fast approaching.  Forecasts call for snow overnight and throughout the day tomorrow, possibly heavy at times.  The next Pacific blast will improve the conditions on the slopes dramatically, however we will be in storm riding mode on Friday. Fresh tracks, blustery conditions and all that comes with riding during a snow storm.  While the Summit is not in the cards for Friday, Cloudchaser all the way over to Northwest are on deck for tomorrow.  

Please come prepared for snow conditions on the mountain but also on the roads getting up here.  Be prepared for winter mountain driving – common sense and patience go a long way during storm events.

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.

Important Cloudchaser Information

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

Trying to grab a chair on Cloudchaser? First, ride Sunrise lift or ski along Summit Crossover run to the top of Sunrise. From there, hop on the middle section of I-5 run to hit one of Cloudchaser’s connector trails – Bluebird or High Pressure. Heads up that the Cloudchaser Access trail connecting the bottom of Cloudchaser to Rainbow Chair is closed until Rainbow lift construction is complete.
Getting back to the front-side from Cloudchaser. We’re re-constructing Rainbow Chair in a shorter alignment and until it’s finished, all terrain running in and under the Rainbow lift area is closed. The best way to exit the Cloudchaser area is via the Cloudchaser Crossover trail – the high cat track skier’s right, off the top of the lift. Or just follow the series of green-dot markers posted on bamboo sticks to guide you from the top of Cloudchaser lift to the top of Sunrise lift.
A word to the wise! 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!

Tips for Holiday Visitors

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

Where to Start : 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. To bounce between Sunrise Base area and West Village, hop on our Interlodge Shuttle – running daily through January 1st.
The more the merrier! We’re all about carpooling this season, rewarding those packing 4+ in their vehicle with a reserved, close-in parking spot exclusively at West Village lot (while spaces last). 
When it’s time to refuel, visit our mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge where we have two restaurants that really know how to satisfy those hunger pangs. Scapolo’s offers pizza, soups & salads, while Sparks Cafe serves traditional grill favorites along Mexican-themed specialties. Ski on over from the top of either Pine Marten or Outback lifts to access the lodge – the clear-day views of the summit and surrounding mountains are unmatched.
Whether you’re yearning to learn or to just sneak in some turns for yourself, we’ve got you covered. This time of year, Lessons and Childcare often book to capacity, so give us a call at 1-800-829-2442 to reserve a lesson or grab a spot for your kiddos at daycare in advance of your planned visit.
First come – First- Served is the basis on which tickets are sold for our Snowblast Tubing Park , now 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, so arrive early to buy tickets and secure your spot.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 5
snowfall_last_24_hours 5
snowfall_last_3_days 8
snowfall_last_7_days 16
snowfall_season 184

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 5
snowfall_last_24_hours 5
snowfall_last_3_days 8
snowfall_last_7_days 19
snowfall_season 209

Weather Sensor Data

time Dec 23, 2016 06:00 AM
wv-base 68.03
wv-temp 24.17
sunrise-temp 21.5
pine-temp 24.19
northwest-temp 22.35
summit-temp 18.71
wv-rh 98
pine-rh 99
summit-rh 94
sunrise-wind-avg 0
sunrise-wind-max 3
sunrise-wind-dir 143
pine-wind-avg 32
pine-wind-max 43
pine-wind-dir 266
northwest-wind-avg 31
northwest-wind-max 40
northwest-wind-dir 229
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