Conditions Report: Thursday, December 29th 2016, 6:06 am

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

Special message from John McLeod, Mt. Bachelor’s president and general manager:

Wednesday was an incredible day at Mt. Bachelor; 11” of fresh snow in the previous two days followed by blue skies and 4,318 acres of 360 degree skiing available. Thanks to everyone who braved the holiday traffic to visit us. With comfortably-cold temperatures in the forecast, the skiing should once again be incredible and we all look forward to hosting you Thursday. 

On an operational note, we were at capacity Wednesday; our parking lots (and then some) filled up by around noon. I am sorry to those of you who we were not able to serve. For those of you who were here, I know that many of you waited in long lines for tickets, rentals and food and I appreciate that lines are not the best way to spend your holidays. Please be assured that we had every position staffed and that every person at Mt. Bachelor was working as hard as they could to get you what you needed as soon as our facilities would allow. I hope that throughout your day you encountered great guest service despite the fact that the sheer number of people in the resort had us stretched to the limit. We are ready to do the same again Thursday, and now that many of you already have your multi-day tickets and rentals and know where to go, I hope that your day will be filled with much more of what you came here to do, which is enjoy this wonderful mountain environment.

Cheers,

John McLeod
President and General Manager

As John mentioned, we’re preparing for another phenomenal day on the mountain Thursday. We’ll be 100% open across all 4,318 acres – from the playful powder waves off Cloudchaser and the steeps of Northwest and Summit to the ideal carpets of groomed packed powder for the carvers and first-time turners.

We’re also expecting another busy day – on the roads, in the parking lots and inside our lodges. But if you follow these plans, it’s more likely that you’ll have a positive and fun experience:

Leave Bend/Sunriver by 7:15 a.m. You’ll get the best parking spot, be near the front of the line for tickets or rentals, and ready to hit the slopes when lifts start loading at 9:00 a.m.
We offer breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. at Cocoa’s Cafe in West Village Lodge. Beat the morning rush, enjoy a hearty meal and be among the first in line for tickets or tracks. As for lunch, keep in mind that we have two restaurants at our mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge. Better yet, just wait out the rush and refuel after 2:00 p.m. 
Our parking lots can fill to capacity on the busiest days. Once our lots are full, we have no other choice but to turn people away. Again, those who arrive early won’t be faced with this potential situation. Please carpool or consider taking the Mt Bachelor Shuttle from Bend to help minimize congestion both on the roads and in the parking lots.

Be mindful and aware of heavier traffic on the slopes, and practice patience and kindness in the lines…’tis the season after all! We’re stoked we are able to share this experience with you and we look forward to hosting you Thursday!

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 11
snowfall_last_7_days 22
snowfall_season 201

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 11
snowfall_last_7_days 22
snowfall_season 226

Weather Sensor Data

time Dec 29, 2016 06:00 AM
wv-base 74.73
wv-temp 19.53
sunrise-temp 32.46
pine-temp 30.15
northwest-temp 29.48
summit-temp 24.01
wv-rh 98
pine-rh 83
summit-rh 86
sunrise-wind-avg 26
sunrise-wind-max 39
sunrise-wind-dir 240
pine-wind-avg 26
pine-wind-max 36
pine-wind-dir 277
northwest-wind-avg 45
northwest-wind-max 54
northwest-wind-dir 239
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