Conditions Report: Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 6:06 am

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

WOOHOO – we’ve reached over 100″ at our base!! After racking up 18″ in the past 24 hours, this storm has pushed our total base depth into the triple-digits. The conditions out there today were pretty surreal and it’s hard to believe that there is even more on the way. Forecast calls for this blast of powder to continue into Wednesday morning, tapering off to scattered snow showers by tomorrow afternoon. Luckily this medium-density, yet fluffy snow is the type of powder you can binge eat and never get full on. With the storm projected to ease up a bit tomorrow, you can expect calmer winds, colder temps, and hopefully some better visibility on the slopes. Wednesday will be a waist-deep, snorkel-toting kind of day, so be sure to exercise caution in the trees and ride with a buddy!  A heads up that we currently have closures in the Rainbow lift area as our crews work hard to complete construction, please follow the directions below when leaving the Cloudchaser lift area.  

Getting back to the front-side from Cloudchaser. We are re-constructing Rainbow Chair in a shorter alignment and until completed, all terrain running in and under the Rainbow lift is closed – including the Sunrise Getback trail. This means that the only way to exit the Cloudchaser area is via the Cloudchaser Crossover trail – the high cat track off the top of the lift. Just follow the series of green-dot markers posted on bamboo sticks to guide you from the top of the Cloudchaser lift to the top of Sunrise lift.

We’re in deep storm mode up here, snow has been racking up quickly making conditions on the roads and parking lots fairly challenging. Please be prepared for winter weather by driving HIGH CLEARANCE 4-WD VEHICLES or CARRYING CHAINS.  Plan ahead, get an early start and, most importantly, take your time.

Have fun, drive safe and we’ll see you up here!


Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 5
snowfall_last_24_hours 12
snowfall_last_3_days 36
snowfall_last_7_days 46
snowfall_season 281

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 5
snowfall_last_24_hours 12
snowfall_last_3_days 36
snowfall_last_7_days 46
snowfall_season 306

Weather Sensor Data

time Jan 11, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base 103.4
wv-temp 17.96
sunrise-temp 16.05
pine-temp 14.71
northwest-temp 13.21
summit-temp 16.33
wv-rh 98
pine-rh 98
summit-rh 93
sunrise-wind-avg 27
sunrise-wind-max 59
sunrise-wind-dir 275
pine-wind-avg 46
pine-wind-max 66
pine-wind-dir 303
northwest-wind-avg 65
northwest-wind-max 82
northwest-wind-dir 253
summit-wind-avg 0
summit-wind-max 0
summit-wind-dir 0

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