Conditions Report: Thursday, January 12th 2017, 6:06 am

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

Just as we’re hitting the alpenglow hour up here on the mountain, we’re no longer seeing the swirling whiteouts and blustery snowfall from earlier in the day. Clouds have lifted, giving us a preview of what’s ahead for the next few days. Forecast is calling for calm and clear skies with temps to stay in the mid-20’s through the weekend. Finally, a chance to catch our breath from all the powder we’ve been inhaling this week! Given that we’ve racked up nearly 3 feet in 3 days, the conditions on the slopes are pretty incredible. Thursday you’ll be able to find everything from fast, groomed corduroy and soft packed powder runs to waist-deep turns and windblown stashes. With stable weather ahead, we plan to be back to our full roster of lift operations tomorrow. As for Summit, we realize it is going to look pretty irresistible now that it’s not shrouded in clouds. However, after several days of getting hammered by wind and snow, there’s a lot of work to do – from digging out the lift terminals and decicing the lines to getting patrol out there to conduct a thorough assessment of snowpack and carry out control work. With all of our crews on deck, we’re optimistic that we’ll have it open at some point on Thursday.

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.

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


Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 25
snowfall_last_7_days 46
snowfall_season 281

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 25
snowfall_last_7_days 46
snowfall_season 306

Weather Sensor Data

time Jan 12, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base 99.8
wv-temp 0.28
sunrise-temp 8.59
pine-temp 8.52
northwest-temp 6.13
summit-temp 9.48
wv-rh 91
pine-rh 96
summit-rh 89
sunrise-wind-avg 3
sunrise-wind-max 8
sunrise-wind-dir 181
pine-wind-avg 0
pine-wind-max 1
pine-wind-dir 192
northwest-wind-avg 0
northwest-wind-max 1
northwest-wind-dir 160
summit-wind-avg 0
summit-wind-max 0
summit-wind-dir 0

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