Conditions Report: Thursday, December 14th 2017, 6:09 am

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

Another great day to crush groomers in the sun up on Mt. Bachelor. Spring time conditions have been making for some fun skiing. The mountain crews were at it again last night and the trails are holding up nicely without too many thin spots. Mornings are faster with lighter, responsive snow giving way to softer cruising in the afternoon. It has been remarkably good skiing this week even without fresh snow and today should be no different. Please be aware of marked and unmarked obstacles as you enjoy the hill. A change up in the weather pattern and fresh snow may be headed our way tomorrow morning! A few new inches will be greatly appreciated. Pack sunscreen today and think snow.

Today, parking is available in the Skyliner lot and all services are being provided in the West Village.

Dirksen Derby 10 weekend is approaching!! We are stoked that the Dirksen Derby is back after taking a season off and are ready to blow it up for its 10th year! The race will be taking place Friday December 15th – Sunday December 17th. The course is located directly under Rainbow chairlift so we will be basing all event operations out of Sunrise base area.

Our planned lift package starting tomorrow is Rainbow, Sunrise, Skyliner, Sunshine, and Pine Marten. The Carrousel chair will be turning Saturday and Sunday. Snowblast Tubing will open tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday with tow-up action.

Starting tomorrow, Sunrise Lodge and West Village will be open for all your skiing and riding needs. Come up early this weekend and have breakfast with us!

 

GROOMING NOTE

There are runs that are well-covered and groomed nightly, such as Leeway, Thunderbird, Olympian, Skyliner liftline below the Getback, Marshmallow, I-5 and Lower Carnival. There are other runs that do not have adequate snow coverage yet to groom, such as West Boundary, Iceberg and Tippytoe. And there is a third set of runs that is marginally groomable, such as DSQ, Cliffhanger, Old Skyliner and Coffee. In order to groom these runs, which have stump fields, small trees and rock outcroppings either poking through the snow or hidden just beneath the snow surface, we must gather snow from areas farther away and haul it in to patch the trouble spots. This is a slow and inefficient process, which is why we can’t get to each of these runs every night. We recognize the importance of providing you with as long a grooming list as possible each morning and we’ll continue to make it a priority to invest in as much snow-hauling as we can accomplish each night. Thanks for your patience during this dry spell. Snowier days are coming!

 

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 0
snowfall_last_7_days 0
snowfall_season 120

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 0
snowfall_last_7_days 0
snowfall_season 130

Weather Sensor Data

time Dec 14, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base 27.51
wv-temp 36.5
sunrise-temp 42.77
pine-temp 41.8
northwest-temp 46.95
summit-temp
wv-rh 53
pine-rh 21
summit-rh
sunrise-wind-avg 10
sunrise-wind-max 21
sunrise-wind-dir 209
pine-wind-avg 1
pine-wind-max 4
pine-wind-dir 257
northwest-wind-avg 3
northwest-wind-max 8
northwest-wind-dir 190
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

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