Conditions Report: Sunday, December 17th 2017, 6:20 am

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

It is going to be another fantastic day out there, with our snowpack holding up well and groomer skiing/riding still being the place to be. The grooming team has been out on the hill all night setting us up with miles of corduroy for our enjoyment today. We are forecasting cool temperatures in the low twenties to start then some scattered snow showers making an appearance around noon. Remember, early season conditions exist and to be aware of marked and unmarked obstacles. We are continuing to offer close in parking to the first 100 cars that have more than four people in them at West Village. The Dirksen Derby wraps up today with the final race kicking off at 10:00 a.m., so head over to the course by Rainbow chair to show your support! It will be a great Sunday on the hill, come round out your weekend at Mt. Bachelor!


More good news… Sunrise Lodge and parking are now open for the season , with food & beverage, ticket and rental services available at our east side base. New this year, lessons are headquartered at West Village, so plan to start your day at our primary base area if you’d like to improve your skiing or snowboarding skills with one of our professional coaches. Up at Pine Marten Lodge, Scapolo’s restaurant is now open for seven-day-a-week operation, while Sparks Cafe opens for the season this morning.

On the mountain, Rainbow Chair has been added to the daily lift schedule . Be sure to take a lap on I-5 run – it’s been home to the deepest and best snow on the mountain recently. While you’re out that way, check out the Dirksen Derby. The competition is full, but some of the world’s best snowboarders will be racing down hand-crafted courses through the trees.

And… perhaps the best news… we’re moving forward with plans to open Cloudchaser lift on Thursday, December 21 . We’ve deliberately chosen that date based on the forecast of significant new snow Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Please read the detailed mountain conditions update from John McLeod, Mt. Bachelor’s president and general manager, for more insight into what we’re doing to expand our terrain offerings – including some work in the Outback area.

Thanks for your patience during this dry spell. We’re all eager for the new snow which will allow us to open significantly more terrain as we head into the holidays!


Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 1
snowfall_last_7_days 1
snowfall_season 121

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 1
snowfall_last_7_days 1
snowfall_season 131

Weather Sensor Data

time Dec 17, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base 28.33
wv-temp 24.97
sunrise-temp 38.35
pine-temp 35.89
northwest-temp 34.71
wv-rh 99
pine-rh 89
sunrise-wind-avg 18
sunrise-wind-max 27
sunrise-wind-dir 310
pine-wind-avg 4
pine-wind-max 10
pine-wind-dir 232
northwest-wind-avg 19
northwest-wind-max 39
northwest-wind-dir 42

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