Conditions Report: Friday, December 22nd 2017, 6:07 am

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

The mountain was picturesque bathed in the glistening Cascade sun and the opening of the Cloudchaser lift did not disappoint. Tomorrow will offer more of the same big carves on wide open groomers. Snow is forecast for Friday night with a chance of snow throughout next week which will add to already stellar conditions. With this new snow, remember that there will be hazards buried underneath the powder, so take it easy exploring off trail options and keep an eye out for each other. Also, please be aware of the increased danger of tree wells especially after this significant amount of accumulation. It will be another great weekend out on the hill so join us for more supreme yuletide shredding!

All of our base area facilities, services, and parking areas are now open for the season, including Pine Marten Lodge. 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. 

LIFT OPENING PLANS

Cloudchaser lift is now open for the season and thanks to the recent new snow, we’re looking at the possibility of opening additional lifts and terrain. Summit looks particularly inviting, and if you’ve been up to the mountain, you probably noticed our attempt to groom a run next to the lift line. But due to wind scouring, the coverage is still very thin in places on the upper mountain. We are looking at options on how to best “patch” the thin spots (if even possible), but this will take a little bit of time. No guarantees, but we’ll be working on it.

On the west side, Outback is likely the next lift to open. The area near the top needs snow and we’re working on a place to bring snow into that area. Same for the bottom terminal area. Our goal is to get Outback ready to ride in the coming days. Farther west, Northwest probably still needs another classic Pacific Northwest snow storm in order to fill in the gullies and coat the rock ridges, but we’re looking at that area and considering options there as well.

BUYING LIFT TICKETS AND PICKING UP PASSES

Mt. Bachelor has deployed an all new ticketing system this year. The end goal is to deliver faster, simpler and more efficient ticket and pass services for our guests. But we are experiencing “growing pains” with the new system and the process is still far from optimal with lines being longer and slower-moving than they should be. We’re doing our best to advance this new system to the point where it becomes a benefit to everyone, but in the meantime, we sincerely apologize for the slow process.

Snowfall Data West Village

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 14
snowfall_last_7_days 15
snowfall_season 135

Snowfall Data Mid Mountain

snowfall_since_3_pm 0
snowfall_last_24_hours 0
snowfall_last_3_days 16
snowfall_last_7_days 17
snowfall_season 147

Weather Sensor Data

time Dec 22, 2017 06:00 AM
wv-base 38
wv-temp 21.47
sunrise-temp 20.39
pine-temp 19.11
northwest-temp 17.93
summit-temp
wv-rh 64
pine-rh 30
summit-rh
sunrise-wind-avg 7
sunrise-wind-max 15
sunrise-wind-dir 227
pine-wind-avg 28
pine-wind-max 39
pine-wind-dir 280
northwest-wind-avg 38
northwest-wind-max 47
northwest-wind-dir 252
summit-wind-avg
summit-wind-max
summit-wind-dir

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