Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:
We received 3” of snow since closing yesterday, bringing our 24 hour storm total to 6” of some much needed accumulation. The winds were ripping all night with gusts exceeding 90 mph over on Northwest, but with the snow on the heavier side, it settled nicely, and has started to build that long-term snowpack. This storm is on the way out and we should see clearing skies and decreasing winds as we get going this morning, with temperatures reaching the low 30’s and some sun breaks by the afternoon! We are getting close to riding off trail, but for now be cautious making those off piste turns, especially to start the day. It will be an excellent Cascade powder day, and a great start the MLK weekend; grab a buddy and come get some
Remember that low-snow conditions still exist across the mountain. Adjust your speed appropriately to maintain a safe halo from other guests and watch for obstacles. Some will be marked, others not. We recommend skiing/riding only on groomed runs until the snow base deepens.
Also due to low-snow conditions, the Cloudchaser Access trail (from the bottom of Rainbow) is closed. Use Bluebird or High Pressure runs, accessible from most lifts, to access Cloudchaser. Elsewhere around the mountain, Outback is poised to reopen with just a bit of additional new snow on its lower slopes. We are optimistic for that to occur in the coming days. Summit is also getting closer to opening; we’ve been working hard to construct a groomed route down the lift line. As soon as the weather clears and calms, we’ll evaluate Summit to see if we can safely open it for access to the groomed run.
It’s the MLK holiday weekend, and for those of you with 12 Day and 4 Day Passes, remember that Saturday and Sunday are two of the 11 exclusion dates of use for those products this winter. MLK Monday is not a blackout day and we hope you can join us that day.
It will be an exciting weekend on the mountain and in Bend with sunshine in the forecast and several events planned:
Friday, January 12: Apres Ski Bash at Crow’s Feet Commons and Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz
Saturday, January 13: Crow’s Feet Ski-Mo Rally , USASA Rail Jam and Mt. Bachelor Riverhouse Jazz
Sunday, January 14: 10 Barrel’s Goggle Tan Tour
Snowfall Data West Village
Snowfall Data Mid Mountain
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Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com