Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:
It dumped overnight – 8″ of new as of 6:00 a.m. and the forecast is calling for steady snow all day. The powder-riding will be deep and delicious, but it’s going to be a “storm day”, with all the usual side effects of that – blustery winds, low visibility and some riming/icing. The the wind sensors have been rimed and may not be reporting the true wind speeds this morning, so we’ll have to pay close attention to the gusts at the top of the lifts and a battle against the wind seems likely again. Forecasts indicate a windier day overall, which means the westside terrain served by Outback and Northwest are unlikely to open. These are the types of days Cloudchaser was built for.
With the probable wind-closure of the westside, we’re going to take the day to replace a bearing on Outback lift’s electric motor. That lift will not operate today. If it’s not as windy as expected, we will make an effort to open Northwest lift to serve the westside terrain. Given the forecast, that appears doubtful, but we’ll be prepared just in case.
As you’re enjoying the fresh powder, please remember to ski/ride with a partner and keep a safe halo from the tree branches. Falling into a tree well can be a deadly mistake; read more about tree wells and deep snow safety before you venture out. And with heavy snow forecast to fall all day, your car may get drifted-in while you’re out playing on the mountain. The parking lots were plowed overnight and this morning, but because we can’t plow during the day when cars are parked, driving a low-clearance car may not be the best idea today, unless you enjoy shoveling and waiting for towing assistance.
For as long as this stormy weather pattern lasts, be ready for winter conditions at the mountain, on the road and in the parking lots. Stay safe and have fun!
Snowfall Data West Village
Snowfall Data Mid Mountain
Weather Sensor Data
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Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com