Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:
A bracing morning and the resort looks beautiful with all the new snow. It’s chilly but the winds are currently calm and the snow is in a light, chalky state. Plenty of corduroy was laid down last night and the terrain coverage is progressing daily. A light snow is falling and more is predicted today. There is more powder in the forecast each day through Saturday. Even better, Northwest lift opened for the first time Wednesday and it’s now scheduled to operate daily assuming the wind and visibility cooperate. Be aware that low-snow conditions exist on the west side and the trees are littered with downed limbs and other natural debris. The West Bowls are closed. Please stay on the designated runs until the snow base significantly deepens.
As for Outback lift, we’ve made excellent progress replacing a bearing in the electric motor, but we need one more day to finish that project. Outback is scheduled to reopen Friday if everything goes as planned.
The weather is expected to remain on the stormy side the next few days. This is great for base-building and powder-riding, but with each significant snow storm comes with it some strong winds and episodes of riming & lift icing. 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 if it snows heavily during the daytime hours, your car may get drifted-in while you’re out playing on the mountain. The parking lots will be plowed each night & early-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… unless you enjoy shoveling, waiting for towing assistance, and giving our hard-working parking crew sore backs, legs & shoulders.
Stay safe, have fun, and enjoy all the fresh snow!
Snowfall Data West Village
Snowfall Data Mid Mountain
Weather Sensor Data
|time||Jan 25, 2018 06:00 AM|
Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com