Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:
It looks like Friday will be another chilly day, but slightly calmer winds than Thursday. Steady snow has been falling throughout the day and the cold air is keeping the snow in a wonderfully dry and chalky state, making for those hero turns that we all love. More snow is predicted for Friday but it will likely be more of a dusting. There is more snow in the forecast for Saturday.
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 due to low snow hazards. Please stay on the designated runs and ski with extreme caution if you do choose to leave the trails. As for Outback lift, we’ve made excellent progress replacing a bearing in the electric motor and the lift is scheduled to reopen Friday as long as the weather cooperates.
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
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Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from lovely folks at mtbachelor.com