Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:
Good morning and Happy New Year! Unfortunately Mother Nature seems to have a bit of a hangover this morning, as the predicted heavy snowfall has not arrived as we all had hoped. There was significant rain overnight, and while the rain switched to light snow around 5:00 a.m., depositing up to an inch of new, the snow surface is soft, wet and saturated. When these conditions present themselves, in combination with the shallow snow depth, we must limit our grooming operations so that the cats do not sink through the soft snow to the dirt and rock below. Consequently, today’s grooming is limited to beginner zones, base areas, and roads. Hopefully we get a couple inches of additional snow to freshen up the snow surface as the morning progresses.
The other challenges this morning include strong wind and icing on the lifts. Strong wind continues at mid-mountain and unless it backs off, some lift holds are likely. We’ll pass along more specific information throughout the morning as soon as crews finish assessing the conditions. The same is true for lift icing; some lifts could open later than 9:00 this morning if crews discover significant icing higher on the mountain.
A couple of other reminders…
Early-season conditions exist with a very shallow snowpack. Keep your eyes open for marked and unmarked obstacles and stay safe by skiing/riding only in open areas.
Be sure to check out Egan’s Outpost, the Mt. Bachelor food truck, now parked at the bottom of Skyliner lift for the holiday season. Swing on by and check out our newest food offerings!
Please be aware and respectful that our Winter Uphill Travel Policy is currently in effect. Check our Hike Zone status in Lifts & Terrain section below to view which route are currently open.
Have fun, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Snowfall Data West Village
Snowfall Data Mid Mountain
Weather Sensor Data
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Weather data, conditions quote, and webcam images are from the lovely folks at mtbachelor.com