Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:
Today is the second day of what looks to be an intense, four-day winter storm cycle… and the day is dawning just as predicted with heavy snowfall, strong wind, and low visibility. Another 6″ fell overnight, but the snowfall rate is forecast to increase this morning, delivering 1-2″ of new accumulation each hour today.
With all this fresh snow, what does this mean for mountain operations and skiers and riders this weekend?
Skiers’ responsibility starts at home and before you head up to the mountain. We urge everyone to talk to your friends and carpool to the mountain. Since we will be battling for every square inch of parking lot over the next 3-4 days, carpooling will conserve space in our parking lots, decrease traffic, reduce our collective carbon footprint and ultimately will get everyone out on the slopes sooner. Plus you will have some extra hands to help you dig out your car after a day of shredding pow all day.
When carpooling with your friends, be patient on snowy roads and make your plan for the day before you hop on the lifts. A few high-fives and good stoke tunes for the drive up are also encouraged!
Operations teams will be working through the night and during the day to plow roads, storm recover lifts, and will continue to prep in all ways possible to set the village up for success this weekend. Due to high snow accumulation, there will only be a small number of freshly groomed runs. Stay tuned to any operating updates on the conditions page and at the lift signs at the base of each lift.
Obey all closures. Keep the bigger picture in mind that there will be plenty of free refills on open slopes. With the amount of snow coming in with winds there will be drifting and loading. Ski Patrol will be using explosives to reduce avalanche danger before opening. In case of an emergency, call #541-693-0911.
Friends on a pow day – that’s the Mt. Bachelor way. Ski or ride with a partner. This doesn’t mean, “I’ll meet you at the bottom of Skyliner!” This does mean you stay in auditory and visual contact and regroup at various points on your run.
With new low density snow comes a reminder and a responsibility to understand Tree Well and Snow Immersion Hazards. If planning to ski Cloudchaser East Bowls, it’s recommended to ski with a shovel, transceiver and probe.
Nokian tires on your car? Good call in this kind of weather! High clearance / AWD vehicles are highly recommended for travel to the mountain today as we are expecting heavy snow accumulation in the parking lots during the day.
Thank you Mother Nature! On the other side of this storm we will be looking at 100% terrain opening and making plans for our 100 inch party.
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 routes 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