Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:
Intense storm day #3 is underway this morning, with very strong wind, blowing snow, and extremely low visibility on the roads, in the parking lots, and on the mountain. In short, it’s a blizzard.
Our crews continue their work to prepare the mountain for you, but remain challenged by conditions. Strong wind will likely keep Outback closed again today, and we’ll need to carefully watch the wind on Pine Marten, Red, Skyliner, and Cloudchaser. One or more of these lifts could go on hold with no advance notice. The forecast is calling for intensifying snow throughout the day – again – so while the powder-riding will be deep and fun, the weather will continue to be fierce.
If you are planning to visit today, keep these things in mind:
Please carpool or take the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle. The fewer the number of cars on the road, the better – especially during this blizzard. Nokian tires on your car? Good call in this kind of weather. High clearance / AWD vehicles are highly recommended for travel to the mountain.
Ski/ride with a buddy. That’s the Mt. Bachelor way on a pow day. Understand Tree Well and Snow Immersion Hazards. A portable shovel, transceiver and probe are recommended if skiing/riding in off piste areas.
Obey all closures. There will be plenty of free refills in open areas today. Hikers and skinners, remember 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.
On the other side of this storm we will be looking at 100% terrain opening. But that will require a couple days of clear and calm weather so we can establish snow-roads, mark boundaries, dig-out lift terminals, and perform snow safety work. In the meantime, enjoy the deep powder and make safe & smart decisions on the roads, in the parking lots and on the mountain.
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