Good morning shredders! Here is your daily dose of Mt. Bachelor conditions:
A 1” dusting overnight finally gave our operations crew a chance to play catch-up and clear more of the parking lots and access roads. It’s crisp and clear out right now – we can see the top of the mountain for the first time in days! Today’s forecast is calling for cloudy skies with chilly temperatures and moderate winds. The snow surface will still be superb with deep dry snow readily available. Our grooming team was able to do what they do best last night and produce fresh corduroy on every scheduled lift for you to enjoy! We’ve got something for everyone up here today and it’s looking to be a great day at Mt. Bachelor
We are not expecting much for snow accumulation during the day today, however there looks to be another system returning to the mountains tonight that should bring with it more snow showers!
A few things for skiers and riders to be aware of over the next few days as we continue to establish snow-roads, mark boundaries, dig-out lift terminals, and perform snow safety work:
There are literally thousands of powder turns and slashes across the mountain to be had on existing open terrain. Enjoy skiing in riding in terrain you’re familiar with tomorrow and over the next few days. Obey all closures and don’t hesitate to throw out a high-five to lift operations or a Mt. Bachelor employee who’s been working outside / around the clock in this raging winter wonderland.
Friends on a powder day is the Mt. Bachelor way! Ski/ride with a friend. This means staying within 1-2 turns of your buddy, always be in visual and auditory contact and have appropriate gear – both what you’re wearing and snow safety equipment – for where you’re skiing and riding. Based on the volume of snow and type of snow we’ve received it’s recommended to ski / ride with a shovel / transceiver / probe when off any maintained trails.
Wondering when Summit and Northwest are opening? Know that our operations team is cranking around the clock to build roads, clear lifts of snow / ice and our Patrol team will continue to use explosives to reduce avalanche danger each morning. Consider that this terrain has not yet been open this season, which means zero skier compaction, which means Deep Snow and Tree Well hazards. To that, caution work needs to be done. The snow that has fallen is cold, light and has lots of air pockets. Letting snow “settle” for a day or two allows air pockets to minimize and snow density to increase – this makes for safer snow for skiing and riding. All work is happening in parallel and we’ll open expanded terrain as soon as possible.
Be prepared for mandatory buddy riding. We’ve done this in the past and are strongly considering requiring buddy riding when entering in newly expanded terrain. Stay tuned! What this means is Ski Patrol may be checking buddies at entry points to runs on terrain like West Bowls. If you exit a run and lift without your buddy we will be checking in on what happened, and you may / may not be able to load the lift until buddies have been reconnected. Be smart, be safe, be cool, stay stoked.
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.
Drive safe and see ya on the slopes!
Snowfall Data West Village
Snowfall Data Mid Mountain
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