Before putting on your skis, check the snow conditions at Mt. Bachelor one last time.
Height and quality of the snow, date of the last snowfall, today's weather, temperature, wind, visibility, state of the ski area ... all the information you are looking for to have a great day of skiing. Please note Mt. Bachelor snow reports are sourced directly from the ski resorts and are only recorded during the official ski season's opening to closing dates.
SNOW REPORTER'S UPDATE
Wednesday, January 19 6:30 am
After a dry day yesterday, the clouds have moved back in and the snow has begun to flurry. If all goes our way, we shouldn't expect to see rain during the day, but come prepared just in case. With moderate winds that are expected to die down as the day goes on, we are in for some winter riding! It is currently 29 degrees and is expected to rise to 39 by this afternoon. Be aware of ice both on the mountain as well as the drive up and let's have an awesome day on the mountain!
Parking Do’s and Don’ts: Parking in Mt. Bachelor parking lots (Sunrise, Skyliner, and West Village lots) is intended for guests recreating, shopping, dining, and utilizing the amenities of the permitted Mt. Bachelor ski resort. Guests using the common corridor are permitted to park in West Village parking lots and pick up a $0 pass from the Nordic Center to access trails through the designated Nordic network and beyond. Winter enthusiasts are not permitted to park in Mt. Bachelor lots that are skinning Tumalo, accessing backcountry trails, or snowmobiling. Please also be aware that no vehicles over 24” (double check your RV, campers, or extended Sprinter van to confirm length) are permitted to park in the Sunrise or Skyliner parking lots. Please contact Public Safety at 541-410-9220 with any questions!
Skyliner Update from John McLeod: Since we originally took Skyliner down due to mechanical failure, we knew this would be a complex repair but were hopeful that the damage was limited to standard, available components. Had this been the case, we had all the parts necessary to have Skyliner back in action for the upcoming weekend. Unfortunately, this week we learned that Skyliner sustained damage to major components that are much harder to replace and may ultimately have to be re-manufactured. Meaning we will be without Skyliner for an indefinite period while we engineer a solution with our Doppelmayr partners.
Our teams are already implementing contingency plans to re-imagine our resort for a period without this important lift and the terrain and parking area that it serves. This will include:
Moving some of our Woodward Parks to new areas of the mountain
Expanded grooming of less frequently groomed areas of other parts of the mountain
Running shuttles from the Skyliner parking lot so we can continue to utilize that parking area and provide access to Skyliner trails for those willing to ride a bus back to West Village for their next lap (think untouched powder runs on certain days!)
As always, the Mt Bachelor team's dedication and creativity will shine through, and although we are all sad to be without Skyliner for a bit longer, we will do whatever we can to make the most of what we have, which is still plenty!