We're flying to Portland tomorrow and then traveling on to Bend on Thursday to ski Mount Bachelor starting Friday. I can't believe how we're lucking out on such a poor snow season (so far). 10" in the last 48 hours and another 15-20" forecast for the next and more through the weekend. I know it's not epic but I'll take what I can get!
Here's the problem, though we're renting a Jeep Grand Cherokee it sounds like there's a chance--if the passes are bad enough--that there may be a mandatory snow chain order in effect. Unfortunately the rental agency is no help, and I'd really prefer to not shell out the $150 for chains that I'll maybe never use again. Any locals happen to know how bad/deep it needs to get before the snow chain order is called?