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We have so much snow that----

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Bachelor has had to rope off the area under some lifts so the skiers don't hit their heads on the skis of the people on thechair lift.  The chairs go through a trough leaving one lift house

 

150 inches in March, great powder today.

 

Come ski this place, maybe they'll go back to keeping it open into July.

 

My condolences to those of you who had a sub-par winter, ours is going strong.

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Schweitzer started doing that in places this past week also.

At first I wondered what was up since the cover was obviously good and there weren't any hidden obstructions I could see from the chair.  

It took a minute to realize my skis were gliding along about 5 feet above the snow surface!

 

They've plowed a TON of snow away from in front of the off ramps.  Amazing coverage this year....200+" base at the summit!!

 

Of course, they're still planning on closing on the 9th.  Figures..... 

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Please?

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No pics but I can confirm it is truth. In fact today I came out of the woods on NW chair and hit a wind lip and notice I was eye level with a guy in the chair.eek.gif  Forecast another 12" coming this week,teens at night and 20's during the day.

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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post

150 inches in March, great powder today.

 

Come ski this place, maybe they'll go back to keeping it open into July.

 

 


We're planning a trip there now...$159 for a spring pass is a wonderful incentive too. Keep it coming please.

Is it true that daily operation ends and Fri-Sun only after April 29th?
 

 

post #6 of 49

Mt. Bachelor will operate daily through Sunday, April 29th, and then Thursdays through Sundays in May until our scheduled closing date of Sunday, May 27th.

An overview of our Spring Operations:

Sunrise Lodge and parking are now closed for the season. Parking will continue to be available at West Village and Skyliner parking areas.

Northwest Express lift will operate daily (conditions permitting) through Sunday, April 15th. After that date, the westside (Outback & Northwest lifts) will be closed for the season.

Operating hours will continue to be 9:00am-4:00pm through Sunday, April 15th, with more than 95% of terrain remaining open daily (weather permitting). Starting Monday, April 16th, operating hours will be 9:00am-2:00pm (or 8:00am-1:00pm). Pine Marten, Skyliner and Summit Express lifts will operate (weather permitting), accessing more than 2,000 acres of terrain.

post #7 of 49
Mt. Baker had 250 inches of snowfall in March. There is 26 feet of snowpack on Pan Dome. Yes, they have trenched out for chairs. No pics.
post #8 of 49

This was the case all over Tahoe last year, which actually kind of sucked because there's always great snow under the lifts.  Some people are scared of being watched, I guess.

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Would you take along a camera just for one (GREAT) picture? I would love to feature this on the homepage and in our next newsletter too. 

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It seems like every for the last two weeks I get an alert on my iPhone that Bachelor got another 10".  It was really nice when we were there but it looks like we came a month too early.

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Would you take along a camera just for one (GREAT) picture? I would love to feature this on the homepage and in our next newsletter too. 



Who are you asking and which Mt.?

post #12 of 49
What do you want a picture of? Mostly snow looks like snow no matter how deep. You can only see the surface. Highway cuts and chair dig outs are about all that is dramatic visually unless you have some history of the place.
post #13 of 49

Just take the pics.  I'll see what I can do this weekend. 

 

Yes, there have been a lot of roped off and trenched out areas this year.  When I was at Baker a couple of weeks ago there was a patrol guy who pretty much spent half the day resetting bamboo poles for the out of bounds rope near Chair 8.

 

Has been nice to have so much snow.  Recall that last year we have a series of Pineapple Express storms in Jan-Feb last year, no real issues with that this year.

 

The dliemna for me is, there's a lot of yardwork and gardening that will be neglected as the ski season continues. 

 

 

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Probably a photo that gives the viewer some perspective of the amount of snow -- a chairlift tunnel was my thought...I'm featuring PNW spring skiing.

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I'll be skiing Bachelor on Saturday. Looking forward to some decent spring like weather and skiing the Summit Chair. Break out the sunscreen!

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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

What do you want a picture of? Mostly snow looks like snow no matter how deep. You can only see the surface. Highway cuts and chair dig outs are about all that is dramatic visually unless you have some history of the place.


Sounds like perfect conditons for a road gap jump...biggrin.gif

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Sunscreen?!    We don't need no steenkin' sunscreen!

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Originally Posted by Posaune View Post

Mt. Baker had 250 inches of snowfall in March. There is 26 feet of snowpack on Pan Dome. Yes, they have trenched out for chairs. No pics.



Copper has had 160 inches all season...

 

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Time to organize a mid-May NW Gathering.  It'll probably still be snowing.

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It was really nice at Bachy this weekend. 

 

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Here's a couple of pics from Stevens today (Sunday).  Although we had a lot of new snow the week before, the sun came out and the temperatures got up to the mid-40's.  The base is currently 150".  We'll see how long that lasts.

 

Top of Jupiter chair.  Notice they've had to rope off the area near the top terminal, usually don't see that.

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Bulls Tooth restaurant in the Granite Peak lodge.  This is the 2nd floor of the lodge, there's an awning above an entrance to the lodge and that's what the snow has accumulated on.

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Bottom of 7th Heaven chairlift.  Again, a wide area has been roped off because the snowpack is so deep.

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A little further up this point your skis could be touching the snow. 

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Plenty of snow for an Easter spring skiing day.

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Edited by DesiredUsername - 4/9/12 at 10:58am
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Nice jacket.wink.gif

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Thanks, DesiredUsername, your photo and this thread is featured on the homepage! Prepare for the onslaught.

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Wow, the snow looks great!!

Tear it up for us!!

 

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On Apr 1st we were going up the Pine Marten chair on Bachelor. Going over the place where Thunderbird begins the chair was hanging so low that I exchanged remarks with some dude on the ground claiming that i almost hit him with the ski ( all joking and fooling of course ).

 

Meadows had to dig out the Cascades chair, it looked like that (MHM webcams) on april 2nd I believe:

 

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Here's a pic from Mt Baker's website April 5th, on the Mt Baker Highway, close to the ski area.  As of March 31 Baker has received 777 inches this year.  Sadly, they close April 29.

 

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I've been discovering editing video clips is harder than it seems... Nonetheless, this might shed a bit more light on PNW conditions & Stevens in particular. There is a ton of snow here in the Cascades. Maybe fifteen feet, give or take a few feet, of settled snowpack where these clips are from. All basic lift served. But at least as of Friday, no consolidation at all. Maybe the current weather pattern will start that process. During the past couple of years, April and May delivered some decent sized storms. So hopefully we'll get a bit more snow. If not, fingers crossed for consolidation and corn.

 

Here are a few snippets  from this past Friday. 

 

 

 

And if you are inclined to watch an even more questionable attempt at editing  from a week earlier (it has the minor virtue of being short)...

 

 

post #28 of 49

It looks delicious, any way you splice it. 

post #29 of 49

That Baker road shot is just awesome. I have to get up there at least once this year! Hoping for at least one more storm before the end of April.

post #30 of 49

If your chairlift has become a t-bar/rope tow... You just might have too much snow..

 

If your lodge is submerged.... You just might have too much snow..

 

If the sky is white on a clear day...  You just might have too much snow...

 

 

Not to be outdone, I give you Japan..

 

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I wouldn't want to be on the mountain or at the bottom of it when this stuff melts.

 

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