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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

There is plenty of snow up there, and in the good old days, Bachelor made an effort to stay open until July 4th. Now the scumbags at powdr corp.claim there is not enough market for spring and summer skiing and shut down in May.

 

They've been running some camps, but they will be open to the public for three days at the end of June:

 

http://www.mtbachelor.com/summer/mountain/tickets_passes/summerski

 

Come on out, make some turns, and show them there are skiers out there willing to show up!

 

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post #2 of 14

Will you be there big dog?

post #3 of 14
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Heck yeah, I frequently climb for a few days of mixed corn/frozen crud/slurpee.  I won't be able to resist a lift.

post #4 of 14
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And three inches of new snow forecast for Saturday.......

post #5 of 14

 Powdr Corp. promotes this amazing event that ass holders have to pay for. Then Friday a storm comes in which reduces Vis. and Summit is shut down. But wait it gets better,they will still charge the same price and run only one bottom feeder chair.  Did I miss anything? Check out this spy video captured this week by a famous Videographer.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XV-mXB3v57Y

 

Keeping an eye on Mt.Bachelor.   mtbachelor-insider.info

post #6 of 14

When I was there last month (May) they were saying that the mountain was closing at the end of May and going to re-open for the last 2 weeks of June for a private race camp, that was privately paying to operate the mountain. Then it would re-open to the public for the weekend before the 4th of July. Wish I could be there for that!!!

post #7 of 14

I will be skiing Mt. Bachelor Fri/Sat June 29-30.

 

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April and May visitation in 2012 will be the greatest since 2007, with average daily visitation in April exceeding that of January, 2012.

Perhaps this will draw the attention of the bean counters at Powdr Corp that spring is Bachelor's strength.  Hours should not be cut back nor Northwest closed before the end of April.  Weekend operation should continue until the snow runs out, as at Crystal, especially if race camps are there to help cover costs.

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So, we had good skiing today, with a top to bottom snowpack that any resort would love to have for Christmas.

 

We also co-existed very well with several training camps.  Why on earth don't they open the mountain to the public during those camps?

post #9 of 14

As I motored along this week I could hear the Butte calling me off in the distance.

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So I pulled over to get a closer look.

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Well Friday finally came so we chug up to the parking lot.

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Bailed out and checked out the hill.

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The bottom lifts were well June w/ a sufficient snowpack.

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Hopped on the chair for the first ride up.

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It pleasant and great to be back on the mt.

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Snow was soft and fun just like never mind.

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Stopped with a ski friend to take in the sights.

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Another ride up.

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A few more turns before the ski legs started to give out. Trenching was in order.

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Maybe Sat. if the weather holds out.

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Good to see you Newfy.icon14.gif

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I can see I should have stayed for the party, you guys had some special stuff!

 

I climbed to the top and cruised the pinnacles, and after that everything else was anticlimactic.  Amazing how solid the lower mountain was----just grooming or did they salt it? 

post #11 of 14
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I can see I should have stayed for the party, you guys had some special stuff!

 

I climbed to the top and cruised the pinnacles, and after that everything else was anticlimactic.  Amazing how solid the lower mountain was----just grooming or did they salt it? 

Salted runs for the race camps. Surfing the slush was fun. Another BBQ planned for Sat. :-)

post #12 of 14

Thanks for sharing.  Waiting for the update...popcorn.gif

post #13 of 14

Hit Mt.Bachelor Sat. with a number of ski friends including Ravi Drugan. It was prolly the highlight of my ski year to see so many good skiers with their individual styles skiing the same line off piste.

Ravi was an extra treat. He could ski the soft sun cupped snow just like the groom. I'm not sure what an expert looks like but he came close to it. Now for the long wait till next season.

post #14 of 14

Detail TR and pics from Mt. Bachelor Fri/Sat June 29-30: http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10254

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just grooming or did they salt it?

Salted on Friday since the race camps were still there.  No salting and only Olympian and Thunderbird were freshly groomed Saturday I think.  Nonetheless with overcast skies the leftover grooming from the camps on some of the other runs was still fine Saturday morning.  For less trafficked runs like DSQ it was still good on our last runs near noon.

 

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We also co-existed very well with several training camps.  Why on earth don't they open the mountain to the public during those camps?

+1 Quote from my TR:

...the race camps were there from June 12-29 and the public was not allowed on the hill until the last day despite the huge amount of skiable terrain, as noted by racers and public coexisting comfortably on June 29. By contrast 3/4 of Timberline's far more confined Palmer terrain is reserved for race camps, yet public skiing is still permitted there. And as most of you know I have had numerous Mammoth ski days in May/June when there have been race camps present.
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