Originally Posted by skiwithjohn
I am going to be at Mount Bachelor the week of February 21-28 (along with about 130 other people on the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council's annual Chicago Week Trip). I have never been to Mt. Bachelor. It looks like they have been short on snow this year. What are the conditions like there? I see they finally got a decent snow fall over the past few days. I will ski just about anything (I lived in Summit County Colorado for a number of years) so how is the cover/snow conditions on the advanced/expert terrain? Are there any runs at Mt. Bachelor that I should not miss?
Thanks for any responses.
Entire west coast is low on snow and most snow is only at upper elevations. (Tahoe has been very bad)
Just returned Wednesday from a week+ at Bachelor with a group of 200 from BRSC (council in MD/DC/VA) though I recently moved to Tahoe area. Most were disappointed. There is plenty of base at Bachelor (used my good skis -no rocks) We had wet snow off and on for 3 of first 4 days. Almost rain at times. Wednesday made the trip. It cleared & we got to the summit for 5 runs. (better terrain is on the summit chair which is closed more often than not due to wind or fog) I hung around and managed to use my 6 of 8 day ticket. They got 10 to 20 inches of new snow in the Thursday to Monday time frame. Bachelor is mostly intermediate crusing, some advanced, and very little of what I'd call expert.
Groomers will likely be very good. off trail depends on what happens in next week or so. Forecast is for sunny and warm for a week or more.
If not riding busses stop at Deschutes Brewery, you go right by it on way down, and get 4 free 3oz samples per day of their many beers.(close at 5pm) Other breweries are open till 11pm but not free!. hth