<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BobY:Hard snow, much windpack, nearly what I consider icy conditions (and I grew up skiing in the northeast!!).
You hit MtB after 15 days of no snow coupled with high winds (chairs closed early due to wind on 1/12) and some extreme rime conditions last weekend. The upper mountain, if open, often has layers of ice coated on the the rock. By spring the Pinnacles are usually just large blocks of rimed ice.
Favorite places to ski at MtB? My family spends much of its time on the Skyliner Express. Graduating to Outback. If the Summit Express is open I find the Pinnacles area is usually good. Best snow requires a little climb. Otherwise I'll ski in Northwest (Northwest or Outback chairs) to avoid any crowd and usually find some snow.
I'm a trasplant from Colorado and have been skiing MtB for four years. I expect I'll be up over the weekend of 1/26-27. Anyone interesting in a gathering?
I think I missinterpreted your last question and you were looking for places to stay. I have a condo in Bend Mt. Bachelor Village
and stay there. Before buying it we stayed in several places around Bend and Sun River. Closest to the mountain is Inn of the Seventh Mountain
. I prefer to be a little closer to Bend. I also selected Bend over Sun River becuase I'm the one who gets to do the drive from/to Portland and I wanted to save another 30+ minutes each way.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ January 18, 2002 03:00 PM: Message edited 1 time, by PowderJunkie ]</font>