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post #1 of 16
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Hey, I know our mountain is flat and a little boring at times, but the snow this season has been amazing!  The whole mountain is open, and the weather has been much better than usual. Figure I would share a few pics I shot the other day (KSlane shot the pics of me, he is the guy in the blue jacket.  Those of you who have called us for advice probably got him on the phone sooner or later).

 

Liftline Red, 1st run of the day

 

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Great snow over (and views) over on Liftline Red

 

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Dropping down Roller Coaster Gully behind PM Lodge

 

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Getting a bit of air over on old Liftline Outback

 

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More fun on Outback

 

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Epic snow in the West Side gullies and glades! 

 

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That's me enjoying some above pretty decent snow, to put it mildly. Untracked most of the day out there.

 

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after rolling over a mini cornice, about 6 ridges out from NWX on the traverse.

 

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Edited by dawgcatching - 12/22/10 at 9:27am
post #2 of 16

Great to see you guys had a nice sunny day. Looks fun. I have always wanted to ski Bachelor, but pretty far out of the way from So Calrolleyes.gif

post #3 of 16

nice pics! looks like a fun day.

 

nice early balance transfer in that last pic, almost likes a drill i like to use call "ultra early transfer.

 

cheers,

Holiday

post #4 of 16

Great pics! Will be in Bend Dec 25-30th, hope to get some of this weather you showbeercheer.gif

post #5 of 16

Nice!  We will be at Sunriver next week and look forward to getting in a few days at Bachelor.

post #6 of 16

Great Pics.   Looking good !

post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

Great Pics.   Looking good !



Coverage is awesome right now; a lot of wet, heavy snow has really filled in the mountain.  I was up there today, and although the new snow is long gone, there is plenty of buttery windpack on the upper 2/3 of the mountain that fills in every run.  Hopefully we get lots of traffic this year: Bachelor seems like it has been struggling with skier visits the last couple of years.

post #8 of 16

Great snow at Bachelor today but howling winds.  No pics but if you look through a piece of cheesecloth you will get the idea.

post #9 of 16

Yeah, couldn't see the ticket shack from the parking lot. Ended up hiking down in the Sunriver today with some friends, stopped by the Village Bike and Ski...

 

Hope to get better weather tomorrow

post #10 of 16

 

Five feet in five days, then this:

 

Thursday, December 30th 2010 08:54am

The constant pattern of snow, rain and very cold temperatures made conditions ripe for problems on Mount Bachelor.  A small avalanche was reported to mountain officials around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Avalanche Response Team was set in motion and they began searching for anyone who may have been trapped under the snow.  Patrollers determined now one was trapped or hurt in the snowslide. In a published report, Andy Goggins with Mt. Bachelor says the slide occurred in an area known as Cliffhanger, an area susceptible to avalanches. The area was closed off, but they expect to be able to return to normal operations today.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post

 

Five feet in five days, then this:

 

Thursday, December 30th 2010 08:54am

The constant pattern of snow, rain and very cold temperatures made conditions ripe for problems on Mount Bachelor.  A small avalanche was reported to mountain officials around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Avalanche Response Team was set in motion and they began searching for anyone who may have been trapped under the snow.  Patrollers determined now one was trapped or hurt in the snowslide. In a published report, Andy Goggins with Mt. Bachelor says the slide occurred in an area known as Cliffhanger, an area susceptible to avalanches. The area was closed off, but they expect to be able to return to normal operations today.

 

 

 


And that's how it looked this morning (sorry for the not so good quality of the pics):

 

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Very cold it was - 11F at the mid mountain with the wind chill bringing it down to -6F. Started to realize that the extremities are back in my posession after 1h of driving back to Portland. My face is still burning but the hell with it ! The snow was amazing and these powder dives between the trees were worth it. Onece got stuck in the waist deep - seriously miscalculated the speed, dove to the bottom...
 

post #12 of 16
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Face shot of our tech Tim (courtesy of Max 501, off of his video shots).  Taken at 2pm, under the Red Chair. Run was barely tracked out!

 

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post #13 of 16
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Video shot on the 30th by Max_501, mostly off NWX. Freakin' deep snow!  The terrain is pretty steep in those shots, but I am skiing not that fast: the deep snow is actually keeping me from ripping bigger arcs at speed..  I think Bachelor skis best with 12-18" of new, and there was close to 40", so it was almost "too" deep!   Hard to believe! 

post #14 of 16

Bachelor is the bomb!  It's not boring!  If someone thinks it is...........well, maybe they are boring! :-)

 

Here are some Regular Joe's at a Bachelor Park.

 

 

post #15 of 16

So you're stealing my fresh lines around red chair. Stay Away. And its has been epic this year

post #16 of 16

Meet K on the chair the other day. Had the Blue jacket on. Hey aren't you that famous Internet skier. wink.gif He was Tele that day.

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