No these photos are not re-posts from a powder day last winter. Opening day is rapidly approaching at Mt. Bachelor and things are looking good. Since Monday, an additional 4” of snow has fallen on Mt. Bachelor, making a BIG difference in the quality of skiing on Cinder Cone.
The word is getting out. There were a lot of tracks coming off the cinder cone today and by the end of the day it was pretty tracked out. The snow is much deeper up on the cone now. It was harder to bottom out in the powder. You could ski down at full speed and rip large powder turns without destroying your skis.
The snow skied even deeper, and even better. Additionally, it looks like the mountain has been successful with their snowmaking on Thunderbird.
Ski Season in Oregon is off to a good start.
Getting out into the mountains and shredding powder sure has me stoked for winter. Are you getting stoked yet?
**Update, Nov. 13: Up to 20″ of snow forecast for Mt. Bachelor, OR this weekend.