Storms really set things off in Oregon recently. El Nino March hit the West Coast hard, and Oregonians have been taking full advantage of the storms. Overnight it snowed 24”+ at Mt. Hood Meadows, making for the BEST powder day of my life.
The snow was so deep that you actually had to slow down a little bit. If you skied at full speed, you would get too many faceshots. You have to be able to see at least some of the time.
The snow in Heather Canyon and Private Reserve was all time. The gates for Private Reserve were dropped around 10:00am. The snow and the steep terrain allowed for bottomless powder turns. With snow this deep, the tracked areas still ski like freshies. Heather Canyon was open from Twilight Bowl down. It skied like fresh powder until the end of the day.
Powder days like this only come around once every few years. People at the resort were comparing this powder day to their B.C. helicopter ski trip 20-years ago. Days like this are what skiers and snowboarders alike live for.