BEND, OR -- Despite a little precipitation this week, Mt. Bachelor will not open its ski and snowboard season this weekend, as planned. "There is just not enough snow on any of the lifted runs to get any of those runs open for this Friday," Mt. Bachelor's Johnny Sereni told KBND News Tuesday afternoon, shortly after assessing conditions, "It was really touch and go. We were just up on Little Pine run, under the lift, and it looks like there’s about 3-4” of snow once it had been groomed down, and it’s had a couple of warm days attacking it as well."
But, he's optimistic the season can open November 30th, "There is significant snowfall predicted for Sunday, Monday into Tuesday, Wednesday next week. And we believe that if that comes true and it arrives, then we will have a very good chance of getting both Little Pine and Pine Marten open on Wednesday."
Sereni says there will still be plenty to do on the mountain this weekend, for what they're calling "Thanks-jibbing." He says, "We will have the conveyor lift running, there will be retail and food and beverage open, and there will be some Stoke events going on here. And, people are welcome to come play in the snow and try out their first skiing and riding on the ‘magic carpet.’" Conditions permitting, that “chipmunk lift” conveyor belt will operate for beginners Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mt. Bachelor will close Monday and Tuesday to prepare for Wednesday’s anticipated season opening.