Thursday 3/26/15

We were up on the mountain yesterday in the afternoon and it was snowing with 3-4 inches having accumulated. Depending on what happens with temperatures we should have fresh snow for opening on Saturday March 28th.

Sunday 3/22/15

noon update: Temperature at top of Thunderhead 37 degrees and sun has done it’s job, all soft and lovely! Wonderful spring skiing on north slopes, natural snow. 9:30 update: Patrol reporting groomers smooth & fast, off piste softening up quickly. Groomers reported in 5 am this Sunday morning under clear skies, the temperature reading 25 degrees and wind slight at 4 mph SSE. There’s a trace of new snow. Yesterday was a crazy weather day with brief periods of gusty wind and snow, clearing and starting up again, ending in the sunshine. The temperature yoyoed, dropping dramatically by noon and climbing back up by days end. Today promises to be less variable with mostly sunny skies, increasing cloudiness later in the day. Another day of spring skiing, firmer in the early morning off piste and groomed runs tilled up nicely. Olympic, upper Thunderhead and the Mighty Might are open with Crystal remaining closed due to loss of snow and too variable conditions. We are moving to Saturdays and Sundays only and hoping that forecasted snow comes through this week.

Saturday 3/21/15

1:00 update: Snow moved out, temp holding at 33, wind 4S, clouds high, visibility unlimited and everything riding great. 11:20: not surprising in March the weather is changing quickly, it is snowing! Temperature falling and wind picking up. Just got report that the glades are skiing great and groomers excellent.  9:20 update: Patrol finding groomers soft and fast with temperature at 40 degrees and sun poking through. Off piste a tiny bit set up, should soften quickly. SPRINGLIKE. Groomers reported in this Saturday morning at 5am with temperature holding warm all night at 39 degrees. It is going to be a day of springlike conditions. Clouds are high and thin making for unlimited visibility with wind on top at 4-6 mph SE and calm on the slopes. Corduroy is laid out on the groomers for smooth soft cruising, Glades and Pochelons have been really fun. Forecast calling for cold front to move in bringing the chance of snow has been weakening in intensity, we will see what the day brings. Olympic and upper Thunderhead open, Crystal remains closed due to loss of snow and too variable conditions. After this weekend we will be moving to Saturday and Sundays only. Get on up and enjoy spring skiing on north facing slopes.

Friday 3/20/15

9:45 Patrol reporting groomers fast and smooth. Off piste relatively soft, defined as slight top layer that easily comes to creamy. Temperature 38 degrees with wind 4-8 SE.  8:15: Clouds have moved in, they are broken, high and gray. Groomers reporting in this Friday morning at 5 am under clear skies, wind at 6 SSW and calm on the runs. The temperature is 33.8 degrees on this first official day of spring varying less than a degree through the night. We will have spring conditions today with temperatures rising and sun shine in the picture, bring shades and sunscreen. Yesterday was a great day on the runs and off piste everyone enjoying a little fresh and great consistency. Today it is going to start out a little setup and soften quickly. With north slope and natural snow, the best in spring conditions. Groomers rolled out the corduroy on Olympic and upper Thunderhead. Crystal and lower Thunder remain closed. Purchase your 2015~16 Season Pass and use it the rest on this season.

Thursday 3/19/15

12:30 update= Have opened the east side of Thunderhead to the bottom, Emmons, Damnation, Snowblower & Meadow to midway. Everything riding so fine! 9:30 update= Patrol reports groomers smooth, soft, EXCELLENT and off piste powdery, riding great with fresh. Sun is shining, temp warming to 33.8 wind light at 2mph from SE on top, calm on the slopes. Groomers reported in at 5 am under partly cloudy skies with stars shining and lights of the valley visible. A trace of snow overnight with 2 inches on the 24 hour stake. It snowed off and on yesterday, the heaviest snow in the late afternoon, big beautiful flakes. New snow tilled out nicely with powder to be found and clear skies today. The Glades and Pochelons were lots of fun yesterday, more fresh for this THRIFTY THURSDAY $25 adult all day! Crystal and the lower mountain remain closed, still plenty of terrain to enjoy. Purchase your 2015~16 Season Pass at early bird rate and use for the rest of this season.

Wednesday 3/18/15

1:30 Temperature at 29 degrees, wind 4 SE and visibility 400 yds. Clouds have come down abit and quit dropping snow. It is a good day out there! 9:30 update: Patrol finding everything skiing very nicely, smooth creamy excellent groomers. Like merange  topping! Damnation not groomed and a wonderful thing, powder to the sides of groomers beautiful. Visibility unlimited 300 yds off the top. Still snowing all the way to the bottom, same consistency. Groomers reported in this Wednesday morning at 5am with 3 inches of fresh snow and a temperature of 27 degrees. Visibility reduced due to falling snow and is forecast to continue through the morning at least. New snow has been tilling out nicely, it is going to be a fun day on fresh powder. Thunderhead and Olympic running with the lower mountain closed due to loss of snow. It is going to be a fun day, a powder Wednesday.

Sunday 3/15/15

12:30 update: Temperature at 37 degrees and wind 4 mph from the south. It is lightly raining off and on. If you are dressed to stay dry the snow if creamy soft/wet fun. 9:15 update: Patrol reports groomers riding nice, Glades and Pochelons a little sticky. Clouds hanging low, visibility on runs unlimited. There’s a misty feel but not raining. Groomers reporting in at 5am with clouds hanging low and rain falling. The temperature reading 34 degrees with wind from the south at 10 mph. Temp is cooling at this hour, the forecast calls for continued precip with chance of snow tonight and Monday. Groomers worked the top of the mountain and stayed off of Crystal with snow being soft. Lower Thunderhead and Crystal will be closed today with the best coverage and conditions on the upper mountain. There’s still plenty of terrain with nice creamy snow.