Great skiing and riding is on tap at Oregon Resorts. Image courtesy Timberline Ski Area.
Is there such a thing as Powder Fatigue? Of course not! Whatever corner of our great state you ride and slide on, Wednesday will be yet another epic day in this epic winter. It’s truly amazing. That said, I see some warmer days in the long range forecast, so get some while the gettin’s good. And the gettin’s GREAT on Wednesday.
POWDER ALERT for Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The storm pushing from the southern Oregon coast right now will pump a lot of moisture over the cold air that resides in Oregon now. Snow will increase tonight, and continue through mid to late afternoon Wednesday. Yes, there will be wind on higher slopes. But the snow should still lay down well and if you can’t make it up Wednesday, the sky clears for a cold and squeaky-snow bluebird day Thursday.
Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Meadows, Skibowl: Snow increases Tuesday night and Wednesday for storm totals of 10 to 20″. The snow level will be dropping (to the valley floor) Tuesday night, so this will be high quality powder. Because that’s what we get this winter. Early runs on Wednesday should be epic.
Anthony Lakes and Northeast Oregon: Even colder, drier snow, as usual. I’m thinking 6 to 10″ new by the end of the day Wednesday, and leaning toward 10. Maybe a little more.
Mt. Bachelor and Central Cascades: This is the jackpot for the deepest snow in this storm. I see storm totals of 20-24″, but it may end up closer to 30 inches by Wednesday afternoon. Depending on what lifts are open Wednesday, Thursday may be even better than Wednesday. The skiing weather will be better as clearing will be kicking in. Nice and cold, nice and deep.
Mt. Ashland: Your season of redemption continues. The Siskiyous should easily see 10″ and by the time the storm winds down and probably closer to 20″. Considering Mt. Ashland is closed on Wednesday, the Thursday morning scene should be pure pleasure.
As we all sit back and savor the powder runs of Wednesday and Thursday, some really great bluebird weather kicks in through the weekend. The next storm looks like it’ll arrive on MLK Day Monday, but it looks weak and warmer. In fact some of the highest snow levels in the last two months look to return from Monday through Thursday next week. Like I said in the beginning of this post, get it while the gettin’s good. And cold. But if you can’t, don’t worry, be planning. Because good cold snow looks to return at the end of next week.
Happy trails and turns,