Deep turns will continue well into March at Mt. Bachelor and resorts across Oregon. Photo: Jon Tapper
March is one of my favorite months of the year to ski, and this year it’s off to a brilliant start.
The Cascades will be getting a steady supply of new snow beginning Thursday night and continuing virtually through the weekend. The Siskiyous and northeast Oregon will also see the snow continue to fly.
This series of storms will be centered in the north, so Mt. Hood will harvest the most snow from the sky over the next few days.
Look for a few inches Thursday night into Friday morning statewide with a snow level around 3,000 to 4,000 feet. But things really get good over the weekend.
Saturday brings the most snow with 6 to 12 inches expected for Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor, and 4 to 8 inches in southern and eastern Oregon. But Sunday is my powder pick for the weekend and the week ahead. A secondary cold front Saturday night drops the snow level to about 1,000 feet with another 4 to 10 inches falling from Mt. Bachelor north and 3 to 8 inches in the south. This will be high quality powder. Sunday will be epic! But Monday looks great too, as the snow level stays low.
The snow level climbs back up to 2,500 feet Monday and 3,500 feet on Tuesday as the snow continues coming down.
Looking long range, I really don’t see the great Northwest snow machine stopping through at least the first half of the month. #EndlessWinter. March delivers with deep snow, fresh snow and longer days for more more time on the slopes.
KGW TV Chief Meteorologist