It's the storm we've all been waiting for - so far 15 inches of in the past two days, 8 of that in the last 24 hours and 5 inches since the lifts closed for night operations Wednesday evening. That means fresh tracks this morning for powderhounds.
High winds are still limiting access to the upper mountain placing both Cascade and Vista on standby. We ran cats up there to groom but within minutes their tracks are covered with six foot wind drifts. It's amazing what high winds and a lot of snow can do.
Private Reserve will open at 9 AM this morning. Patrol has been running AC routes in Heather since dawn and there's a much better chance of the Canyon opening - at least from Twilight down - today than yesterday. So those heading to the Canyon will be treated to all 15 inches of fresh along with deep pockets of wind deposited POW!
Have fun in the new snow, but be aware of deep snow hazards. Ski and ride with a buddy and keep track of each other.
We'll see you in the powder!
Oh - and one last shameless plug for those who haven't already purchased a season pass - the online Spring Pass $149 special ends Sunday. Looks like El Nino is delivering as promised - late season snow - so now's a great time to get the best price on the best spring skiing and riding on Mt. Hood!
-- Meadows Team