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Old 12-14-2011, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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for the first week of Jan. im going to bend Oregon to stay with 2 friends and one of their relatives. we are going to be hitting mu hood im pretty sure and im not sure what else. any reports of how its going up there?
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Full time pass holder at Timberline, it's been nothing but sun up here for almost 3 weeks, but forecast is calling out for some snow by December 26th. If you ride park and there is no fresh snow Timberline over Meadows 100%. I'm a club card holder at Bachelor and It's got super excellent terrain, but the amount of terrain that they have open is not worth their full rate pricing.
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Bachelor is making most of there snow right now like most places.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Bachelor is making most of there snow right now like most places.
LOL, no.

Bachelor Stats: 3,683 acres accessible by lift with 1,600 acres groomed daily

Acres covered by snow-making: 17


It's seriously just around one lift line and some of the terrain parks that get blasted, the rest is natural.

Right now it's not deep, that's for sure. But it's a seriously great base. Very heavy and even, but not wet. Tightly packed. Makes for some good groomers, and more stuff is opening every day, but it's going to go from OK to good with 6-10" more, then the next dump will edge closer to great.

I think (Jesus I Fucking HOPE) by the first week of January it's at least going to drop at the accumulation of one of those dumps. Supposedly looking at maybe 6" tonight.

Really though, you'd have to be pretty weird to come within 20 miles of one of the largest ski areas in the country and not at least, well, drive 20 miles to check it out. I happen to really like it, no it does not offer really steep steeps in any quantity that some places do, but it has just a massive amount of varied terrain, lots of really cool natural wind-lips, great dry snow, and (relative) seclusion. You can easily get away from people here, and most of the good lifts (the ones not in front of lodges) you're going to be cruising right back up to the chair nearly every time. Especially on a weekday.

All that love-fest aside, the only thing that wouldn't make it worth the trip from Bend is not having a pass and living here. Sadly, there's just about no way it will be even close to as good as it gets in 2 or 3 weeks, there will be no waist deep shots, ludicrous tree runs, or 20 minute floaty sessions... it's still a hell of a day trip if you've never been. Outback and Rainbow are opening this Saturday, shit that's enough for me to take my busted ass back up :P

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