At Least 6 Local Ski Resorts Open This Weekend
Skiers rejoice, because there are at least 6 local ski resorts that are open this weekend! If you have been craving the slopes, get packed because your long wait has ended. White Pass will be open this weekend with new snow expected both days. White pass is the closest of all the resorts with just over 2 hour drive to get there. Crystal Mountain is also open and expecting to open more lifts as they get more snow tonight and tomorrow. For some resorts, you will have a little bit of a drive because most are in Oregon: Mount Bachelor, Mount Hood Meadows, Timberline Lodge and Anthony Lakes. All of the resorts will have limited runs open and also warn to expect early snow conditions.
They are expecting more snow this week and are expecting to open more lifts at all resorts soon. Here is the basic info for all resorts in the area that I got from a local report.
Mount Bachelor — Three lifts will be running at Oregon's largest ski area on a 26 inch base that is expected to get an additional six inches of snow this weekend.
Mount Hood Meadows — The largest ski area on Mount Hood will feature three lifts on a snow base of 15 inches, with 37 at mid-mountain, and another possible 10 inches on the way.
Timberline Lodge — The highest ski area on Mount Hood will have two lifts running this weekend on a 24 inch base that could grow by a foot this weekend.
Anthony Lakes — This Eastern Oregon ski area in the Elkhorn Mountains is opening for the first time this season on Saturday with a 20-inch base.
Mount Hood Skibowl — The closest ski area to the Willamette Valley on Mount Hood doesn't have skiing open yet, with just 5 to 9 inches of snow, but is offering snow tubing on Friday night and weekends.
Hoodoo Ski Area — Closed, with nine inches of snow.
Willamette Pass Resort — Closed, with 11 inches of snow.
Mount Ashland Ski Area — Closed, with 13 inches of snow.