A Perfect Storm on Mt. Bachelor

Powder karma continues for the SkiZer.

With temperatures in the low 20s and 10 inches of fluffy new snow, it just doesn’t get much better than day 4 of the SkiZer season at Mt. Bachelor.

Only two lifts were open as the resort ramps up operations for the new season. That was fine — us powderhounds made do. It’s all good when you can ski blower snow in early December.

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SkiZer stops at the mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge.

Highlights: An out-of-bounds traverse to the lower slopes of the Summit lift, still closed, which yielded some sweet turns; and an out-of-bounds tree run on the Northeast side of the mountain.

As the day went on, the clouds lifted and even a little sunshine poked through. All in all, a great day.

Day 4: Mt. Bachelor

  • Vertical for the day: 20,000
  • Vertical for the year: 46,000
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A skier shreds the fresh snow on the Pine Marten lift at Mt. Bachelor.
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The upper slopes of Mt. Bachelor are covered in deep powder after recent storms.
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A skier turns in untracked snow near the Summit Lift or Mt. Bachelor.
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Clouds break up near the top of the Pine Marten lift at Mt. Bachelor.
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Clearing weather reveals a view of two of the nearby Sisters peaks.

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