Right now the Cascade Mountains of Oregon are a skiers dream. In the last week over 3 feet of snow has fallen in the mountains. Mt. Hood ski resorts are reporting reporting well over a 100 inch base. What's even better the type of snow, this is not the usual "Cascade Concrete" most Oregon skiers are used to. It's a light fluffy powder. Skiing the pow-pow is like skiing through flour.
Each one of those snow flakes means dollars to mountain resorts and businesses. And trust me after this weekend mountain resorts got a lot of money,some of it was mine.
Was there anybody left in Portland over the weekend? I joined the migration over the weekend and skied Mt Hood Meadow. I snapped a picture of the lift lines.
Even though the line were long nobody complained. Everybody knew they were skiing snow more suited for Utah or Colorado. Most folks I talked with had one goal in mind, make as many runs as possible. Snow like this comes maybe once every 5 or 6 years in the Cascades.
If you're hitting the slope for New Years, remember to ski in bounds. In the distance I could hear the thud of dynamite sticks and cannon fire.
Sking out of bounds with all that new snow is down right dangerous! Avalanche dangers on most of the steeper slopes remains high.
Happy New Years