That, and the snow Monday night into this morning is happening at the best possible time: the busiest week of the year for Mt. Hood ski resorts!
And right now, Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor have some of the deepest snow in the U.S. Pretty crazy considering we’re way below average and are having one of our driest Decembers on record. But check out these mid-mountain snow bases around the U.S.
Current Snow Base:
- 53″ Timberline Lodge
- 41″ Mt. Hood Meadows
- 32″ Mt. Bachelor (this is home to Oregon’s highest Weather Station!)
- 31″ Alta, Utah
- 27″ Mt. Hood SkiBowl
- 27″ Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- 24″ Heavenly, Lake Tahoe
- 20″ Mammoth Mountain, CA
- 18″ Vail, Colorado
- 18″ Killington, Vermont (hit by a tropical storm earlier this year)
Snow Levels Shooting Up This Week
Now, for the bad news. It looks like snow levels on Mt. Hood will rise to 7,000′ to 8,000′ as some very wet and windy systems move though. It bums me out when this happens during such an important week on the mountain. But the good news is…by Friday…snow levels should be low enough that SkiBowl and the rest of the resorts are getting snow again.
Hopefully that will put us back on top when it comes to having some of the deepest snow in the country!