Conditions Report

Wednesday December 7, 2016 Last update 04:05 p.m.


We’re gearing up for a burly storm system to move in this evening bringing significant snowfall and high winds along with it. The forecast calls for this weather event to rage its’ way through most of tomorrow into Friday, projected to leave us with nearly 12” by the time it's done. In perfect timing with our plan to start spinning more lifts this weekend! Our mountain operations teams will be hustling to prep the slopes and lifts for whatever Mother Nature throws our way. Be sure to check back tomorrow morning for the latest updates on the storm and how it may affect lift operations. Get pumped – more powder is on the way!

Since we’ll be expecting this storm to hit hard and heavy, please come prepared for challenging road conditions. We're thinking HIGH CLEARANCE, WINTER READY 4-WHEEL DRIVE & AWD VEHICLES are more of a requirement than a recommendation.

We're serving breakfast in Cocoa's Cafe starting at 7:30 a.m. daily this season. Get an early start, beat the traffic and enjoy a hearty breakfast slopeside before hitting the hill. 

While all the new snow has our stoke levels high, please be aware that early season conditions exist. Watch for marked and unmarked hazards. And take it easy on the road.

ADDITIONAL LIFT & TERRAIN OPENINGS - The Sunrise and Outback lifts are scheduled to open for the season no later than Saturday. We have crews prepping both areas. You might notice Outback lift spinning from time to time - it's part of the preparation process. In the meantime, please obey all closure signs.

SUMMIT LIFT STATUS - Summit will look very inviting with a fresh blanket of snow and many of us are hungry to ski down from the top (including this author!) Our veteran folks in the operations department tell us that, in order to open Summit for the first time each season, they need three days of non-vicious weather. The work includes getting a snow cat up to the top, constructing the unloading area, digging out the top terminal, grooming the catchline and setting boundary lines. Unfortunately, we just didn't have enough time to get it all done before it starts snowin' & blowin' again tonight. But as soon as we see a longer break in the weather, we'll be on it. In the meantime, remember that the Summit climbing route is closed. Patrol will be skinning up periodically to do some avalanche reduction work in the bowl; it's not safe for anyone else to be up there until the lift is ready to ride.

Thanks for your patience... keep thinking snow... and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Snow Stake Cam

Snow Conditions

Mid Mountain Snowfall

Snowfall measured at 7,300' near the top of the Sunrise Express lift

0"
since 6am today
0"
24 Hour
14"
3 Day
26"
7 Day
126"
snowfall since Oct 1
57"
Snow Depth

West Village Base Snow Fall

Snowfall measured at 6,300' near the bottom of the Sunshine Accelerator lift

0"
since 6am today
0"
24 Hour
14"
3 Day
26"
7 Day
104"
snowfall since Oct 1
39"
Snow Depth

Primary Snow Surface

Secondary Snow Surface

New Snow Density


Weather

Live Temperatures

13°
Summit 9,000'
19°
Mid-mountain 7,775'
12°
Base Area 6,300'

NOAA Forecast (Full Report)

Today
Increasing Clouds
December 9
Snow
December 10
Snow

Mid-mountain Visibility

Good
Fair
Foggy

Mid-mountain Wind Gusts

Light
Moderate
Strong

Lifts & Terrain

Open
Closed
Scheduled
On Hold
Groomed AM
Groomed PM
Race/Event
  • Pine Marten 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    23 runs
    9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Leeway (lower)
    • Midway
    • Summit Crossover
    • Canyon (upper)
    • Coffee
    • Coffee West
    • Decaf / Bob Slot
    • Iceberg (lower)
    • Iceberg (upper)
    • Leeway (upper)
    • Nastar / Events Arena
    • Old Skyliner
    • Olympian
    • Red Shuttle
    • Thunderbird
    • West Boundary
    • Canyon (lower)
    • Grotto
    • Little Canyon
    • Pine Marten Trees
    • Red Liftline
    • Shorty
    • Tippy Toe
  • Sunshine Accelerator 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    3 runs
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Home Run
    • Milky Way
    • Sunshine
  • Skyliner 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    14 runs
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Avalanche (lower)
    • Summit Crossover
    • West Village Getback
    • Avalanche (upper)
    • Cliffhanger (lower)
    • Cliffhanger (middle)
    • Cliffhanger (upper)
    • Cliff's Run
    • Corkscrew
    • Dentist's Way
    • DSQ (lower)
    • DSQ (upper)
    • Olympian Shuttle
    • Skyliner Liftline
  • Sunrise Scheduled to open for the season on Saturday
    6 runs
    Scheduled to open for the season on Saturday
    • Carnival (lower)
    • I-5 (middle)
    • Marshmallow
    • Ski School Road
    • West Village Getback
    • Rooster Tail
  • Cloudchaser
    19 runs
    • Cloudchaser Access
    • Jet Stream
    • Bluebird
    • Carnival (upper)
    • Cirrus
    • Clarks Jay
    • Cloudchaser Crossover
    • Convergence
    • Convergence Zone
    • Flying Dutchman (upper)
    • Hemlock
    • High Pressure
    • I-5 (upper)
    • Low Pressure
    • Pine Cone
    • Sun Dog
    • Wanoga
    • White Bark
    • The Low East
  • Outback Scheduled to open for the season no later than Saturday
    12 runs
    Scheduled to open for the season no later than Saturday
    • Aussie's Alley
    • Bushwacker
    • Downunder
    • Downunder West (lower)
    • Ed's Garden (lower)
    • Ed's Garden (upper)
    • Kangaroo (lower)
    • Kangaroo (upper)
    • Melbourne
    • Outback Way
    • Boomerang
    • Downunder West (upper)
  • Northwest
    19 runs
    • Chadalak
    • Fish Hawk's Wing
    • Huckleberry Picker
    • Northwest Connection
    • Northwest Crossover
    • Osprey Way (lower)
    • Sparks Lake Run (lower)
    • Atkeson's Zoom
    • Brookie's Run
    • Devil's Backbone (lower)
    • Devil's Backbone (upper east)
    • Devil's Backbone (upper west)
    • Lava Flow
    • Osprey Way (middle)
    • Osprey Way (upper)
    • Snapshot Alley
    • Sparks Lake Run (middle)
    • Sparks Lake Run (upper)
    • West Bowls & Glades
  • Summit
    14 runs
    • Beverly Hills
    • Bev's East
    • Catchline (west)
    • East Healy
    • Healy Heights
    • Sunrise Getback (outer)
    • The Upper East
    • Wanoga Way
    • Cow's Face
    • West Ridge Area
    • West Ridge Run
    • Backside Bowls & Glades
    • Cirque Bowl
    • Peak Hike & Pinnacle Chutes
  • Carrousel Chair
    1 runs
    • Carrousel
  • Rainbow Chair
    3 runs
    • I-5 (lower)
    • Sunrise Getback (inner)
    • Flying Dutchman (lower)
  • Red Chair Available if needed
    0 runs
    Available if needed
  • Hike Zone Cinder Cone Route open; all other areas closed to hiking
    2 runs
    Cinder Cone Route open; all other areas closed to hiking
    • Cinder Cone Route
    • Summit Climbing Route
Open
Closed
On Hold
Groomed AM
Groomed PM
Race/Event
  • Events Arena
  • Halfpipe
  • Cannon Beach
  • Pacific City
  • Seaside
  • The Point
  • Short Sands
Open
Closed
Groomed AM
Groomed PM
  • Beginner's Luck
    Skate and Classic
    0.5 km
  • Dutchman's Loop
    Skate and Classic
    1 km
  • First Time Around
    Skate and Classic
    0.3 km
  • Warm Up
    Skate and Classic
    0.2 km
  • Devecka's Dive (Upper)
    Skate and Classic
    4 km
  • Easy Back
    6 km
  • Rich's Range Route
    2.5 km
  • Woody's Way
    Skate and Classic
    7 km
  • ZigZag
    6 km
  • Blue Jay's Way
    Skate and Classic
    2.5 km
  • Devecka's Dive (Lower)
    4 km
  • Leslie's Lunge
    10 km
  • Oli's Alley
    12 km
  • Easy Up
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Screamer
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Old Maid
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • New Blue Jay's
    0 km
  • Todd Creek
    0 km
  • Waterfall
    0 km

Lodges, Parking, Services & Activities

  • West Village Base Area
    • Parking
    • Restrooms
    • Cocoa's Cafe
    • Clearing Rock Bar
    • Pinnacles
    • Tickets / Passes
    • Gravity Sports Retail Shop
    • Demo Shop
    • Rental Shop
    • Repair / Tuning Shop
    • Otter Mountain Childcare
    • Gravity School
    • Nordic Center
    • Snowblast Tubing Park
  • Junior Race Center
    • Parking
    • Restrooms
    • Tickets / Passes
    • The Mart
  • Pine Marten Lodge
    • Restrooms
    • Pinnacles
    • Scapolo's
    • Sparks Cafe
  • Sunrise Base Area
    • Parking
    • Restrooms
    • Sunrise Cafe
    • Sun Bar
    • Tickets / Passes
    • Rental Shop
    • Gravity School
    • Sled Dog Rides

Two full shifts of grooming crews are scheduled most nights. On the first (PM) shift, runs are groomed between 4pm and 12am. On the second (AM) shift, runs are groomed between 12am and 8am. Please understand that during snowstorms, runs groomed on either shift may have additional snow accumulation.