Conditions Report

Tuesday January 17, 2017 Last update 03:43 p.m.


Mother Nature has got her nose to the grindstone, brewing up a multi-day storm event for us this week. Luckily, we were able to squeeze in one more relatively clear, groomer-ripping day before the predicted precipitation hit us right as lifts stopped spinning this afternoon. The forecast calls for wet weather accompanied by high winds to carry on through Wednesday. If you need to play catch up at the office or rest your legs from ripping those hard and fast groomers all week, tomorrow is your day. Colder temps bring snow levels down to 4,000 feet by Thursday morning, and then we get a short breather before substantial, heavy snowfall hammers the mountain throughout the weekend. Given the pending conditions, we plan to be running with limited operations for Wednesday and will not be conducting our usual grooming routine overnight. Keeping our snowcats off the slopes will allow the snow to properly absorb the moisture and help to preserve the overall snowpack. Be sure to check back tomorrow morning for the latest update on lifts and operations. For those of you that are completely unphased by the elements, live for days where you have the mountain to yourself, and don't mind rocking that Pacific Northwest tuxedo of head-to-toe Gore-Tex...you'll have a ball. 

Snowstake Base Area

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
0"
3 Day
5"
7 Day
306"
snowfall since Oct 1
112"
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
0"
3 Day
5"
7 Day
281"
snowfall since Oct 1
90"
Snow Depth

Primary Snow Surface

Secondary Snow Surface

New Snow Density


Weather

Live Temperatures

27°
Summit 9,000'
31°
Mid-mountain 7,775'
32°
Base Area 6,300'

NOAA Forecast (Full Report)

Today
Rain
January 19
Rain
January 20
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 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    22 runs
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • 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
    • 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 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    6 runs
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Carnival (lower)
    • I-5 (middle)
    • Marshmallow
    • Ski School Road
    • West Village Getback
    • Rooster Tail
  • Cloudchaser Scheduled to open if conditions permit.
    19 runs
    Scheduled to open if conditions permit.
    • 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 Unlikely to open Wednesday due to weather.
    12 runs
    Unlikely to open Wednesday due to weather.
    • 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 Unlikely to open Wednesday due to weather.
    19 runs
    Unlikely to open Wednesday due to weather.
    • 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 Closed Wednesday due to weather.
    14 runs
    Closed Wednesday due to weather.
    • 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 Thursday through Sundays.
    1 runs
    Thursday through Sundays.
    • Carrousel
  • Rainbow Chair Under construction
    3 runs
    Under construction
    • I-5 (lower)
    • Sunrise Getback (inner)
    • Flying Dutchman (lower)
  • Red Chair Available if needed as backup to Pine Marten.
    0 runs
    Available if needed as backup to Pine Marten.
  • Hike Zone Cinder Cone Route open all days/hours; the entire east side Summit route is closed bottom-to-top until further notice due to Rainbow lift construction
    2 runs
    Cinder Cone Route open all days/hours; the entire east side Summit route is closed bottom-to-top until further notice due to Rainbow lift construction
    • 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
  • Warm Up
    Skate and Classic
    0.2 km
  • Dutchman's Loop
    Skate and Classic
    1 km
  • Beginner's Luck
    Skate and Classic
    0.5 km
  • First Time Around
    Skate and Classic
    0.3 km
  • Soccer Field
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Oval
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Common Corridor
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Easy Up
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Screamer
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Woody's Way
    Skate and Classic
    7 km
  • Devecka's Dive (Upper)
    Skate and Classic
    4 km
  • Easy Back
    Skate and Classic
    6 km
  • ZigZag
    Skate and Classic
    6 km
  • Blue Jay's Way
    Skate and Classic
    2.5 km
  • Rich's Range Route
    Skate and Classic
    2.5 km
  • Old Maid
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Waterfall
    Skate and Classic
    0 km
  • Devecka's Dive (Lower)
    Skate and Classic
    4 km
  • Leslie's Lunge
    Skate and Classic
    10 km
  • Oli's Alley
    Skate and Classic
    12 km
  • Todd Creek
    Skate and Classic
    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.