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Conditions Report


Last Updated: 5:01pm on 01/18/2018.

Chair 1Closed
Chair 2Closed
Chair 3Closed
Chair 4Closed
LibTech's 100LAPS Rope TowClosed
Pika Peak Rope TowClosed
48 hrstracetracetrace
24 hrstracetracetrace
Wind28 mph-3 mph
Temp (°F)202830
Surface (?)---
Base Depth34"27"27"

Weather Updates

snowboarder on groomed run with columbia river in background
Jan 18 2018 5:54am

10:30am Update -- The skiing is better than expected. We got a few inches of very dense snow earlier this week that settled in between the bumps and has really smoothed out conditions off-piste. Be aware that this snow may be grabby in spots, so take caution in your choice to ski off-piste. Add in the more-or-less inch from this morning and that adds up to smooth, fast turns. The groomers are quite firm underneath the new snow, but this morning they were super fun as well. The air is cold, the sun is out, surfs up! -- A little squall has left us with a trace of new snow in the base area this morning. Temperatures are expected to fall throughout the day, so be prepared with extra layers. A smooth layer of new snow on top of the groomed surfaces this morning could make for some really fun turns to shake off the dust after two days off. -Kai

skier descending groomed slope with windy ridge and microwave in background
Jan 15 2018 5:42am

9:45am Update -- The cloud layer has actually moved up mountain today, likely due to the easterly winds. But the sun is out at the Summit and it really is a beautiful ride from the top. However, visibility deteriorates significantly as you descend into Bomber Bowl, Middle Tumwater and all Chair 3/4 terrain. -- Hey skiers and riders! Today will likely be a repeat of yesterday's conditions, sunny and soft in spots and cloudy and firm in others. The inversion appears to have strengthened somewhat since yesterday. Hopefully this slight change will force the clouds further down and out of the base area, but moderate winds from the east are working against us in that regard. Expect challenging visibility and please keep your speed in check as you approach Midway and all over the Lower Mountain. The high pressure ridge that has brought these unseasonably warm temperatures will continue east today, bringing colder temperatures and a chance of snow in the forecast for this evening and the rest of the week. I'm looking forward to seeing you out there to finish out this holiday weekend in style! -Kai

directional sign post at mission ridge summit
Jan 14 2018 5:51am

I expected the clouds to clear the Lower Mountain before 9am, but it has shown its persistence in making things very foggy from about Midway down. Visibility will be challenging until the fog clears. Expect water vapor to stick to your goggles as you ski out of the warm air into the cloud. Please keep your speed in check as you approach this transition zone. The snow surface is much firmer than yesterday morning, and should be perfect for a day of "spring-like" skiing in the sunny spots. It's warm and sunny on the Upper Mountain, so get yourself to the Summit for a selfie and then resume the Sunday cruise! -Kai


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