So far, so good. Fresh snow keeps falling in the Cascades, perhaps ahead of the normal seasonal pattern, and that meant the second CONC ski outing of the season on Sunday, Nov. 5.
“We had eight folks who headed up with the intention of skiing at Dutchman Flat,” says group leader Susan Sullivan. “Turned out that the sno-park wasn’t plowed, so we went to the Nordic center instead.
“Full conditions in the parking lot — blowing and drifting snow! One of the cars in our group had to get pulled out of a drift. Conditions were better once we got on the trail. We skied in the Nordic area since it is still closed. It was a good-early season shakedown cruise of a ski trip.”
Skier Shari Hogshead adds, “It was a blizzard when we arrived and the parking lot was a mess — partially plowed with big berms to run into. You could hardly see anything. It was much better on the way home, but we did see one SUV that had spun off the road on our way back. Anyway, we got out of the wind on the trails and skied in that foot of beautiful snow.”
Mt. Bachelor’s website is currently showing roughly five feet of snowfall since Oct. 1 and a base depth of 23 inches.
(Photos by Susan Sullivan)