Oregon Ski Area Extends Season By Two Weeks
A southern Oregon ski area will extend its season. Find out more here.
By Ian Wood / Unofficial Networks
Significant snowfall in Western North America means that a lot of ski resorts will be extending their season. KTVL reports that Mt. Ashland Ski Area in Oregon announced they’ll be extending their season by two weeks. Their new projected closing date is April 23rd. This is thanks to a 122-inch snowpack depth at their mid-station and summit, and a total season snowfall of 278″.
They’ve been able to surpass their all-time record visitation for a season of 106,003 visits with 106,762 visits based on their last recorded total.
Andrew Gast, who…
I-84 remains closed in both directions in Eastern Oregon: Snow, ice, spun-out trucks
I-84 in Eastern Oregon is closed in both directions this morning. Find out more here.
KATU, LA GRANDE, Ore. — Friday morning I-84 was closed in both directions between Exit 265 and Exit 304 due to winter weather conditions, including multiple commercial trucks that had spun out on the ice and blocked the road.
ODOT said crews had been working through the night to clear away the blocking vehicles and get the interstate open for traffic.
By 8 a.m. ODOT said that many of the trucks blocking lanes have been moved, and that crews were plowing routes to prepare for opening the lanes.
Mt. Hood Meadows aiming for a Thanksgiving weekend opening
Mt. Hood Meadows has announced a November 25th opening! Learn more here.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Ski and snowboard lovers are rejoicing today. Mt. Hood Meadows have announced that they plan to open on November 25.
Thanks to an early season storm, Meadows received 17 inches of snow, bringing their base to 23 inches.
The resort says they will supplement the base area by taking the snow from the parking lot and adding it on top of the snow that fell this week.
Officials say more snow fell on the middle part of Mt. Hood, while the upper mountain took the full force of last week’s storm.
Winds were sustained above hurricane-force winds and saw gusts…
Welcome late-season snow has flip side, delays opening some Deschutes NF campgrounds
Late-season snow fall will affect the openings of some campgrounds. Learn more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Recent late-season storms have brought much-needed snow to the Deschutes National Forest’s upper elevations. However, Forest Service officials said Tuesday the heavy snowfall has also affected the ability to conduct annual preseason safety inspections, maintenance and repairs and hazard tree removal in some campgrounds.
Traditionally, a number of campgrounds in the Crane Prairie and Wickiup Reservoir areas open in time to coincide with the start of the annual fishing season.
“While fishing season opens Friday, April 22, snow impacts have prevented our campground concessionaire from completing critical hazard tree removal work and maintenance at these facilities,” the statement said.
Campgrounds in those…
Did Oregon’s rare April snow break weather records? Yep, here’s a fewOregon’s April snow broke weather records. Find out more here. By The Oregonian/OregonLive.com
The chance of measurable snow on the floor of the Willamette Valley goes down considerably by April. Snow in the hills? Sure. But it is “very rare” for snow to fall down to the valley floor, as it did April 11, 2022, the National Weather Service said.
In much of the Portland/Vancouver metro area, this is the latest measurable snow in the spring. Here is the record report from the Portland weather service office for Monday’s snow:
For PORTLAND AIRPORT (1941-2022), this snow was…
** Most ever in the month of April,…