Mt. Bachelor Hit With Four Feet of Snow

133 Inches Received in December Alone

Bend, Ore. — December 29, 2003 —Mt. Bachelor has now received 197 inches of snow this season with the latest storm bringing 46 inches over a two-day period giving the resort one of the deepest snow bases among major North American resorts.

“Temperatures dropped into the teens on Saturday, the skies started dumping and didn’t let up until today,” said mountain spokesman Chris Johnston. “It looks like the snow will slow down for a couple of days, but should kick in again on Wednesday.”

According to Bend locals, this storm is the most severe they’ve seen in 10 years meaning great conditions for skiers and snowboarders. Meanwhile, guests at Mt. Bachelor are taking advantage of short lift lines and thousands of acres of untouched terrain.

“I hit the slopes today a little after Noon and found plenty of fresh tracks off of the Northwest Express chair,” Johnston said. “The holidays are in full swing, but it’s not too late to make reservations at one of our local lodging sites and get some fresh tracks.”

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Mt. Bachelor is in the Cascade Mountain Range just 22 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon. Ski Magazine readers again ranked Mt. Bachelor’s lifts best in North America. TransWorld Snowboard magazine readers rate Mt. Bachelor one of the Top 5 resorts in North America. 3,683 acres of terrain surround the classic cone-shaped peak of 9,065 feet. Mt. Bachelor receives 350 inches of light, dry snow each year.