Mt.Bachelor Opening Day 2012

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 in 2012/2013, Northwest, Tyler Davis, Videos
Mt.Bachelor Opening Day 2012

Along with most of the Northwest ski resorts, Mt. Bachelor opened for the season this Thanksgiving, 2012.  A big system pushed into the Northwest days before the holiday weekend.  A mixed bag of weather left the ski community cringing but in the end, the cold weather finished thing off with a bang.

Ben Ipsen and I drove to Bend on Wednesday night and hit Bachelor perfectly the next morning.  There was about three feet of fresh snow form the past storm.  Winds had done a nice job of packing the snow down and creating a base.  Besides Bachelor being pretty flat, we found great turns throughout the day and rode some mid-weight, nice snow.  Bachelor has the type of terrain where you sneak behind a tree and find a few great turns then power out, building up speed for the next interesting looking pocket.  I found my turns and then some turkey.  I’m very thankful for both.