December 18, 2015


As Good as it Gets? Conditions 12-18-15


Conditions for all winter activities around Mazama are fantastic and only seem to be improving!  We have received another foot of snow on the valley floor this week and more than that on WA Pass.  Here are the details:

Highway 20 closed at Early Winters Gate 1 mile west of Mazama

All Nordic trails are groomed and in great shape with level platforms and firm bases after some colder temps.

WA Pass settled snow depth 90" with over a foot of fresh snow in the past 4 days so surface conditions are deep powder.  Reports of some wind stiffening on north aspects but generally fantastic backcountry conditions.  As always, be cautious in avalanche terrain and check with NWAC for current avalanche forecasts.

Highway 20 is smooth to the Silverstar Gate but gets very bumpy above that point.

Last report is that there are still trees across the Hart's Pass road but snowmobiles seem to be getting past (anyone want to take a saw up there?).

Forecast is for another foot of snow coming in smaller increments this week but should keep things fresh.  Temperatures remain in the 20's all week - perfect!

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