While December has not proven to be big on snow so far, things look to be changing!
The forecast is calling for 3-4 feet of snow above 3500' and 6-12" on the valley floor by Tuesday December 19! Just in time for the holidays! Here are the details:
Conditions Report for Mazama December 16, 2017
Hwy 20 remains plowed to Silverstar Gate, 7 miles west of Mazama.
Snow depth's at WA Pass have shrunk but the settled base is still skiing pretty well. Shaded areas out of the wind are skiing the best.
Delancy Ridge is accessible without a snowmobile and folks have reported good skiing up high on the ridge and the alder at the bottom is navigable.
Hart's Pass also has good skiing although reports say the road is bumpy.
Snow conditions are very stable but be cautious after the next round of snow as a surface hoar layer has been observed low in the valleys as well as well as in at 6000'.
Methow Trails has been doing an amazing job of grooming the little snow we currently have. Mazama has several trails open including Inn Run, Goat Wall Loop, Flagg Mtn Loop, and the Community Trail to the Freestone. Things should improve and be expanded with a bit more snow.
Klipchuck campground has been groomed for classic and skate and, although it isn't a long ski, it has great conditions.
Sun Mountain and the Rendezvous both have quality nordic skiing now too.
Snowshoer's can enjoy a tromp through the trees toward Cedar Falls off Hwy 20.
We've got something for everyone on your list this season from beautiful clothing to the latest backcountry ski gear. Stop by the Goat's Beard for what you need this winter season.