December 20, 2017

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Holiday Conditions Update December 2017

The snow finally came!  Here are the details:

Highway 20 is still plowed to Silverstar gate 7 miles west of Mazama.

The high country received between 2-3 feet of snow in the past 2 days and conditions are DEEP!  Backcountry skiers were finding a weak layer within the new storm snow and it was even stepping down to a crust layer.  Avalanches were running naturally as well as skier triggered.  Be sure to read up on the NWAC report and be conservative while these layers settle out. 

Delancy Ridge is accessible from the Silverstar Gate parking and allows for BC skiing without a snowmobile.

All of the Methow Trails in Mazama are now groomed and open with good skate and classic tracks.

Hart's Pass is open and good for snowmobile traffic.

There is some ice forming in Mazama.  The Standard and Gate Creek both have ice as well as the Czech Gully.  I'm not saying its fat and getting climbed a lot but ice is forming and if temps are as forecasted (cold!) this week then we'll be climbing ice for Christmas.

The snow is slow and soft for fat biking at the moment but I'm sure conditions will improve as the compaction increases and temps drop.

The Goat's Beard has everything you need for your winter adventures from the latest AT boots, bindings, skins, beacons, shovels, and the best skis from DPS and Voile.  

Micki has curated an excellent collection of clothing for your everyday wear and great outdoor and nordic apparel.  We have fun new base layers from Kari Traa and all of our Ibex is 25% off!

Stop by or call and we can help plan your winter vacation.

Hours 8-6 Daily starting Friday 12-22



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Kary Langer
Kary Langer

May 05, 2018

You guys rock ! I need to come
And visit someday -

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