Here’s the latest from the mountain!
Base Depth: 22″
Past 7-Day Snow Total: 6″
Current Conditions: Powder and wind drift
Terrain Open: West Bowl, Meat Hill
Reminder: We reopen starting this Thursday, January 14!
Six inches of new snow fell in the past week at Bluebird, with below-zero temperatures keeping conditions light and fluffy. Due to our closure last week, fresh tracks will be abundant this Thursday.
Terrain has not changed dramatically since our last opening. Skier compaction and improved snowpack cohesion have reduced signs of instability such as persistent “whumpfing” and shooting cracks. With the long-range forecast calling for a shifting jet stream and a stormier second half of January, we have our fingers crossed and will open new zones as soon as possible.
The short-range forecast calls for blustery conditions Wednesday night into Thursday. Westerly winds could push the thermometer to 7 below on Wednesday night. Thursday will be partly sunny and windy, with a high around 15. Another storm rolling through the Northern mountains Saturday into Sunday could toss us a 3-6” refill. Prepare for the cold this week at Bluebird by layering wisely.
See you out there!