As winster strom Gerri makes it’s way across North America, potentially dropping a foot in downtown Chicago this weekend, it has already made its presence known out west. Reporting in from Mt. Bachelor, Lauren Burke sent over an email this morning.

“The biggest storm of the season is still in full effect with about 5 feet of snow in the last 7 days and over 2 feet in the last 24 hours. We have 5 lifts spinning today, but have experienced operational impacts and delays due to blizzard conditions, strong winds and heavy icing across the mountain. On Tuesday, we saw wind gusts over 100 mph and some of the more extreme conditions we’ve seen in the last 10 years. Multiple more feet of snow are in the forecast through Saturday which will allow us to expand terrain next week. Base depth is currently sitting at over 70” and will continue to increase through the weekend. Powder turns on the lower mountain are deep, light and plentiful – and there’s a lot more to come.” – Lauren Burke

Big storms means deep days ahead and longer seasons. Huge thanks to the crew up at Bachelor that is keeping it safe and running up there. Give a lift operator a high five next time you are about to sit down for us.

winter warning

While the early season lack of snow was a major topic of discussion, winter storms have officially started and are making waves across the country. Sad news from the recent storms coming out of CA yesterday as one man died in an inbounds avalanche at Palisades Tahoe yesterday, with others also caught but being rescued with non-fatal injuries.

Plenty more storms coming this winter. We will keep an eye out for you and hopefully we all have a “best day ever” scenario multiple times this season.