Oregon Ski Areas Hungry For Snow
In preparation for heavy snow on the East Coast, airlines have canceled flights and officials have declared states of emergency. At the same time, Oregon ski resorts are facing a winter with little snow.
Willamette Pass resort’s homepage says simply: “Keep praying for snow.” Both it and Hoodoo opened for a handful of days early this season, but have been closed since. Still, there are some bright spots in Oregon:
:Berg: “We’re so lucky to have Mt. Bachelor, Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline where they have three, four, five feet of snow. It really makes a difference.”
That’s Dave Berg, owner of Berg’s ski and snowboard shop in Eugene.
Berg: “But to have the local areas without any snow makes a lot of difference to the newer skiers who don’t want to travel over to Bend or up to Mt. Hood.”
Berg says they’ve had a drop in rentals, but have expanded their bus service to the open ski areas. The 10-day forecast is for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.