Hoodoo

Willamette Pass

After a late start, Willamette Pass opened Friday for regular season hours. Due to a lack of precipitation this season Willamette Pass had only been operating on weekends. They’ve also been restricted to using the lower part of the mountain.


Hoodoo Ski Area

Recent snow in Oregon’s mountains has some die hard skiers eager to hit the slopes.

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Mount Bachelor's Sunshine Accelerator lift is open. If mother nature behaves, the majority of lifts will be running by Wednesday.

Willamettepass.com

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.”