The massive winter blizzard quaint spring storm that ripped across the Cascades yesterday and last night dumped nearly a foot of snow on Mt. Bachelor, tipping the annual snowfall amount past the previous record.
As of this morning, 613 inches of snow had fallen on the mountain since the white stuff began dropping from the sky in October. The previous record was 606 inches, set in the winter of 1998-1999. The record is for "snowfall" -- the amount of total snow that has reached the ground -- not a record for deepest base.
And from the looks of the above photo from this morning, it looks like more than a few locals ditched the office this morning to get in on the mid-spring powder.
The mountain switched to spring operating hours yesterday, meaning only the Skyliner, Pine Marten and Summit chairs will be running between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.