If you live in Bend and haven't been outside lately, let me fill you in on something: it is incredibly, insanely, mind-blowingly windy out there.
And that same wind has caused Mt. Bachelor to announce this morning that they will not be opening for the season tomorrow, as previously planned. The winds are even higher up there on the mountain than here in town and are forecast to continue tomorrow. With that in mind, Mt. Bachelor is planning on opening on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, when the weather is looking far less threatening.
According to communications manager Andy Goggins, winds are expected to top out at 85mph at the top of Pine Marten tomorrow. Yikes. He's calling this "one of the worst wind storms we've seen in recent history."
Considering you'd be getting your face blown in if you were up there, it's probably a good thing the mountain decided to wait. And on the plus side, Mt. B got hammered with another foot of snow over the last 24 hours, pushing the base up to 37 inches.