The upper mountain has 11" of new snowfall and 24” in the last four days. It is wind-loaded and resting on weak layers. Real avalanche hazards exist. Eaglecrest is backcountry when we are not operating, and there has not been any avalanche control work in the ski area. Stay home if you do not have backcountry skills, equipment, and knowledge!
We’ve now had ten consecutive days with snowfall. The ten-day snow total is now 36" at the summit and 15" at the base. This is the good news! Here is the bad...
The National Weather Service is calling lots of rain coming our way, even in the highest elevations. The forecast discussion reads ominously, and I quote, "atmospheric river scenarios with high rainfall totals for the foreseeable future." Our snowmaking base is resilient and this is among the deepest preseason snowpacks we've had, but this is not an ideal start to December after such a snowy November! We'll be keeping a close eye on it. Stay tuned for more updates.
Opening Day is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, and if we can survive the early part of next week, we should have one of the largest terrain openings ever at Eaglecrest! Learn more about operational changes at skieaglecrest.com/covid19. Thanks for checking in with us, and remember to wear a face covering, treat your vehicle as your lodge, and please be respectful!
If you visit the mountain, please use caution, hike at your own risk, and avoid snowmaking equipment, hoses, and cables. We reserve the right to suspend access at any time for ski patrol or mountain operations. Check the new "Uphill Status" section at skieaglecrest.com/conditions.