Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mount Bachelor Party

South Sister looming over freshly painted Red Chair

We're still waiting for snow to hit the lower elevation terrain in Oregon.  In the meantime, yesterday I returned to Mount Bachelor with my ski buddies for another round of preseason turns.  The resort is still not open, but we had a little of everything-- wind blown powder, bulletproof ice, and mashed potatoes.  A few of my photos are below.  For a detailed trip report, see Sam's writeup at the Kickturner.

Oh, and by the way, the Oregonist Blog now has a Twitter account.  Follow me at @OregonistBlog for the latest.

We set out at 9:30 am under the Mine Marten lift

Red Chair (the only lift I'm aware of that has its very own beer)

Dave and Marley below Pine Marten

Safety first

Spectacular rime ice formations... (not so spectacular to ski)

Mount Bachelor summit

Jake and Sam contemplating where to drop in

Mount Bachelor's summit plug

Sam leading the charge into the Cirque

After [Bachelor] party

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