On the final day of summer, Central Oregon saw the first sign that ski season is getting closer.
The first snow was spotted on the Mid-Mountain web camera at Mt. Bachelor.
Mt. Bachelor ski area announced Thursday it is shooting for a Nov. 24 opening. That’s the day after Thanksgiving.
One of the big features coming this season is the new six-pack, high-speed Skyliner chairlift. Mt. Bachelor said the lift will increase uphill capacity and reliability in tough weather. It will open in December.
Additionally, the Northwest Express lift has a rebuilt motor and the Outback Express lift has had its electric motor replaced. And the Northwest and Little Pine lifts had their haul ropes replaced.
The resort says there is one week left to save up to $260 on a season pass before prices go up Sept. 28.