Conditions & Operations updates details in the Snow Report

Snow Report

February 3, 2023

Last Updated 2:52 PM

CURRENT TEMPS

30°F -1°C

HEATHER MEADOWS

27°F -3°C

PAN DOME

OBSERVED CONDITIONS

Winds

Moderate

WEATHER

Snow flurries

SLOPE CONDITIONS

Packed powder/machine groomed

SNOWFALL

0 0cm

NEW SNOW

0 0cm

24 HR

0 0cm

48 HR

SNOWBASE

HEATHER
MEADOWS

98 248cm

109 276cm

PAN
DOME

ELEVATIONS:

  • PAN DOME: 5,020 FT
  • HEATHER MEADOWS: 4,210 FT
  • WHITE SALMON: 3,630 FT

Alert – the storm came in today at about 1:00 with wind and snow. Right now we’re forecasted for 8” overnight and 4-5” more during the day on Saturday with snow levels at 3000-3500’, so get ready for some nice new soft snow!

The Legendary Banked Slalom started today and the course is absolutely Legendary. We heard finishing comments along the lines of “Wow! I made it!” or “That was hard, my legs are on fire!” and “I only fell once!” Today was the first day of qualifiers. Racers run tomorrow as another qualifying run – they’ll take the fastest run and see if that will qualify them for Sunday’s finals.

Daily Operations

Both Heather Meadows & White Salmon Base Areas open · 9:00am-3:30pm

Lift Status

No reservations needed

White Salmon/Shuksan Side Status
Chair 5 Open
Chair 7 Open
Chair 8 Open
White Salmon
Handle Tow (HT-2)
Closed
Heather Meadows/Pan Dome Status
Chair 1 Open
Chair 2 Open
Chair 3/4 Open
Chair 6 Open
Heather Meadows
Handle Tow (HT-1)
Open

Parking & Lodge Operations

Facility Heather MeadowsBase Area White SalmonBase Area Raven HutMid-Mountain Lodge
Lodges Open Open Open
Parking Lot Open once snow removal & other operations prep completed, no earlier than 8am, closes 11pm Open once snow removal & other operations prep completed, closes 10pm Not Applicable
HWY Parking 542 Open 7am - 7pm Not Applicable
Overnight Parking Limited availability, reservations required Limited availability, reservations required Not Applicable

Advisories

Ski Area Closed For the Season

1. Ski area work may be performed at any time, including but not limited to heavy equipment use, vehicle operation, chairlift maintenance operations, ski run maintenance and facility maintenance. It is your responsibility to stay away from, and not interfere with, any equipment, machinery, or work zones. DO NOT ENTER any restricted areas or work zones.

Unusually Cold Temperatures

To reduce risk of frostbite or hypothermia, cover exposed skin, dress in protective clothing layers, take frequent warming breaks. Watch for signs of frostbite or hypothermia.

Deep Snow Advisory

Deep Snow & Tree Well Advisory

Snow suffocation hazard due to deep snow immersion and/or tree wells may exist

  • AVOID TREE WELLS and KEEP YOUR PARTNER IN SIGHT
  • NEED HELP? Contact Mt. Baker Ski Patrol
  • (360) 300-7070
  • Call on Personal Radio: Channel 9 Code 11
  • Be advised: Your transmission is affected by terrain
Icy Condtions Advisory

Icy Conditions Advisory

  • USE EXTRA CAUTION
  • ICY CONDITIONS
  • Icy Conditions Exist In Some Areas
  • SKI & RIDE WITH EXTRA CAUTION & CARE ON STEEP & SHADED AREAS
Ski Area Closed Advisory

Area Closed for the Season Advisory

  • Ski area work may be performed at any time, including but not limited to heavy equipment use, vehicle operation, chairlift maintenance operations, ski run maintenance and facility maintenance. It is your responsibility to stay away from, and not interfere with, any equipment, machinery, or work zones. DO NOT ENTER any restricted areas or work zones.
  • FACILITIES ARE NOT MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC USE.
  • MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENT HAZARDS EXIST AT ALL TIMES THAT MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
  • The ski area exists on National Forest land and should you choose to enter this area, you are entering UNCONTROLLED, UNPATROLLED NATIONAL FOREST AREA ZONE and IT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
  • View Full Ski Area Closed Advisory Policy
Variable Snow Base Advisory

Variable Snow Base Advisory

  • USE EXTRA CAUTION
  • VARIABLE SNOW BASE
  • Possible creeks, rocks, sticks, sudden variations in terrain, snow, sub-terrain, steep dips and other hazards and obstacles
  • Snow base and conditions vary with elevation, terrain, aspect and usage.
  • SKI & RIDE WITH EXTRA CAUTION & AWARENESS
Advisory_Extreme

NWAC Extreme Avalanche Advisory

  • Mt. Baker Ski Patrol will NOT RESPOND for rescue
  • BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE DANGER RATING
  • 5 Extreme : AVOID ALL AVALANCHE TERRAIN
  • Avalanche danger rating levels are only GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR THE CASCADES BELOW 7,000 FEET
  • May vary hourly for Mt. Baker backcountry conditions
Advisory_High

NWAC High Avalanche Advisory

  • Mt. Baker Ski Patrol will NOT RESPOND for rescue
  • BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE DANGER RATING
  • 4 High : Very dangerous avalanche conditions. Travel in avalanche terrain NOT recommended.
  • Avalanche danger rating levels are only GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR THE CASCADES BELOW 7,000 FEET
  • May vary hourly for Mt. Baker backcountry conditions
  • Visit NWAC website for full information.
Treewell Hazard Advisory

Tree Well Hazard Advisory

  • Snow suffocation hazard due to tree wells may exist
  • AVOID TREE WELLS and KEEP YOUR PARTNER IN SIGHT
  • NEED HELP? Contact Mt. Baker Ski Patrol
  • (360) 300-7070
  • Call on Personal Radio: Channel 9 Code 11
  • Be advised: Your transmission is affected by terrain

Here are a few of the generous sponsors who are supporting the 35th Legendary Banked Slalom! Come meet our sponsors at the LBS Demo Days on Saturday and Sunday in the White Salmon Base Area next to Chair 7. Sponsors will be on site showcasing their latest and greatest goods. Demo a board, test a pair of bindings, and sample some tasty treats all thanks to our great sponsors. Details available on our Banked Slalom website.