Snow Continues to Pound Mountain Passes

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The Cascades continued to see about a foot of snow Tuesday. Winds weren’t as high, but conditions were still challenging for drivers. It’s a lot whiter out there and the ground is slicker, after the pass saw another foot of snow overnight Monday night. There were significantly less passenger cars on … Continue reading »

Layer of New Snow at Willamette Pass

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The colder weather and snow is a welcome sight for those in higher elevations. At the Willamette Pass Ski Resort, flakes started falling around 2 p.m. Tuesday and continued Wednesday, although light. But every little bit counts to get the park open. “This morning we are moving some snow around, putting … Continue reading »

2012 Ski Swap Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Want to get a deal on some new or next-to-new ski equipment? Friday’s your chance when the annual Ski Swap starts at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Through Friday afternoon, local ski patrolers are collecting gear for consignment. Twenty percent of the money from sales goes to the Santiam Pass, Backcountry and award-winning … Continue reading »

First Snow Falls on Willamette Pass

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — While the valley dealt with hail, winds and rain, about four inches of snow landed on the passes overnight. The base of the Willamette Pass Ski Resort is at about 5,100 elevation, but snow on the pass starts at a way lower elevation. There was about four inches on the ground … Continue reading »

Late Spring Snow Falls on Mountain Passes

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The unofficial start to summer got off to a chilling start. Some folks woke up Friday morning to three inches of snow at Willamette Pass. People living in the area say the weather in the region can be pretty unpredictable. So despite being so close to June and summer, many weren’t … Continue reading »

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