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Mt. Bachelor Fares Better Than Most Resorts For Snow

<p>Snow at Mt. Bachelor Jan. 8.</p>

Snow at Mt. Bachelor Jan. 8.

Much of the Northwest has very low snowpack right now. But Mt. Bachelor near Bend is faring better than most western ski resorts.

After a bit of snow over the weekend, Mt. Bachelor now has the third deepest snowpack of any U.S. resort. That's according to On The Snow, a website that tracks resort conditions across the country.

"Our snowpack is holding up really well," said Drew Jackson, marketing director for Mt. Bachelor. "It's been a bit of a skimpy snow season throughout the Pacific Northwest of course, but considering that Mt. Bachelor's elevation is a bit higher than most other ski areas that's allowed us to get more snow, and to hold on to more it."

Jackson said he's seeing more visitors from far away who don't have snow at home.

Some of Oregon's lower elevation ski areas like Hoodoo and Mt. Ashland have been closed for lack of snow. Mt. Ashland resort says it hopes to reopen again before the end of the season should another winter storm come through.

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Amanda Peacher