Mount Bachelor has been blessed with a lot of powder this season, and it's having a big impact on skier numbers. “We have about 240 inches of snow to date and we are in the midst of a pretty big dump right now. In terms of snow on the ground, people are getting pretty excited about that. Season Pass sales were up about 6% this year heading into this season.” Mount Bachelor's Andy Goggins says a healthy number of visitors are coming from around the northwest. Alana Audette of the Central Oregon Visitor's Association says lodging properties have reported an increase of from 2 to 14% as compared to the week before Christmas last year.