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BEND, OR -- Winter sports in Central Oregon are always popular during the holiday break, but tourism this season could be negatively impacted by current weather conditions. Mt. Bachelor has reported foggy and misty weather, as well as heavy overnight icy, in the past several days. Jean Nelson-Dean with Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests says visitors need to assess their own abilities before heading out.  

 

"Throughout the winter, we experience all sorts of conditions out on the snow. Some are not as ideal as others. The ice is not as much fun to be on, or to go cross country skiing, or snow shoeing or downhill skiing on," she tells KBND News.  

 

Dean adds, "Make sure you're not stretching yourself beyond your ability and then going too far and then having to turn around and come back exhausted. Just be prepared for the conditions and asses your skill, make sure you can handle what's out there." 

 

Mt. Bachelor officials believe weather conditions will continue to improve. 

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