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Mt. Bachelor Ops Suspended For Rain

BEND, OR -- After more than a week's delay, Mt. Bachelor opened Saturday at 9 a.m. But the celebration was short-lived.

A storm delivered plenty of snow for the opening, and skiers and snowboarders were welcomed by a foot of fresh powder, free beer from Deschutes Brewery and live music.

However, operations were suspended Sunday, when rain moved in to the mountain and officials worried about possible flooding in some areas. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue through Wednesday.

Mt. Bachelor's Lauren Burke issued a statement, saying in part, "In order to preserve our snowpack for the season ahead, we will be limiting all disturbances on the snow surface and suspending operations through Tuesday." Conditions will be assessed each day, with the goal to reopen Wednesday morning, if possible. 

 

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