Big Snowfall A Boon For Ski Areas
After 5 to 6 feet of snow fell last week in the Central Oregon Cascades, ski areas in the region are set up for a potentially stellar late-winter and spring season.
Hoodoo ski area near Sisters boasts a snowpack of 104 inches after it received about 60 inches of snowfall last week. Some winters, Hoodoo does not even reach 60 inches for the entire season.
“Last year I don’t think we ever went over 70 inches,” says Hoodoo general manager Matthew McFarland. “This is definitely a turn for the better. The snow has just been coming, and coming and coming, And like everybody in Bend, we started getting buried at the same time. It was around-the-clock digging and shoveling. This is just beautiful. We love it, just love it.”