- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A sparse snowpack is closing an Oregon ski area 15 days early this month.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1EQtB2U) the Mt. Bachelor ski area won’t make it to its Memorial Day close date after receiving about half of its normal snowfall this season.

Officials say while this wasn’t a dry year, this is the earliest the mountain has closed since 1976-1977 when the resort was closed by April 30.

Mt. Bachelor had a fairly full season compared to some other areas in the state, like the Hoodoo Ski Area that was open for two weeks in January and Willamette Pass, which officially closed for the season in March after a couple of months of being open.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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