Anthony Lakes hoping for snow

By Observer staff November 29, 2013 11:49 am

A stubborn dry weather pattern will deprive skiers of a post-Thanksgiving powder run at Anthony Lakes Ski Area.

But one more big storm might be enough to kick off the skiing and snowboarding season.

And that storm could be brewing in the North Pacific while we’re gobbling turkey, poised to barge in next week.

“We’re just waiting for another good storm,” Chelsea McLagan, marketing director at the resort in the Elkhorn Mountains west of North Powder, said Tuesday afternoon.

“I think we’re all getting pretty anxious.”

Until mid-November the weather had been generous.

Even after more than a week of dry weather there’s still a snow base of about 12 inches at the lodge, and 18 inches at the top of the mountain, McLagan said.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a chance of snow as soon as Friday night, with an increasing chance of snow early next week.

If sufficient snow falls, Anthony Lakes could open on Dec. 7 McLagan said.

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