Foot of snow at Timberline Lodge, another on the way

The Cascades are seeing the first significant snowfall of the season

Early season snow at Government Camp on Mount Hood, October 12, 2017 (KOIN)
Early season snow at Government Camp on Mount Hood, October 12, 2017 (KOIN)

MT. HOOD, Ore. (KOIN) — Timberline Lodge has received a foot of snow in the last 24 hours, with another foot on the way.

Santiam Pass has been dumping snow all Thursday morning, KOIN 6 News meteorologist Joseph Dames reports. Heavy snow is likely for the ski resorts through Friday.

The Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood announced Thursday that, weather permitting, they’re opening the Pucci Chairlift on Friday for one day only from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Palmer Chairlift, which opened on Oct. 8, becoming the first ski resort to open in North America, will also be open on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Snow was falling at Mt. Hood Meadows as well.

This is all happening a few weeks earlier than historical average. We will dry out and warm up over the weekend.