5-8" of new snow falling in Government Camp Thursday, into Frida - KPTV - FOX 12

5-8" of new snow falling in Government Camp Thursday, into Friday morning

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Several inches of new snow falling at Government Camp Several inches of new snow falling at Government Camp
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The snow just keeps falling on Mt. Hood, and now it’s back down to pass level where 5-8" of fresh powder was expected to fall Thursday and into Friday morning in Government Camp.

“This is incredible, this is a lot of snow, so we’re having a great time,” Harold Lederer told Fox 12.

Lederer and his family came up to the mountain Wednesday to enjoy a few days of snowboarding and skiing, and spent Thursday at Timberline.

“It was snowing most of the day, most of this afternoon and we had to get out of there and come back down the hill because there were some cars that were not doing too well coming down that hill,” he added.

In terms of snowpack, it’s been the best winter in three years on Mt. Hood so far – and the season is far from over.

“Just add snow on Mt. Hood and you’ve got business,” Betsy Valian said.

Valian’s husband, Bud, started Valians’s Ski Shop in downtown Government Camp almost 50 years ago.

She said the snow brought in over 100 customers Thursday alone – and the weekends are far busier.

“It’s doing just what it should in a normal snow year, so let’s keep our fingers crossed,” she added.

Daniel Jeremiah didn’t mind the snowfall either; he captured the winter wonderland through the lens of his camera.

“This is cool for me, I’ve actually never been around this much snow, ever,” Jeremiah said.

Jeremiah is from Roseburg, and was visiting Government Camp as part of a film crew for the first time in his life Thursday.

He couldn’t have picked a more perfect day.

“We came up here and were hoping to get decent weather and we filmed all day, we started at 7am and we haven’t stopped,” he said.  “Everyone keeps telling me you’re here on a unicorn day because it’s beautiful.”

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