Reported on Feb 28th, 2015:
Lower Mountain (4,464ft/1,361m)
Friday and Saturday Nights Until 8:30pm
5 Parks, 14 Jumps, and 50 Jibs
Deep thoughts by Big Dave**:
11:00am The winds have died down and the sun is starting to warm things up. The views and corduroy are top notch right now. What a great day to be in the mountains!
8:00am Grab your camera and neck gaiter as you head out the door this morning. There isn't a cloud in the sky which means the views into Glacier National Park should be incredible today.
6:00am Today is the last chance to make turns in February and it looks like it is going to be a beautiful day on The Big Mountain. The winds are blowing 15mph out of the North right now so be sure to bundle up for a chilly ride up Chair 1 first thing this morning. We are expected sunshine and temperatures to climb into the low 20's by the afternoon.
The corduroy will be fantastic once again when you get here today. The crew was busy last night leaving behind over 45 runs with a fresh new surface on them. Ptarmigan Bowl, The Chute, Moose, Larch, Corkscrew, and Middle Fork were Just a few extras that were groomed last night.
Off groomed is skiing about the same so ski in control, pay attention, and utilize the bright sunshine as you negotiate the firm conditions. Today we will host The Smoking Aces Freestyle Tour with a Slopestyle Competition in the Fishbowl. The New Armory line is in and the park is in the best shape of the season.
Enjoy The Weekend! Big Dave
**This snow report is one person's subjective assessment of conditions at a single moment in time. The actual statistics of this report are input by 6am each day with various "story" updates throughout the morning & the daily snow reporter video shows up at 1pm. Always check with Ski Patrol if you need more information before you decide where you're going.
Today's Run Status
Chair 1 - Big Mountain Express
East Rim Face
North Face Bowl
Over the Hill Gang
Snow Making Ponds
Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express
Chair 3 - Tenderfoot
Chair 4 - Great Northern
Friends of Langley
Chair 5 - Glacier View
Chair 6 - Base Lodge
Chair 7 - Big Creek Express
Chair 8 - Hellroaring
Gray's Golf Course
Highway to Heaven
The Back 9
Chair 9 - Easy Rider
Chair 10 - Bad Rock
Chair 11 - Flower Point
One Grand Parade
Bigfoot T-Bar 2
Big Easy Carpet
Big Easy Carpet Area
Today's Open Lifts
|Chair 1 - Big Mountain Express (9:30am-4:00pm)|
|Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express (9:00am-4:00pm)|
|Chair 3 - Tenderfoot (9:00am-4:00pm)|
|Chair 6 - Base Lodge (9:00am-4:30pm)|
|Chair 7 - Big Creek Express (10:00am-3:30pm)|
|Chair 8 - Hellroaring (10:00am-4:00pm)|
|Chair 9 - Easy Rider (9:00am-4:00pm)|
|Chair 12 - Elk Highlands (10:00am-4:00pm)|
|Chair 11 - Flower Point (10:00am-3:15pm)|
|Chair 10 - Bad Rock (9:30am-4:00pm)|
|Bigfoot T-Bar 2 (10:00am-3:15pm)|
|Big Easy Carpet (9:00am-4:00pm)|
Skiing and snowboarding off the groomed runs and in deep powder snow is one of the most exciting and appealing parts of our sport. If you decide to leave the groomed trails, you are voluntarily accepting the risk of falling into tree wells or deep snow and suffocating.
A deep snow or tree well accident occurs when a rider or skier falls into an area of deep unconsolidated snow and becomes immobilized. The more the person struggles, the more entrapped in the snow they become. Deaths resulting from these kinds of accidents are referred to as a NARSID or Non-Avalanche Related Snow Immersion Death. Fortunately, these types of accidents are preventable.WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT TREE WELL & DEEP SNOW ACCIDENTS
1. Avoid Deep Snow & Tree Areas
2. Always Ski with a Partner and Keep Your Partner in Sight
3. Ski & Ride in Control and Defensively
4. Have a Plan to Survive
This abbreviated information is from http://www.deepsnowsafety.org. Please visit their website to learn more about tree well safety.