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Snow Report


Reported on Feb 28th, 2015:


Patrol: 406.862.2940

Summit (6,817ft/2,078m)     Printable Report  Winter Uphill Travel Policy  

Overnight Snow 0"/0cm
Settled Base 72"/183cm
Total to Date 189"/481cm
Temperature 8°F /-13°C
24hr Snow 0"/0cm
7 Day Snow 1"/3cm
Current Conditions Clear
Visibility/Wind Good - 5 N

Lower Mountain (4,464ft/1,361m)

Overnight Snow 0"/0cm
Village Settled 29"/74cm
Total to Date 125"/318cm
Temperature 20°F/-7°C
24hr Snow 0"/0cm
7 Day Snow 0"/0cm
Current Conditions Clear
Visibility/Wind Good - 5 N

Open Runs

105

Night Skiing

Friday and Saturday Nights Until 8:30pm

Terrain Parks

5 Parks, 14 Jumps, and 50 Jibs

Flathead Avalanche Center's current advisory.

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


- Beginner | - Intermediate | - Advanced | - Expert | - Terrain Park


Chair 1 - Big Mountain Express

  1000 Turns  
  Bench Run  
  Big Ravine  
  Cal's Country  
  Corkscrew  
  Don's Descent  
  East Rim  
  East Rim Face  
  Easy Out  
  Elephant's Graveyard  
  Elkweed  
  Evan's Heaven  
  Expressway  
  Fault 2  
  Fault 3  
  First Creek  
  Good Medicine  
  Haskill Slide  
  Headwall  
  Inspiration  
  Lee's Way  
  Middle Fork  
  Moe Mentum  
  Moose  
  Movie Land  
  N.B.C.  
  No Name  
  North Face Bowl  
  Over the Hill Gang  
  Powder Bowl  
  Ptarmigan Bowl  
  Russ's Street  
  Schmidt's Chute  
  Snow Making Ponds  
  Toni Matt  
  Whitey's  


Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express

  Ed's Run  
  Heaven  
  Hellroaring  
  Hibernation  
  Home Again  
  Interstate  
  Mully's  
  Mully's Moguls  
  Ranger Trail  
  Sandi's  
  Slalom  
  Swift Creek  
  Wood Lot  


Chair 3 - Tenderfoot

  Alpinglow Alley  
  Armory  
  Central Avenue  
  Hailey's  
  Hope Slope  
  Ski Way  
  The Depot  


Chair 4 - Great Northern

  Friends of Langley  
  Heep Steep  
  Hogan's  
  Hogan's East  
  Langley  
  Larch  
  Little Bavaria  
  Powder Trap  
  Three Stooges  


Chair 5 - Glacier View

  Big Face  
  Chute  
  Upper Langley  


Chair 6 - Base Lodge

  Barndance  
  Chipmunk  
  Huckleberry Patch  
  Powder Puff  


Chair 7 - Big Creek Express

  Big Horn  
  Black Bear  
  Caribou  
  George's Gorge  
  Goat Haunt  
  Gray Wolf  
  Hollywood  
  Kodiak  
  Marmot  
  Silvertip  
  Stumptown  
  Whitetail  


Chair 8 - Hellroaring

  Connie's Coulee  
  Glory Hole  
  Gray's Golf Course  
  Hell Fire  
  Highway to Heaven  
  Picture Chutes  
  Purgatory  
  Sling Shot  
  Teepee  
  The Back 9  


Chair 9 - Easy Rider

  Lower Inspiration  
  Over Easy  
  Under Easy  


Chair 10 - Bad Rock

  Bad Rock  


Chair 11 - Flower Point

  Big Creek  
  Hidden Meadow  
  Inside Road  
  North Fork  
  One Grand Parade  
  Outside Road  
  Ridge Run  
  Whiskey Spring  


Bigfoot T-Bar 2

  Lodi Ridge  
  Lynx  
  Trapper's Trail  


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)

Treewell Safety

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.



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