11:00am Snow is falling top to bottom here right now! The forecasted snow arrived a little later, however, is accumulating steadily! The end of the day today could be one of those great afternoons of skiing here on the Big!
So far today the front side of the mountain is skiing very well with a thin layer of new snow. The backside set-up a touch more before the new snow started to fall, so there is still a scratch to the surface.
That will not last long, as we know how quickly the snow changes exisiting conditions here at the resort. Classic Big Mountain!
It has mostly been snow all morning here. It was a snowy mix early today in the Village, however, it is all snow here now! Temperatures has fallen a little, and skiing is good, and getting better!
6:00am Snow falling at the summit currently and more on the way! The weather department shows a strong possibility of new snow throughout the day, maybe as much as a few new inches!
Currently winds are light at the summit, however they are expected to pick up a little this morning, out of the North around 10mph. The groomed runs on Chair 2 should be nice and soft this morning, easy to lay an edge into. The Northside runs should also ski really well this morning. Yesterday, runs like Marmot and Blackbear were smooth and buffed out. The new layer of creme made them very fun to charge down! Other off-groom spots were a little more variable. You don't know till you go!
The manicured runs will ski really well today, and we expect decent visibility. Keep an eye out for the random irregularity as you descend, as changing temperatures create changing snow conditions.
Today we are a few degrees cooler all around, so it should be a dryer day today. Although a butt-flap may still make the chair ride more comfortable!
And of course, it is a Monday in March, so most likely there will be almost no waiting to load the lifts!
It is like having our own private ski resort! Gotta love the Big Mountain!
Including today, only 27 ski days left...Ski your brains out!
*****Special Notice from Ski Patrol:
Haskill Slide is CLOSED until further notice, due to large glide cracks. Please respect this closure, for your safety and that of others.
A glide crack forms when the snow pack slowly travels downhill as a mass. A slow motion avalanche of sorts. They can continue to move slow, they can settle, or they can fail in a large avalanche. Please avoid the Haskill area, as Ski Patrol is assessing the situation and managing accordingly.*****
*As the snow starts to pile up this time of year so do the tree wells. Here are a few reminders on staying safe out there.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT TREE WELL & DEEP SNOW ACCIDENTS
Read more about tree well safety in the safety section of our website: skiwhitefish/safety/treewell-safety.
UPHILL SKI POLICY: Please follow the uphill policy if you plan to climb up the Mountain. You can read it all in the safety section of our website: skiwhitefish.com/safety/uphill-policy.
Flathead Avalanche Center: Current Advisory