10 a.m. update: The groomers did a great job with some challenging temperatures yesterday. The runs on the North Side are smooth and creamy. Front Side groomers are great until about 2/3 the way down, where the temperatures thawed and froze. Down low they're stiff, but still nice and smooth.
Off-groom is variable depending on where you go. Good Med felt great until the thaw, freeze mark. North Side has a thin crust layer, but you can break through easily.
Visibility is still about 2-3 chairs near the summit, but the views into the Valley below the cloud layer are amazing.
9 a.m. update: The cloud line is low this morning. Visibility is about 2-3 chairs from Toni Matt to Ptamigan Bowl, then it drops to 1-2 chairs.
Temperatures are holding at where they were early this morning. It's about 32 degrees in the Village and 27 degrees at the summit.
The new snow is nice and feels creamy, but in certain places, especially on mid-mountain elevations, there's a crust layer. North Side and Flower Point are the places to be this morning.
6 a.m. report: Snow is still falling off and on up on the summit, but down in the Village the weather is calm. We received 5 inches of snow from this system so far, and forecasts are calling for more snow today.
It snowed most of the day top to bottom yesterday, and by the early afternoon the whole mountain was riding great. With a couple inches of new snow overnight, I expect the skiing to be even better, especially on the upper slopes, as well as the North Side and Flower Point. It's still snowing at the bottom of Chair 7 as I'm writing.
Village temperatures have peaked just above freezing overnight, so expect soft groomed conditions and heavy new snow down here, but even just 500 feet up conditions improve a lot. The groomers are working on the North Side right now, and they say the corduroy is coming out perfect back there.
Forecasts today are calling for another inch or so of new snow, and then we should be in line for more new snow this weekend. Temperatures should start to dip once again, but temps shouldn't drop as far as they had earlier this month.
Come on up and enjoy the new snow, 3000 acres of terrain and no lift lines. You can't ask for a better Thursday.
Groomer of the Day: Silvertip
Terrain Park Update: The first jump in the Armory is now open! Test your skills on the 50-footer under the Chair 3 lift. We've also got new features in the rail line of lower Central Avenue.
Events: Wednesday Night Race League starts up this week for adults shredding Dual Giant Slalom and Ski Mountaineering.
Today's chairs: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, the Magic Carpet and Elk Highlands are running. Last chair on Chair 1 will be 4pm. Last Chair on Flower Point is 3:15 and Chair 7 is 3:30. Last chair on Chair 6 is 4:30. These are normal closing times.
*Groomer of the Day is picked by the daily snow reporter based on conditions reported by the lead groomer that morning, as well as runs that are riding especially great. Some runs are picked because they're rarely groomed, others because they're fan favorites of our Whitefish Mountain Resort.*
Uphill Skiing Reminder: It is prohibited for any skier, hiker, or person otherwise, to approach within 100 feet of grooming machines, whether stationary or moving; or 50 feet of snowmaking equipment, to include but not limited to fan guns, high-pressure water lines, and high-voltage electrical cables, within the Whitefish Mountain Resort permit boundary. This Special Order is ALWAYS In Effect.