Snow Report

Summit (6,817 ft./2,078 m)

Overnight Snow: 0"/0cm
Settled Base: 83"/211cm
Total to Date: 137"/348cm
6am Temp: 14°F/-10°C
24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
7 Day Snow: 17"/44cm
Current Conditions: Clear
Visibility/Wind: Good/SW at 12mph
 

Terrain Status

Open Runs: 90
Terrain Parks: 2
Night Skiing: Friday & Saturday Nights

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

24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
Village Settled: 22"/56cm
Total to Date: 41"/105cm
6am Temp: 23°F/-5°C
7 Day Snow: 5"/13cm
Current Conditions: Clear
Visibility/Wind: Excellent/0mph
 

Deep thoughts by Pat*:

10:10 AM:

A tale of two different kinds of snow. Groomed snow is so turnable and fresh. Ungroomed snow is the opposite. Off piste has a major storm crust and is not advisable to ski. 

The weather is a little stormy at the top! Perhaps a little snow up there today. The clouds are going to keep the snow cold and groomers in excellent condition. It’s great turning snow!
 
6:00 AM Report:
Good morning corduroy cats! The groomers buffed out 57 trails last night and said the snow groomed out very nicely, they even sounded excited! Today, my plan is to explore the groomers all over the mountain, almost like it is Cruise the Blues part deux! The cords skied awesome yesterday, off trail was tough. Off-piste travel is not recommended due to a very hard packed storm crust from Wednesday.
 
Expect increasing clouds today with a chance of snow in the afternoon. There is a south wind of about 10 mph, and a high temp near 24 degrees. We may get a little snow this afternoon, we have a better chance Sunday during the day.
 
Events:
Saturday is going to be Whitefish Open Race Part Deux! An open to all dual G.S. race course. Tell your neighbors, tell your friends, and check out our events page here to pre-register and for more information. 
 
The results from last week are posted here. The fastest gentleman was Drake Henderson. The fastest lady was Valerie Cross, both in the 13-18 age category. Way to go!
 
Night skiing is back for tonight and tomorrow night!
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Respect the ropes! Please respect all terrain closures. Check out the electronic info boards at the Bottom of Chair 1 for current lift status.
 
Face coverings are required to be worn in the lift lines. Please have your mouth and nose covered at all times. Respect your fellow skiers, riders and mountain employees and we can all do our part to keep the season going! Check out our Covid 19 FAQ page
 
If you are looking to travel uphill, you must follow our uphill routes on designated timeframes. Please see our Uphill Policy page for more info.
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We operate a ski area within our stated boundaries and that is what Ski Patrol works to control. If you choose to go outside Whitefish Mountain Resort's boundary, you are doing so at your own risk.  Ski Patrol does not manage or mitigate the backcountry, and significant hazards exist. If you would like more information, check out Flathead Avalanche Center's current advisory.
 

*This snow report is one person's subjective assessment of conditions at a single moment in time. Actual snow accumulations can vary widely across the varied terrain of this mountain. Topographic features such as exposed faces, saddles, and sheltered areas, as well as wooded zones and even just the aspect of where the slope is facing will greatly affect how much snow settles there. Please also note that the statistics of this report are input by 6 a.m. each day with various "story" updates throughout the morning. Always check with Ski Patrol if you need more information before you decide where you're going.

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 5 - East Rim (9:45 am-4:00pm)*
Chair 6 - Base Lodge (8:45am-4:30pm)
Chair 7 - Big Creek Express (9:45am-3:30pm)
Chair 8 - Hellroaring (10:00am-4:00pm)*
Chair 9 - Easy Rider (9:00am-4:00pm)
Chair 11 - Flower Point (9:45am-3:15pm)
Chair 12 - Elk Highlands (9:00am-4:00pm)
Big Easy Carpet (9:00am-4:00pm)
Terrain Parks (9:00am-4:00pm)

*Chair 5 & Chair 8 may occasionally have delayed openings due to avalanche control work. This list reflects the lifts that are scheduled to open today. Openings and hours are subject to change due to changing weather conditions and the safety of our guests.

Today's Run Status

Chair 1 - Big Mountain Express

  1000 Turns  
  Bad Rock  
  Bench Runs  
 
  Big Face  
  Big Ravine  
  Cal's Country  
 
  Chappy Hour  
  Chute  
  Corkscrew  
 
  Easy Out  
  Elephant's Graveyard  
  Elkweed  
 
  Fault 2  
  Fault 3  
  Good Medicine  
 
  Haskill Slide  
  Headwall  
  Heep Steep  
 
  Inspiration  
  Larch  
  Little Bavaria  
 
  Middle Fork  
  Movie Land  
  No Name  
 
  North Bowl Face  
  Over the Hill Gang  
  Powder Bowl  
 
  Ptarmigan Bowl  
  Russ's Street  
  Schmidt's Chute  
 
  Toni Matt  
  Upper Langley  

Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express

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

Chair 3 - Tenderfoot

  Alpinglow Alley  
  Central Avenue  
  Hailey's  
 
  Hope Slope  
  Ski Way  

Chair 4 - Great Northern

  Expressway  
  Friends of Langley  
  Hogan's  
 
  Hogan's East  
  Langley  
  Powder Trap  
 
  Three Stooges  

Chair 5 - East Rim

  Don's Descent  
  East Rim  
  East Rim Face  
 
  Evan's Heaven  
  First Creek  
  Lee's Way  
 
  Moe Mentum  
  Moose  
  N.B.C.  
 
  Whitey's  

Chair 6 - Base Lodge

  Barndance  
  Chipmunk  
  Huckleberry Patch  
 

Chair 7 - Big Creek Express

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

Chair 8 - Hellroaring

  Chet's Stache  
  Connie's Coulee  
  Dog Leg Left  
 
  Glory Hole  
  Gray's Golf Course  
  Hell Fire  
 
  Hwy to Heaven  
  Lacy Lane  
  Picture Chutes  
 
  Purgatory  
  Rad Jack  
  Short but Sweet  
 
  Sling Shot  
  Teepee  
  The Back 9  
 
  Wing and a Prayer  

Chair 9 - Easy Rider

  Lower Inspiration  
  Over Easy  
  Under Easy  
 

Chair 11 - Flower Point

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

Chair 12 - Elk Highlands (note: this chairlift and its runs are for homeowners only & not counted in our total run list)

  Elk Highlands Loop  
  Glades Spur  
  Good Neighbors Spur  
 
  Northern Lights  
  Northern Lights West  
  Stoltz Knob Spur  
 
  Sunrise Aurora Spur  
  Sunrise Dawn Spur  
  Sunrise Headwall  
 
  Sunrise Ridge Outside Loop  

Bigfoot T-Bar 2

  Lodi Ridge  
  Lynx  
  Stumptown  
 
  Trapper's Trail  
  Whiskey Spring  

Big Easy Carpet

  Big Easy Carpet Area  

Terrain Parks

  2nd Street Park  
  Central Avenue Park  
  Central Avenue Railyard  
 
  Depot Terrain Park  
  Goat Haunt Skier/Boardercross Course  
  Minnow Park  
 

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.