Snow Report

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

Overnight Snow: 3"/8cm
Settled Base: 111"/282cm
Total to Date: 161"/409cm
6am Temp: 18°F/-8°C
24hr Snow: 3"/8cm
7 Day Snow: 37"/94cm
Current Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Visibility/Wind: Moderate/SW at 4mph
 

Terrain Status

Open Runs: 100
Terrain Parks: 4
Night Skiing: Fridays and Saturdays

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

24hr Snow: 5"/13cm
Village Settled: 45"/115cm
Total to Date: 76"/194cm
6am Temp: 28°F/-2°C
7 Day Snow: 23"/59cm
Current Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Visibility/Wind: Good/0mph
 

Deep thoughts by Josh*:

-10:00 AM Update-

It's a good one out here folks! The clouds are staying high above us, and the sun is peaking through on occasion, lighting up beautiful views. The snow that fell last night got packed into tracks from the early week powder, leaving a very fine crust with buttery fun snow right underneath! It's shaping up to be a fantastic start to a fun weekend here at Whitefish Mountain Resort!

-6:00 AM Report-

The snow just keeps coming here at Big Mountain! Even after 2 day's with blue skies, last night's snowfall has brought our total for the last seven days back over 3 FEET! The wind has been pushing snow around through the night, so there will definitely be areas on the mountain riding deeper than others. With temperatures staying around 20 degrees, and a crisp cold wind, the new snow out there should be riding nice and light, just how we like it!

This Saturday is the first of three events in our Biggie Banks Series! Saturday's race will be a banked slalom consisting of a custom shovel built course full of banked turns using the terrain to provide the most fun course possible. There are only 24 spots left and they are going fast! Mandatory pre registration ends tonight at midnight. For all the details, and to register check out our Events Calendar!

If you plan to head into the trees today be sure to ski or ride with a partner and check out our Tree Well and Deep Snow Safety tips. Powder days are always better with friends to share it with! 

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Check back with this snow report throughout the day for the most up to date conditions.

Important Notes:

Please respect in-bounds closures.  Should conditions permit avalanche mitigation and/or snowmaking operations may be happening in locations around the mountain which will be roped off for safety. Remember it’s your responsibility to KNOW THE CODE including observing all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.

Upcoming Events:

-Biggie Banks Series- Banked Slalom: 01/18/20

-Live Music at Ed & Mully's- Brent Jameson: 01/18/20

-Tommy Moe Kids Race: 01/19/20

-Skimo Wednesday Night Race League: 01/22/20

-USSA Races: 01/24/20

For more details on events check out our Event Calendar!

 

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 (9:30am-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  
 
  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

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

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.