Snow Report

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

Overnight Snow: 0"/0cm
Settled Base: 0"/0cm
Total to Date: 0"/0cm
Temperature: °F /-18°C
24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
7 Day Snow: 0"/0cm
Current Conditions: Clear
Visibility/Wind: Clear - 0
 

Terrain Status

Open Runs: 0
East Rim:
Flower Point:
Hellroaring Basin:
Terrain Parks: Closed
Night Skiing: Closed

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

24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
Village Settled: 0"/0cm
Total to Date: 0"/0cm
Temperature: 0°F/-18°C
7 Day Snow: 0"/0cm
Current Conditions: Clear
Visibility/Wind: Clear - 0
 

Deep thoughts by Riley*:

La Nina Forecast

Winter is here!

After a hot summer and a gorgeous, color-filled fall we are back to our winter white. October's snow held its ground at the summit, and in this first week in November we've had nearly two feet of snow. It's got us all a bit giddy, which we all were anyway after forecasters declared a little weather phenomenon named La Niña-- you remember her right? When her name is called she visits us often and she’s an overpacker—always stuffing her luggage with extra snow.

The forecast for the winter is La Niña (see map) which calls for above average snow this winter. We’re officially, unofficially counting—meaning we are keeping track of the snow every day this month, however without our snow reporters here (they start in December) we will not report daily, however we will post here occasionally so feel free to check here or our weather page!

All this snow is quite welcome as we close in on Opening Day—Thursday, December 7. We’re very excited for this season! Well, we’re always excited but this year will be awesome as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary with a few special events. Plus we’ve moved Chair 5 to the East Rim, and yes we expect to have it ready for Opening Day. You will notice a few changes in the village because Ed & Mully’s Bar & Grill and the Bierstube were remodeled and look awesome.

But I digress—so far in November it’s snowed 50 percent of the time—and we have a month to go before opening. I hope you are as stoked as we are!

Flathead Avalanche Center's current advisory.

*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 7am 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 Run Status

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 Bowl Face  
 
  Over the Hill Gang  
 
  Powder Bowl  
 
 
  Ptarmigan Bowl  
 
  Russ's Street  
 
  Schmidt's Chute  
 
 
  Toni Matt  
 
  Whitey's  
 

Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express

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

Chair 3 - Tenderfoot

  Alpinglow Alley  
 
  Armory  
 
  Central Ave  
 
 
  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  
 
 

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  
 
  Hwy 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  
 

Bigfoot T-Bar 2

  Lodi Ridge  
 
  Lynx  
 
  Trapper's Trail  
 
 
  Whiskey Spring  
 

Big Easy Carpet

  Big Easy Carpet Area  
 

Today's Open Lifts

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.