Reported (March 21st, 2018)
Summit (6,817 ft./2,078 m)
Settled Base: 156"/397cm
Total to Date: 372"/945cm
6am Temp: 20°F/-7°C
7 Day Snow: 14"/36cm
Current Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Visibility/Wind: Good/SE at 3mph
Terrain StatusOpen Runs: 105
Terrain Parks: Open
Night Skiing: Closed for the season
Lower Mountain (4,464 ft./1,361 m)
Village Settled: 56"/143cm
Total to Date: 160"/407cm
6am Temp: 22°F/-6°C
Current Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Deep thoughts by Carl*:
10:30 a.m. Update: It's a beautiful day up here! The groomers are still crisp and the off-piste conditions aren't too shabby either. Even though the sun is shining, it's still a bit nippy up top. Bundle up and get on up here!
6:00 a.m. Report: Fun fact: Snow dances still work in spring.
The proof is in the last few days with 14 inches of new snow to start out the season of bloom. It still feels like midwinter conditions up top and if you've been up here in the last few days you already know that some parts of the mountain have been receiving consistent coatings of fresh snow every few hours since Sunday evening. We're expecting some warmer temperatures down low today so mixed precipitation is possible, but it's going to be a great day to stay up high and seek out the stashes. There are plenty of fresh turns to be had up here, the snowpack feels revitalized and we'll be carrying on through March loving every minute of it!
Saturday, March 24: Fishbowl Slopestyle Series (3 of 3) & live music at Ed & Mully's from 2-5:30pm
Saturday, March 31: Dummy Derby & Brewfest
Village Rental: Demo gear is for sale and all ski equipment is now 30% off.
Snow Ghost Outfitters: 20% off all jackets, pants, and base layers.
For Your Safety: Remember it’s your responsibility to KNOW THE CODE including observing all posted signs and warnings. It makes the mountain safer and more fun.
Tree Well and Deep Snow Safety: If you leave groomed trails, ski with a partner, keep each other in sight and regroup often. LEARN MORE ABOUT TREE WELL AND DEEP SNOW SAFETY.
Uphill Skiing Reminder: If you wish to ski or hike uphill it is your responsibility to know, understand and follow our UPHILL POLICY. For the protection of public safety, it is prohibited for any skier, hiker, or person otherwise, to be off the two approved routes or in closed areas.
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 Open Lifts
Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express (9:00am-4:00pm)
Chair 3 - Tenderfoot (9:00am-4:00pm)
Chair 5 - East Rim (10:00 am-4:00pm)*
Chair 6 - Base Lodge (9:00am-4:30pm)
Chair 7 - Big Creek Express (10:00am-3:30pm)
Chair 8 - Hellroaring (10:00am-4:00pm)*
Chair 9 - Easy Rider (9:00am-4:00pm)
Chair 11 - Flower Point (10:00am-3:15pm)
Chair 12 - Elk Highlands (10:00am-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.
Chair 1 - Big Mountain Express
Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express
Chair 3 - Tenderfoot
Chair 4 - Great Northern
Chair 5 - East Rim
Chair 6 - Base Lodge
Chair 7 - Big Creek Express
Chair 8 - Hellroaring
Chair 9 - Easy Rider
Chair 10 - Bad Rock
Chair 11 - Flower Point
Bigfoot T-Bar 2
Big Easy Carpet
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.