Settled Base: 131"/333cm
Total to Date: 407"/1034cm
Temperature: 58°F /14°C
7 Day Snow: 0"/0cm
Current Conditions: Clear
Visibility/Wind: Good - 10 S
Village Settled: 32"/82cm
Total to Date: 188"/478cm
Current Conditions: Clear
Visibility/Wind: Good - Calm
2016/17 Snowfall By Month
Deep thoughts by Mike*:
8 a.m. report: We made it! Winter 2016-17 is officially in the books, and what a season it was. Today is our annual employee ski day. Chair 1 will open at 10 a.m. and will run until 1 p.m. today. The Summit House doors to restroom open at 10:15. Doors to Restaurant & Bar open at 12:15, lunch served at 12:30.
Sorry season pass holders and guests, but today is only for employees. Uphill traffic is still allowed, but PLEASE follow the uphill policy.
This morning we're greeted with a gorgeous morning. Big Mountain is glowing in the morning colors and frosted with yesterday's snowfall.
We received 2 inches of new snow throughout the day yesterday, so we can expect some amazing soft turns out there this morning.
Thanks for the great season everyone. I had a great time reporting snow this season. It was an all time season to be a snow reporter.
The season in snow stats:
This season was one for the record books.
We received 407 inches of snowfall this year, the second most in the last 20 years!
We received 46 inches in November, 98 inches in December, 37 inches in January, 115 inches in February, 102 inches in March and April gave us 9 inches.
We finished the season with a settled base of 131 inches, nearly 12 feet stacked on our summit.
It snowed 69 days this season out of a possible 124. Including 29 days where it snowed 6 or more inches.
Thanks again to everyone for the amazing season. We reopen for summer on Friday June 16 for Pass Holder Appreciation Day.
Have a great season. We'll see you next year.
Groomer of the Day*: Over the Hill Gang!
Today's Chairs: We're CLOSED for the season. Chair 1 will turn from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for employees only.
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. Please read the Uphill Policy before you go.
*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.
Chair 1 - Big Mountain Express
Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express
Chair 3 - Tenderfoot
Chair 4 - Great Northern
Chair 5 - Glacier View
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 2T-Bar 2 is open weekends & holidays. When closed these runs are not patrolled and considered out-of-bounds.
Big Easy Carpet
Today's Open Lifts
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
This abbreviated information is from http://www.deepsnowsafety.org. Please visit their website to learn more about tree well safety.