Snow Report

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

Overnight Snow: 0"/0cm
Settled Base: 20"/51cm
Total to Date: 0"/0cm
6am Temp: 4°F/-16°C
24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
7 Day Snow: 0"/0cm
Current Conditions: Praying for snow
Visibility/Wind: See webacam/NE at 11mph

Terrain Status

Open Runs: 0
Terrain Parks: TBD
Night Skiing: Opens December 26

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

24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
Village Settled: 2"/6cm
Total to Date: 0"/0cm
6am Temp: 22°F/-6°C
7 Day Snow: 0"/0cm
Current Conditions: Sunny and cold
Visibility/Wind: See webcam/0mph

Deep thoughts by Riley*:

October 29, 2019

Greetings Snow Worshippers!

If you are looking at this page in the fall of 2019 that means you are looking forward to another winter of fun on The Big and maybe, hoping for some juicy news that will satisfy your snowy cravings. I am pleased to tell you that I am here to help!

Our first storm came through about a month ago creaming our summit with snow and wind giving the town people a frosty sight from below (when the clouds parted). The white faded after week or so yet the storms have returned to the summit, this last blast in particular leaving a respectable settled base of 20 inches.

What’s better is that although the forecast calls for clear skies, the temps are right where we want them to make us some snow up yonder. As I write this our snowmaking crews are carrying out orders to make snow for the next three days around the clock while the sub-zero temperatures persist.

If you are chomping at the bit to get those turns, be sure to read and follow the Uphill Policy and remember to keep your distance from snowmaking equipment. Review the Uphill Policy here.

As if the snow, natural and supplemented, was not enough, I have more news. The SKI Magazine Resort Guide has hit the newsstands or has been delivered to mailboxes and we hope you are as excited as we are to know that we’ve climbed a few spots in the ranks. This year we are ranked #3—our best ranking ever!

Of course our long-time fans already knew how awesome we are, I guess a few more people agree. We earned this accolade with help from a lot of good people as SKI Magazine readers ranked us #1 for “Local Color” as well as #2 for “Value” and #4 for Service, Scenery, Charm, Après and Overall Satisfaction.

Snow plus validation that your favorite mountain is one of the best around.

Now keep up the snow dancing because we still have a ways to go until we open on Friday, December 6 and we want it to be a good one!


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 7 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

*** No lifts are open right now. ***

*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 Run  
  Big Face  
  Big Ravine  
  Cal's Country  
  Easy Out  
  Elephant's Graveyard  
  Fault 2  
  Fault 3  
  Good Medicine  
  Haskill Slide  
  Heep Steep  
  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  
  Home Again  
  Mully's Moguls  
  Nice Day  
  Ranger Trail  
  Swift Creek  
  Wood Lot  

Chair 3 - Tenderfoot

  Alpinglow Alley  
  Central Avenue  
  Hope Slope  
  Ski Way  

Chair 4 - Great Northern

  Friends of Langley  
  Hogan's East  
  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  

Chair 6 - Base Lodge

  Huckleberry Patch  

Chair 7 - Big Creek Express

  Big Horn  
  Black Bear  
  Goat Haunt  
  Gray Wolf  

Chair 8 - Hellroaring

  Connie's Coulee  
  Glory Hole  
  Gray's Golf Course  
  Hell Fire  
  Hwy to Heaven  
  Picture Chutes  
  Sling Shot  
  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  

Bigfoot T-Bar 2

  Lodi Ridge  
  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.


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 Please visit their website to learn more about tree well safety.