Snow Report

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

Overnight Snow: 0"/0cm
Settled Base: 0"/0cm
Total to Date: 0"/0cm
6am Temp: 36°F/2°C
24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
7 Day Snow: 0"/0cm
Current Conditions: Sunny
Visibility/Wind: Good/NE at mph

Terrain Status

Open Runs: 0
Terrain Parks: 0
Night Skiing: Done for the Season

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

24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
Village Settled: 0"/0cm
Total to Date: 0"/0cm
6am Temp: 50°F/10°C
7 Day Snow: 0"/0cm
Current Conditions: Sunny
Visibility/Wind: Good/0mph

Deep thoughts by Maren*:

Dear Fellow Skiers and Snowboarders,

We are so excited to have you all back for the 2020/21 Winter Season! With upgrades to Hellroaring Basin and La Niña in the forecast, there’s a lot to look forward to!

In the Spring, we began a multi-phase project to increase accessibility and improve terrain variety in Hellroaring Basin. The Hell Fire run was regraded to fix the negative grades. New runs were cut, six zones were gladed, and a new lift line was cut in preparation to have the chairlift move in summer 2021. The Basin will be an entirely new experience this winter!

According to the National Weather Service we have a 75 percent chance of La Niña this winter. La Niña refers to a phenomenon that brings wetter winters to the northern Rockies. This happens when changes in the ocean’s temperature cause tropical thunderstorms to be more concentrated and intense on the far Western edge of the Pacific Ocean. A high-pressure system develops off the California coast and pushes the jet stream and winter storms north to the Pacific Northwest (yay for us).

2017/18 was the last time we had a La Niña winter. That season, we racked up a ton of snow with more than 400 inches and had some awesome powder days.

With all the snow excitement we want to keep you and our staff safe from COVID-19 exposure. Masks must be worn in chairlift lines. While skis and boards let us socially distance from front to back, maze configuration doesn’t allow us to socially distance from side to side. You must load the lift in self-identified groups/households. There will be no singles lines. If you feel comfortable loading the chair with another group, we strongly encourage mask wearing on the lift.

The Summit House, Base Lodge and Ed and Mully’s will all be open, but we ask you to wear your masks inside and limit your time. This way, everyone has a chance to refuel and warm up. Dining areas will be capped at 75 percent capacity. Bar seating won’t be available, and we will have Plexi glass barriers at high points of contact. Sanitation crews will work every day to clean as guests come and go. Those who bring their own lunch are encouraged to eat at the village. Or if you want to have some “me time”, we encourage you to tailgate from your own vehicles! The Base Lodge will have tents on the patio for added seating and we are looking into additional seating options for Ed and Mully’s as well.

Let’s make this a fun and safe Winter Season for everyone!

We know you have lots of questions, please refer to our FAQ PAGE for answers.

If you have concerns you can email us at and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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

*** 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 Runs  
  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  
  George's Gorge  
  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  

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  
  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.