Snow Report


Reported on Feb 23rd, 2017:

          

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

Overnight Snow: 0"/0cm
Settled Base: 97"/247cm
Total to Date: 260"/661cm
Temperature: 17°F /-8°C
24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
7 Day Snow: 29"/74cm
Current Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Visibility/Wind: Good - 5-10 N
Open Runs: 101
Night Skiing: Fridays and Saturdays
Terrain Parks: Armory, Central Ave, The Depot, Magic Park, Goat Haunt SBX

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

Recent Snowfall

(Summit 24hr, Past 5 Days, Measured in Inches)
Flathead Avalanche Center's current advisory.

Deep thoughts by Mike*:

10 a.m. update: There's still a lot of great snow scattered all over the mountain. Off-groom skiing is still soft, and there are still powder stashes if you know where to look. 

Visibility is also great this morning. The sun is streaking through the partly cloudy skies, giving us beautiful views today, while protecting the snow from the sunshine. 

The groomers are buffed out to perfection. No matter where you turn, there are turns to be had. 

6 a.m. Report: The last week has got the mountain back to its midwinter form. We received 22 inches over the last five days, and with the cold temperatures last night, we're in for another great day on the mountain. There's bound to be some powder pockets scattered around our 3,000 acres and fresh groomers just waiting to be carved. 

It's great to see our mountain covered with a fresh coat of white from top to bottom again, and now the forecasts begin a transition we are happy to see. The winds and the next few storms should begin to arrive from the northwest, so we're in for some cooler temperatures as well as lighter snow when the next system arrives this weekend and early next week. 

The grooming crew is as stoked as we are for all the new snow and cold temperatures. They freshened up 57 runs for us today, including the steeps like Ptarmigan Bowl, Heep Steep and the Chute. It's going to be one of those days you can choose either riding perfect corduroy or heading to the soft snow in the trees. So don't wait. Come on up and enjoy the clearing skies, smooth corduroy and left over powder. 

Groomer of the Day*: Ptarmigan Bowl. 

Events: Saturday is the second installment of the Fishbowl Slopestyle competition. Register today here. The event is $20 for the amateur class and $30 for the open division. $5 more if you wait to sign up the day of. 

Today's Chairs: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, the Magic Carpet, and Elk Highlands are running. Last chair on Chair 1 will be 4pm. Last Chair on Flower Point is 3:15 and Chair 7 is 3:30. Last chair on Chair 6 is 4:30. These are normal closing times.

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.

Parking Info: Sign up to receive parking lot text alerts on busy days. Text PARKTHEFISH to 24587. We will send you alerts ONLY on our busiest days (Saturdays, holidays, busy powder days).

*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

Show:   - All Runs | - Groomed | - Beginner | - Intermediate | - Advanced | - Expert

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
    Mully's Moguls
    Nice Day
    Ranger Trail
    Sandi's
    Swift Creek
    Wood Lot

Chair 3 - Tenderfoot

    Alpinglow Alley
    Armory
    Central Avenue
    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
    Highway 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

T-Bar 2 is open weekends & holidays. When closed these runs are not patrolled and considered out-of-bounds.
    Lodi Ridge
    Lynx
    Trapper's Trail
    Whiskey Spring

Big Easy Carpet

    Big Easy Carpet Area
    Magic Park

Today's Open Lifts

Chair 1 - Big Mountain Express (9:30am-4:00pm)
Chair 2 - Swift Creek Express (9:00am-4:00pm)
Chair 3 - Tenderfoot (9:00am-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 12 - Elk Highlands (10:00am-4:00pm)
Chair 11 - Flower Point (10:00am-3:15pm)
Big Easy Carpet (9:00am-4:00pm)

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
Treewell Safety

This abbreviated information is from http://www.deepsnowsafety.org. Please visit their website to learn more about tree well safety.