Reported (December 3rd, 2020)
Summit (6,817 ft./2,078 m)
Settled Base: 36"/92cm
Total to Date: 69"/176cm
6am Temp: 19°F/-7°C
7 Day Snow: 7"/18cm
Current Conditions: Sunny
Visibility/Wind: Good /SW at 4mph
Terrain StatusOpen Runs: 0
Terrain Parks: 0
Night Skiing: Done for the Season
Lower Mountain (4,464 ft./1,361 m)
Village Settled: 6"/16cm
Total to Date: 0"/0cm
6am Temp: 26°F/-3°C
Current Conditions: Snowy
Deep thoughts by Maren*:
Dear fellow skiers and snowboarders,
As we get closer to Opening Day we will update this snow report with snowfall totals Monday-Friday when we receive new snow!
We are a few weeks out from Opening Day on December 10 and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s been steadily snowing the past few days bringing an awesome settled base to the summit. If you want to see for yourself head on over to our summit cameras where you can watch the flakes pile up.
For those of you who are Season Pass holders we’ve extended our hours at Base Lodge making it easier for you to pick up your Season Pass before Opening Day.
Now-November 25: Monday-Friday 9AM-7PM, Saturday 9AM-5AM, closed Sundays. Closed Thanksgiving Day. After Thanksgiving the Base Lodge will be open for Season Pass pickups daily from 9AM -5AM.
For any COVID related questions please visit our FAQ page for answers.
Get in touch with Base Lodge Tickets & Info at email@example.com or 406-862-2900
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
*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 11 - Flower Point
Chair 12 - Elk Highlands (note: this chairlift and its runs are for homeowners only & not counted in our total run list)
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.