Snow Report

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

Overnight Snow: 1"/3cm
Settled Base: 94"/239cm
Total to Date: 231"/587cm
6am Temp: 15°F/-9°C
24hr Snow: 1"/3cm
7 Day Snow: 6"/16cm
Current Conditions: Partly Sunny
Visibility/Wind: Good/SE at 8mph
 

Terrain Status

Open Runs: 88
Terrain Parks: 4
Night Skiing: Done for the season

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

24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
Village Settled: 21"/54cm
Total to Date: 87"/221cm
6am Temp: 20°F/-7°C
7 Day Snow: 0"/0cm
Current Conditions: Partly Sunny
Visibility/Wind: Good/2mph
 

Deep thoughts by Pat*:

10:10 AM Update:
 
Periodic clouds are beginning to shroud the five true peaks of whitefish. Consistent cold and a little layer of new snow is making the skiing good! Dress warm, it is 18 degrees at the Summit, be goofy, and have fun. On behalf of my distinguished counter part Rhyan and I, it was a true treat to snow report. Au revoir amigos!

6:00 AM Report:
 
Good morning Skiers and Snowboarders! Today is April 11th, Closing Day. It is the final day to Carpe Ski'em. So poke that bear and scratch that itch, grab your gear and come Shred the 'Fish!
 
There is fresh snow on the ground, the mountain air is cold. There is an inch of fresh snow at The Summit, or more, I am told. There is a faint North breeze, about 5 mph rustling the trees. We are expecting partly sunny skies, a chance of afternoon snow showers, and a high temp near 30 degrees. Yesterday's snow was light. Watch for wind transported pockets of powder up high and wind scour. Underneath, there is a firm layer of hard pack mountain wide, ski with caution. For consistent smooth terrain, stick to machine groomed classics mountain wide. Ski 'em today, and dream about 'em for the next eight months. 
 
Thank you to our dedicated passholders for all of your love of Skiing and Snowboarding. We hear your hoots, we see you crushing chutes. We know you skied hard this season, so for one last time, buckle your boots! Thank you to all employees. Your elbow grease makes this little ski factory Hum. And a special thank you to Dave White. Dave is retiring after 45 years working in building maintenance, creating all signage, fireworks, and so much more. You are a craftsman, family man, and a true Ski Man! We love you Dave White!
 
The end of the season is so hard to let go. Ski and be merry, enjoy the spring snow. Ski while you have the chance, for today is closing day, the very last dance!
 
Today's Notes:
  • Spring conditions exist. Ski conservatively and be aware of grooming irregularities as well as spots of low snow coverage.
  • Do Not Ski Closed Terrain.Respect the ropes and closed sign discs, as terrain may close throughout the day. 
  • Last ride up the epic Chair 1 is probably around 3:45 or so. We ask that everyone is safe, respectful, and kindly skis off the mountain around 4 today.

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If you are looking to travel uphill, you must follow our uphill routes on designated timeframes. Please see our Uphill Policy page for more info.
 
We operate a ski area within our stated boundaries and that is what Ski Patrol works to control. If you choose to go outside Whitefish Mountain Resort's boundary, you are doing so at your own risk.  Ski Patrol does not manage or mitigate the backcountry, and significant hazards exist. Flathead Avalanche Center's current advisory
 
Face coverings are required to be worn in the lift lines and all indoor facilities. Please respect mountain employees and we can all do our part to keep the season going. See our COVID FAQ page for more info.

*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 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 5 - East Rim (9:45 am-4:00pm)*
Chair 6 - Base Lodge (8:45am-4:30pm)
Chair 7 - Big Creek Express (9:45am-3:30pm)
Chair 11 - Flower Point (9:45am-3:15pm)
Bigfoot T-Bar 2 (9:45am-3:15pm)
Big Easy Carpet (9:00am-4:00pm)
Terrain Parks (9:00am-4:00pm)

*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  
 
  Chappy Hour  
  Chute  
  Corkscrew  
 
  Easy Out  
  Elephant's Graveyard  
  Elkweed  
 
  Fault 2  
  Fault 3  
  Good Medicine  
 
  Haskill Slide  
  Headwall  
  Heep Steep  
 
  Inspiration  
  Larch  
  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  
  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  
  Central Avenue  
  Hailey's  
 
  Hope Slope  
  Ski Way  

Chair 4 - Great Northern

  Expressway  
  Friends of Langley  
  Hogan's  
 
  Hogan's East  
  Langley  
  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  
  Moose  
  N.B.C.  
 
  Whitey's  

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  
  Whitetail  

Chair 8 - Hellroaring

  Chet's Stache  
  Connie's Coulee  
  Dog Leg Left  
 
  Glory Hole  
  Gray's Golf Course  
  Hell Fire  
 
  Hwy to Heaven  
  Lacy Lane  
  Picture Chutes  
 
  Purgatory  
  Rad Jack  
  Short but Sweet  
 
  Sling Shot  
  Teepee  
  The Back 9  
 
  Wing and a Prayer  

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  
  Lynx  
  Stumptown  
 
  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.

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.