Terrain StatusOpen Runs: 0
Terrain Parks: 0
Night Skiing: Over for the season
*** CLOSED for Winter 2022/23. Thanks for a great season and we'll see you this summer. ***
Summit (6,817 ft)
Settled Base: 87"
Total to Date: 212"
6am Temp: 0℉
7 Day Snow: 0"
Current Conditions: Good
Visibility/Wind: Good/NE at mph
Lower Mountain (4,464 ft)
Village Settled: 0"
Total to Date: 0"
6am Temp: 0℉
Current Conditions: Good
Deep thoughts by Chad*:
Monday, April 10, 2023:
Just like that, the chairlifts have stopped spinning and things are awfully quiet on the Big!
From rarified early-season pow days to sunny springtime afternoons, the 2022/23 ski season was a blast. To boot, we celebrated our 75th anniversary as a resort and opened our first high-speed six-pack chairlift, the Snow Ghost Express! But of course we had some chairlift challenges, too, and we know those were frustrating experiences for all involved.
So thanks to everyone who joined us this winter. Thanks for your patience and understanding. And thanks for choosing Whitefish Mountain Resort as your skiing and snowboarding destination. Seeing all your smiling faces on the slopes reminds us why we do what we do!
Before we get too sappy, we need to issue a quick reminder about our uphill policy. Plenty of folks are already breaking out their splitboards and touring skis, and there's always the slight possibility of more snow in the coming weeks. Please note, now that the operating season is over, we've entered our 14-day post-season and modified rules are in effect.
Through Monday, April 24 …
- The East Route is the only approved route for uphill and downhill traffic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- The Benny Up Route is closed during those hours while crews begin clearing roads on the front side of the mountain and other end-of-season operations.
- No route restrictions are in effect before 8 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
We crafted the uphill policy with the U.S. Forest Service. It helps ensure your safety and ours, so please take a moment to review the policy and route maps, and please let us know if you have any questions! We appreciate your cooperation.
Oh, and don't forget to visit us this summer! From zip lines and alpine slides to mountain biking and huckleberry picking, there's something fun for everyone during the warmer months at Whitefish Mountain Resort. We'll be open Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29) as well as the following weekend (Saturday, June 3, and Sunday, June 4) and then daily from Saturday, June 10, through Labor Day.
See you again soon!
*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 - Snow Ghost Express
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.