Groomers reporting in this last day of 2012 with 2 inches of new snow on the 24 hour stake. A little champagne powder for this new year’s eve day. Snow fell lightly off and on through the night, letting up with low thin clouds moving up and down at 5 am this morning, temperature is 10 degrees and wind is calm. Continues off and on flurries of light snow in the forecast clearing as the day progresses. We are on our holiday schedule open everyday through January 6th and then back to Wednesdays through Sundays. College students home on vacation show your ID for the half day rate, same for any MT ski area season pass holder. Come up and enjoy winter on the slopes.
Groomers reporting this Sunday morning at 5am with a thin stratus layer of cloud cover. The moon shining through and lights of the valley visible. Clouds may break off and on today, the forecast is for occasional flurries. Again no wind and temperature is 13.6 degrees. Less than an inch of the fluffy snow groomed in nicely for the operators to till out some really smooth corduroy for your enjoyment. The weather people see moisture in the “snow growth region of the atmosphere” and are calling for more than fluffy snow tonight. We are open on our holiday schedule, everyday through January 6th.
Groomers reporting in this Saturday morning at 5am with no new snow. They have been working under a halo as a big ring around the full moon, an amazing optical phenomenon made for a beautiful night. Wind is calm and visibility unlimited with high thin clouds. There is a chance for some light flurries off and on today. Groomers have laid out the corduroy for long carving and cruising top to bottom. We keep being told how GREAT the snow is!
8:45am update: Unlimited visibility, 0-3 SW calm wind, 15 degrees. Groomers reporting in this Friday morning at 5 am with an inch of new snow on the 24 hour stake. Snow looked like it was going to get going good about 4am and then lightened up, forecast is again for off and on light snow. Clouds are hanging low with no chance to see the Long Night Moon, this months full moon also known as the Cold Moon. Temperatures are normal for the date 16 degrees at this hour and the wind is calm at 0-3 from the south. Expect cloud cover to lift as day breaks, check the web cam and we will report back around opening. Every day of the holiday season through January 6 we are open and the conditions are great. More freshly laid corduroy for your long cruising and carving today.
8:30 Update: Still trying to snow, it is light and the visibility is unlimited undergray sky with just a touch of wind on the top. Groomers reporting this Thursday morning of the holiday season with just a trace of new snow and snow lightly falling. This has been the pattern for the last few days, very fluffy flakes. Clouds are low with 300 ft of visibility on the top of the mountain, clear at the bottom. Check back at daybreak as each day by opening the clouds have lifted. Open top to bottom 100% and the conditions are great, again no wind and temps in the teens so dress warmly. The forecast is for light snow through the day. College students home for the break bring your student ID for the half day rate, same for passholders of other Montana Ski Areas.
8:50amUpdate….100% open, unlimited visibility, calm. Groomers reporting in this Wednesday morning at 5am with snow lightly falling. It has been coming down through the night and is forecast to continue off and on through the day today. Adding up to an inch of fluffy flakes. Visibility is reduced by the snow and the operators are not seeing the lights of Kalispell or stars above. Much like yesterday, when by opening visibility was unlimited, will report again when day has broken. Again the wind is calm and temperature 16 degrees. The snow is great for long cruising and carving, still finding stashes of powder in the trees with everyone loving the conditions.
Update 8:30: unlimited visibility, clouds are high, no wind few scattered flakes falling. Groomers reporting in this Christmas morning at 5 am are recording an inch of snow on the 24 hour stake with a trace overnight. Fog appears to have formed in the valley and they are seeing no stars above or lights below while visibity remains good at 200+ yards. This should burn off early, with no wind it looks to be a quiet day weather wise. Perfectly groomed corduroy has been laid out for long cruising down the slopes. The snow is great, lots of smiling faces enjoying winter on the slopes. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. We are open every day of the holiday through January 6, come on up.
9:00 update: Opening the east side of Thunderhead all the way to the bottom, everthing except Emmons & Damnation. 95% open. No wind, unlimited visibility. Groomers reporting in this day before Christmas at 5 am with snow falling and 3 inches new having accumulated. Snow has been coming down lightly and consistantly all night. Winds are calm with the temperature 19 degrees. The forecast shows a 100 percent chance of snow through the day with this Pacific system expected to produce bursts of snow all the way into the evening, dwindling late tonight. Watch for an update as patrol will advise on further openings after getting on the snow this morning. Everyone enjoying the conditions, this is icing on the cake.
Groomers reporting in at 5am this Sunday morning with an inch of snow on the stake. Snow through the day yesterday and early in the evening was light and scattered. Conditions keeping smiles on faces as everyone is enjoying being out on the slopes. Snow remains in the forecast while currently skies are clear with high clouds and unlimited visibility.
10am update: Snow is falling and accumulating!!! Groomers reporting in this Saturday morning at 5 am with 2 inches of fresh snow overnight. Yesterday we saw an inch fall through the day. They have rolled out some really nice corduroy and the freshies are going to be alot of fun for you today. Clouds are high and it is clear early this morning, expecting snow off and on during the day. We are seeing some holiday visitors as Christmas is coming. Everyone enjoying great snow and winter on the slopes.