9:00 update: snowing lightly, visibility reduced to 400 yds. Groomers reporting this last day of January at 5am with just a trace of new snow to report. Clouds are high and visibility unlimited as they can see the lights of Kalispell. Temperature dropped just a few degrees overnight with cloudcover holding relatively warm conditions in. Forecast calling for increasing moisture moving in with some accumulation from banding snow. Will see if the bands play out over Blacktail. The snow is so much fun, lots of powder still to be found and the groomers rolling out beautifully. Come up and enjoy Thrifty Thursday with adult lift tickets $25 all day long.
12:45 update: unlimited visibility. The snow is EXCELLENT out there. Feels like so much more than 4 inches! 8:45 update: Snowing and blowing a bit with wind out of the south at 10-15mph on the top of the mountain and calmer on the slopes. Visibility at 300 yards. Groomers reporting in this Wednesday morning at 5am with 4 inches of fresh powder on the stake. The temperature is 19 degrees and the wind is 10mph from the south. The forecast is for light snow to continue into the day, chances through tomorrow and some high pressure building in again. Not much happening over night for snowfall so the groomers are going to be perfectly laid out and ready to carve while the powder there for first tracks all over the place.
On our regular schedule, closed Monday and Tuesday. There is a moist air mass in place and depending on the strength of the jet stream expecting snow this Monday & Tuesday = POWDER WEDNESDAY.
Groomers reporting in under the bright light of 2013′s first full moon at 5 am this Sunday morning. With 3 inches of new snow on the 24 hour stake, half an inch over night. Temperatures have cooled and clouds are broken. The forecast is calling for a chance of snow yet today and again every day in the extended forecast. The conditions are excellent with powder and newly laid soft carving corduroy top to bottom. Moms/sons, Dads/daughters, Grandparents/grandchildren enjoyed yesterdays Family Cup as teams raced down the course and celebrated with family and friends during Winterfest. A great day of fun on the slopes. Sportsman Ski Haus’ Demo Day was a great opportunity to try out the newest in gear on great snow. Khorus Eye took amazing pictures of all the festivities, capturing great family memories. Thanks to all who made it a fun Winterfest.
10:00: check out web cam= unlimited visibility 8:30 update: IT IS DUMPING, we have had several more inches of beautiful powder since 5am. Get up here it is going to be a good one! Groomers reporting in at 5am with an inch and a half of new snow. There were a couple of good spurts during the night where snow fell heavily, it has been falling off and on lightly throughout. The forecast is for the chance of snow to continue into next week. The added accumulation makes for lovely cruising and carving. Put your race team together as today is Winterfest with the Family Cup Race. Sportsman Ski Haus will be on the slopes for Demo Day, try out the newest in equipment. Check the schedule of events for the day on our home page. Our great Khorus Eye photographer will be taking photos on the slopes, of the race and at the awards. Catch up with them for a family picture on the snow.
8:45 update: It is snowing those tiny little flakes that add up and make it fun. Visibility is 400 yards and there’s a little SW wind on top of the mountain, calm on the slopes. Groomers reporting in this Friday morning at 5 am with variable conditions. Weather is changing as most of the mountain has unlimited visibility, but on the very top there’s a cloud settled over and moving up and down. Just a trace of snow to report as it tried to get something going about 3 am and soon petered out. There’s a bit of wind swirling 3-7mph. The weather report calls for snow to happen by noon, temperature has risen overnight and also changing top to bottom. Yesterday was a surprise as skies cleared and it was a beautiful day to enjoy the new snow. Be sure to check web cam and weather station to get a current picture of conditions. The new snow mixed in beautifully for groomers to lay out great corduroy for you to ride. Tomorrow is Winterfest with the Family Cup Race and Sportsman Ski Haus Demo Day. Check the schedule of events on our home page. Our great Khorus Eye photographer will be taking photos on the slopes, of the race and at the awards. Catch up with them for a family picture on the snow.
Groomers reporting in this Thursday morning at 5am with snow lightly falling. An inch of new is freshening the slopes and visibility is good as the lights of Kalispell can be seen through a thin layer of clouds. There seem to be several layers of clouds moving up and down. The forecast is showing snow every day in the 5 day extended as moist Pacific systems cycle through. Today is Thrifty Thursday with an adult ticket $25 all day long. Looking ahead to Winterfest this Saturday with the Family Cup races here on the mountain. Sportsman Ski Haus will be set up for a Demo Day and there will be live music in Muley’s.
Groomers reporting in this Wednesday morning with no new snow to report. Mid and high level clouds have begun to form, unlimited visibility, with the temperature on the mountain still higher than down in the valley. Today look for high pressure to move out as a weather system with snow moves in. Machines have been laying out fresh corduroy for your pleasure. This coming weekend is Winterfest, come up and get some training in for the Family Cup Races, put together a team and join in the fun.
We are closed this Monday and Tuesday as is our regular schedule. By Wednesday look for a change in weather as a Pacific frontal system moves in bringing the chance of snow. Inverted conditions should be knocked out of the valley and through the weekend snow in the picture. See you Wednesday.
Groomers reporting in this Sunday morning at 5am with skies clear above and below. It looks to be a day much like yesterday with warming temps and sunshine. Forecasters seeing a few passing high clouds for the day, chance of new snow looking a ways out as Wednesday appears to be the next predicted pattern with moisture. Everyone enjoying skiing and boarding under sunny skies with the temperatures staying just right for dry nice snow on our long runs, carving and cruising the corduroy. We are closed Monday and Tuesday as is our regular schedule, open again on Wednesday with the chance of fresh powder.