Saturday 2/13/16

9:20 update: It is snowing, the cloud layer has lowered reducing visibility to quarter mile on top. Breezy at the top. Patrol reporting groomers riding great, good edging with off piste firmish. Groomers reporting in this morning at 5 am with an inch of new snow. Temperatures cooled down over night and snow fell for a spell around 2 am. High clouds with unlimited visibility currently, lights of the valley visible. The Pacific cold front that has moved in is expected to produce snow off and on today and tomorrow. Groomed runs are tilling up nicely with the new snow worked in. Will update when Patrol gets on the slopes. It’s a long weekend, open Monday for Presidents’ Day.

Friday 2/12/16

Patrol reporting in at 9:30 calling conditions spring like and holding great all the way to the bottom. Visibility unlimited starting at top of Radar, moving up and down to that point. Snow is soft, a little sticky on the top. 8:30 update: wintery mix has moved out, left with 1/4 mile visibility on mountain top. Patrol will give us an update from the slopes soon. Groomers reporting this morning at 5 am with an inch of new snow on the upper mountain¬† and rain at the bottom. There’s a cloud hanging low on the mountain top reducing visibility to 100 yards, wind from WSW at 3-6 mph. A cold front is forecast to move in tonight lowering snow levels. Will update conditions as Patrol gets out on the slopes. Open this Monday for Presidents’ Day.

THRIFTY THURSDAY 2/11/16

1:00 report finding our slopes in great condition with only the bottom 100 yds or so a bit on the scratchy side. Horray for north facing slopes! 9:30 update from Patrol: Glades skiing great as are all groomers, very bottom a little firm should quickly soften. 9:00 wind calm will update when Patrol reports, looking like a fun day. Groomers reporting in at 5am with no new snow to report, temperature at 30 degrees and wind from the west 8-15 mph. Clouds are high with all the lights of the valley visible. Continuous cloud cover predicted with weather expected to move in by evening. Yesterday was a gorgeous day on the slopes, expecting more of the same today. Corduroy being nicely laid out by groomers and ready for carving and cruising. It is THRIFTY THURSDAY with day ticket at $25 all day! An extra day this week with Monday’s opening for Presidents’ Day.

Wednesday 2/10/16

10am Patrol reporting everything skiing great top to bottom feels good underfoot and sun shining! 8:30 update: Temperature fell a few degrees this morning, warming again with clear skies, little wind. Groomers reporting in this Wednesday morning at 5 am with light thin clouds having moved in overhead. Down in the valley a layer of fog has developed leaving temperatures inverted. Should see sunshine mixed with the high clouds today. Temperature currently at 34 degrees with wind from the SW at 5-10 mph. No new snow to report, runs have been tilling up nicely for carving up groomers. This will be an extra long week, open Monday 2/15 for Presidents’ Day.

Sunday 2/7/16

10am update: Clear skies with sun warming temp to 24 degrees. BEAUTIFUL BLUEBIRD DAY! Snow’s great for a super day on the slopes. Groomers reporting in at 5 am under clear skies with snow sparkling on the slopes. Two inches of new snow on the 24 hour stake no new snow overnight. High pressure has started to build, the temperature 17.4 degrees and wind light to 6mph from south west. Good chance we will have sunshine today with warming temperatures. Slopes in great shape, groomers laying out fresh soft carving corduroy and powder, packed powder having been refreshed all week. Next weekend will have an extra day, open Monday February 15th for Presidents’ Day.

Saturday 2/6/16

8:30 update: Temperature at 22 degrees and wind blowing at 14 mph SW. Visibility reduced due to snow falling and blowing. 6:30 update: POWER RESTORED! Groomers reported 2 new inches on the 24 hour stake an inch overnight. Bit of a blizzard blew through around 5am. Radar shows the system has moved past with little incoming. Waiting for the weather station to reset. Temperature has dropped to 22 degrees. Rock’s report from the rental shop… all’s well, we have lights! At 5am groomers reporting the power out on Blacktail Mountain. Keep checking for updates. 5:40 update: Flathead Electric working on the outage, hopefully up and running in time to open. Blizzard conditions seem to be subsiding can see the lights of the valley. Will keep updating on website.

Friday 2/5/16

10 update: Temperature climbing at 24 degrees and wind slacking off at 4-5 SW. Patrol reports groomers are great top to bottom, side to side with powder still to be found. Groomers reporting in at 5am under very high clouds with unlimited visibility. Just a trace of snow overnight, 2 inches on the 24 hour having fallen early yesterday after the morning report. Temperature at 19.8 degrees and wind from the west 5-10 mph. Conditions on the slopes packed powder and machine groomed, riding really nicely mountain wide! This weekend is the last day of the first 5 week snow sports program for Young Fawns, Blacktails and Bucks. There will be a break for Presidents’ Days long weekend and programs starting up for the second session February 20/21st. Tomorrow the Singing Sons of Beaches will be playing 3:30 apres ski up in Muleys for your enjoyment.