Snow Report for Saturday, December 20th

Last updated at 8:17am MST
1-2" Since Lifts Closed
2-3" Last 24 Hrs
2-3" Last 48 Hrs
2479 Acres Open
Snow Depth:

23" Mid Mountain / 34" Upper Mountain

Surface Conditions:

Machine Groomed / Powder

Today's Summary

Good morning, everyone! The flurries have been on and off all night and all of yesterday. It’s pretty exciting to see and it never gets old for us here in Big Sky. We’re just like kids in a candy store!

Today’s forecast is going to be mostly cloudy skies with chances of snow during the day. We received 1-2” of new snow overnight and 2-3” in the past 24hrs. Our mid mountain base is at 23” and our upper mountain is at 34”. Temperatures will climb up to the mid 20s F today with a low around 12 F with Southwest winds at 20mph.

Please be cautious when skiing or riding due to the fact that early season conditions DO EXIST, we care about your safety and want you to have fun out there. So please pay attention to where you are going and what you are doing.

We are 43% open with 2,479 acres. Patrol is working hard to open as much terrain as possible.

Please note that the Challenger chair lift is currently on hold for maintenance. To access Challenger terrain, please use the Headwaters chair lift. However, please be aware that Headwaters terrain is not currently open.

Looks like the flurries are still coming. The forecast is looking pretty sweet for the next few day’s folks! Gear up and go ski with your friends!

And remember… Keep the vibe alive!

"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life." -Samuel Ullman

Weather Report

23° Current
35° High
31° Low
Chance of Precipitation: 82%
Wind: 6 mph from SE

Photo Stream

Lift and Terrain Status

Our lifts are scheduled to run daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm unless otherwise posted and weather pending. Lift Status last updated at 1:39pm MST.

Lift Name Status
Cascade Triple Open
Little Thunder Open
Challenger Double Closed
Derringer Quad Chair Open
Explorer Double Open
Headwaters Double Chair Open
Iron Horse Quad Open
Lone Moose Triple Open
Lone Peak Tram Open
Dakota Lift Triple Open
Lone Peak Triple Open
Lone Tree Quad Chair Open
Pony Express Triple Open
Ramcharger Open
Shedhorn Double Open
Six Shooter Chair Open
Southern Comfort Open
Lewis and Clark Open
Sacajawea Open
Swift Current Open
Thunder Wolf Open
White Otter Double Open

Trail Map and Grooming Report

Click to Open Trail Map

View the Interactive Trail Map to see what lifts and runs are scheduled to be open, which areas are groomed, and much more. Other maps will guide you around the mountain. View the Maps page.

Download the Grooming Map as a PDF.

Weather Stations

Weather Stations are spread across Big Sky Resort's 5,800 acres and are used to measure weather patterns, including wind speed and direction, snowfall, relative humidity, temperature, and more. Click on a pin to learn more or view our Weather Stations page.

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