Snow Report for Thursday, December 18th

Last updated at 9:04am MST
0" Since Lifts Closed
0" Last 24 Hrs
3-7" Last 48 Hrs
1635 Acres Open
Snow Depth:

19" Mid Mountain / 28" Upper Mountain

Surface Conditions:

Powder / Packed Powder

Today's Summary

Good morning skiers and riders! Today’s date is Thursday, December 18th. A calm clear night has left us without any new snow but we received 3-7 inches in the past 48 hours. Today we are expecting partly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers. The high temperature for today should be in the low 20’s with a low in the mid-teens tonight at mid-mountain areas. Winds should be coming from the SW at 5-15 mph around 8500 ft. It looks like we have some more snow coming throughout the weekend so stay psyched because it’s only getting better. Yesterday we skied some 5% blower and there was still plenty left for today. Challenger will be closed today for unscheduled maintenance but we will be running the Headwaters lift to access the terrain that has been open up there. Please note that the Headwaters terrain is not open yet and this is just to access Moonlight currently.

Please Remember, early season conditions do exist. The Mid-Mountain Base is 25” and upper is 36”. For the most up to date information, please call Mountain Services at 406-995-5749.

Thanks for reading and have a safe day.

Weather Report

19° Current
35° High
20° Low
Chance of Precipitation: 82%
Wind: 3 mph from E

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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 2:38pm 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 Closed
Lone Peak Tram Open
Dakota Lift Triple Closed
Lone Peak Triple Open
Lone Tree Quad Chair Closed
Pony Express Triple Open
Ramcharger Open
Shedhorn Double Closed
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

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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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