Snow Report for Thursday, November 26

Last updated at 8:08am MST
1" Since Lifts Closed
2-3" Last 24 Hours
2-3" Last 48 Hours
274 Acres Open
Snow Depth:

18" Mid Mountain / 26" Upper Mountain

Surface Conditions:

Powder/ Groomed

Good Morning skiers and riders,

This is Aaron with your opening day snow report for Big Sky Resort, Thursday November 26, 2015! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

For today’s forecast we will have sunny skies and cool temperatures. Mother Nature brought winter to Big Sky last night. The mountain picked up 2-3 inches of low density snow. Bringing the mid-mountain base to 18 inches and the upper mountain base to 26 inches. The expected high today will be around 9F. The low will be around 3F. The winds this afternoon will be blowing from the Northeast at 19-25mph. It will be a fun day here on the mountain we will have 4 lifts spinning, Swifty 2.0 will be open with 2 jumps and 10 jibs just get your to stoke on for the winter!

Please ski with caution early season conditions exist, be aware of where you are skiing or riding and what you are doing. We care about your safety and want you to have the best experience ever here at Big Sky Resort. Know the code!

Come enjoy your Turkey Day here with some skiing and good times. Be sure to bundle up it is going to be a cold day out there.

27° Base Area Temperature
Mid-Mountain Temperature
27° High
-6° Low
Chance of Precipitation: 65%
Wind: 0 mph

Photo Stream

Lift Status

Our lifts are scheduled to run daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm unless otherwise posted and weather pending. Lift Status last updated at 4:05am MST.

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

Trail Map and Grooming Report

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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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