Snow Report for Wednesday, December 17th

Last updated at 10:24am MST
3-6" Since Lifts Closed
3-7" Last 24 Hrs
3-7" Last 48 Hrs
1635 Acres Open
Snow Depth:

19" Mid Mountain / 28" Upper Mountain

Surface Conditions:

Powder / Machine Groomed

Today's Summary

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen! Today’s date is Wednesday, December 17th. We received about 3 inches overnight at the base and 5-6 inches overnight at mid-mountain areas on top of the inch it snowed yesterday afternoon. During accumulation hours we received light winds from the South to West. If 6 inches doesn't quite do it for you feel free to sniff out the wind loaded pockets. Up to 9-10 inches of freshies may be found in loaded areas around 9300 ft and maybe more elsewhere. Today skies should remain cloudy with scattered snow showers. We are expecting a high in the low 20’s at mid-mountain areas with temps dropping in the afternoon to a low in the mid-teens tonight. Winds should be coming from the South to West at 5-15 mph in the mid-mountain areas. The remainder of the week looks like a reproduction of today with similar temperatures and a chance of snow for the next few days. Enjoy your hump day riding the dump of snow we got last night and après at the Carabiner from 8:30-11.

Please Remember, early season conditions do exist. The Mid-Mountain Base is 19” and upper is 28”. 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

11° Current
33° High
20° Low
Chance of Precipitation: 81%
Wind: 0 mph from N

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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 9:50am MST.

Lift Name Status
Cascade Triple Open
Little Thunder Open
Challenger Double Open
Derringer Quad Chair Open
Explorer Double Open
Headwaters Double Chair Closed
Iron Horse Quad Open
Lone Moose Triple Closed
Lone Peak Tram Closed
Dakota Lift Triple Closed
Lone Peak Triple On Hold
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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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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