Snow Report for Saturday, December 3

Last updated at 4:42pm MST
3-5" Since Lifts Closed
3-5" Last 24 Hours
8-10" Last 48 Hours
Snow Depth:

20" Mid Mountain / 30" Upper Mountain

Surface Conditions:

Powder/ Packed Powder

Good afternoon skiers and riders!

The mountain picked up 2-3” of new snow last night and another 1-2” fell during the day, bringing our 7 day total to 18-21 inches! We are now spinning the new Powder Seeker 6 place heated seat, bubble chair so make sure to check that out! The forecast for tonight is calling for cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers, and a low temperature of 15F.

Starting midday tomorrow through Monday evening, we are under a Winter Weather Advisory with accumulations of 6-12” expected by Tuesday morning. Tomorrow we can anticipate a high of 22F and winds out of the Southwest between 15-25 mph. The lower mountain base is 20 inches and the upper mountain base is 30 inches.

We are planning to spin Powder Seeker, Explorer, Swift Current, Ramcharger, and the Lower Carpets tomorrow, as well as the tram for scenic rides.

Tomorrow is the last day Sky Card holders ski free so be sure to take advantage of that!

Stay tuned tomorrow for updates regarding snow totals from this storm cycle. Keep up the powder dances and I’ll see ya on the slopes!


*Early season conditions exist; please ski and ride with caution.*

18° Greater Area Temperature
14° Mid-Mountain Temperature
25° High
16° Low
Chance of Precipitation: 30%
Wind: 0 mph

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 8:13pm MST.

Lift Name Status
Cascade Triple Closed
Little Thunder Double Closed
Challenger Triple Closed
Derringer Quad Closed
Explorer Double Open
Headwaters Double Closed
Iron Horse Quad Closed
Lone Moose Triple Closed
Lone Peak Tram Closed
Powder Seeker High Speed Six-Place Open
Dakota Triple Closed
Lone Tree Quad Closed
Pony Express Triple Closed
Ramcharger Quad Open
Shedhorn Double Closed
Six Shooter High Speed Six-Place 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.

Podcast, Phone, and Email Updates

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