Snow Report for Friday, December 9

Last updated at 4:56pm MST
4" Since Lifts Closed
4" Last 24 Hours
4" Last 48 Hours
Snow Depth:

21" Mid Mountain / 31" Upper Mountain

Surface Conditions:

Powder/ Packed Powder

Good evening Big Sky!

4” of new snow fell has fallen since 4 PM yesterday. We are still under a Winter Weather Advisory through tomorrow at 5 PM with 4-8 additional inches expected. It’s currently snowing and we anticipate the snow will gain strength in the overnight hours. The skiing today was really great and conditions will continue to improve through the weekend. We are in an extremely favorable weather cycle and the remainder of the month should be quite snowy!

Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for snow mainly after 2 PM with additional accumulations of 1-3”. The snow should continue through the overnight Saturday and provide us with another great day Sunday! The turns this weekend will be killer! We can expect a high of 21F and winds blowing out of the West Southwest between 20-25 mph. The upper mountain settled base depth is 31” and the mid mountain settled base depth is 21”.

With La Nina conditions in effect, Big Sky should see the continuation of steady accumulations over the coming weeks.

The Tram is now open with access to Liberty Bowl! In addition, we have opened the Headwaters Lift, ThunderWolf, and of course the Powder Seeker 6 is up and running. Our Mountain Operations Team is working extremely hard to open new terrain as soon as conditions warrant. Stay tuned for snow totals and new openings the next couple of days; the conditions are going to be excellent through the weekend!

Think snow and I’ll see ya on the mountain!


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

23° Greater Area Temperature
20° Mid-Mountain Temperature
24° High
23° Low
Chance of Precipitation: 100%
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 Open
Iron Horse Quad Open
Lone Moose Triple Closed
Lone Peak Tram Open
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 Open
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.

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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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