I'm sitting in the condo waiting for the blasting to stop after last night's snowfall. Seemed like a good time to start a new thread.
It's been a good season in Big Sky so far. We've had steady snowfall all winter. Preseason snowfalls got us off to a good start at Thanksgiving and another mid-December storm refreshed things nicely for Christmas-New Years. For the last week it's snowed a few inches every other day and it's forecast to continue for another week.Those of you familiar with Big Sky know our snowfall is more likely to come steadily over the season. We seldom get the Big Dumps that some areas are known for. Frankly, I find that in snowfall, like life in general, slow and steady frequently wins the race. I'd estimate snow conditions here are above average for this date.
Yesterday two men who were lapping the tram told me the conditions on top were among the best they had ever skied. Unfortunately I was working so I'll double check their evaluation later today.
Total snowpack numbers are a little misleading because this year's snow has had a higher than average (our average) water content. It's not heavy east coast snow or California concrete but it's a little heavier than our average. Our ski patrol tells me it has set up a nice base that will serve us well for the next three months.
Despite all the snow we still have our usual short lift lines. We have a great group of Pennsylvania skiers and ski clubs here for the MLK week. They all appreciate the short lines and the variety of our terrain.
Please add your thoughts on Big Sky to this thread.
Feel free to PM me if you're planning a trip to Montana or have specific questions about Big Sky.
Time to ski.