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1 foot at the base area and they are setting up the cannons to make more. The upper elevations have much more.
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Not to be a wet blanket Rio, I have been working at 9200' and there isn't much more snow at that elevation. I have seen 15-20" at the most. On the good side, we tracked our first cat today and began compacting our trails. What is around is thick dense snow, ideal base material. It will happen soon enough, after all, Halloween isn't for 5 more days.
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Hmmm, that's what I get for listening to people at a wine bar. Should have been suspicious right off by the fact they were in a wine bar in Montana.
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A wine bar in Montana!!!!!! Them there must have been outsiders, spreading false information.

Looks wet for the rest of the week. We load test the new lift today. I have been riding it for the last 2, 4-5 min. ride, great view of the Headwaters area. We are going to suprise a lot of people with the new terrain.
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Isn't the new lift replacing Southern Comfort? Please tell us more about the new terrain they've opened up...
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They are putting a high speed quad in where the old Southern Comfort lift was. It doesn't open up any new terrain but it does make skiing over in that area less excruciating. The old lift was very long and very slow. The terrain serviced by Southern Comfort is almost entirely green runs with a one or two wide open blue runs. Now that the lift is fast it will be a good area for beginners and lower intermediates to head to since it should be less crowded than Mr. K and Morning Star.

For expert skiers the faster lift will be of benefit for poaching powder in the Southern Glades. To ski the Southern Glades you have to ride the Lone Moose lift, ski the glades then ride Southern Comfort out.
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Sudden Discomfort, that is what we used to call the chair. For a long time it has been apparent that the Southern Comfort area is some of the best beginner skiing terrain at Big Sky, and maybe a lot of places. Wide open, sunny, a steady pitch and good fall lines, this area is a ski instructors dream.
The addition of this new high speed chair is welcome.

As I type, it is and has been snowing (HARD!) since about 16:30. The terrain we packed this week is solid, I drove a 4wd backhoe to the top of our 6-pack and barely sank into the compacted snow. The warm temps this week really densified the snow and the storm going on right now came in warm and wet. Good base!
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Jack knows.
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12-14" new snow on my deck at 7400'. Probably in the 15% range. More concrete to pack on to the trails. A couple more of these and we have our base for the season.
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Way cool. Big Sky has enough snow to open for a day on Halloween. $20 for early turns and the opportunity to trash your skis.....I might have to go.
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rsn.com? Is that, "real soon now..."?
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Monthly photo op

Here's yesterday's photo of the day:
http://rsn.com/image_display/4969710...57&use_db1=yes
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Come on Nolo, this is getting old. I just woke to snow to shovel for the fifth time in a week. To top it off, here is today's forecast for the region:

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...GALLATIN-MADISON- 429 AM MST WED NOV 24 2004
... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR AREAS ABOVE 5500 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREAT FALLS MT HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH.

AREAS OF SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHWEST MONTANA LATE THIS AFTERNOON. THE SNOW WILL THEN CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THANKSGIVING DAY. THE SNOW COULD BECOME HEAVY AT TIMES... LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THANKSGIVING DAY. BY LATE THURSDAY EVENING... TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ABOVE 5500 FEET.

A WINTER STORM WATCH IS ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER IS POSSIBLE... BUT NOT IMMINENT. AT THIS TIME... THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS. FUTURE DRIVING AND WALKING CONDITIONS MAY BECOME HAZARDOUS... SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS....
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Rio, I waited almost a month to post another photo. I call that restraint!
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Come on Nolo, this is getting old. I just woke to snow to shovel for the fifth time in a week. To top it off, here is today's forecast for the region:
On behalf of all us Easterners on this board, I have you say......you suck!!
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Well Coach, you know the old saying: "If you can't beat'em, join'em."
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Well Coach, you know the old saying: "If you can't beat'em, join'em."
I had a feeling that I'd get that reply. Good advice.
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