Snowfall trends evolve over the course of a year, and throughout the years too. Some snowfall conditions are more prevalent during seasonal cycles, allowing for patterns to arise over time. During seasonal peaks, snowpack on the mountain can reach levels as high as 163", while the average tends to sit around 65".
Residing within the Lower Flathead Watershed, this section of the mountain falls within the Pacific Northwest Hydrologic Region. The NRCS Snotel network manages the majority of snow gauges across Montana, assigning this one a site ID of 667.
Watersheds are composed of land areas where all the river water and mountain snow eventually flow to a common outlet. Rain that falls within the Lower Flathead watershed will find its way into the various river constituents located in the area.