May 21, 2024
41.0" Snowpack (91% of Normal)
42° Patchy Fog then Chance Snow Showers
3 to 8 inches possible, around pass level forecasted

Winter Storm Watch
Until 2024-05-21T18:15:00-06:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Heavy wet snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 8 inches possible, around pass level. Total snow accumulation of 8 to 16 inches expected on mountain peaks. * WHERE...Gallatin and Madison County Mountains and Centennial Mountains. * WHEN...From Wednesday evening through Thursday afternoon. * IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult and tire chains may be required for some vehicles. Those in the backcountry should ensure they are prepared for dangerous conditions.

New snowfall today with 7" of fresh powder on the slopes, and snowpack levels reaching 41". Snowpack levels for this time of year average around 40 inches, but can be as high as 99 inches.

Weather today, a 50 percent chance of snow showers after noon. some thunder is also possible. patchy fog before 8am. otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 42. northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. little or no snow accumulation expected. A snow storm is incoming, with 3 to 8 inches possible, around pass level forecasted.

Terrain Surface NA
Powder Score NA
Snowpack Percent Normal 91%
Max Recorded Snowpack 99"
Snowfall Past 24 Hours 7"
Snowfall Next 24 Hours 3 to 8 inches possible, around pass level
Snowfall Next 5 Days 3 to 8 inches possible, around pass level

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Snowpack Depth (Past 7 Days)
Data sourced from Lone Mountain

Recent Air Temperatures

Snow Forecast

Weather into tomorrow, Snow showers, mainly after noon. Some thunder is also possible. High near 41. South southwest wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Hourly Forecast

Seasonal Snow Comparison

Compare year over year snow water equivalency

Snowpack levels are currently 3% above average, with snowpack depth last observed at 41 inches.

Snowpack Density

Snowpack vs Snow Water Equivalent
Wet, heavy snowfall generally consists of atleast 12.5% water content or higher for every foot of snow. Lighter, drier snow might contain up to 1.0 inch of water for every foot of snow; up to 8.3% water.

Ski Area Summary

Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort in Montana is one of the largest ski resorts in the country, boasting over 5,800 skiable acres. The resort offers a variety of terrain for skiers of all levels, including some of the best intermediate and advanced runs in the region. For beginners, the resort's Moonlight Basin area offers gentle slopes and a welcoming atmosphere. As for an interesting fact, Big Sky Resort was founded by NBC News anchor Chet Huntley in 1973. For apres ski, the resort's Scissorbills Saloon is a popular spot for drinks and live music. Overall, Big Sky Resort is a must-visit destination for any skiing enthusiast looking for a challenge or a fun day on the slopes.

Terrain Overview

Big Sky Resort in Montana is situated in the Madison Range, which is part of the Rocky Mountains. The resort is known for its expansive ski terrain, with over 5,800 skiable acres and 300 runs, including the famous Lone Peak.

Lone Peak is the highest peak at Big Sky Resort, standing at 11,166 feet. It offers some of the most challenging and iconic terrain at the resort, including steep chutes, cliffs, and open bowls. The Lone Peak Tram takes skiers and riders to the summit for breathtaking views and access to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the area.

Other notable peaks at Big Sky Resort include Andesite Mountain, which offers a variety of intermediate and advanced runs, and Challenger Peak, known for its expert terrain and backcountry access.

Overall, Big Sky Resort is known for its diverse and challenging mountain ranges, offering something for every level of skier or snowboarder.


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