Montana Ski Report

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May 21 2024

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Montana Ski Report

May 21, 2024

New snowfall across 5 Montana ski areas this morning with Moonlight Basin receiving up to 7" of snowfall in the past 24 hours. Spanish Peaks Resort also reporting 7" of new snow today, bringing their total snowpack up to 41". More snow forecasted this week with ski areas like Bridger Bowl Ski Area expected to receive as much as 24" in the next 5 days. Discovery Ski Area is slated to receive up to 26" of more snow, and Big Sky Resort could see as much as 15" of fresh powder on the slopes in the coming days. Montana has a rich ski history, with the first ski clubs and ski races dating back to the early 1900s. The state has produced several Olympic skiers, including Tommy Moe and Kirsten Clark. In the 1940s and 50s, Montana was a popular destination for Hollywood stars, who came to ski at resorts like Big Sky and Whitefish. Today, Montana remains a top destination for skiing and snowboarding, with its stunning scenery and world-class resorts. View Montana statewide snowpack data.

Ski Area Air Temp (F) Snowfall Snowpack vs Avg SWE 24hr Forecast 72hr Forecast 120hr Forecast
27 7 41 +3% 15 1 12 15
27 7 41 +3% 15 1 12 15
27 7 41 +3% 15 1 12 15
27 7 41 +3% 15 1 12 15
39 0 0 0% 0 0 0 0
39 -1 20 0% 7 0 6 6
29 1 49 -6% 20 0 3 10
30 1 45 -19% 17 0 15 26
34 -1 15 -46% 6 0 8 9
43 -2 21 -46% 9 0 2 4
0 65 -84% 20 0 0 1
29 0 0 -100% 0 0 23 24
35 0 0 -100% 0 0 10 23
26 0 0 -100% 0 0 6 15
33 0 0 -137% 0 0 2 2

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Montana is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, with its stunning mountain ranges and world-class resorts. Here are some of the top ski resorts in Montana, along with their average snowfall per season, snowpacks, and the best time to visit:

1. Big Sky Resort: Located in the southwest region of Montana, Big Sky Resort is the largest ski resort in the state, with over 5,800 acres of skiable terrain. The resort has an average snowfall of 400 inches per year, with a snowpack average of 70 inches. The best time to visit Big Sky is from December to February, when the snow is at its best.

2. Whitefish Mountain Resort: Located in northwestern Montana, Whitefish Mountain Resort is known for its stunning views of Glacier National Park. The resort has an average snowfall of 300 inches per year, with a snowpack average of 50 inches. The best time to visit Whitefish is from December to March, when the snow is at its best.

3. Bridger Bowl: Located near Bozeman in southwestern Montana, Bridger Bowl is a local favorite with great terrain for all skill levels. The resort has an average snowfall of 350 inches per year, with a snowpack average of 80 inches. The best time to visit Bridger Bowl is from January to March, when the snow is at its best.

4. Red Lodge Mountain: Located in southern Montana, Red Lodge Mountain is a smaller resort with a laid-back vibe. The resort has an average snowfall of 250 inches per year, with a snowpack average of 50 inches. The best time to visit Red Lodge Mountain is from January to March, when the snow is at its best. View Montana snowpack data


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