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  1. snowreport: tue mar 31, 2020 howdy all this past week it was pretty grey and cloudy and a little cooler with a good half inch in town on Tuesday morning and some rain and wind during the week. this morning we had a slight dusting and some snow on the big. it would have been good this week if we were still open. we are just on the backside of a front and cooler temps... well, I have been stocking up and sitting tight... stay healthy...
  2. howdy apples and oranges, again, biting my tongue...
  3. howdy more vids from rama… again more girls with a great soundtrack and a Korean dude...
  4. snowreport: mon mar 23, 2020 howdy all we had a week of nice blue sky sunshine with warmer temps, but the weekend it was cooler with some artic wind from the east. today is the first cloudy day and forecasted to be a rainy week...
  5. howdy I just love watching these girls rip some beautiful turns...
  6. snowreport: mon mar 16, 2020 howdy all a beautiful bluebird day and a little warmer and the season is over. didn't reach my goal of a 100 days and over a two million vertical feet, but I was on my way to better my average this year. so ended with 88 days and 1,913,285 vertical feet and ranked 11th. not the best season as we started with not much snow in December and it was looking good with snow in early January then a kinda mild February with some of the thickest foggy days and March with not much new snow and spring conditions. made some good carving turns so it was a fun season... only a couple good powder days... all in all it was an o.k. season... at least I made it thru without getting hurt... lost three more weeks... see you next year... photos by Mountain Life Photography
  7. snowreport: sun mar 15, 2020 howdy all truly beautiful bluebird day, but very cold temps so went a little later and was getting busy with the weekend crowds and everyone making up for yesterdays lost day. didn't know what to expect on the conditions from yesterdays wind blown deep freeze so brought the 157fp cause that board is for cruising around on any condition and it is the weekend and I try to slow down my riding. there was wind blown snow and little tree parts all over the leeward side of the tree line and on the other side it was icy crunchy with polished ice in spots and it wasn't very fun. just going up and down mostly on chair 2 cause there was not much of a lift line. I was getting cold and was thinking of calling it about 1pm, but still wanted to ride so went to ed and mully's to warm up and went back out to maybe ride till 2pm then one of the lefties said today is the last day so rode till closing... not the best way to end the season... tomorrow could have been a good coiler day... oh well... 88 days... pau... rode the 157fp from 10:30 till 4... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Reported (March 15th, 2020) Call Ski Patrol Sign Up for Snow Reports Print Today's Report Current Summit Weather Summit (6,817 ft./2,078 m) Overnight Snow: 0"/0cm Settled Base: 128"/326cm Total to Date: 252"/641cm 6am Temp: -11°F/-24°C 24hr Snow: 6"/16cm 7 Day Snow: 10"/26cm Current Conditions: Mostly Clear Visibility/Wind: Good/NE at 9mph Terrain Status Open Runs: 105 Terrain Parks: 5 Night Skiing: Done for the Season Lower Mountain (4,464 ft./1,361 m) 24hr Snow: 0"/0cm Village Settled: 36"/92cm Total to Date: 104"/265cm 6am Temp: -3°F/-19°C 7 Day Snow: 1"/3cm Current Conditions: Mostly Clear Visibility/Wind: Good/0mph Deep thoughts by Rhyan*: **SPECIAL NOTICE** Today is the final day of the 2019/20 Winter season at Whitefish Mountain Resort. In light of rapidly changing circumstances involving COVID-19/coronavirus, the mountain will close for the season to do our part in limiting the spread of the virus. See this webpage for more information. This decision comes with a heavy heart, as we all often turn to the mountain, to skiing and snowboarding, for some peace of mind during difficult or stressful times. It has been a wonderful season, and thanks for letting me share my deep thoughts with you each week this winter. Come on up this afternoon, carpool with a buddy or two, and enjoy some bluebird skies and fresh snow for the last day of the season! -10:15 AM Update- The tracks are deepest today in the lower, more wind protected areas! The surface underneath is variable. It's a beautiful day to be on the Big! -7:45 AM Update- With more observations in from our team on the mountain, we have changed our official 24 hour snowfall total to 6 inches. This total is what they are more consistently seeing up top, but as stated before, depths will vary widely across the mountain. It's still going to be a windblown powder palooza up here today! Also- our summit weather station is still reporting -10 degrees as of 7:00 AM, so be prepared for a very brisk morning! -6:00 AM Report- Goooooood morning from the Rebel Base on Planet Hoth, A.K.A. Big Mountain. What a wild weekend it has been so far. Thanks for everyone's patience yesterday with this intense storm we had, and an extra big shout out to our ski patrol, groomers, and the rest of our mountain operations team for working hard to get the mountain safe and ready to open today. We're officially calling it 9 inches of new snow over the last 24 hours, but with the high winds yesterday, conditions will widely vary across the mountain- from wind scoured and icy, to some even deeper accumulations in spots. Please be aware of significant wind drifts today, and as always, if you plan to head into the trees be sure to ski or ride with a partner, and check out our Tree Well and Deep Snow Safety tips. It's going to be one amazing powder day with sunny skies forecast, slightly warmer temperatures, and moderate winds. We have a high of 20 degrees expected for the upper mountain, but with chill values as low as -26, you're still going to want to wear all the extra layers you got! The Nate Chute Race is on today with the banked slalom portion of the competition. Please see the competition event page for more important information. SCHEDULE: 7:30-8:30am – Check in at lift plaza ticket office 9:10am – Early chairlift load for racers only 9:15-10am – Course Inspection 10:15am – Competitors meeting 10:30am-3pm – Races 5pm – Awards ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ from See this webpage: After careful thought and discussion in light of the rapidly changing circumstances, Whitefish Mountain Resort has made the decision to close for the 2019/20 winter season after the close of day today, Sunday March 15, 2020. Although there have not been any confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our resort, or in the Flathead Valley, we feel the need to do our part in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. “It is with a heavy heart that we have reached this decision however, we feel at this time this is the best thing to do for the health of our employees, guests, and our community,” Whitefish Mountain Resort CEO Dan Graves said. “We sincerely apologize to our guests currently at Whitefish Mountain Resort and those who have planned trips here this March and April. It is particularly upsetting because we are all skiers and understand how important this recreation is to our mental health.” In addition to on-mountain operations, all restaurants, rental and retail shops will be closed. All events planned for the remainder of the season have been cancelled. Whitefish Mountain Resort’s lodging department will be contacting all current guests and existing reservations to work with them to make alternate travel agreements. We have relaxed our cancellation policies and will continue to honor this relaxed policy with summer reservations. Guests that have purchased advanced tickets online are asked to email info@skiwhitefish.com rather than calling the resort as it is expected that call volume will be high. All seasonal employees will be given the opportunity to receive work assignments through their scheduled work period.
  8. snowreport: sat mar 14, 2020 howdy all stayed home due to very high artic winds... here is the big's snowreport: Deep thoughts by Josh*: -11:59 AM Update- Well my friends, the word has been given, and due to hazardous conditions between wind and temperatures, no chairlifts will be operating today. This is never an easy decision to come to but the safety of our guests and our staff is always first and foremost. The Base Lodge and Ed & Mully's will continue to run on a limited basis for those of you currently up here with us, so enjoy some libations, and sit by the fire with friends and family watching the storm outside. There of course is always a silver lining in any scenario like this.. with sunny skies in the forecast for tomorrow, and fresh snow falling all day with no one to ride it, the coming days should make for some amazing turns here on Big Mountain! We look forward to seeing you on the slopes tomorrow! -10:40 AM Update- Just to keep everyone in the loop, Chairs 2 and 6 are still under assessment for opening, however at this point they remain on hold. Keep checking in for more details on their status! -9:30 AM Update- Unfortunately due to hazardous conditions between high winds, and cold temperatures, Chair 1 will not be opening today. This means that all lifts reached from the upper mountain will also remain closed for the day, as well as Chairs 3, 4, 10, and the Big Easy Carpet on the front side. Chairs 2 and 6 are currently on wind hold until further assessment. Keep checking back, and I will keep you posted with the latest updates as they become available. For those interested and involved in the Nate Chute events going on this weekend, due to closures and conditions, the band scheduled to play at the 'Stube has been canceled for this evening, however festivities and fun are still planned for tomorrow! -8:20 AM Update- Unfortunately due to today's weather conditions, we will not be running the Nate Chute competition today, because of this the banked slalom competition will be ran tomorrow instead, with all the information and schedule as follows: We are going to run the 21st Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom tomorrow, SUNDAY 3/15. Standard schedule as advertised. Anyone registered for the SBX will be refunded. Everyone who signed up for the Banked Slalom will get a hoodie. Almost all SBX only racers qualified for a Hoodie, and we would be happy to hook you up at Event Check in on Sunday. First come first served. SUNDAY BANKED SLALOM SCHEDULE - 3/15/2020 730-830 Mandatory Check In 910 Racer Load Chair 1 9:15 - 10am Inspection 10:15 Rider Meeting at Start 4:00 Lap for the Lost 5:15 Awards at the Bierstube -8:10 Update- Due to the current weather we will be canceling Saturday Snow Sports Programs-Freestyle, Buckaroos, Devo and ½ Pints. -7:45 AM Update- With the delay in power returning this morning, we are looking at a delay in opening as we make up for lost time in preparing for daily operations. The timeline for this is as of yet unclear, as it is dependent on what the wind has done across the slopes through the night. Stay tuned and keep checking back for more information. -7:30 AM Update- The power is back online! I will continue to keep you posted on any other updates that may come out with the high winds today. -7:00 AM Update- The winds are still blowing strong, and power is still out up here. I have yet to hear any updates on the situation, but wanted to keep everyone posted as the morning progresses. Keep checking back here, and I will continue updating the report as new information becomes available! -6:00 AM Report- A strong North Eastern wind has blown through the night bringing with it snow across the mountain. The wind however, has been blowing the snow around the mountain meaning snow stakes are reading about one new inch of snow, while significantly deeper pockets of freshies are scattered across the mountain. Unfortunately with this strong wind, has come a power outage as well. I currently have no word on when power may be restored, or how this may affect today's operations, but I will be keeping my ear on the radio and updating this report with more information as it becomes available. Be sure to bundle up with an extra layer or two today. This strong North Eastern wind has brought with it wind chill values as low as -40 degrees. Be sure to cover up with a facemask and extra layer, and do your best to avoid exposed skin in the wind. And remember to stop in the summit for some coffee or hot chocolate if you need to warm up! Today and tomorrow for the 21st Annual Nate Chute Banked Slalom and Boardercross! This competition is the second-longest running snowboard banked slalom in the US! It’s a ‘Contest for a Cause’ — the event is a great supporter of suicide prevention among young people in Montana. For those competing in today's banked slalom, due to inclement weather there has been a change in today's schedule. The first run has been canceled, pushing the start time back slightly. The new schedule is as follows: SCHEDULE CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER 9:45-10:45am – Check in at lift plaza ticket office 11:15am-12:10pm – Course Inspection 12:30pm – Competitors meeting 12:45pm-3pm – Races 5pm – Awards For more information, see our events page. If you want to volunteer to help out this amazing event, we would love to have you! Email events@skiwhitefish.com for information on how you can get involved!
  9. howdy ogasaka 20/21 line up... fc-x 156... please...
  10. howdy I am desperate for a desperado... yeehaw!...
  11. howdy here is a good one where the alpine hardboot style translate to the softboots...
  12. snowreport: fri mar 13, 2020 howdy all breezy artic wind first thing in the morning, but not to bad and went up to the mountain and when I got there it was blowing hard and the snow was blasting up into the sky. went up on chair 2 and the chairs were swinging side to side and did one run on ed's and it was icy marbles. yesterday's sun made the lower mountain soft and it firmed up this morning. the wind was really cold and it seemed nuts to be up on the hill today so did one run and called it. chair 1 opened on time and i was almost going to go up, but decided it was crazy to be on the hill... this is just the beginning of the artic blast and will continue tomorrow... the wind chills are very cold... rode the 168vsr from 9 till 10...
  13. snowreport: thu mar 12, 2020 howdy all a nice morning and a little chilly. took my time this morning and did one run on ed's and the very top of chair 2 was good, but the main run was marbles and firm from yesterdays warm sunny afternoon. the top two thirds of the mountain was very good with the new snow from yesterday. sunny early then a few clouds rolled thru then sunny again. tried a new to me 168vsr and did a few runs on the backside to get used to it and took a couple runs to figure it out. it is a very fun board and need to be low and the board turns. did laps down the front and rode hard and wanted to stay longer, but I was pooped. the new snow really helped and carved really good. on my last run down ed's nobody was going on it and it looked good and not bumped up, but the top inch or so was soft and wet and breaking down and it was time to call it... today was really fun and the new snow made it feel like winter again... forecast is artic air this weekend and warm by mid week... rode the 168vsr from 9 till 2...
  14. snowreport: wed mar 11, 2020 howdy all nice morning with a few inches of new thick creamy snow and classic big mountain fog up high. not very busy and dredman was the only one ready to take off on the summit as I caught up with him. we rode all morning on the front and early was fun then got a little bumpy as the thick snow got chewed up into push piles. it got a little tiring pushing thru the heavy snow. this new snow should groom down nicely for tomorrow... forecast is much colder artic air by the weekend with plenty snow... rode the 157fp from 9 till 1...
  15. snowreport: tue mar 10, 2020 howdy all super high overcast and the sun filters thru in the morning and wasn't too cold. then the clouds thicken with a little wind and it gets really cold. the snow is icy crumbly and only the top surface gets scraped off. it got cold about noon and the snow stayed dry and did not stick to your gear. it supposed to get really cold by the weekend with some snow as the artic air comes down. again just slarving around and going up and down the front and working on vertical... was fun... rode the 157fp from 9 till 2...
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