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snowreport: wed sep 01, 2021
howdy all

well, no snow yet, but much cooler comfy temps than the brutal summer heat. I would take a dip in the river after work to cool down. the days seem to fly by and we are already in September. I am having foot issues and it has been about a week and a half, it is not fun and I hope it does not affect my riding. got a new to me 160 donek incline that looks new and can't wait to try it. still need to get my pass and will work on it soon when my foot heals up. I am glad that Cuban and shred are coming again and I hope gunslinger65 makes it too. maybe others stop by on their way to MCC. now lets pray for a good winter...

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I'm super keen to make it there again this season, it's been way too long! Might make it over WTF, we'll see how the work schedules and weightlifting competition requirements go. Hoping to see you all sometime this season though.

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snowreport: thu oct 07, 2021
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from the Daily Inter Lake ...

Ski resort sets season pass sales record, again

by BRET ANNE SERBIN
Daily Inter Lake | October 7, 2021 1:00 PM

Whitefish Mountain Resort set a new record for season pass sales for the upcoming ski season.

It’s the sixth year in a row the resort has set a new high mark, according to Nick Polumbus, director of sales and marketing at the ski area.

Early season pass sales concluded at the end of September, and Polumbus said the resort has already exceeded last season’s total by 13.5%. Last year, season pass sales eclipsed 12,500 for the first time.

An adult pass was priced at $689 for the upcoming winter, a $14 increase over the last two seasons.

Polumbus attributed the rising sales of season passes to an increase in the local population as a whole.

“We’re getting our share of the population growth,” Polumbus said. “It’s reflective of the growth of the whole valley.”

As evidence of that trend, Polumbus said this year’s season passes seem to be evenly distributed across all age groups. There hasn’t been a marked increase in any one category of skier from last year, he said.

“It’s very consistent,” he added. “We’re seeing growth across the board.”

Polumbus didn’t expect the number of season passes to continue growing substantially in October and November. He said Whitefish Mountain Resort typically sees season pass sales drop off after the price increases on Sept. 30.

Pass sales have increased despite changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic over the last two seasons.

The lifts shut down three weeks ahead of schedule in March 2019 as the pandemic got underway.

The following season, the resort eliminated the singles lift line and required masks while waiting in line. Guests were not required to pair up with individuals or other groups outside of their party.

More changes are coming to the resort in the future with the announcement of CEO Dan Graves’ retirement at the end of the season. Graves has served as CEO of Whitefish Mountain Resort since 2007.

Polumbus will assume the CEO position after Graves’ retirement, the resort announced Wednesday.

Reporter Bret Anne Serbin may be reached at 406-758-4459 or bserbin@dailyinterlake.com.

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snowreport: tue dec 07, 2021
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opening day! … not … and not much snow in the near future … the big says Thursday, but I don't think so ...

here is yesterdays big's snow report … 

Reported (December 6th, 2021)

Summit (6,817 ft./2,078 m)

Overnight Snow: 0"/0cm
Settled Base: 25"/64cm
Total to Date: 35"/89cm
6am Temp: 10°F/-12°C

24hr Snow: 1"/3cm
7 Day Snow: 9"/23cm
Current Conditions: Snowing
Visibility/Wind: Low/SW at 8mph

Terrain Status

Open Runs: 0
Terrain Parks: 0
Night Skiing: Closed

Lower Mountain (4,464 ft./1,361 m)

24hr Snow: 1"/3cm
Village Settled: 5"/13cm
Total to Date: 21"/54cm
6am Temp: 18°F/-8°C

7 Day Snow: 1"/3cm
Current Conditions: Snowing
Visibility/Wind: Moderate/0mph

 

Deep thoughts by Rhyan*:

All right, all you followers of the Fish: After much deliberation, we're sad to say we will not be spinning lifts tomorrow (Tuesday). While this weekend's storm certainly coated the mountain, we still need more snow coverage to safely open.

With continued chances of snowfall the next few days coupled with more snowmaking, we're hopeful for this Thursday (with the same terrain around Chair 7 and downloading on Chair 1). Keep an eye on this snow report page as well as our social channels for further updates. 

We are stoked about 9 inches of new snow on the summit from this weekend’s storm! Our official summit base depth to 25 inches as of Monday afternoon, but lower elevations still need some help. The base at the village is only 5 inches deep. The recent snow has been fairly low-density with these cold temperatures — unfortunately not quite what we need to build a good base.

Keep up those snow dances, and we'll see you up here soon!

And an important message for all our uphillers: Preseason route restrictions will continue until opening day. This means no Benny Up/Toni Matt from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The East Route is the only available route during this time. Please adhere to these policies. It's for your safety and our ability to operate smoothly. See the full policy here.

Please note Chair 6, the Big Easy Carpet and associated terrain — including Chipmunk — will not be available on opening day. Guests needing to access the Base Lodge will need to take a shuttle or coordinate travel to the village in order to access Chair 1 to the summit.

*This snow report is one person's subjective assessment of conditions at a single moment in time. Actual snow accumulations can vary widely across the varied terrain of this mountain. Topographic features such as exposed faces, saddles, and sheltered areas, as well as wooded zones and even just the aspect of where the slope is facing will greatly affect how much snow settles there. Please also note that the statistics of this report are input by 6 a.m. each day with various "story" updates throughout the morning. Always check with Ski Patrol if you need more information before you decide where you're going.

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snowreport: fri dec 10, 2021
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missed yesterday's opening day, but today was nicer with blue sky sunshine in the morning then soon gets cloudy and cold. chair 1 was delayed about 20 minutes and opened at 9:49am. with clear nights and colder temps the snow was really nice. still very early conditions and lots of little dips and rollers, we need more snow to fill the runs and smooth things out. lots of little pine tops on the lower sections like little stubbie gates and did a couple runs with dredman and johnasmo… forecast is looking good for this weekend, but I gotta work. powder Monday should be good... first run felt awkward... backside only and download on chair 1... good first day that went better than I thought...

rode the amp5 from 10 till 12:15...

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snowreport: mon dec 13, 2021
howdy alI

glad I had to work yesterday cause the big did not open due to power outage from a snowplow taking out an electric pole. today a high overcast over the big and vis was good. so yesterday's few inches of untouched pow and last night's good dusting made for a fun day. got there early and got third chair and waited over a half hour. good pow on the edges and groomers were soft and gets bumped up with the high traffic. the backside gets boring fast, but that's all we have for now. did a no name run to chair 5, but it was noontime and all bumped up. was going to download on chair 1 and the liftie says russ street is open so down to no name to russ street to the baselodge… good snow and a fun day... we need a lot more snow to open the front...

rode the amp5 from 9:30 till 12:30...

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snowreport: tue dec 14, 2021
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cloudy grey and wet snowy morning. looked at the webcam and there was a few inches. kinda warm as the weather was coming from the south. the snowbus was 20 minutes late, but I still managed to be kinda up front. good soft pow and groomers on the backside. a bit foggy, but vis was good and a bit chilly. took a break about 11:30am and as I got ready to go out I over heard a employee say big ravine and toni matt was open so did toni matt, but it was already cut up, I was about an hour too late. toni matt was soft and deep with many bush/hazards downlow and it was bumpy with the wet snow. the top half of the front is getting good, but the bottom half needs a lot more snow... fun to just cruise around and work the legs... the top of chair 8 is right in the middle of big ravine and dumps out on toni matt... it will be a cluster...

rode the amp5 from 9:30 till 12:30...

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snowreport: wed dec 15, 2021
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classic big mtn fog and much colder temps with a good dusting over groom made it a fun day. where it has been groomed regularly it is nice, but where it has not been groomed much like lower toni matt it is an uneven wavy/bumpy mess. the little snow we have been getting every day seems to help and things are looking better every day. the snow is still soft and turning hard makes a deep trench and bury the nose. we need more snow and more groomer passes to even things out. still plenty hazards downlow and will wait till the carving boards comes out... colder drier snow... fun day...

rode the amp5 from 9:30 till 12:30...

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snowreport: thu dec 16, 2021
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did not ride today (work)... it snowed hard all morning with big lite fluffy flakes in town and shoveled almost 5 inches when I got back home...

here is the big's snow report ...

As reported on (December 16th, 2021)

Summit (6,817 ft./2,078 m)

Overnight Snow: 0"/0cm
Settled Base: 45"/115cm
Total to Date: 66"/168cm
6am Temp: 8°F/-13°C

24hr Snow: 1"/3cm
7 Day Snow: 25"/64cm
Current Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Visibility/Wind: Good/NW at 14mph

Lower Mountain (4,464 ft./1,361 m)

24hr Snow: 0"/0cm
Village Settled: 14"/36cm
Total to Date: 35"/89cm
6am Temp: 20°F/-7°C

7 Day Snow: 11"/28cm
Current Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Visibility/Wind: Good/3mph

Deep thoughts by Rhyan*:

12:40 p.m. update:

The snow has not stopped falling since this morning's report and it's looking pretty darn good out there! Afternoon laps are highly encouraged.

10:45 a.m. update:

Chair 2 is open for business! There is limited terrain accessible. Please continue to respect closures and be aware of early-season conditions.

And the cherry on top: Ed & Mully's opens for the season at 11 a.m. today! What good timing. Chair 2 laps and lunch waiting for you at the bottom. Cheers!

10:10 a.m. update:

We have low visibility on the upper mountain, good snowfall and light winds today.

6 a.m. update:

We've had an amazing week of skiing up here with the front side opening and 25 inches of snow over the past seven days. The snow conditions continue to be top-quality thanks to cool temperatures and cloudy skies. We've had new snow on the upper mountain every day for 10 days in a row now!

Big Ravine opened yesterday and limited terrain around Chair 2, including Mully's and Ed's Run, is slated to open this morning. The closed terrain around Chair 2 will be clearly marked with red bamboo and tape. Stay tuned to this snow report and our social media for more terrain opening updates.

NOAA is calling for a high of 15 degrees on the upper mountain, with light winds and 2 to 4 inches expected during the day. More snow is forecast tonight with much colder temperatures expected for tomorrow. It's a beautiful day to be on the mountain!

Note:

Early-season conditions exist across the mountain, especially at lower elevations. Ski and ride with caution!

Respect all terrain closures. Do not ski closed terrain.

Uphill travel has resumed normal operations. Please refer to our uphill policy page for information and instruction.

Mountain update:

Chair 2 and runs in that area are closed, as well as runs below Russ's Street.

T-Bar 2 will not run today. 

Caribou, Chipmunk, Magic Carpet and Hope Slope are the only open beginner (green circle) routes. There are no top-to-bottom beginner trails. 

We're offering one-day lift tickets at the following discounted rates until further notice.

Adults (ages 19 to 64)$75

Seniors (ages 65 to 69)$64

Super seniors (ages 70 and older)$26

Juniors (ages 7 to 12)$39

Teens (ages 13 to 18)$64

Finally, a note about COVID-19: In most situations, masks or face coverings are strongly recommended but not required this season. Singles lines are back at chairlifts. For a complete list of COVID-19 rules and guidelines, please visit this page.

*This snow report is one person's subjective assessment of conditions at a single moment in time. Actual snow accumulations can vary widely across the varied terrain of this mountain. Topographic features such as exposed faces, saddles, and sheltered areas, as well as wooded zones and even just the aspect of where the slope is facing will greatly affect how much snow settles there. Please also note that the statistics of this report are input by 6 a.m. each day with various "story" updates throughout the morning. Always check with Ski Patrol if you need more information before you decide where you're going.

Today's Open Lifts

Chair 1 - Big Mountain Express (9:30am-4:00pm)
Chair 3 - Tenderfoot (9:00am-4:00pm)
Chair 5 - East Rim (9:45 am-4:00pm)*
Chair 6 - Base Lodge (8:45am-4:30pm)
Chair 7 - Big Creek Express (9:45am-3:30pm)
Chair 11 - Flower Point (9:45am-3:15pm)
Big Easy Carpet (9:00am-4:00pm)
Terrain Parks (9:00am-4:00pm)

*Chair 5 & Chair 8 may occasionally have delayed openings due to avalanche control work. This list reflects the lifts that are scheduled to open today. Openings and hours are subject to change due to changing weather conditions and the safety of our guests.

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Chair 2 had vegetation sticking up, but it looked pretty good from the Instagram pics yesterday.

Alas, the Canadian govt revoked the "Go to the US for less than 3 days, get out of jail free card" today, and the covid return test requirement has gone from 72 hours to 24. Which puts a trip to the Fish firmly in the "mega PITA too hard" basket right now 😞 

 

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snowreport: fri dec 17, 2021
howdy alI

a beautiful morning with blue skies and very chilly temps. conditions are looking better, but not really when you are on the runs. went down ptarmigan bowl and it was deep pow, but the underneath is still bumpy. there was two injuries just under chair 1 at the bottom of ptarmigan bowl and before the bench. a guy and a girl had to be hauled down, it was not related, but near each other on the second run of the morning. did two runs on ed's run at the end of my day to check out chair 2 and it is not ready. skiers right had natural pow and on both sides there was snow makers with shitty snow. the middle was groomed with a couple cat passes and very uneven, it is not good, it is not ready. tried to make a few turns on lower toni matt under the lift, but it is so bumpy it is not good. yesterday snow really helped, but we need a lot more. maybe the big will groom better with the holiday crowds on the way. today was really tricky snow conditions (understatement)… made a few good turns...

rode the amp5 from 9:30 till 12:30...

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