16 inches of new snow at Montana ski resort

“Time to break out your splitboard or get your hike on, because it’s been puking at Big Sky Resort,” says snowboarder website.

“The iconic shred zone located just south of Bozeman, Montana is reporting over 16 inches (40 cm) of fresh snow at the top of Lone Peak and 12 inches (30 cm) of snow in the bowl, mid-mountain on Lone Mountain. The clouds have dissipated and the storm is moving along, but this is a great first start to the winter season for the resort. Big Sky is one of North America’s largest resorts with 34 lifts, 5,800 shredable acres, and 4,350’ vertical drop.”


Thanks to Geran for this link

7 thoughts on “16 inches of new snow at Montana ski resort”

  1. More important is the link to:

    Official 2016 Winter Outlook from the Farmers’ Almanac
    According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the winter of 2015–2016 is looking like a repeat of last winter, at least in terms of temperatures with unseasonably cold conditions over the Atlantic Seaboard, eastern portions of the Great Lakes, and the lower peninsula of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, most of the Tennessee and Mississippi Valley, as well as much of the Gulf Coast.

    New Englanders will once again experience a very frigid (shivery) winter (Déjà vu).

    Much of the central United States will see near-normal winter temperatures. This includes the western and central Great Lakes, the upper peninsula of Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and most of the Great Plains.

    In these areas, Ms. Nature will mix intervals of unseasonably mild temperatures with occasional shots of bitter cold; average it out and it comes out–average!

    Texas and the other South Central States will see a cool to cold winter, but nothing too extreme.

    Farther west, over the Rockies, the Colorado Plateau, Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest States, milder than normal temperatures are expected.

    Precipitation-wise, if you like snow, then you should head out to the northern and central Great Plains (most of the North Central States), the Great Lakes, New England (sorry Boston!), and parts of the Ohio Valley where snowier-than-normal conditions are forecast.

    Over the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, the winter will be stormy with a good amount of snow. We are “red-flagging” the second week of January and the second week of February for possible heavy winter weather with a long, drawn out spell of stormy weather extending through much of the first half of March. So sharpen those skis and boards, because the eastern slopes look like the ideal places to carve some turns.

    An active storm track will bring above-normal precipitation to the Southeast States, as well as the Mississippi Valley, Southern Great Plains, the Gulf Coast, and along the Atlantic Seaboard.

    Another area of above-normal precipitation (thanks to incoming storms from the Pacific) will cover much of the Pacific Northwest.

    Near-to-below normal winter precipitation will cover the rest of the country, which includes much of the drought-stricken areas in the Southwest.

    Read more at http://snowboarding.transworld.net/news/farmers-almanac-winter-forecast-2015-2016/#b7O5zwSXi4xpEY88.99

  2. September 21, 2015: Specialists portal recalled that last week, that is, in mid-September in Krasnoyarsk observed “it is winter landscapes.”
    Snow fell in almost all regions of Siberia, and in some places even formed a temporary snow. In Evenkia its height in some places has already reached 6 – 10 cm. And in Khakassia in the weather station “Nenastnaya (Rainy)”, which is located in the Kuznetsk Alatau at an altitude of nearly 1,200 meters, laid quite impressive drifts: the middle of the week – 46 cm. This is a record value for the entire month of September . Previous extreme value was exceeded by almost a third.
    Reader’s comment: The article tries to blame the early appearance of snow in Siberia on “overheating of the Arctic”.
    “According to NASA, is now an area of ​​ice to 2 million square kilometers less than the norm, this corresponds to the warming of 2-3 degrees”. Yeah, cooling is the new warming.

  3. Snowfall at this time of year is only relevant if it doesn’t melt. Most places in the world’s mountains have a few snowfalls which melt before the onset of true winter. The date that’s important is the one when the permanent snow arrives for the winter……

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