Early Montana Snowfall Has Excited About 2017-18 Winter Skiing
But at Big Sky Resort in Montana, Mother Nature has sent a message that the ski season is coming soon.
A light snowfall fell the night of Thursday, Sept. 14, leaving a light dusting of white powder on the mountain.
Temperatures dropped overnight and rain turned to snow at elevations above 6,500 feet. It snowed all morning on Friday and forecasters predict this storm will continue through mid-day Saturday.
The high temperature is 33 with a low of 25.
The photo is a screenshot from the mountain’s webcam atop Andesite Mountain.
National long-range forecasts for the 2017-18 winter season predict average temperatures and above-average precipitation in the Rocky Mountain West. At Big Sky Resort, that means an average of 400 annual inches or more of snowfall.
“We’re optimistic about the upcoming season and pleased to see the white stuff beginning to fly!,” exclaimed Chelsi Moi, Public Relations Manager of Big Ski Resort.
She also said “we’re happy dancing here at Big Sky Resort,” which shows the euphoria the snowfall has caused on the mountain.
The resort is scheduled to open on Nov. 23. Lift tickets, including season passes, are already on sale at bigskyresort.com/tickets.
Big Sky Resort is the biggest skiing area in America with more than 5,300 acres. The vertical drop is 4,350 feet.
And soon, those ski runs will be open and full of skiers.