When it comes to the winners so far this season, Big Sky Resort is currently sitting comfortably atop the podium.
Looking at the 7-day forecast, Big Sky looks like it will retain its crown for quite some time as 2+ feet of snow is currently forecasted by Sunday morning. What’s special about this particular storm is it looks to come in warm and leave cold.
“A prolonged period of widespread, steady snowfall will impact north-central and southwest Montana beginning later today and continuing through Saturday. The timing of heaviest snow is expected Thursday night into Friday night. Be prepared for rapidly changing winter conditions with hazardous travel anticipated.” – NWS Great Falls
That combo is ideal for Big Sky, whose abundance of rocks need dense snow to get covered. Follow that up with a right-side-up layer of soft snow and you have a recipe for hero turns into the New Year.
Big Sky Forecast:
Winter Storm Warning
…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT…
* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Plan on the potential of difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches possible at lower elevations and 1 to 2 feet possible in the mountains.
* WHERE…Beaverhead, Madison, Jefferson, Broadwater and Gallatin.
* WHEN…From Thursday afternoon through late Saturday night.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Significant reductions in visibility are possible.
Find up-to-date conditions here: Big Sky Resort Snow Report