“Today we’re at 110 inches and earlier this week we reached 111 inches, which is not just the deepest in the state it’s a deeper base than what we ended up with last year. This lighter and drier snow that we’ve had this week is beautiful, it’s fun to ski in and it doesn’t pile up as much.” -Whitefish Mountain Resort Spokesperson Riley Polumbus
If you’ve skied Whitefish up in Montana recently you experienced a snow depth not seen at the resort for 25 years. Whitefish has averaged about 75 inches a year for the past 10 years and they are currently sitting at 111 inches (deepest in the state).
NBC Montana reports in December the summit base depth came in below average with 52 inches. The 10-year average is about 14 inches higher but early snowstorms left them with heavier snow and they think that’s the reason for their higher snow depth.
“This week or so it’s just been amazing, and it keeps coming. It looks like we’re going to get more and more, so it’s going to be a great season.” –Whitefish Local Alex Neill.