“We will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 21 & Thursday, Dec. 22 due to the extreme cold weather that is forecasted. We will re-open on Friday, December 23rd, and be open every day through Monday, JANUARY 2, except Christmas Day.
That’s a BONUS DAY of Monday, January 2, since kids are still out of school! Sneak in one more day of skiing over the holiday break!
A lot of fun events happening up here over our Holiday Operations, click to link below to check them out!”
That was the message from Showdown Montana about the ski resorts closure due to extreme cold temps. The cold snap will plunge temps deep into the negative territory. So how cold does it need to be to close the ski hill? How about highs in the -20F and lows that could reach -60F.
NOAA has issued a wind chill warning that will be in effect until Friday morning.
…WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY…
* WHAT…For the Wind Chill Warning, dangerously cold wind chills.
Wind chills as low as 60 below zero. For the Winter Storm Warning,
heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations between 3 and 8
* WHERE…Gates of the Mountains and Little Belt and Highwood
* WHEN…For the Wind Chill Warning, until 11 AM MST Friday. For the
Winter Storm Warning, from Noon today to 11 AM MST Wednesday.
* IMPACTS…Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will
likely become slick and hazardous. Exposed skin may become quickly
frostbitten or frozen.