Big Sky snow report:

The Big Sky snow report is: Lifts open - unreported. Our model predicted 0 cm (0 inches) of snow fell over the last 6 days between Sunday 12 of September at 12AM and Saturday 18 of September at 12AM at the mid mountain level.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
1cm
Sun 22 Aug (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Fri 20 Aug (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Big Sky snow depths:

Upper snow depth:Snow RadarTell us
Lower snow depth:

Big Sky resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Big Sky brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Big Sky snow report shown below was updated on 18 Sep 2021. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Big Sky.

Last snowfall:

1cm
Jun 20
1cm
Aug 19
6cm
Aug 20
1cm
Aug 22

Resort report:

Resort Closed
Piste conditions:
Tell us
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
2cm Sun 19 Sep (PM)
Next significant snowfall:
4cm Mon 20 Sep (AM)
Lifts open:
Resort runs:

Big Sky snow conditions

  • 0
    Bluebird Powder days
  • 0
    Powder days
  • 5
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

Latest snow reports near Big Sky:

No recent snow reports

No recent snow reports

Big Sky Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Big Sky 2020 - 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Big Sky

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Big Sky using our Snowfinder page.

Resort
Issued: today 523km  away
Issued: today 648km  away
Issued: today 672km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 677km  away
Issued: 2 days ago 678km  away
Webcam
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Snow Depth
Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
-
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Upper
Lower
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Upper
Lower
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Piste State
Piste
Old corn snow, Hard
Off Piste
Crust
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
11cm
on 24 May
Amount:
Date:
2cm
today
Amount:
Date:
2cm
today
Amount:
Date:
1cm
2 days ago
Amount:
Date:
1cm
2 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
4cm
0cm
4cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
2cm
0cm
2cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
1cm
0cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
0cm
0cm
Weather
Sat
mod rain
Sun
clear
Mon
clear
Mid station 2907m
Sat
light rain
Sun
light snow
Mon
snow showers
Mid station 2075m
Sat
light rain
Sun
light rain
Mon
rain showers
Mid station 1890m
Sat
light rain
Sun
light snow
Mon
cloud
Mid station 1948m
Sat
part cloud
Sun
cloud
Mon
part cloud
Mid station 2150m

Notes on the Big Sky Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Big Sky. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Big Sky piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Big Sky snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Big Sky, the Big Sky weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Big Sky weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Big Sky, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Big Sky. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Big Sky snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Big Sky snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Big Sky snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Big Sky snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Big Sky, study the Big Sky piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Big Sky snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Big Sky on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet North facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Big Sky (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Big Sky Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Big Sky snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.