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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.53"
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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 26"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.33"
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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 28"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.51"
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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 53"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.42"
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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 31"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.17"
Today's Forecast
↑25° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓64% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Partly cloudy before noon and then cloudy later into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to SW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑35° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑75%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds SW 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming SW 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑37° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds W 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming W 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑24° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming W 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑28° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to W 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 51 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -5 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 28th
↑35° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↓70% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Jan @ 07:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total116"
  • Average Base Depth39 to 45"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
6in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation8,200ft
  • Base Elevation6,800ft
  • Vertical Drop1,400ft
  • Longest Trail1.75 miles
  • Trails36 of 36
  • Lifts4 of 4
  • Acreage640 of 640 ( 100% )
  • Downhill Miles16of16
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails14 ( 39% )
11°
Current Weather Icon
 
Conditions
  • Humidity87%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSW 6mph
  • GustingSW 13mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth27"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Unreported
  • Elevation6,302ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 12:12
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Contact
Location
  • City: Niehart
  • State: Montana
  • Country: United States
Sun Valley - Big Sky
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Dec 14, 2017

The strong, blocking, and freakishly permanent upper level high pressure ridge across the northeast Pacific and west coast of the US continues to say NO! to any real juicy Pacific storms hitting the west coast and the rest of the western US, as the real big dumps of Western US snow usually arrive in part from more of an over-water trajectory across the Pacific, that the current pattern does not allow (except in the case of fickle, and usually weak cut-off low pressure systems). Instead we have been stuck with mostly occasional light snow, otherwise mostly sunny weather.

It looks like the ridge of high pressure will hold mostly through December, and even into the New Year, with short-lived winter events affecting the Sawtooth Mountains and Sun Valley/ Southern Idaho and through southwest Montana, Big Sky, otherwise mostly dry, mostly sunny conditions, then winter should rush in for this region and the Western US shortly after the start of the New Year as the pattern shifts during early January. Some mostly diverted (by the ridge) and mostly limited moisture or strength low pressure systems move through the west a few days before Christmas, hitting Southern Idaho-Southwest Montana with a light to moderate snowfall, leaning more toward close to powder day amounts. For now, if you are desiring a western US ski or snowboard vacation, the areas that will fare best (only in relation to other western US resort areas) are western Wyoming/ southwest Montana, and Colorado/ New Mexico (cut-off low pressure system potential is the reason New Mexico was thrown in).
By early January, all areas of the western US will likely start to see some rain and snow, including Big Bear in southern California, and some  big storms for this region.

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US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

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Expanded Outlook

Tuesday
↑25° / ↓15°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then SW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓15°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -4 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓19°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,938ft
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Wednesday
↑35° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 12 to 24 mph, then SW 15 to 27 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓33°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 16 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,938ft
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Thursday
↑37° / ↓20°
iconWinds: W 10 to 21 mph, then W 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓27°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 3 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,938ft
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Friday
↑24° / ↓16°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,938ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑28° / ↓13°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓13°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 10 to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 7 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,938ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑35° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 9 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓33°
Sky
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 20 to 23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,938ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature22°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature19°
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