You can feel it in the air. Winter will be here before you know it. For some, Winter is their least favorite season. For others, it is the most wonderful time of the year. Winter enthusiasts tend to pray for snow and LOTS OF IT! When early season snow storms hit, you can start to pick out the pro-winter people from the anti-winter people. Anti-winter people are usually grumpy and terrified by the sight of early season snow. Pro-winter people are typically delighted and anxious to get their winter gear in order.

Just recently, many places in Montana received a heaping helping of snow. Beaverhead, Madison, and Gallatin counties all experienced winter storm warnings both Monday and Tuesday, with some places like Bozeman receiving nearly a foot of snow. Even Big Sky Resort is reporting over a foot of snow for two consecutive days.

A little further southeast of Big Sky Resort, you will find Red Lodge Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders are rejoicing as Red Lodge recently boasted over 18 inches of fresh snow on the mountain, meaning the scheduled opening day of the resort should have a decent base of snow if the trend continues.

18" of snow and a bluebird morning. Nothing better!

So far, our nearby ski hills are shooting for opening day celebrations near the end of November or the first of December. It is estimated that Snowbowl will open around December 8th. Lost Trail is looking at the traditional opening around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Whether you are a pro-winter person or an anti-winter person, it is coming, whether you like it or not.

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