Conditions Report: April Delivers in SW Montana

Mike Lavery | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Even though this was a horrible snow year in Montana, just as the resorts are shutting down (as usual) it has started dumping. No complaints! Snow depths are deeper right now than they have been all season.

Saturday night the forecast was for 1-3″, and we ended up getting more like 6″+. I headed out to one of my favorite zones and was setting skin track by 6:30 am. The sun was shining and I was regretting not getting up earlier. I figured I’d have to settle for two or three good laps before the snow was cooked for the day.

To my delight, clouds rolled in and the snow stayed dry. Despite this being a popular zone, I ended up with first tracks on five classic lines and had the place to myself until 11 o’clock. It was awesome. The snow was a perfect medium density hero-pow that covered up the firm base below.

Six hours and 7,000 vertical feet later I was back at the parking lot as stoked as ever. It was definitely one of my best days of the season in Montana!

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