A Few Words On The Snow
If you're waiting for a powder day at Antelope Butte, then you might have a long wait.
Only 8.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snowfall,
which means, on average, you'll have to spend 10 days or more mining the slopes at Antelope Butte
to score that one great day. It could be worse, however. You could be muskie fishing.
Skiing at Antelope Butte is about getting outside, ripping up the slope, eating chili dogs and getting in as much vertical as you can.
It's not about big dumps. And that's okay. This place is about honing your skills for that trip to Snowbird or Alaska.
With only 1.0% of months at Antelope Butte getting more than 90 inches of snow, this isn't the place to
set up your powderhound shack.
If you're banking on snow and you're boarding a plane for a week at Antelope Butte, you should temper your expectations. This is a place
where winter drought can grab hold of the weather pattern for long periods, as 42.0% of
the winter months here see less than 30 inches of snow.
Getting to Antelope Butte, if you're flying in
At the end of the drive from the Billings, MT airport to Antelope Butte, drivers will have been planted in their seats for nearly three hours (170 minutes), which, to us, is some kind of dark line
that shouldn't be crossed unless utterly necessary--like, say, if you're going to Silverton Mountain for heli-drops. If that's the case, keep driving!