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Antelope Butte

Antelope Butte

6" to 9" POWDER ALERT - POWDER FORECAST BELOW!
Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

162

Rank in
Region

72

Rank in
State

6

This resort is often compared with:

Jackson Hole
Grand Targhee
Big Sky Resort
Best time for snow at
Antelope Butte
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Tuesday
Day
4-8"
Night
2-4"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
1-2"
Night
2-4"
Saturday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
True Snow: 200" per year
Snow Quality Rank

63

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

145

Antelope Butte is ranked No. 145 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

8.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

1.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

42.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

145

Antelope Butte is ranked No. 145 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

63

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Antelope Butte

Core Strengths
Snow Quality
rank
63
score
62.4
Snow Volume
rank
145
score
41.5
Overall
rank
162
score
46.2

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

1000 ft

9400 ft
Base Elevation: 8400 ft

Slope Aspects

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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.

Drought Potential

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!