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Antelope Butte

Antelope Butte

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

148

Rank in
Region

67

Rank in
State

5

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
Monday
Day
0"
Night
1-2"
Tuesday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Friday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 200" per year
Snow Quality Rank

65

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

Dump Potential Rank

146

Antelope Butte is ranked No. 146 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

10.0%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

9.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

32.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

146

Antelope Butte is ranked No. 146 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

65

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
65
score
62.0
Snow Volume
rank
146
score
41.2
Overall
rank
148
score
46.7

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

Chasing powder at Antelope Butte doesn't provide the amount of bounty as, say, Alta — where else does? — but skiers at Antelope Butte stand a decent chance of seeing a nice snow event once every seven days. On average, 10.0% of winter days see more than 6 inches of snow — enough for most people to have fun. If you're not having fun, then ski faster. But make sure you're actually good before you ski fast. Really good. Not good? Then go to Antelope Butte and start practicing!

Snow can be hit and miss at Antelope Butte. Like most places, if you put in your time on the mountain, you'll eventually be rewarded with a giant month that sees more than 90 inches of snow. It might take you three winters, but it will be worth it when that 30-day burst of weather magic happens. With 9.0% of winter months getting more than 90 inches of snow, the odds of a bumper harvest aren't entirely favorable for the destination skier, but it happens enough to keep locals from moving to Alaska. Most of them, anyhow.

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 32.0% 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!