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Montana Snowbowl

Montana Snowbowl

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

101

Rank in
Region

51

Rank in
State

7

Best time for snow at
Montana Snowbowl
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Montana Snowbowl

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Monday
Day
2-4"
Night
0-1"
Tuesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Thursday
Day
0"
Night
1-3"
Friday
Day
0-1"
Night
0"
True Snow: 250" per year
Snow Quality Rank

141

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

Dump Potential Rank

128

Montana Snowbowl is ranked No. 128 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

5.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

21.0%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

128

Montana Snowbowl is ranked No. 128 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

141

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 Montana Snowbowl

Core Strengths
Travel Ease
rank
23
score
89.1
Expert
rank
37
score
44.3
Overall
rank
101
score
58.9

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2600 ft

7600 ft
Base Elevation: 5000 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Montana Snowbowl

Montana Snowbowl has no detail snow data, 250 inches snowfall, due to its location leeward of the Idaho/Montana divide. Snowbowl has wide open long fall lines for excellent powder skiing, but its proximity to Missoula and limited lift capacity result in lift lines on its best days.

Accumulation and Preservation

Montana Snowbowl's early season accumulation is probably about average for western destinations. Snowbowl is the poster child for the impact of predominant south exposure on steep terrain. A personal visit saw widespread corn snow on a sunny day in early February. Sometimes the effect is mitigated by midwinter overcast or very cold temperatures. Visitors should check the past several days weather to estimate the likelihood of melt/freeze conditions.