Rider George Matelich and skier Liam McEnroe revel in the fresh pow this morning
USUALLY THE SKI SKINNY is a weekly affair, posted each Thursday or Friday in anticipation of a weekend on the slopes. But weather has shifted dramatically since the last Skinny, and we think it warrants an extra update.
Last week and this weekend, conditions were spring-like, to say the least. But this morning we woke again to winter in Big Sky, and we’re in full-on powder mode with eight fresh inches of snow last night and temperatures in the 20s.
This comes in addition to another seven inches in the last 48 hours and puts Big Sky at over 20 inches of snow in the last week. And with Tram access intermittent over several of the last ski days, many of those 20 inches have stayed untouched. That means lots of fresh tracks on fluffy pow off the top of Lone Peak, where temperatures stay colder even on spring-like days.
On Friday, we suggested you stick to your all-mountain skis. But today, we’re changing our tune: find the fattys in your quiver and hit the powder mountain-wide.
Get the skinny on all things snow with the weekly Ski Skinny on The Way I Ski It. It’s a special conditions report with intel on snow quality, where to head on the hill, and expert advice on what to pull from your quiver to get the most out of your day on the slopes. Fatty pow skis or groomer go-tos? Get the skinny here.
Liam McEnroe catches air on powdery slopes
Liam McEnroe and George Matelich ski powdery glades