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Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2018 – 2019:  As of Wednesday; January 9, 2019. Six inches of new snow at the lodges but blown around. Our base is still (20 to 30 average) with the new varying with each location. The avalanche danger remains high. Snow depths have not changed much. 40% chance of snow tomorrow. Again, no negatives from any of our riders this past week. I feel we need more snow!

****Avalanche Danger is High****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:
30 to 40 inches 10% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 70% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 10% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 5% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 5% of the riding area

Granite Pass……………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 20 to 30 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 16 to 20 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 30 to 40 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 20 to 40 inches
Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 8 to 12 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 30 to 40 inches

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Thur…. 38F…….17F………….40%
Fri……. 33F…….12F……………0%
Sat……37F…….16F……………0%
Sun…..39F…….17F……………0%
Mon…. 38F…….14F …………. 0%
Tues… 32F…….12F……………0%
Wed…. 31F…Not Available…..0%

Rick’s scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:

Powder Riding: (4) Good base, but a lot of tracks
Trails: (9) 90% of trails groomed and trails 100% marked.
Snow Depths: (5) Snow depths have settled out developing good base.
Boondocking: (6) Deep snow in the trees, but many riders.
Cornice Jumping: (4) Need more powder for landings and avalanche danger is still high.
Trail Riding: (10) All but 10% of trails are being groomed. Great for trail riders and scenery seekers.
Overall Riding Rating: (5) Need more snow from much use.

If you have any other questions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2018 – 2019: As of Wednesday; January 2, 2019. Six inches of snow at the lodges. We have a good base (20 to 30 average) with the new varying with location. Six here but twelve at higher elevations. Some ridges blown bare and the avalanche danger remains high. On a positive note, our temps have been very low maintaining our snow depths. Daytime highs averaged 10 degrees throughout the past week. No snow in the forecast. No negatives from any of our riders this past week.

****Avalanche Danger is High****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:
30 to 40 inches 10% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 70% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 10% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 5% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 5% of the riding area

Granite Pass……………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 20 to 30 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 30 to 40 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 20 to 40 inches
Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 8 to 12 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 30 to 40 inches

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Wed…. 31F…….16F……………0%
Thur…. 36F…….21F……………0%
Fri……. 37F…….18F……………0%
Sat……34F…….17F……………0%
Sun…..32F…….13F……………0%
Mon…. 30F…….16F …………. 0%
Tues… 35F….Not Available….0%

Rick’s scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:

Powder Riding: (6) 30 to 40 inches in higher elevations.
Trails: (9) 90% of trails groomed and trails 100% marked.
Snow Depths: (6) Snow depths have settled out developing good base.
Boondocking: (7) Deep snow in the trees.
Cornice Jumping: (5) Small cornices are forming and snow has blown in for landings.
Trail Riding: (10) All but 10% of trails are being groomed. Great for trail riders and scenery seekers.
Overall Riding Rating: (7) Need more snow.

Riders from this past week reported great snow. They said I’m being too hard on my report. I remain conservative with this report and everyone has their own opinion. If you have any other questions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2018 – 2019: As of Thursday; December 20, 2018. Just a few inches of snow since my last report, but a lot of wind. This helped settle our snow, and started our base, but also moved a ton of snow into the valleys and east facing slopes. This leaves some ridges bare that should be avoided and increased our avalanche danger. A foot of snow on what we have would make riding much better. On a more positive note, our temps are going down. Daytime highs will average 27 degrees throughout the coming week and lows will be averaging 12 degrees. Some snow in the forecast, but no blizzards are in our near future.

****Avalanche Danger is high****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:
20 to 30 inches 50% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 30% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 10% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 10% of the riding area

Granite Pass……………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 20 to 30 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 12 to 16 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 20 to 30 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 20 to 30 inches
Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 8 to 12 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 20 to 30 inches

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Thur…. 36F…….23F……………0%
Fri……. 36F…….10F………… 50%
Sat……24F………8F……………0%
Sun…..29F…….14F……………0%
Mon…. 27F…….10F …………. 0%
Tues… 22F………8F…………..30%
Wed…. 15F…Not available…. 30%

Rick’s scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:

Powder Riding: (3) 20 to 30 inches in higher elevations, but very wind blown on ridges.
Trails: (9) 90% of trails groomed and trails 95% marked.
Snow Depths: (4) Snow depths have somewhat settled out, but still mostly 20 to 30 inches.
Boondocking: (5) A lot of snow has been blown into the trees with some base started.
Cornice Jumping: (4) Small cornices are forming and snow has blown in for landings.
Trail Riding: (10) All but 10% of trails are being groomed. Great for trail riders and scenery seekers.
Overall Riding Rating: (4) Need more snow.

Good starting snow, but could always use more. If you have any other questions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

 

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2018 – 2019: As of Thursday; November 29, 2018. We had a full lodge this past weekend and few hungry riders. They were all happy and surprised with what snow they did find. Most said it was better than what they expected. Snow depths slowly continue to improve. They are good for this time of year. Riders can leave from the lodges on 8 to 12 inches of snow and encounter 20 to 30 inches over 75% of the riding area. We are still developing our base and more snow predicted for this weekend. Daytime highs will average 18 degrees throughout the coming week. Lows averaging 10 degrees. We are off to a good start earlier than usual this year. Let’s hope this weekend drops a bunch!

****Avalanche Danger is low****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:
20 to 30 inches 75% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 10% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 10% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 5% of the riding area

Granite Pass……………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 20 to 30 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 16 to 20 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 20 to 30 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 20 to 30 inches
Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 8 to 12 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 20 to 30 inches

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Thur…. 32F…….12F……………0%
Fri……. 25F…….16F………… 60%
Sat……19F…….12F………….90%
Sun…..21F………6F………….60%
Mon…. 18F………2F …………30%
Tues… 16F…….. 1F………….20%
Wed…. 18F…Not available…..0%

Rick’s scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:

Powder Riding: (4) 20 to 30 inches, but all powder.
Trails: (N/A) Grooming will begin 12/10/18 and some intersections marked.
Snow Depths: (4) Good snow depths for November, but need more for good riding.
Boondocking: (3) Some snow in the trees but no base.
Cornice Jumping: (3 Small cornices are forming, but little powder for landings.
Trail Riding: (N/A) Starting to mark trails
Overall Riding Rating: (4) Should improve dramatically after this weekend.

I will update this report when there are significant changes to any of the above information. Once we get further into the season, I will try to keep it up weekly. If you have any suggestions to make this report more beneficial please let me know. If you have any other questions you can reach me at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s FIRST Snow Report For Winter 2018 – 2019: As of Monday; November 19, 2018. We have had a few riders the past two weekends and they were happy with what they found for snow. Most said it was better than what they expected. Snow depths are great for this early in the year. Riders can leave from the lodges on 8 to 12 inches of snow and encounter 20 to 30 inches over half of the riding area. We still need much more to develop a good base. No new snow predicted for this coming week. Daytime temps will stay 41 degrees or lower and below 23 degrees at night. We are off to a good start earlier than usual this year. Let’s hope for more!
****Avalanche Danger is low****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:
20 to 30 inches 50% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 35% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 10% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 5% of the riding area

Granite Pass……………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 20 to 30 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 16 to 20 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 20 to 30 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 16 to 20 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 20 to 30 inches
Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 8 to 12 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 20 to 30 inches

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Mon…. 32F…….18F …………..0%
Tues… 41F…….23F……………0%
Wed…. 41F…….21F……………0%
Thur…. 38F…….19F……………0%
Fri……. 31F…….16F………… 30%
Sat……23F………8F…………..50%
Sun…..23F………6F…………..20%

Rick’s scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:

Powder Riding: (4) Low snow amounts, but all powder.
Trails: (N/A) 0% marked or groomed.
Snow Depths: (4) Good snow depths for November, but need more for excellent riding.
Boondocking: (3) Some snow in the trees but no base.
Cornice Jumping: (2) Small cornices, but little powder for landings.
Trail Riding: (N/A) Nothing marked or groomed at this time.
Overall Riding Rating: (3) A good start to the season, but need more for good base to develop

I will update this report when there are significant changes to any of the above information. Once we get further into the season, I will try to keep it up weekly. If you have any suggestions to make this report more beneficial please let me know. If you have any other questions you can reach me at 307-752-2444.

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