Rick’s Snow Report & Sleds for Sale after 3/15/2020

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: Friday; February 14, 2020. Another 1 to 2 feet of snow this past week. Snow in the forecast for Sunday and great temps will stay with us. The wind and new snow again filled in the old tracks and put more powder in the trees. Our current riders helped me with this report. Everyone is happy with the riding. Our snow depths have increased again with Sheep Mountain coming in with 50 to 75 inches of snow. Wait a minute; that’s 5 to 6 feet. We’ve been waiting for it to change from inches too feet! Everyone returning guest says, “Best snow in February that we have ever ridden in”. The new snow and wind has created conditions for potential snow slides. Sno-Tel Snow depths are growing daily.

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

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

50 to 75 inches (5 to six feet) 10% of the riding area
40 to 50 inches (Average 4 feet) 60% of the riding area
30 to 40 inches (Average 3 feet) 30% of the riding area

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 30 to 40 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 30 to 40 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 40 to 50 inches
Antelope Butte………………………….. 30 to 40 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 50 to 75 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 40 to 50 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 30 to 40 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 40 to 50 inches
Granite Pass………………………………. 40 to 50 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 40 to 50 inches

This weeks forecast:

High Low Chance of Snow

Sat……24F……..10F……………20%
Sun…..28F……….9F……………70%
Mon…. 19F………1F…………….50%
Tues….17F………0F………………0%
Wed…. 20F………3F………………0%
Thur…. 30F…….10F………………0%
Fri……. 32F……..N/A……………..0%

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

Powder Riding: (10) 2 more feet ths past week.
Trails: (10) 100% of trail system marked and groomed.
Snow Depths: (9) Vary throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (10) The wind has blown a lot of snow into the woods.
Cornice Jumping: (8) Riders too busy getting un-stuck.
Trail Riding: (10) All trails are snow covered, marked, and 100% groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (10) Riders reporting excellent riding conditions and not many tracks.

I LIKE THIS TYPE OF REPORT. VERY EASY TO PROVIDE

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Sleds for sale this year:

7 – 2018 Ski Doo 600 Summit SP H.O. 154″ ETEC 4000 to 5000 miles
9 – 2019 Ski Doo 850 SM Summit SP ETEC 154″ 2.5 2000 to 4000 miles
5 – 2019 Polaris 850 PRO RMK 155″ SC Sel 2500 to 4000 miles
4 – 2017 Sno Pro 800 153″ various conditions, 2 with bad motors 3500 to 5500 miles
1 – 2017 Arctic Cat 700 Pantera 7000 XT LTD 6300 miles
1 – 2018 Arctic Cat 700 Pantera 7000 146 LTD 5000 miles
1 – 2019 Polaris 550 Indy LXT ES PNTD 2000 miles

Prices and conditions vary by unit. All units will be available for pick-up after March 15th, 2020.
For more information contact Rick at Bear Lodge, 307-752-8444, email
We also have the following ATV / RZR units for sale:

2 – 2017 Polaris 900 Crew Green around 3500 miles
2 – 2018 Polaris 900 RZR 4 seat 2500 to 3000 miles
1 – 2017 Polaris 450 H.O. 3300 miles
2 – 2017 Polaris 570 Touring just under 4000 miles, one with bad motor
2 – 2016 Arctic Cat 700 Wildcat Trail, one with newly rebuilt motor (1614 miles) the other 3700 miles
1 – 2016 Arctic Cat 4X, 4 seat 3404 miles

Call Rick for more details on each unit.307-752-8444, mtnswin@hotmail.com

 

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: Friday; February 7, 2020. Snow, Snow and more Snow. I can finally report that winter has arrived in full force. This past week we have received snow every day. 2 to 3 feet plus of new powder. The wind and snow on the 27th of January filled in and crusted the entire mountain. The new snow the rest of the week created excellent powder riding. Our snow depths have improved greatly over this period. Riders are reporting snow up to their arm pits. It is still snowing and will continue for the next few days. Best snow in February in many years. 100% of trails marked and groomed. The new snow and wind has created conditions for potential snow slides. Sno-Tel Snow depths are growing daily.

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

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

40 to 50 inches 40% of the riding area
30 to 40 inches 50% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 10% of the riding area

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 20 to 30 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 30 to 50 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 40 to 50 inches
Antelope Butte………………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 40 to 50 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 30 to 50 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 30 to 40 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 40 to 50 inches
Granite Pass………………………………. 30 to 40 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 40 to 50 inches

This weeks forecast:

High Low Chance of Snow

Fri……. 21F……..11F……………90%
Sat……30F……….3F……………90%
Sun…..18F……….2F……………20%
Mon…. 20F………4F……………..0%
Tues….28F……..10F……………30%
Wed…. 17F………-4F …………..50%
Thur…. 14F……..N/A……………30%

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

Powder Riding: (10) 2 to 3 feet of new snow this pat week
Trails: (10) 100% of trail system marked and groomed.
Snow Depths: (9) Vary throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (9) The wind has blown a lot of snow into the woods.
Cornice Jumping: (8) We have cornices and we have snow to land in. Potential for snow slides!
Trail Riding: (10) All trails are snow covered, marked, and 95% groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (10) Riders still reporting good riding conditions in untracked areas.

This is what we have been waiting for!

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Sleds for sale this year:

7 – 2018 Ski Doo 600 Summit SP H.O. 154″ ETEC 4000 to 5000 miles
9 – 2019 Ski Doo 850 SM Summit SP ETEC 154″ 2.5 2000 to 4000 miles
5 – 2019 Polaris 850 PRO RMK 155″ SC Sel 2500 to 4000 miles
4 – 2017 Sno Pro 800 153″ various conditions, 2 with bad motors 3500 to 5500 miles
1 – 2017 Arctic Cat 700 Pantera 7000 XT LTD 6300 miles
1 – 2018 Arctic Cat 700 Pantera 7000 146 LTD 5000 miles
1 – 2019 Polaris 550 Indy LXT ES PNTD 2000 miles

Prices and conditions vary by unit. All units will be available for pick-up after March 15th, 2020.
For more information contact Rick at Bear Lodge, 307-752-8444, email
We also have the following ATV / RZR units for sale:

2 – 2017 Polaris 900 Crew Green around 3500 miles
2 – 2018 Polaris 900 RZR 4 seat 2500 to 3000 miles
1 – 2017 Polaris 450 H.O. 3300 miles
2 – 2017 Polaris 570 Touring just under 4000 miles, one with bad motor
2 – 2016 Arctic Cat 700 Wildcat Trail, one with newly rebuilt motor (1614 miles) the other 3700 miles
1 – 2016 Arctic Cat 4X, 4 seat 3404 miles

Call Rick for more details on each unit.307-752-8444, mtnswin@hotmail.com

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: Thursday; January 30, 2020. Finally got 6″ here at the lodge last night and still snowing. This past week the Trolls from UP Michigan said they found great powder in their secret riding areas. They have been coming to Bear Lodge for 18 years now, so they had no problem finding the good stuff. They have the pictures to prove it. We have received a few inches each day before last night and more forecasted for this coming week. Our base starts at 10″ here at the lodges and gets to over 5 feet in the outlying valleys. Avoid the wind blown ridges. Hard packed and wind blown, but filling up with the current snow fall. Ten miles in any direction puts you in 3 to 4 feet or more of good powder riding. Boondocking is still good powder and you can find those pockets that others didn’t find. Guests are still reporting good riding conditions, but say they would be better with more new snow to cover the wind blown open areas. 95% of trails are being groomed and 100% of trails are marked. Riders can still leave from both lodges in all directions. Wind has created conditions for potential snow slides. Sno-Tel Snow depths are growing daily.

****Avalanche Danger is Medium****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

40 to 50 inches 7% of the riding area
30 to 40 inches 55% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 40% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 5% of the riding area

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 16 to 20 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 30 to 40 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 30 to 50 inches
Antelope Butte………………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 30 to 50 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 30 to 40 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 30 to 40 inches
Granite Pass………………………………. 30 to 40 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 30 to 40 inches

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Thur…. 28F……..12F……………90%
Fri……. 38F……..25F……………20%
Sat……48F……..24F……………. 0%
Sun…..27F……….5F…………….60%
Mon…. 16F……..-5F……………..50%
Tues….17F……..12F……………..0%
Wed…. 28F……..N/A …………….0%

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

Powder Riding: (7) Need more new snow to fill wind blown meadows.
Trails: (10) 100% of trail system marked and 95% groomed.
Snow Depths: (7) Vary throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (8) The wind has blown a lot of snow into the woods.
Cornice Jumping: (5) Cornices have developed, but need new snow to land in.
Trail Riding: (10) All trails are snow covered, marked, and 95% groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (7) Riders still reporting good riding conditions in untracked areas.

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: As of Tuesday; January 21, 2020. Temps in the 30’s have not hurt our snow levels too much as can be seen by the sno-tel figures. We have received three to five inches of new snow this past week depending on location. Only a few inches at Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn. Our base varies from 10″ to several feet depending on location. Ten miles in any direction puts you in 2 to 3 feet of powder riding. Boondocking is still good powder and you can find those pockets that others don’t find. Guests are still reporting good riding conditions, but say they would be better with more new snow to fill old tracks. 95% of trails are being groomed and 100% of trails are marked. Riders can still leave from both lodges in all directions. Wind has created conditions for potential snow slides.

****Avalanche Danger is Medium****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

30 to 40 inches 40% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 45% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 10% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 5% of the riding area

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

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Tues….38F……..24F……………..0%
Wed…. 31F……..13F……………60%
Thur…. 31F……..18F……………..0%
Fri……. 37F……..21F……………..0%
Sat……38F……..22F……………..0%
Sun…..39F……..23F…………….20%
Mon…. 33F……..15F……………..0%

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

Powder Riding: (5) Need more new snow to fill old tracks.
Trails: (10) 100% of trail system marked and 95% groomed.
Snow Depths: (5) Vary throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (8) The wind has blown a lot of snow into the woods.
Cornice Jumping: (4) Cornices have developed, but need new snow to land in.
Trail Riding: (10) All trails are snow covered, marked, and groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (5) Riders still reporting good riding conditions in untracked areas, but need more snow.

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: As of Tuesday; January 14, 2020. We have received six to twelve inches of new snow the past week depending on location. Only a few inches at Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn. The wind has covered most of the tracks. Our base varies from 10″ to several feet depending on location. Boondocking is still good powder and you can find those pockets that others don’t find. Guests are still reporting good riding conditions, but say they would be better with more new snow to fill old tracks. 95% of trails are being groomed and 100% of trails are marked. Riders can still leave from both lodges in all directions. The wind has created an excellent base, but has raised the avalanche danger. Wind has created conditions for potential snow slides.

****Avalanche Danger is Medium****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

30 to 40 inches 60% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 33% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 5% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 2% of the riding area

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

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Tues….19F……….0F……………40%
Wed…. 10F……….0F……………..0%
Thur…. 28F……..16F……………..0%
Fri……. 23F……….8F……………40%
Sat……23F……..16F……………..0%
Sun…..29F……..12F……………..0%
Mon…. 30F……..15F……………..0%

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

Powder Riding: (6) Need more new snow to fill old tracks.
Trails: (10) 100% of trail system marked and 95% groomed.
Snow Depths: (5) Vary throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (8) The wind has blown a lot of snow into the woods.
Cornice Jumping: (5) Cornices have developed, but need new snow to land in.
Trail Riding: (10) All trails are snow covered, marked, and groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (6) Riders still reporting good riding conditions in untracked areas, but need more snow.

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: As of Monday; January 6, 2020. We have received six to twelve inches of new snow the past two weeks. The wind has covered most of the tracks from the holiday period and solidified our base. I was out riding the 3rd and 4th of January and found dozens of open and untracked meadows with 2 to 3 feet of fresh powder. It was two wonderful days of riding. Guests are still reporting good riding conditions, but say they would be better with new snow to fill old tracks. 95% of trails are being groomed and 100% of trails are marked. Riders can still leave from both lodges in all directions. The wind has created an excellent base, but has raised the avalanche danger. Wind has created conditions for potential snow slides.

****Avalanche Danger is Medium****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

30 to 40 inches 40% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 50% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 10% of the riding area

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

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Mon…. 24F……..15F……………20%
Tues….31F……..19F……………..0%
Wed…. 34F……..11F……………30%
Thur…. 22F……….6F……………50%
Fri……. 16F……..13F……………30%
Sat……24F……….5F……………..0%
Sun…..18F………-2F……………20%

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

Powder Riding: (7) 2 to 3 feet of fresh snow the open untracked meadows.
Trails: (10) 100% of trail system marked and 95% groomed.
Snow Depths: (6) Varies throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (8) The wind has blown a lot of snow into the woods.
Cornice Jumping: (5) Cornices have developed, but we slid some of them on our ride.
Trail Riding: (10) All trails are snow covered, marked, and groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (7) Riders still reporting good riding conditions in untracked areas.

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

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Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: As of Monday; December 23, 2019. Our great start has slowed down. We have received no new snow this past week. The wind has been crusting over the snow. Riders are still enjoying the conditions, but say they could be better with new snow. 90% of trails are being groomed and 95% of trails are marked. Riders can still leave from both lodges in all directions. Existing snow has settled into an excellent base. New snow would fill in existing tracks and wind damage. Wind has created conditions for potential snow slides.

****Avalanche Danger is Medium****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

30 to 40 inches 10% of the riding area
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

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

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Mon…. 40F……..21F……………..0%
Tues….36F……..18F……………20%
Wed…. 31F……..13F……………30%
Thur…. 24F……….9F……………20%
Fri……. 26F……..10F……………..0%
Sat……31F……..13F……………..0%
Sun…..35F………N/A…………….0%

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

Powder Riding: (5) Base has been formed and wind has crusted over powder in the open meadows.
Trails: (9) 95% of trail system marked and groomed.
Snow Depths: (5) Varies throughout the riding areas and has settled out to lower numbers this past week.
Boondocking: (7) We now have base in the trees and softer snow in the woods.
Cornice Jumping: (3) Cornices have started to develop, but need more snow to land in.
Trail Riding: (10) All trails are snow covered, marked, and 95% groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (6) Riders still reporting good riding conditions.

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

 

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: As of Saturday; December 14, 2019. It just keeps getting better everyday. We received one to two feet of new snow this past week at higher elevations. Riders have nothing but positive remarks about the riding. I’ve been here for 26 years and this is one of the best December snow conditions for over 15 years. Riders can leave from both lodges in all directions. Grooming/trail marking will be 90% marked and groomed by the middle of next week. Wind and snow have created conditions for potential snow slides. Low numbers of guests and the excellent snow conditions make for a wonderful ride.

****Avalanche Danger is HIGH****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

30 to 40 inches 55% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 40% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 5% of the riding area

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

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Sat……22F……….4F……………50%
Sun…..18F……… 1F……………..0%
Mon…. 17F……….0F……………..0%
Tues….26F……..11F……………..0%
Wed…. 32F……..10F……………..0%
Thur…. 29F……..12F……………..0%
Fri……. 33F….Not Available…….0%

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

Information retrieved from riders this past weekend.

Powder Riding: (7) Base has been formed in 50% of the areas and others have no base.
Trails: (8) 90% of trail system marked and groomed.
Snow Depths: (7) Varies throughout the riding areas.
Boondocking: (7) We now have base in the trees and throughout the entire trail system.
Cornice Jumping: (6) Cornices have started to develop.
Trail Riding: (8) All trails are snow covered and 90% marked and groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (8) Riders still reporting excellent riding conditions.

Rick and riders report it is the best snow conditions for this time of year in over 15 years.

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: As of Monday; December 2, 2019. I have to repeat: We are looking at the start of a very good winter season. We have 20 to 30 inches over 80% of the riding area. We received 4 to 6 inches over the weekend. Riders this past weekend said the riding was much better than I reported in last weeks sno-report. I prefer to remain conservative on my reports. Riders can leave from both lodges in all directions. Grooming/trail marking will begin this week. Snow slides are possible.

****Avalanche Danger is HIGH****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

30 to 40 inches 5% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 80% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 10% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 5% of the riding area

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

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Mon…. 33F……..15F……………30%
Tues….32F……..15F…………….0%
Wed…. 34F……..13F…………….0%
Thur…. 32F……..12F…………….0%
Fri……. 35F……..17F…………….0%
Sat……34F……..14F……………30%
Sun…..28F…..Not Available….40%

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

Information retrieved from riders this past weekend.

Powder Riding: (6) Base has been formed in 50% of the areas and others have no base.
Trails: (1) No grooming, but trail marking begins this week.
Snow Depths: (5) Varies throughout the riding areas.
Boondocking: (5) No Base in the trees
Cornice Jumping: (3) Cornices have started to develop.
Trail Riding: (3) All trails are snow covered, but ungroomed and unmarked. Marking begins this week.
Overall Riding Rating: (5) Riders this past weekend said they found enough snow to enjoy the rides

Riding varies by area and is great for November. With this start we should have a fantastic winter season.

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s FIRST Snow Report For Winter 2019 – 2020: As of Wednesday; November 27, 2019. We are looking at the start of a very good winter season. Our snow is here to stay. We have 12 to 30 inches on the ground with more at higher elevations. We received 3 to 6 inches over the past two days and 8 to 10 inches in the forecast for Friday/Saturday. This is much better than the start of last year. Riders this past weekend said the riding was good overall and great in some places. Riders can leave from both lodges in all directions. Grooming/trail marking will begin the second week of December.

****Avalanche Danger is LOW****

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

20 to 30 inches 40% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 50% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 10% of the riding area

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

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Wed…. 22F……..11F…………….0%
Thur…. 30F……..15F…………..30%
Fri……. 25F……….7F…………..80%
Sat……16F……….4F…………..80%
Sun…..26F……..18F…………….0%
Mon…. 30F……..15F…………….0%
Tues….29F…..Not Available…..0%

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

Information retrieved from riders this past weekend.

Powder Riding: (2) Base has been formed in 50% of the areas and others have no base.
Trails: (0) NO grooming or trail marking has been done
Snow Depths: (4) Varies throughout the riding areas.
Boondocking: (1) No Base in the trees
Cornice Jumping: (0) No cornices have developed yet
Trail Riding: (1) All trails are snow covered, but ungroomed and unmarked
Overall Riding Rating: (4) Riders this past weekend said they found enough snow to enjoy the rides

Riding conditions are great for November. With this start we should have a fantastic winter season.

For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

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