Rick’s Snow Report

Rick’s snow report for Winter Season 2020 – 2021: Tuesday; January 19, 2021- Winter in the Big Horns has finally started to look normal. All trails are now being groomed with good snow cover. We received 12 to 24 inches of new snow the past two weeks with more at higher elevations. They are finding some locations with 4 to 5 feet and overall riding has improved greatly with the new snow yesterday.

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

We had two slides reported this past week. Steep inclines are likely to slide.

Our bar and restaurant at Bear Lodge are still open in spite of the COVID. This includes package liquor. Masks are required when moving about the facilities. When seated, eating and drinking they are not required. We have fuel and store items available and our snowmobile rentals are now available.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

30 to 40 inches 45% of the riding area
20 to 30 inches 50% 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………………………….. 16 to 20 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 30 to 40 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 25 to 30 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… 25F……..12F……………..0%
Wed…. 31F……… 8F……………..0%
Thur….24F……….6F……………..0%
Fri……18F……….6F…………….40%
Sat……15F……….1F…………….50%
Sun…..23F……….5F……………..0%
Mon…. 24F…Not Available……..0%

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

Powder Riding: (8) Need some more base in some places
Trails: (10) 100% now being groomed. Trails are in excellent shape
Snow Depths: (7) Depths are good, but could use more base
Boondocking: (8) Much wind has made snow in woods deep!
Cornice Jumping: (5) Still need more snow to land in. I prefer 4 feet.
Trail Riding: (10)
Overall Riding Rating: (7) Could use even more new snow

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

Rick’s snow report for Winter Season 2020 – 2021: Thursday; January 7, 2021- All trails are now being groomed with good snow cover. Riders must ride trails 10 miles out to get to better snow. Riders are reporting some very good riding on parts of Hunt Mountain, Woodchuck Pass, and Wyo High Country. We received another 4 to 6 inches this past week. Not our best year, but not our worst either. Boondocking is good and riders are reporting that it is better than it looks at the lodge. They are finding some places with 4 to 5 feet.

****Avalanche Danger is medium****

Our bar and restaurant at Bear Lodge are still open in spite of the COVID. This includes package liquor. Masks are required when moving about the facilities. When seated, eating and drinking they are not required. We have fuel and store items available and our snowmobile rentals are now available.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

20 to 30 inches 80% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 10% 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 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 16 to 20 inches
Freeze Out………………………………..12 to 16 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

Thur….31F……..14F………….. 60%
Fri…….27F……….8F……………20%
Sat…… 24F……… 6F……………..0%
Sun…..28F……..10F……………..0%
Mon…. 31F……..14F……………..0%
Tues… 34F……..18F……………..0%
Wed…. 35F…Not Available……..0%

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

Powder Riding: (4) Powder available in half the riding area
Trails: (10) 100% now being groomed. Trails are in great shape
Snow Depths: (5) Need more snow to improve riding
Boondocking: (6) Snow has blown into the woods and is setting up.
Cornice Jumping: (3) Need more snow to land in.
Trail Riding: (10)
Overall Riding Rating: (5) Need more snow

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

Rick’s snow report for Winter Season 2020 – 2021: Monday; December 28, 2020 – We’re up to 12 to 16 inches at the lodges and riders can ride on groomed trails in all directions. Base has improved and snow depths vary up to 30+ inches. All trails are now being groomed. Snow conditions are great for trail riding, and some off trail riding is available, determined by location. We received 4 to 6 inches this past week. There is some snow to play in.
****Avalanche Danger is medium****

Our bar and restaurant at Bear Lodge are still open in spite of the COVID. This includes package liquor. Masks are required when moving about the facilities. When seated, eating and drinking they are not required. We have fuel and store items available and our snowmobile rentals are now available.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

20 to 30 inches 40% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 30% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 30% 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 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 12 to 20 inches
Freeze Out………………………………..12 to 16 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

Mon…. 15F……….5F…………….0%
Tues… 20F……… 4F…………….0%
Wed…. 27F……..13F…………….0%
Thur….29F……..10F………….. 30%
Fri…..28F……..13F……………. 0%
Sat…..30F……..16F……………..0%
Sun…..33F………13F…………….0%

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

Powder Riding: (4) Powder available in half the riding area
Trails: (8) 90% now being groomed. Trails are in good shape
Snow Depths: (5) Need more snow to improve riding
Boondocking: (6) Snow has blown into the woods and is setting up.
Cornice Jumping: (3) Need more snow to land in.
Trail Riding: (8) A little more snow would help.
Overall Riding Rating: (4) Need more snow

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

Rick’s snow report for Winter Season 2020 – 2021: Sunday; December 20, 2020 – We still have 8 to 12 inches around the lodges and riders can ride or trailer to good riding. Base has improved and snow depths vary up to 30+ inches in some of the riding areas. Grooming started on the 14th and rentals are going out. Snow conditions are great for trail riding, but limited off trail determined by location. Yesterdays tour with Rami went very well. His group was very satisfied, so I guess I shouldn’t be 100% gloom and doom. There is some snow to play in.
****Avalanche Danger is low****
Our bar and restaurant at Bear Lodge are still open in spite of the COVID. This includes package liquor. Masks are required when moving about the facilities. When seated, eating and drinking they are not required. We have fuel and store items available and our snowmobile rentals are now available.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

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

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 8 to 12 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 16 to 20 inches
Antelope Butte………………………….. 16 to 20 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 16 to 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 12 to 20 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 8 to 12 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

Sun…..36F……..20F……………..40%
Mon…. 39F……..23F……………..20%
Tues… 38F……… 2F…………….80%
Wed…. 16F……… 5F…………….20%
Thur….32F……..16F……………. .0%
Fri…….36F………14F……………. 0%
Sat…… 31F….Not Available……..0%

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

Powder Riding: (3) Not a lot of powder available other than in pockets
Trails: (6) Grooming started on Monday and 60% of trails are being groomed
Snow Depths: (4) 12 to 30 inches average and this varies throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (5) Some snow has blown into the woods and is setting up.
Cornice Jumping: (2) Not enough new snow to land in and cornices are still fairly small.
Trail Riding: (5) Grooming has just started today.
Overall Riding Rating: (4) Need more snow

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

Rick’s snow report For Winter Season 2020 – 2021: Monday; December 14, We have 4 to 12 inches around the lodges and riders can trailer to good riding. Base has improved and snow depths vary up to 30+ inches in some of the riding areas. Grooming starts today, so I will have a better idea of what snow is out there compared to Sno-Tel, later this evening. If you are looking to just get miles on your new sled, some riding is available. It’s a start!
****Avalanche Danger is low****
Our bar and restaurant at Bear Lodge are still open in spite of the COVID. This includes package liquor. Masks are required when moving about the facilities. When seated, eating and drinking they are not required. We have fuel and store items available and our snowmobile rentals begin on the 15th if snow conditions allow.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

20 to 30 inches (Average 2 feet) 10% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches (Average 1.5 feet) 50% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches (Average 1 Foot) 30% of the riding area
4 to 12 inches (Average 6 inches) 10% of the riding area

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 4 to 12 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 16 to 20 inches
Antelope Butte………………………….. 8 to 12 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 16 to 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 12 to 20 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 4 to 12 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

Mon…. 22F……… 6F…………….80%
Tues….26F……..11F……………..0%
Wed…. 28F……..12F……………..0%
Thur…. 33F……..12F…………….30%
Fri……. 26F……… 9F…………….. 0%
Sat……31F……..15F……………. .0%
Sun…..35F….Not Available…….. 0%

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

Powder Riding: (3) Not a lot of powder available other than pockets
Trails: (1) Grooming starting today with limited snow
Snow Depths: (3) 12 to 30 inches average and this varies throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (3) Some snow has blown into the woods.
Cornice Jumping: (2) Not enough new snow to land in.
Trail Riding: (2) Grooming has just started today.
Overall Riding Rating: (3) Need more snow

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

Rick’s FIRST Snow Report For Winter Season 2020 – 2021: Sunday; December 6, 2020. Our great snow in October dwindled away. A couple of light snows in November and 10+ inches around the 2nd of December is keeping us in the hunt. We received 2 to 3 feet in October which has started a good base at higher elevations. We have 6 to 12 inches around the lodges and riders can trailer to average riding. Minimal base for up to 10 miles from the lodge. If you are looking to just get miles on your new sled, some riding is available. It’s a start!
****Avalanche Danger is low****
Our bar and restaurant at Bear Lodge are still open in spite of the COVID. This includes package liquor. Masks are required when moving about the facilities. When seated, eating and drinking they are not required. We have fuel and store items available and our snowmobile rentals begin on the 15th if snow conditions allow.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

20 to 30 inches (Average 2 feet) 5% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches (Average 1.5 feet) 40% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches (Average 1 Foot) 40% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches (Average 8 inches) 15% of the riding area

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 6 to 12 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 16 to 20 inches
Antelope Butte………………………….. 6 to 12 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 16 to 30 inches
Hunt Mountain Road…………………… 12 to 20 inches
Freeze Out……………………………….. 8 to 12 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

Sun…..50F……..19F……………. 0%
Mon…. 51F……..23F……………..0%
Tues….51F……..26F……………..0%
Wed…. 43F……..16F……………..0%
Thur….27F……… 8F…………….20%
Fri…..21F……… 4F…………… 30%
Sat…..34F….Not Available……..0%

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

Powder Riding: (3) Not a lot of powder available other than pockets
Trails: (1)Not enough snow to groom at this time
Snow Depths: (3) 12 to 30 inches average and this varies throughout the riding area.
Boondocking: (3) Some snow has blown into the woods. Creeks are still open
Cornice Jumping: (2) Not enough new snow to land in.
Trail Riding: (2) Grooming has not started yet.
Overall Riding Rating: (3) Need more snow

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

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