Rick’s Snow Report

Rick’s snow report for Winter Season 2021 – 2022: Monday; January 17, We received 2 to 3 inches of new snow this past week with more at higher elevations. The wind again has filled the east facing slopes, and blown the ridges bare. We are grooming about 90% of the trail system. Trails are 100% marked. Trailering to Granite Pass is recommended to start in the deeper snow. Snow is still 8 to 12 inches within 7 miles of Bear Lodge, but it gets better after that. Snow is in the forecast for Tuesday through Saturday this week.

****Avalanche Danger is High Due to Wind Blown Hills****

Our motel, bar and restaurant are now open for full service. Six foot spacing still recommended, but masks are no longer required.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

20 to 30 inches 60% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 20% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 10% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 10% of the riding area

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

Mon…..39F………22F………..0%
Tues….31F……….8F……….70%
Wed…. 18F……….9F……….50%
Thur….27F………18F……….30%
Fri…..28F………20F……….60%
Sat…..31F………20F……….30%
Sun…..37F…..Not Available…..0%

Rick’s current scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:
Powder Riding: (4) A lot of tracks and very little new snow.
Trails: (8) We are currently grooming 90% of the trail system.
Snow Depths: (3) Snow depths haven’t changed much.
Boondocking: (6) Best snow is still in the trees on the east facing slopes blown in by the wind.
Cornice Jumping: (2) Need more powder to land in.
Trail Riding: (8) Trails are marked and 90% being groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (4) Good riding available in 80% of the riding area.

We are still dreaming of a whiter Christmas with more depth.
For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s snow report for Winter Season 2021 – 2022: Wednesday; January 12, 2022- Little snow over the past week. The wind has filled the east facing slopes, but blown the ridges bare. We are grooming about 80% of the trail system. Trails are 100% marked. Trailering is recommended to start in the deeper snow. Snow is still 8 to 12 inches within 7 miles of Bear Lodge, but it gets better after that. Snow is in the forecast for Thursday Friday this week.

****Avalanche Danger is High Due to Wind Blown Hills****

Our motel, bar and restaurant are now open for full service. Six foot spacing still recommended, but masks are no longer required.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

20 to 30 inches 70% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 20% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 5% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 5% of the riding area

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 8 to 12 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 20 to 30 inches
Antelope Butte………………………….. 20 to 30 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

Wed…. 39F………27F……………..0%
Thur….44F………17F…………….60%
Fri…..24F………11F…………….80%
Sat…..40F………20F……….. …..0%
Sun…..31F………17F………… ….0%
Mon…..36F………20F……………..0%
Tues….31F…..Not Available…….0%

Rick’s current scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:
Powder Riding: (5) 70% of the riding area has 20 to 30 inches.
Trails: (8) We are currently grooming 90% of the trail system.
Snow Depths: (4) Snow depths haven’t changed.
Boondocking: (6) Best snow in the trees and eastern facing slopes blown in by the wind.
Cornice Jumping: (3) Cornices are developing , but need more powder to land in.
Trail Riding: (8) Trails are marked and 90% being groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (4) Good riding available in 80% of the riding area, but rocks and stumps still exist.

We need some of the snow that everyone else is getting, but we are still having fun with what we have
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 Season 2021 – 2022: Sunday; January 2, 2022- About 10 inches of new snow over the past 2 weeks. We are grooming about 80% of the trail system. Trails are 90% marked and you can ride out from the lodges. Snow is 8 to 12 inches within 7 miles of Bear Lodge, but it gets much better after that. More snow is in the forecast for most of this week.

****Avalanche Danger is Medium Without Much Snow To Slide****

Our motel, bar and restaurant are now open for full service. Six foot spacing still recommended, but masks are no longer required.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

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

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn……….. 8 to 12 inches
Paintrock Lodge………………………… 20 to 30 inches
Wyoming High Country……………….. 20 to 30 inches
Antelope Butte………………………….. 16 to 20 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………… 12 to 20 inches
Hunt Mountain Road………………….. 20 to 30 inches
Freeze Out………………………………..12 to 16 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 20 to 30 inches
Granite Pass………………………………26 to 30 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………….. 20 to 30 inches

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Sun…. 28F………15F………………0%
Mon…..31F………11F……………..20%
Tues….19F………-7F……………..80%
Wed…. ..1F…….-17F…………….80%
Thur….20F………23F…………….30%
Fri…….24F…….17F……………..30%
Sat……17F…..Not Available…….40%

Rick’s current scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:
Powder Riding: (5) 80% of the riding area has 16 to 30 inches.
Trails: (7) We are currently grooming 80% of the trail system.
Snow Depths: (4) Snow depths are gaining an inch at a time.
Boondocking: (5) Deep snow in the trees and eastern facing slopes blown in by the wind.
Cornice Jumping: (3) Cornices are developing , but need more powder to land in.
Trail Riding: (8) Most trails are marked and being groomed.
Overall Riding Rating: (4) Good riding available in 80% of the riding area, but rocks and stumps still exist.

Overall riding is improving with each small storm and more snow is in the forecast.
For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s snow report for Winter Season 2021 – 2022: Wednesday; December 22, 2021- About 10 to 12 inches over the past 3 weeks. We began trail grooming on the 17th. We are grooming about 60% of the trail system. Riders can leave from Bear Lodge on groomed trails, but trailering to Granite Pass is highly recommended. Snow is limited for the first 10 miles from the lodge, but gets better after that. Riders have been out for three weekends now and the reports vary from good along the tree lines and in the woods, to we need more snow. The snow seems to be hitting Colorado the most. We need a good dump to really get into good riding.

****Avalanche Danger is Zero Without Much Snow****

Our motel, bar and restaurant are now open for full service. Six foot spacing still recommended, but masks are no longer required.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

20 to 30 inches 25% of the riding area
16 to 20 inches 45% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 20% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 10% of the riding area

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

Wed…. 36F………24F……………. 0%
Thur….36F………24F…………….30%
Fri…..29F………11F…………….30%
Sat…..25F……….8F…………….20%
Sun…. 21F……….3F…………….20%
Mon…..14F………-6F…………….30%
Tues…..7F…..Not Available……20%

Rick’s current scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:
Powder Riding: (2) Limited snow in the Big Horns.
Trails: (5) Grooming started December 17th. We currently have 60% of trails being groomed
Snow Depths: (3) Snow depths are limited at this time. NO base yet.
Boondocking: (3) Good snow along edges of trees, and better in the trees.
Cornice Jumping: (0) No cornices yet.
Trail Riding: (5) Currently marking trails. Should be completed next week.
Overall Riding Rating: (3) Riding available in limited areas.

We are off to a slow start as is all of the Rocky Mountains riding areas.
For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

Rick’s FIRST snow report for Winter Season 2021 – 2022: Monday; December 6, 2021- I can finally start with this snow seasons reports. October had some snow, but most of it melted away. Die hard riders started riding this weekend. They trailered to the Granite Pass area and had a good time on Hunt Mountain. We are off to a slow start, but I will keep you informed as best I can. Trail grooming is scheduled to start around the 15th if we get some more snow. Not enough yet. I studied the snow depth map today and found that the Snowy Range, Cooke City, Dubois and Togwotee are all sitting with 12 to 20 inches. We need a good storm to come through soon and help us all out.

****Avalanche Danger is Zero Without Much Snow****

Our motel, bar and restaurant are now open for full service. Six foot spacing still recommended, but masks are no longer required.

The current Sno-Tel snow depths are as follows:

16 to 20 inches 40% of the riding area
12 to 16 inches 30% of the riding area
8 to 12 inches 20% of the riding area
4 to 8 inches 10% of the riding area

Bear Lodge and Elk View Inn………. 4 to 8 inches
Paintrock Lodge…………….. 12 to 16 inches
Wyoming High Country………………..12 to 20 inches
Antelope Butte…………………….. 4 to 8 inches
Sheep Mountain………………………8 to 12 inches
Hunt Mountain Road………………….12 to 20 inches
Freeze Out………………………….4 to 8 inches
Lookout Mountain/ Red Grade Road.. 16 to 20 inches
Granite Pass……………………….12 to 16 inches
Woodchuck Pass……………………..16 to 20 inches

This weeks forecast:
High Low Chance of Snow

Mon…..22F………11F……………60%
Tues… 27F………17F……………20%
Wed…. 35F………13F……………40%
Thur….22F………7F…………….50%
Fri…..17F………4F…………….20%
Sat…..27F……..23F…………….0%
Sun…. 36F….Not Available……….0%

Rick’s current scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best:
Powder Riding: (1) Limited snow in the Big Horns.
Trails: (0) Grooming projected to start around December 15th.
Snow Depths: (2) Snow depths are limited at this time. NO base yet.
Boondocking: (3) Little snow in the open areas, but better in the trees.
Cornice Jumping: (0) No cornices yet.
Trail Riding: (0) Trails to be marked after the 15th.
Overall Riding Rating: (1) Riding available in limited areas.

We are off to a slow start as is all of the Rocky Mountains riding areas.
For more up-to-date riding conditions you can reach Rick at 307-752-2444.

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