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Snow and visitation numbers reaching record highs at Big Sky Resort

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Big Sky Resort is having an incredible snow season; in fact, they are seeing the most snow recorded since the mid-90s.

As of Feb. 23, PR manager Chelsi Moy says they have 100 inches at the base of the upper mountain and at mid-mountain they have more than 65 inches, which is 138 percent above average. Because of this great snow, they are seeing a 15 percent increase in visitation.

“The thing about Big Sky is we have some of the most consistent snow in all of the country, so we get about on average 400 inches a year and so you are always guaranteed good snow conditions," Moy says. "It just happens to be that this year we have some of the best snow conditions in all of the country.” 

Because of their success, Big Sky Resort will be offering a new pass for April called Catch 22. For $200, you can ski the entire final month of the season. Click here to learn more.

Snow report for Friday, Feb. 23:

Good morning and happy Friday. This is your snow report for February 23rd, 2018. We received a couple inches of fresh snow yesterday, putting our 7 day snow total at 23”. We have a slight chance of snow today with increasing cloud coverage. The low temp will be 3 degrees in the morning warming up to 13 in the afternoon. There will be a west wind blowing 5-10 mph with gusts up to 20. Many runs have filled in better than they have in years and the snow is wonderful right now so get your gear and head on up!