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Are you going skiing or riding today? Make sure that you get the Big Sky Snow Report and check the weather so you're prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
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Weather plays a major role in the world of skiing and snowboarding. Snow, temperatures, wind, and cloud coverage directly affect how we approach our day on the slopes or in the backcountry. It's wise to check the weather every single morning over your cup of coffee so that you're prepared for the day and you know exactly what to expect.
Winter weather dictates how long it's going to take to get to the slopes, how we should plan our day in the mountains, which skis we should ride for the day, what we need to wear to stay warm, what goggle lens we should use, and whether we should call in sick to work (of course, no one ever does that!).
Also check out the local Big Sky Webcams to get a quick visual of exactly what the weather is doing in real time:
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Checking the weather and the Big Sky Snow Report will help you know what's going on. Will it be bluebird skies or overcast? Is it going to snow? What aspects will hold the best snow? Will it be windy or calm? Do you need extra layers to stay warm? Is it a powder day or groomer day? Will there be delays opening terrain for avalanche control? Will the snow be so good tomorrow that you need to change your flight?
Weather can often have a mind of its own so always be prepared for anything in the mountains. If you want to maximize your Big Sky experience, watch the weather. Read the Big Sky Snow Report, check the radar, and monitor the forecast. Hopefully the above links will help you enjoy your time in Big Sky even more.