Today, I enjoy another Spring day of a winter's scene, a blanket of snow. The local Snow Report predicts another day of "April Showers" here in SW Montana. So, why am I even looking at the snow report in April? One has to wonder, is Montana on the upturn for moisture after enduring almost of decade of drought? While snow cover is frustrating, it is good news.
The USDA reports that snow pack is 102% above average Statewide. The SW Montana river basin snow pack is well above average. For example, the Madison River Basin is 113% above average.
The area ski resorts enjoyed a great season or powder and massive snow depths. Big Sky Resort had a 400" depth on Lone Mountain. Bridger Bowl boasted 397" of snowfall throughout the season. A great ski season is typically followed by an increase of ski vacationers for the next year. With that said, we look forward to an increase in sales of our resort properties.