2017/2018 Ski Area Snowfall Log

for the Silver Valley

I moved to Wallace in January 1993 because it was a charming village halfway between TWO ski areas, a dozen miles in either direction on Interstate 90 in northern Idaho's Silver Valley. This page will log the snowfall statistics for both Silver Mountain, a gondola ride away from Kellogg, and Lookout Pass, at the Montana border. Click on the animated color bars to move between the top and bottom of the data.
click to move to top of data

Greg Marsh
Ten Day Weather Forecasts for both Ski Areas
  Two crude measures of each previous season is given by the MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH recorded at Lookout Pass's summit, and by the VERTICAL MILES the author skied each season. The Season Recaps link leads to more summary information presented at the bottom of the page.
2001/2002 Snowfall Log
225"
n/r
2002/2003 Snowfall Log
130"
31.6 miles
2003/2004 Snowfall Log
119"
27.7 miles
2004/2005 Snowfall Log
85"
16.6 miles
2005/2006 Snowfall Log
168"
58.7
2006/2007 Snowfall Log
163"
79.8 miles
2007/2008 Snowfall Log
197"
43.7 miles
2008/2009 Snowfall Log
144"
23.7 miles
2009/2010 Snowfall Log
90"
39.3 miles
2010/2011 Snowfall Log
192"
83.6 miles
2011/2012 Snowfall Log
176"
72.4 miles
2012/2013 Snowfall Log
139"
76.5 miles
2013/2014 Snowfall Log
149"
49.7 miles
2014/2015 Snowfall Log
78"
15.0 miles
2015/2016 Snowfall Log
113"
41.4 miles
2016/2017 Snowfall Log
144"
51.6 miles
All Season Recaps
 
Silver Mountain
The Lodge, elevation 5650 feet, is at "Mid Mountain," while Kellogg Peak, top of Chair 2, has an elevation of 6200 feet.
See trailmap for orientation
and today's Snow Report for operation confirmation.
  Lookout Pass
The Lodge is at base of Runt Mountain. The chair runs from an elevation of 4800 feet to the top of Runt at 5650 feet.
See trailmap for orientation
and today's Snow Report for operation confirmation.
123 Days Open in 2017/2018 season as of
April 22, 2018
119
The early morning temperatures listed below were recorded between 5 and 7 AM at the
Silver Mountain Lodge and/or at the Lookout Pass Lodge .
A (temperature) means it was recorded/reported after 7 AM.

A (new snowfall) number records new snow when a resort is closed.
Click on the animated color bars to move between the top and bottom of the data.
click to move to bottom of data
Date 24 hr
New
at
Lodge
at
Summit
temp
°F
Date 24 hr
New
at
Lodge
at
Summit
 
/ 24° Saturday
Nov 4
2" 8" 20"
click to enlarge photo in a separate window
I rode up to the resort with Jim on an overcast morning to get my gear into my locker, and my skis into the shop for their annual tune-up and binding torque test by Dave in the Rental Shop. Jim, feeling more adventurous, made three runs on dry snow that was "knee deep and less." He claimed only one fall, but was throughly exhausted on the first day of skiing in the Inland Empire this season.

/ 26° Sunday
Nov 5
5" 12" 25"

/ 32° Friday
Nov 10
2" 16" 29"

/ 32° Saturday
Nov 11
2" 16" 30"

/ 32° Sunday
Nov 12
1" 16" 30"

/ 27° Friday
Nov 17
7" 12" 26"

/ 27° Saturday
Nov 18
8" 16" 32"
Sunday
Nov 19
0" 22" 30" 25° / 25° Sunday
Nov 19
1" 16" 32"
Gondola 8:15 - 4:00, 4 lifts operating
46 trails open, 14 trails groomed

/ 28° Friday
Dec 1
2" 10" 24"

/ 29° Saturday
Dec 2
1" 10" 24"
Sunday
Dec 3
4" 12" 18" 29° / 29° Sunday
Dec 3
5" 12" 27"
Gondola 8:15 - 4:00, 3 lifts operating
4 trails open, 4 trails groomed

/ 22° Monday
Dec 4
2" 12" 27"

/ 25° Thursday
Dec 7
0" 12" 27"

/ 28° Friday
Dec 8
0" 12" 27"
Saturday
Dec 9
0" 12" 18" 28° / 17°   Saturday
Dec 9
0" 12" 27"
Gondola 8:15 - 4:00, 3 lifts operating
4 trails open, 4 trails groomed
Climate Change has impacted all parts of the country this year with extreme weather: three major hurricanes devastating Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, and two enormous fires devastating California. Here in the Silver Valley, the weather is unusually pleasant for this time of year... devastating our early ski season. However, Jim and I had to get some exercise on such a beauful and mild December day, so we made six runs at mid-day on well-groomed Front Side trails.
Sunday
Dec 10
0" 12" 18" 24° / 18° Sunday
Dec 10
0" 12" 27"

/ 21° Monday
Dec 11
0" 10" 27"

/ 25° Thursday
Dec 14
1" 12" 27"
Friday
Dec 15
0" 12" 18" 29° / 28° Friday
Dec 15
1" 12" 27"
"3 Lifts Operating, 4 Trails Open, 4 Trails Groomed"
Saturday
Dec 16
6" 16" 22" 19° / 17° Saturday
Dec 16
4" 12" 30"
"3 Lifts Operating, 8 Trails Open, 8 Trails Groomed"
Sunday
Dec 17
1" 17" 23" 22° / 23° Sunday
Dec 17
2" 12" 30"
Monday
Dec 18
4" 17" 24" 23° / 23° Monday
Dec 18
2" 12" 30"
Tuesday
Dec 19
13" 17" 24" 32° / 29° Tuesday
Dec 19
17" 22" 42"
Wednesday
Dec 20
17" 31" 46" 25° / 29° Wednesday
Dec 20
24" 26" 47"
"4 Lifts Operating, 48 Trails Open, 17 Trails Groomed" "Chair 2 OPEN"
  Thursday
Dec 21
1" 31" 46" 21° / 19° Thursday
Dec 21
10" 26" 47"
My son and grandson from Florida again joined me for an outstanding day spent racing down perfectly packed powder. Keegan learned to ski here in 2014. Dan visited on a powder day in 2016. Today we skied together and separately. I made eighteen runs; naturally the kid made more. Chair 3 opened midday, and I took Marmot soon after, only to discover an emergency rescue underway at the bottom. It's still early season, folks. Be careful. Rainbow Ridge off Chair 2 was in excellent condition, with an added bonus: a view of the NEW Tamarack Trail, the first trail cut as part of the fully approved expansion to include Chairs 5 and 6. Chair 5 will be accessed by this trail, which also joins with That Way to access Chair 2. Today this MILE LONG run was closed, waiting for enough snow to groom at the bottom. We all had a wonderful day of exercise, followed by all of us asleep by 7 PM. click to enlarge photo in a separate window
click to enlarge photo in a separate window
Friday
Dec 22
4" 35" 50" 19° / 20° Friday
Dec 22
2" 26" 47"
Saturday
Dec 23
2" 35" 50" / 13° Saturday
Dec 23
4" 26" 48"
Sunday
Dec 24
0" 35" 50" 10° / Sunday
Dec 24
4" 26" 48"
Christmas
Dec 25
2" 35" 50" 18° / 14° Christmas
Dec 25
2" 26" 48"
"5 Lifts Operating, 53 Trails Open, 21 Trails Groomed"
Tuesday
Dec 26
3" 35" 50" 11° / 10° Tuesday
Dec 26
3" 27" 49"
"5 Lifts operating, 57 Trails open, 20 Trails groomed" Keegan and I braved the frigid morning temperature to again ski on perfectly packed powder. While I got ice cream headaches on the first couple of runs, my grandson from Florida insisted that "it's not that bad." One difference, today the humidity was negligible, while in Florida the humidity is oppressive whether it is hot or cold. We made four runs together early in the morning and six late in the day. I was amazed by his progress. He had tackled Idaho Face and Marmot on his own, so we were able to race down Cloud Nine and Keystone together... yes, the 12 year old always beat me. click to enlarge photo in a separate window
I made eighteen runs during the day, Keegan made 23! Five of my runs were through the trees between Rainbow Ridge and the new and very mellow Tamarack Trail. My favorite out-of-bounds forest that I have previously called Rainbow Woods (aka, the Forbidden Forest) is now encapsulated by these trails.
Wednesday
Dec 27
3" 40" 50" 19° / 21° Wednesday
Dec 27
4" 29" 50"
Thursday
Dec 28
5" 40" 50" 27° / 27° Thursday
Dec 28
6" 30" 52"
Friday
Dec 29
14" 40" 50" 27° / 30° Friday
Dec 29
17" 34" 57"
"5 Lifts Operating, 61 Trails Open, 22 Trails Groomed"
Saturday
Dec 30
9" 42" 54" 27° / 29° Saturday
Dec 30
17" 37" 60"
  Sunday
Dec 31
2" 42" 54" 21° / 16° Sunday
Dec 31
18" 4" 62"
"6 lifts operating, 74 trails open, 26 trails groomed" Keegan and I returned to the mountain on an exceptionally busy day. As I've stated many times before, I am happy to see (infrequent) lift lines because it brings Chairs 5 and 6 closer to reality. This early morning photo taken from the new Tamarack Trail shows the approximate Chair 5 top terminal (use mouseover). Its base will be at the bottom of this mellow new trail.
click to enlarge photo in a separate window
During this beautiful day I made fifteen runs, took a break in the Loft and rode Chair 1 and 2 with a variety of interesting people. Chair 3, on the other hand, had only two people in line when I arrived after a vigorous run down Marmot. Keegan never stopped his quest to master the mountain and ended the day with 26 runs to his credit.
  New Year
2018
1" 42" 54" 21° / 18° New Year
2018
0" 40" 62"
Q: So how are we doing this year from a historical perspective?

Notice how the mediocre snow levels on this New Years compares with the levels in 2012...
Now check out Silver Mountain's amazing free day of skiing on May 13, 2012!

So don't write this season off because of its odd beginning. Notice that Lookout Pass opened sooner than ever before, yet conditions then faded, only to recover in the last week. A common saying is "If you don't like the weather in North Idaho, wait a minute." So to stay on top of seasonal variations, you should bookmark both my weather and snowfall forecast pages.

Greg Marsh
New Year
2017
3" 39" 44" 16° / 19° New Year
2017
4" 98" 115"
New Year
2016
0" 27" 58" 21° / 10° New Year
2016
0" 47" 74"
New Year
2015
0" 35" 50" / New Year
2015
0" 33" 58"
New Year
2014
2" 28" 45" 28° / 24° New Year
2014
2" 29" 49"
New Year
2013
0" 36" 58" 16° / 19° New Year
2013
0" 53" 94"
New Year
2012
1" 35" 51" 25° / 24° New Year
2012
0" 42" 64"
New Year
2011
0" 46" 69" / (5°) New Year
2011
trace 50" 92"
New Year
2010
1" 20" 45" 30° / 29° New Year
2010
4" 38" 67"
New Year
2009
4" 49" 64" 19° / 22° New Year
2009
8" 64" 85"
New Year
2008
0" 42" 86" 20° / 12° New Year
2008
2" 74" 105"
New Year
2007
0" 62" 79" 28° / 23° New Year
2007
0" 72" 106"
New Year
2006
5" - 10" 20" 45" 29° / 30° New Year
2006
6" 33" 64"
New Year
2005
1" 27" 41" 27° / 16° New Year
2005
3" 30" 58"
New Year
2004
3" 44" 58" 16° / 16° New Year
2004
3" 62" 90"
New Year
2003
2" 30" 44" 22° / 25° New Year
2003
2" 40" 63"
New Year
2002
none 70" 92" 22° New Year
2002
none 68" 109"
Tuesday
Jan 2
0" 42" 54" 23° / 21° Tuesday
Jan 2
0" 40" 62"
Wednesday
Jan 3
0" 42" 54" 29° / 29° Wednesday
Jan 3
0" 40" 62"
Thursday
Jan 4
0" 42" 54" 28° / 23° Thursday
Jan 4
0.5" 40" 62"
Keegan turned 13 today and by Lookout's birthday policy, he skied for free. The extreme cold weather engulfing the entire nation east of here crept over the pass today. The river of frigid air moving rapidly across the Chair 1 lift was brutal. Chair 2 lift saw much less wind, but seemed colder than the 22° measured at the summit around noon. That could simply be because I wore the wrong jacket... but Keegan was ready to leave by 2 PM as well. The excellent machined groomed packed powder on all trails made the wind bearable... to a point. I made thirteen runs, while the newly minted teenager was content with twenty. Late tonight he and my son will return to Fernandina Beach, Florida, where it snowed yesterday! Further up the Atlantic Coast they are experiencing a "bomb cyclone." This new weather term refers to a localized and intense blizzard with more than 70 mph winds. The Great Plains from Texas to Canada is also locked in a freezer that makes today at Lookout seem temperate.
Friday
Jan 5
0" 42" 54" 35° / 27° Friday
Jan 5
0" 40" 62"
JACKASS DAYS (50 year anniversary): RETRO PRICES just $12 for lift tickets today. Tickets are good for both Day and Night Skiing until 9 pm!
Saturday
Jan 6
3" 48" 59" 29° / 33° Saturday
Jan 6
1" 40" 62"
Sunday
Jan 7
1" 48" 59" 25° / 26° Sunday
Jan 7
2" 42" 62"
Monday
Jan 8
4" 48" 59" 32° / 30° Monday
Jan 8
2" 42" 62"
Tuesday
Jan 9
5" 48" 59" 31° /
(2")
Wednesday
Jan 10
6" 48" 59" 23° / 24° Wednesday
Jan 10
1" 42" 62"
Thursday
Jan 11
8" 51" 61" 25° / 25° Thursday
Jan 11
11" 47" 69"
Jim and I made eight runs on "hero powder" by 11:30 on a foggy morning. Three inches of dry overnight snow on a machine groomed packed powder base made turning effortless, and the morning magical. As Jim shouted while floating past me on untracked powder: "This makes me feel like a kid again!"
Friday
Jan 12
10" 51" 61" 29° / 29° Friday
Jan 12
13" 50" 72"
Jim and I returned for another foggy morning of powder skiing. Except that the six inches that fell last night on top of the seven inches that fell during the day was... damp. So yesterday's easy romp was today's heavy workout. Yesterday I danced with the mountain, today I conquered the mountain. Thus in two hours I only made six runs, took a coffee break, and plopped down briefly, exhausted, in the massive skier-chop encountered on Silver. Jim with his fat skis had an easier time in the trees, but I was happy to stay upright on major runs where untracked surfaces mixed with deep prior passages.
Saturday
Jan 13
13" 51" 61" 31° / 29° Saturday
Jan 13
11" 50" 72"
Sunday
Jan 14
5" 51" 61" 31° / 33° Sunday
Jan 14
3" 50" 72"
  MLK Day
Jan 15
0" 51" 61" 34° / 30° MLK Day
Jan 15
0" 50" 72"

Since Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday (January 15, 1929) is observed each year on the following Monday, the relative snow levels on this holiday could be called a "fuzzy" benchmark. Notice that while Silver Mountain is reporting essentially the same snow levels as last year, Lookout Pass is reporting FOUR FEET LESS than last year. A similar huge difference in snow levels was seen in 2013 and 2007, but every year sees the resort on the Montana border receiving more snow than the larger resort above Kellogg, two dozen miles away. The reason is that while Silver's snowfall mostly comes out of Portland, Lookout also gets hit with a river of cold air flowing over the pass from Montana.

Open the current LOOKOUT graph, in a separate window, from the Water and Climate Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service. The graph displays that while total precipitation is slightly above normal this year, our Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) is currently below the 1981-2010 average.

Open the current graph from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Idaho, in a separate window

MLK Day
Jan 16
2017
0" 50" 60" 22° / 13° MLK Day
Jan 16
2017
0" 103" 121"
MLK Day
Jan 18
2016
6" 47" 61" 27° / 31° MLK Day
Jan 18
2016
5" 58" 90"
MLK Day
Jan 19
2015
0" 45" 73" 27° / 29° MLK Day
Jan 19
2015
2" 47" 78"
MLK Day
Jan 20
2014
0" 55" 61" 27° / 20° MLK Day
Jan 20
2014
0" 47" 71"
MLK Day
Jan 21
2013
0" 37" 57" 33° / 32° MLK Day
Jan 21
2013
0" 64" 113"
MLK Day
Jan 16
2012
5" 37" 56" 10° / 13° MLK Day
Jan 16
2012
2" 46" 67"
MLK Day
Jan 17
2011
0" 54" 79" 32° / 34° MLK Day
Jan 17
2011
trace 54" 99"
MLK Day
Jan 18
2010
1" 25" 54" 32° / 32° MLK Day
Jan 18
2010
1" 47" 81"
MLK Day
Jan 19
2009
0" 33" 70" 46° / 22° MLK Day
Jan 19
2009
0" 58" 84"
MLK Day
Jan 21
2008
0" 55" 103" -6° /
-3°
MLK Day
Jan 21
2008
0" 84" 121"
MLK Day
Jan 15
2007
0" 66" 91" / MLK Day
Jan 15
2007
0" 93" 135"
MLK Day
Jan 16
2006
2" 52" 82" 20° / 23° MLK Day
Jan 16
2006
1" 65" 109"
MLK Day
Jan 17
2005
3" 34" 37" 32° / 32° MLK Day
Jan 17
2005
3" 44" 85"
MLK Day
Jan 19
2004
2" 47" 57" 25° / 29° MLK Day
Jan 19
2004
2" 65" 92"
MLK Day
Jan 20
2003
0" 31" 50" 28° / 27° MLK Day
Jan 20
2003
0" 50" 82"
MLK Day
Jan 21
2002
6" 81" 102" 26° MLK Day
Jan 21
2002
10" 82" 135"
Tuesday
Jan 16
0" 51" 61" 37° /
(0")
Wednesday
Jan 17
0" 51" 61" 30° / 31° Wednesday
Jan 17
0" 50" 72"
Thursday
Jan 18
3" 53" 64" 31° / 32° Thursday
Jan 18
2" 50" 72"
Friday
Jan 19
8" 53" 64" 29° / 24° Friday
Jan 19
18" 55" 80"
"6 Lifts Operating, 77 Trails Open, 20 Trails Groomed"   "Boomer Fridays begin: Over 40 => $30 Lift Ticket"
This Friday tradition started 20 years ago when Baby Boomers were actually in their 40's; the name of this popular bargain remains the same.
Saturday
Jan 20
2" 53" 62" 26° / 27° Saturday
Jan 20
5" 55" 80"
Sunday
Jan 21
0" 53" 62" 25° / 24° Sunday
Jan 21
2" 55" 80"
Monday
Jan 22
2" 53" 62" 26° / 28° Monday
Jan 22
7" 56" 81"
Tuesday
Jan 23
3" 53" 62" 26° /
(11")
  Wednesday
Jan 24
10" 63" 66" 29° / 29° Wednesday
Jan 24
11" 63" 87"

Jim and I had very different mornings on an epic powder day, compounded by continuing snowfall. Our first run down Tamarack Trail was terrifying for me and boring for Jim on his fat skis. While I did not fall, my anxiety level was maximized by the heavy powder and my borderline balance. I ended up making five runs with a two cup coffee break after the first two. My last run through heavy skier chop was Black Bear to Gold, and except for wet and foggy glasses, it went OK... Especially when I took off my glasses. I was just happy that I never fell during a day that tested my nerve. Jim on the other hand, spent the morning romping down the expert Lucky Friday Glades and exploring new routes through our favorite forest between Rainbow and Tamarack.

Thursday
Jan 25
15" 69" 73" 25° / 27° Thursday
Jan 25
18" 65" 90"
Friday
Jan 26
7" 69" 73" 28° / 27° Friday
Jan 26
11" 67" 92"
Jim and I arrived about 10 AM to find two school buses and both parking lots full on a warm yet snowy morning. Observing "Powder Rules," we immediately separated. In spite of the implied crowd, I never had to wait more than a minute to board a chair to make my eight runs. Unlike Wednesday, the seven inches that fell overnight on groomed surfaces was very dry. As was the boot to knee deep powder in the formerly "Forbidden Forest" between Rainbow Ridge and Tamarack Trail. It was an ethereal experience: like floating on air while the forest passed slowly in review. The new Tamarack Trail allows passage through a cool forest where previously unaware skiers and especially snowboarders would end up not moving (in a normal fashion) after they descended onto St. Regis Pass (where Chair #5 will be built). Other deep powder stashes were discovered on either side of Hoot Owl ... twice. As I bounced down through the deep skier chop on Silver, I found myself daydreaming: "This looks just like it did two days ago, but I'm going way faster and my heart is not pounding... it must be that I have a positive self-image today and I had a bad self-image on Wednesday." Back in the locker room, I heard a guy telling his friend "Well, this was a hell of a lot better day than Wednesday!" Another guy my age came in and said "Yeah, Wednesday sucked." I guess my self-image was incidental to the 2° temperature difference between the days.
Saturday
Jan 27
12" 69" 73" 25° / 26° Saturday
Jan 27
17" 70" 95"
Sunday
Jan 28
10" 69" 73" 25° / 31° Sunday
Jan 28
9" 70" 97"
  Monday
Jan 29
1" 69" 73" 34° / 34° Monday
Jan 29
0" 70" 97"
Jim and I joined Mark for a morning of fast runs down well groomed corduroy trails on a typical sunny spring day... in January. Our first run on Tamarack Trail was bone-jarring due to the hard corduroy, but softer snow was soon found on the Front Side. I made nine runs by 11:10, when the temperature approached 40°, the going became easy, and the Loft beckoned.
Tuesday
Jan 30
1" 73" 74" 29° /
(0")
Wednesday
Jan 31
1" 73" 74" 20° / 25° Wednesday
Jan 31
5" 71" 98"
Thursday
Feb 1
2" 73" 74" 26° / 26° Thursday
Feb 1
7" 72" 98"
Friday
Feb 2
3" 73" 74" 30° / 32° Friday
Feb 2
5" 72" 98"
Jim and I only made four runs in the early morning freezing fog. Our first run down Tamarack Trail on 5" of soft untracked snow was totally different from my experience on January 24. Turns were now effortless and it was wonderful... except for the freezing fog. We next tried a familiar Rainbow Ridge tree run... it was OK, but OK is not good enough for carefree forest exploration. On the Idaho Side, Silver was super... until at the bottom, where Jim's fat skis started to stick. We made a final fast run down Bonanza and went for coffee. I could be described as either a spoiled brat or a snow connoisseur. The day's spring conditions would be rated as above average at a New England ski area, but here at Idaho's #1 Powder Place, we expect more. For my $99 season pass, I want blue bird powder days. Also Jim had property management chores to do, and I am working on the website for the 2018 Historic Wallace Blues Festival, on July 13-15.
Saturday
Feb 3
3" 73" 74" 30° / 35° Saturday
Feb 3
4" 72" 98"
Sunday
Feb 4
3" 73" 74" 32° / 34° Sunday
Feb 4
0" 70" 96"
Monday
Feb 5
5" 73" 74" 30° / 32° Monday
Feb 5
6" 70" 96"
Tuesday
Feb 6
4" 73" 74" 28° /
(8")
Wednesday
Feb 7
0" 73" 74" 29° / 32° Wednesday
Feb 7
4" 73" 100"
Needing exercise, I caught an early ride with Patty on her way to her rental shop job. So I was on my first chair at 8:52. After a six pack on the Back Side topped off with two Front Side groomers, I stopped for coffee at 11:04. Back on the chair at 11:25, I continued racing down well groomed slopes on never-icy yet never-sticky soft snow until 1:30, when Patty's shift ended. All in all, I made sixteen runs on a warm and tranquil day where the top of Runt Mountain stayed bathed in light fog, while lower elevations remained clear of fog and traffic. Marmot was in good condition, but required "easy work," whereas Cloud Nine and Keystone were "daydreamin' fast." Rainbow and Tamarack were good places to practice perfect technical style.
Thursday
Feb 8
0" 73" 74" 35° / 37° Thursday
Feb 8
3" 72" 100"
Friday
Feb 9
1" 73" 74" 29° / 21° Friday
Feb 9
9" 73" 101"
Saturday
Feb 10
0" 73" 74" 16° / 19° Saturday
Feb 10
7" 75" 103"
Sunday
Feb 11
0" 73" 74" 23° / 18° Sunday
Feb 11
0" 75" 103"
Monday
Feb 12
0" 73" 74" 12° / Monday
Feb 12
1" 75" 103"
Tuesday
Feb 13
0" 73" 74" 14° /
(1")
Wednesday
Feb 14
5" 78" 80" 20° / 22° Wednesday
Feb 14
5" 77" 106"
Thursday
Feb 15
4" 79" 81" 16° / 22°   Thursday
Feb 15
13" 79" 105"

click to enlarge photo in a separate window

Rode up with Patty, so I was able to enjoy a breakfast sandwich before boarding chair #1 by 9 AM. Two hours later I stopped for coffee, eight runs under my belt. Another eight runs and it was time for chicken wings and hard lemonade. Four final runs gave me twenty runs by 3 PM on a most glorious day. The new snow was light and fluffy under the trees and groomed to perfection on the main trails. The day was partly sunny and warmed into the high twenties. In spite of the perfect conditions and two school groups, I felt I had the place to myself... until I ran into Jim mid morning.

click to enlarge photo in a separate window

We floated on perfect powder through our favorite forest west of Rainbow Ridge, now bounded by Tamarack Trail, and discovered powder passages that were off limits previously because they led into the flatness of St. Regis Pass (snowboarder hell), where Chair #5 base will soon be built. The boot deep fresh snow here and elsewhere was turn-on-a-dime powder, the only kind you want during a forest exploration. As you know from reading these commentaries, "tree skiing" for me means that I am out of sight of the invisible ski area. I would say that today was one of the best ski days of my life, but then I have said that so many times during forty two years of skiing passionately that it is not very meaningful. All I know is that today I truly danced with the mountain.

click to enlarge photo in a separate window

Friday
Feb 16
3" 79" 81" 21° / 22° Friday
Feb 16
4" 81" 111"
Saturday
Feb 17
9" 77" 85" 23° / 21° Saturday
Feb 17
18" 85" 115"
Sunday
Feb 18
22" 81" 92" 17° / 20° Sunday
Feb 18
21" 93" 123"
  Pres. Day
Feb 19
18" 86" 97" /
Pres. Day
Feb 19
11" 95" 125"
Pres. Day
Feb 20
2017
4" 60" 70" 29° /
28°
Pres. Day
Feb 20
2017
4" 98" 106"
Pres. Day
Feb 15
2016
0" 60" 72" 38° /
35°
Pres. Day
Feb 15
2016
1" 69" 107"
Pres. Day
Feb 16
2015
0" 32" 41" 29° /
26°
Pres. Day
Feb 16
2015
0" 26" 47"
Pres. Day
Feb 17
2014
5" 58" 71" 24° /
29°
Pres. Day
Feb 17
2014
12" 70" 104"
Pres. Day
Feb 18
2013
2" 45" 69" 23° /
21°
Pres. Day
Feb 18
2013
2" 65" 119"
Pres. Day
Feb 20
2012
2" 71" 98" 19° / 24° Pres. Day
Feb 20
2012
1" 88" 126"
Pres. Day
Feb 21
2011
1" 68" 92" 16° / 22° Pres. Day
Feb 21
2011
1" 74" 130"
Pres. Day
Feb 15
2010
2" 42" 60" 30° /
33°
Pres. Day
Feb 15
2010
1" 51" 89"
Pres. Day
Feb 16
2009
skiff 35" 70" 25° /
24°
Pres. Day
Feb 16
2009
2" 59" 85"
Pres. Day
Feb 18
2008
0" 85" 126" 23° / 20° Pres. Day
Feb 18
2008
0" 112" 168"
Pres. Day
Feb 19
2007
4½" 66" 93" 21° / 25° Pres. Day
Feb 19
2007
4" 84" 131"
Pres. Day
Feb 20
2006
0" 81" 125" 16° / 14° Pres. Day
Feb 20
2006
0" 87" 148"
Pres. Day
Feb 21
2005
0" 21" 42" 18° / 17° Pres. Day
Feb 21
2005
0" 23" 48"
Pres. Day
Feb 16
2004
1" 60" 78" 28° / 22° Pres. Day
Feb 16
2004
1" 78" 110"
Pres. Day
Feb 17
2003
8" n/r 64" 24° / 23° Pres. Day
Feb 17
2003
6" 55" 98"
Pres. Day
Feb 18
2002
1" 131" 161" 29° Pres. Day
Feb 18
2002
2" 106" 180"


Today's graph of the Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) measured at Lookout Pass Ski Area by Idaho's Natural Resources Conservation Service as part of their Idaho Snow Survey Program, shows that while we have stayed slightly above average for total precipitation, snowfall has varied greatly. We began with an exceptionally early opening on November 4... followed by a month of mostly rain. As noted on December 9, climate change has, in the last year, resulted in dramatic and catastrophic hurricanes and fires elsewhere as the kinetic energy of the atmosphere increased, but it has left us plagued by cycles of mild weather. That changed in the last week when SIX FEET of snow fell. As the graph shows, we have finally reached the 1981-2010 average for this time in the season. Unfortunately this snow dump ended with today's cold snap. But warmer weather will soon cycle back. We should have an exceptionally fine remainder of the season.

Open the CURRENT graph in a separate window, or visit the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Idaho.

Tuesday
Feb 20
2" 86" 97" /
(1")
Wednesday
Feb 21
0" 86" 97" / Wednesday
Feb 21
1" 96" 126"
Thursday
Feb 22
0" 86" 97" / 14°   Thursday
Feb 22
0" 96" 126"
What a beautiful, unusual and COLD day to play on the 55 new inches of snow that fell in the last week. The day began under a totally blue sky that transformed into very light snowfall by noon. There was no wind... except when going fast. An ice-cream headache made me pause on my first run down Silver, where I noticed an odd sparkle on the slope below me. As if someone had thrown handfuls diamonds onto the snow. I retreated into my favorite woods where my slow euphoric progress through top-of-boot light powder mitigated wind chill. When I stopped to appreciate my solitude, I saw hoar frost forming little window panes in the air around me. They were mostly transparent, but appeared to be rectangular and quarter inch in size. The untracked snow around me looked like it was covered with large fish scales. (The trees were naturally also covered with hoar frost, but that's unremarkable.) Out on groomed runs, these little ice windows land on snow surfaces with all orientations. Some act as mirrors in the morning sun adding sparkle to the slope. The cold trumped joy, however, so I only made fifteen runs during a beautifully brutal day.
Friday
Feb 23
0" 86" 97" 12° / 11° Friday
Feb 23
0" 96" 126"
Saturday
Feb 24
6" 86" 97" 14° / 17° Saturday
Feb 24
3" 96" 126"
Sunday
Feb 25
14" 86" 97" 21° / 20° Sunday
Feb 25
13" 100" 130"
Monday
Feb 26
12" 98" 100" 16° / 18°   Monday
Feb 26
28" 108" 138"
Those who have fat powder skis had a ball today. The resort received 10" of snow overnight, on top of the 18" they received yesterday. They had snow rates of 2" per hour at midday. Over the last 72 hours they received 44" of fresh light "Lookout Powder." After yesterday's storm, the total snowfall for the season is 407 inches! Unfortunately, I do not have fat powder skis and I made a bad decision to check out my favorite forest on my second run... Fifty feet in, I came to a stop in knee deep powder. It took me a long time to fight my way back to Rainbow Ridge, where I took my skis off and lay down on the nice cold groomed surface to reduce my chance of heat exhaustion. Five minutes later, the first person arrives and asks if I'm OK. I was... just really tired. I thought it interesting that on a partly sunny epic powder day I could rest beside a trail for five minutes without seeing anyone. I love the weekday people/trails ratio at this ski area.

click to enlarge photo in a separate window

Anyway, for the rest of the morning I stayed on the 'groomed' runs, which were usually covered by a half foot of easy powder. I met up with Jim and Mark in the Loft at 11:45 after only seven runs. Predictably, they had an epic day on their fat powder skis. Unlike me, they had fun in the Rainbow Woods... except for the time Jim spent climbing out of a tree well. Powder dumps are wonderful, but not without risk.

Tuesday
Feb 27
9" 98" 100" 12° /
(0")
Wednesday
Feb 28
7" 98" 102" 21° / 24°   Wednesday
Feb 28
5" 111" 141"

click to enlarge photo in a separate window

Jim and I made eight runs before noon. Five of them were through the Rainbow Woods that kicked my butt on Monday. Amazing the difference movement makes in my attitude toward knee-deep powder. As Jim says: "Speed is your friend in deep powder." Today knee-deep bouncing moments were laced together by fast passages through the boot-top-deep untracked dry powder between familiar trees. As I've mentioned before, tree skiing for me is about aesthetics, not speed... but some speed is required to keep going. Today was great because "going as fast as possible" was required, not dangerous. I estimate that my top speed was maybe 5 mph... OK, maybe 10 mph toward the bottom where the forest thins.
Thursday
Mar 1
1" 98" 102" 25° / 25° Thursday
Mar 1
9" 112" 142"
Friday
Mar 2
5" 95" 102" 23° / 27° Friday
Mar 2
6" 113" 143"
Saturday
Mar 3
7" 98" 102" 18° / 16°   Saturday
Mar 3
8" 114" 144"

click to enlarge photo in a separate window

Rode up and back with Patty with the intention of making twenty runs on a beautiful sunny day. I actually made twenty one runs on a truly outstanding day that began with a "Mountain Muffin" and a temperature inversion. When it was 16° at the Lodge, it was 25° at the summit. That's because the cold air from Montana follows the trucks over Lookout Pass. In spite of the Free Ski School and packed parking lots, my longest wait was 10 minutes on Chair 2 about 10:30. Most waits were just a couple of minutes. The groomed runs were perfect and the woods were enchanting boot-deep powder playgrounds.

click to enlarge photo in a separate window

The newly revealed Tamarack Trees were previously forbidden to folks playing in the Rainbow Woods because if you foolishly followed the tempting fall line in that direction you would end up stationary on St. Regis Pass. Now after random explorations you end up somewhere on Tamarack Trail. Marmot (groomed) and Red Dog (ungroomed) on Chair 3 were in excellent shape all the way down to lonely Wyatt at the lift.
Sunday
Mar 4
0" 98" 102" 17° / 20° Sunday
Mar 4
3" 114" 144"
Monday
Mar 5
5" 98" 102" 22° / 22° Monday
Mar 5
5" 115" 145
Jim, Mark and I made seven runs together before we joined other Prime Timers for a gyro lunch in the Loft. (Five lunches are a benefit of the $15 seasonal membership in this over-55 ski club.) The morning was overcast with a cold wind sometimes filled with snow. However, three of our runs were separate explorations in the Rainbow/Tamarack Woods, where we were sheltered in our solitudes. In the last ten years, my friends and I have found many routes through the Rainbow Woods. At one critical point we always had to traverse left through a dense stand of big and little pine trees, rather than pursue the attractive fall line to the right down through open glades... into flatland hell. Today it was a delight to approach the familiar forest constriction, and turn right to bounce through untracked boot-deep dry powder on a random romp to the Tamarack Trail.
Tuesday
Mar 6
1" 98" 102" 26° /
(6")
Wednesday
Mar 7
0" 98" 102" 31° /
(7")
Thursday
Mar 8
0" 98" 102" 32° / 33° Thursday
Mar 8
1" 116" 146"
Friday
Mar 9
7" 98" 102" 25° / 31° Friday
Mar 9
6" 116" 146"
Saturday
Mar 10
4" 96" 98" 20° / 25° Saturday
Mar 10
8" 118" 148"
Arriving early, I took this photo, ate a breakfast burrito, and completed three Front Side runs down untracked soft corduroy by 9:05.
click to enlarge in separate window
Then it was off into the Rainbow/Tamarack Woods for half a dozen explorations on untracked boot-high dry powder. Later in the day, the forest snow became heavier due to the intense sunshine. I stopped for coffee at 12:30, after fifteen runs, and again at 2:30 after twenty. It was still cloudless and calm outside however, so I was happy to end the day with twenty three runs.
click to enlarge in separate window
click to enlarge in separate window
Sunday
Mar 11
0" 96" 98" 30° / 27°   Sunday
Mar 11
0" 118" 148"
click to enlarge in separate window
If yesterday was a contender for "best of season," today was simply "good." Daylight Savings made the sun run behind the clock so 9 AM was an hour colder than it would be under Standard Time. Consequently, I stopped for coffee after four runs. The wind on Chair 1 was brutal, as was the rock-hard corduroy on Rainbow Ridge. Soon the temperature and my attitude improved. The day was not meant for woodland wandering, but the groomers became fun as they warmed. I ended up with twenty runs and sore muscles. The photo looks down Marmot at Lucky Friday Mine's settling pond above Mullan, Idaho. Wallace is known as the Silver Capital of the World, but labor at this lead/silver mine has been on strike for a year. We all hope issues are resolved soon.
Monday
Mar 12
0" 96" 98" 36° / 31° Monday
Mar 12
0" 118" 148"
Tuesday
Mar 13
0" 96" 98" 38° /
(0")
Wednesday
Mar 14
0" 96" 98" 36° /
(0")
Thursday
Mar 15
0" 90" 92" 32° / 30° Thursday
Mar 15
0" 118" 148"
Friday
Mar 16
0" 90" 92" 27° / 30° Friday
Mar 16
0" 118" 148"
Saturday
Mar 17
0" 90" 92" 27° / 30°   Saturday
Mar 17
0" 118" 148"
Arriving early again, thanks to Patty, I witnessed a gathering of hospitality leprechauns as they began St. Patrick's Day at this friendly resort.
click to enlarge in separate window
The overcast day was governed by a hard and fast rule: hard snow is fast snow. During the morning, every scraping turn on corduroy provided a free leg vibration massage. By afternoon, turns were still noisy, but the skier packed powder was easy on the legs. In fact, Marmot and Red Dog off Chair 3 were wonderful at 1:30. I stayed on groomers all day, except for a coffee break and a lunch break, and was back at my locker at 2:32, after completing twenty runs.

    Examples of Early Bird Specials:
  • Get a 2018/19 adult season pass for only $209 before April 30 (after that $379).
  • If you are a full-time college student, get your 2018/19 season pass for only $99! ($309 after April 30).

Sunday
Mar 18
5" 90" 92" 25° / 30° Sunday
Mar 18
4" 118" 148"
Monday
Mar 19
7" 90" 92" 26° / 27°   Monday
Mar 19
10" 120" 150"
click to enlarge in separate window
Jim and I joined Mark for a morning of romping through hero powder beneath trees that would have been deadly two days ago. Today the new snow, bright sunshine and temperatures approaching 40° made me shout my joy on five solitary mile-long runs through the deserted Rainbow/Tamarack woodland. I also played on the perfectly packed powder covering Marmot, Cloud 9 and Silver, before heading to the Loft to join my friends for a brew. So, on an epic powder day, I only made eight runs...
But since I have dropped over fifty vertical miles so far this season, I have no complaints. Life is good.
Tuesday
Mar 20
2" 90" 92" 22° /
(6")
Wednesday
Mar 21
0" 90" 92" 28° /
(0")
Thursday
Mar 22
0" 90" 92" 43° / 34° Thursday
Mar 22
0" 120" 150"
Friday
Mar 23
3" 90" 92" 28° / 27° Friday
Mar 23
4" 120" 150"
click to enlarge in separate window
Jim and I had a pleasant morning of skiing on the new snow that fell last night on groomed surfaces preconditioned by freezing rain. In other words, the woods were again off limits. Jim's fat powder skis were not as much fun as he likes on this type of hard/soft surface, so he went in early, but I made nine runs before joining him for the last Prime Timers luncheon of the season. Over a brew, I told him about my graceful fall on Black Bear, when my skis slid out from under me on a turn, and I "butt & back skied" for forty feet before stopping and standing without discomfort. Thankfully I still bounce well at 70.
> Saturday
Mar 24
3" 90" 92" 29° / 29° Saturday
Mar 24
4" 120" 150"
Sunday
Mar 25
2" 90" 92" 25° / 23°   Sunday
Mar 25
0" 120" 150"
click to enlarge in separate window
Today was the second day of Race Weekend (EEYSL Alpine Finals with regional youth race teams in Slalom and Giant Slalom competition). That combined with no overnight snow might cause some season pass holders to stay home on a day like this. Sure glad I did not! Just like a year ago, this was another day of Goldilocks spring skiing, where the snow surface was never too firm and never too soft. I made twenty six runs by 2:30. How did I get around the crowd? Mark picked me up on the frontage road near my home at 6:50 this morning, and I was first in line at Chair 1 at 7:50 (as shown in the photo). When it opened early at 8:10, there were hundreds of little racers behind me. So let's call that a twenty minute lift line. In contrast, on my first seven runs on the Montana Side, my lift lines were of the negative five to zero variety. When I first get to Chair 2 (or 3), and there is no one in line, and no one in sight behind me, I consider it rude to jump on the lift without first having a short, maybe 5 minute conversation with the lift operator (Wyatt, Cory or Quinn) as we wait for others to arrive. Later on in the day, I enjoyed "zero" lift lines where I would ski without stopping to the chair and sit down. Marmot and Red Dog off Chair 3 were in fantastic shape and very fun. Meanwhile on the Front Side, hundreds of racers and their parents had a ball.
Monday
Mar 26
0" 90" 92" 23° / 23° Monday
Mar 26
1" 120" 150"
Tuesday
Mar 27
2" 90" 92" 28° /
(2")
Wednesday
Mar 28
2" 90" 92" 28° /
(3")
  Thursday
Mar 29
0" 90" 92" 30° / 27° Thursday
Mar 29
3" 121" 151"
Friday
Mar 30
0" 90" 92" 30° / 34° Friday
Mar 30
1" 121" 151"
Saturday
Mar 31
0" 90" 92" 30° / 27° Saturday
Mar 31
0" 117" 147"
click to enlarge in separate window
Jim and I spent another delightful morning skiing with Goldie Locks on perfectly pushable spring snow that was never too firm and never too soft. As expected, the grooming was excellent, the weather was warm, the lift lines were missing, and the runs were empty. I had to wait for several minutes for skiers to appear in this view from Keystone. We only made ten runs by noon because Jim had an afternoon obligation.
Sunday
Apr 1
0" 90" 92" 27° / 27° Sunday
Apr 1
0" 115" 145"
Arrived early with Mark, expecting a small Easter Sunday crowd. The crowd was even smaller than expected because of the April Fools joke that was the day's weather. Quinn on Chair 2 estimated that he only seated between 40 and 50 unique people today. It snowed all day: sometimes big flakes drifting straight down, sometimes tiny flakes whipped into snow devils dancing in open spaces. Sometimes the snowfall was punctuated by sun breaks, and sometimes the snow fell only to be blown away later. And under this new and mobile snowfall was hard packed corduroy. So I took things easy, only making sixteen runs by 1:45. Mark was ready to go by then as well. Tomorrow will be much better (if snow continues).
Monday
Apr 2
6" 90" 92" 20° / 26°   Monday
Apr 2
6" 115" 145"

I rode up with Jim and home with Mark after making twenty runs on a magical Monday, where blue sky and baby blizzards alternated all day long. The most inspirational moments were when gentle snowfall combined with bright sunshine and sharp shadows. The half foot of new snow present in the morning stayed cold during the day as more snow fell, making my favorite forest fun at 9:30 AND still fun at 2:00. Marmot was in perfect condition all the way to Chair #3... actually every trail I took was in top shape, making all turns fluid.

    Examples of Early Bird Specials:
  • Get a 2018/19 adult season pass for only $209 before April 30
    (after that $379).
  • If you are a full-time college student, get your 2018/19 season pass for only $99!
    ($309 after April 30).

Tuesday
Apr 3
6" 90" 92" 24° /
(6")
Wednesday
Apr 4
1" 90" 92" 30° /
(2")
Thursday
Apr 5
6" 90" 92" 34° / 29° Thursday
Apr 5
4" 117" 147"
Friday
Apr 6
3" 90" 92" 30° / 23° Friday
Apr 6
4" 118" 149"
Saturday
Apr 7
2" 90" 92" 38° / 31° Saturday
Apr 7
2" 118" 149"
Sunday
Apr 8
5" 90" 92" 29° / 33° Sunday
Apr 8
5" 119" 150"
        / 28°   Friday
Apr 13
3" 118" 148"
Jim and I took advantage of a merely overcast day to enjoy a final day on the mountain. More unattractive wet snowfall is predicted for the weekend. Today was fun for me racing on firm surfaces covered by an inch or two of soft new snow. Black Bear/Silver on the Idaho Side, and Cloud Nine on the Montana Side were easy for me to love. However, Jim on his heavy wide powder skis fell out of love after six runs. I made eight runs and achieved a personal goal before joining him in the Loft. This season I made 364 runs on 28 days for a season total of 70.1 vertical miles. Therefore I dropped 2.5 vertical miles on an average ski day. Not too shabby for a 70 year-old.
Saturday
Apr 14
10" 90" 92" 32° / 30° Saturday
Apr 14
4" 118" 148"
  Sunday
Apr 15
3" 90" 92" 32° / 33° Sunday
Apr 15
2" 118" 148"
5 Lifts operating, 78 Trails Open, 15 Trails Groomed
  Saturday
Apr 21
1" 92" 94" 33° / 34° Saturday
Apr 21
0" 110" 140"
LEADMAN SKI-BIKE-RUN RACE click to enlarge in separate window

I rode to the mountain with Jim to say "Happy Summer" to friends in the Loft, and to collect my gear from my locker. Unlike Jim, I had no desire to ski because A) today ALL LIFT TICKETS WERE FREE, and B) the snow would be too wet and unpredictable, making falls predictable. Sure enough, both parking lots were full when we got there about 10. However, as shown in the photo, there was no lift line and no brown spring snow, and according to Jim, who made six runs, the snow was NOT too wet, it was "wonderful!" He then admitted over a beer that he fell, hitting his shoulder and head on his last run... while he was showing off skiing backwards. Hours later he claimed that the fall had a chiropractic benefit: "My chronic shoulder pain is gone!" We left before the Pond Skimming Beach Party Luau, but this photo captures the day. click to enlarge in separate window

  Sunday
Apr 22
0" 92" 94" 30° /
click to move to top of data
Jump to Wallace Homepage

I-90, Montana Exit 0 camera facing northwest
current weather
on Lookout Pass

If you have followed wallace-id.com since 1998, and these snowfall logs since 2001, you know that this is my personal effort to bring attention to my adopted hometown of 784 individuals and the recreational opportunities that surround it. Although I charge $100 to build a page for a Wallace business at wallace-id.com, I host that page free forever (or for as long as they survive). Therefore the major way that I receive revenue is when readers choose to enter amazon.com through a wallace-id.com widget, either directly or through my secure Wallace Store. I receive a 4% or 6% commission on purchases originating from wallace-id.com.

You will also find access to unique Wallace products, services and events at Greg's Wallace Store.

If you just wish to support my continuing effort to document the best powder skiing in North Idaho, donations are always appreciated.

Thank you for your support,
Greg Marsh, Ph.D.
Marsh Scientific Services

click to move to top of data
Silver Mountain
123
102" February 28
 
Days open in 2017/2018 Season

Maximum snow depth at summit
Lookout Pass
119
151" March 29

This Snow Water Equivalent Graph was downloaded on April 22, 2018, and shows that when compared with thirty year averages, total precipatation this season was again significantly above average. However, in contrast with last season, snowfall tended to follow historical averages until surpassing them in April. It has been reported that our snowpack is 119% of average. Good news for those of us who live in the woods. Click on this end-of-season graph to open the current NRCA Snowpack graph in a separate window.

click to move to top of data
Silver Mountain Lookout Pass
122
94" March 9
Days open in 2016/2017 Season
Maximum snow depth at summit
105
144" March 26
119
79" March 16
Days open in 2015/2016 Season
Maximum snow depth at summit
106
113" March 17
71
73" January 18
Days open in 2014/2015 Season
Maximum snow depth at summit
81
78" January 18
96
104" March 31
Days open in 2013/2014 Season
Maximum snow depth at summit
108
149" March 6
94
91" March 23
Days open in 2012/2013 Season
Maximum snow depth at summit
106
139" March 23
101
135" March 30
Days open in 2011/2012 Season
Maximum snow depth at summit
113
176" March 23
103
145" April 7
Days open in 2010/2011 Season
Maximum snow depth at summit
112
192" March 17 & April 8
97
70" April 10
Days Open in 2009/2010 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
111
90" February 13
92
118" April 3
Days Open in 2008/2009 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
93
144" April 3
128
178" March 31 - April 12
Days Open in 2007/2008 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
98
197" April 3
132
117" March 2 - 4
Days Open in 2006/2007 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
106
163" March 1 - 3
118
139" March 10
Days Open in 2005/2006 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
111
168" March 26 - 27
97
80" April 2 - 3
Days Open in 2004/2005 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
83
85" January 16 - 17
136
85" March 7
Days Open in 2003/2004 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
104
119" March 7
101
111" April 6
Days Open in 2002/2003 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
69
130" March 9
90
209" March 21 - 22
Days Open in 2001/2002 season
Maximum snow depth at summit
80
225" March 21 - 23

 
Greg's Score Card after turning 55
Season Max Depth Days Skied (% possible) Vertical Miles (per day)
2016/2017 144" 26 (24.8%) 51.6 (1.99/day)
2015/2016 113" 22 (20.8%) 41.4 (1.88/day)
2014/2015 78" 14 (17.3%) 15.0 (1.07/day)
2013/2014 149" 31 (28.7%) 49.7 (1.60/day)
2012/2013 139" 44 (41.5%) 76.5 (1.74/day)
2011/2012 176" 41 (36.3%) 72.4 (1.77/day)
2010/2011 192" 51 (45.5%) 83.6 (1.64/day)
2009/2010 90" 20 (18.0%) 39.3 (1.96/day)
2008/2009 144" 12 (12.9%) 23.7 (1.97/day)
2007/2008 197" 19 (19.4%) 43.7 (2.30/day!)
2006/2007 163" 37 (34.9%) 79.8 (2.16/day!)
2005/2006 168" 24 (21.6%) 58.7 (2.45/day!)
2004/2005 85" 11 (13.3%) 16.6 (1.51/day)
2003/2004 119" 8 (7.7%) 27.7 (3.46/day!)
2002/2003 130" 17 (24.6%) 31.6 (1.86/day)

 

Jump to Homepage


 
Please Note:

If you are a regular visitor, you know that wallace-id.com is an 20 year work in progress, from which I receive only trivial financial rewards. If you have found my efforts useful to you over the years, please consider making this the path you take when you go shopping at amazon.com. Without leaving wallace-id.com, you may search for and obtain information about any product in their inventory by using the adjacent widget. Select a category in the dropdown box and/or type a few keywords in the text box. If you proceed into Amazon's domain, please bookmark your favorite page when you leave, and use it when returning to shop in the future. You should see "tag=historicwalla-20" as part of the bookmarked URL. I receive a 4% to 6% commission on items purchased through Amazon's secure shopping cart when you enter from Historic Wallace Idaho.

Or you may simply make a direct contribution to my ongoing effort to popularize Wallace and the Silver Valley by using the PayPal Donate button.

Thank you for your support.
Greg Marsh, Ph.D.
Marsh Scientific Services


 
If you are new to this page, please leave a bookmark or share it with a friend:    
 
Wallace is at the center of a universe filled with mountain recreation and Old West history that you will want to visit more than once. Please tell me what you would like to see on this and other pages at my Historic Wallace Idaho webworks.
click to enter Greg's Store
visit
Greg's
Wallace
Store

Greg Marsh, Ph.D.
    doing business as
Marsh Scientific Services     Marsh Scientific Services is Greg Marsh, Ph.D.
greg4mss@hotmail.com

Please visit these websuites:
click to see the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
click to see the Route of the Hiawatha

Marsh Scientific Services is Greg Marsh ©1998-2018, Marsh Scientific Services, Greg Marsh, Ph.D.
http://wallace-id.com/ski_season17.html
last update on Sunday, April 22, 2018