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.
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Greg Marsh
Ten Day Weather Forecasts for both Ski Areas
  A crude measure of each previous season is given by the maximum snow depth recorded at Lookout Pass's summit. The Season Recaps link leads to more summary information presented at the bottom of the page.
2001/2002 Snowfall Log
225"
2002/2003 Snowfall Log
130"
2003/2004 Snowfall Log
119"
2004/2005 Snowfall Log
85"
2005/2006 Snowfall Log
168"
2006/2007 Snowfall Log
163"
2007/2008 Snowfall Log
197"
2008/2009 Snowfall Log
144"
2009/2010 Snowfall Log
90"
2010/2011 Snowfall Log
192"
2011/2012 Snowfall Log
176"
2012/2013 Snowfall Log
139"
2013/2014 Snowfall Log
149"
2014/2015 Snowfall Log
78"
2015/2016 Snowfall Log
113"
2016/2017 Snowfall Log
144"
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.
Days Open in 2017/2018 season as of
November 18, 2017
7
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.
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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"
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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"
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I-90, Montana Exit 0 camera facing northwest
current weather
on Lookout Pass
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Silver Mountain
122
94" March 9
 
Days open in 2016/2017 Season

Maximum snow depth at summit
Lookout Pass
105
144" March 26

This Snow Water Equivalent Graph was downloaded on April 24, 2017, and shows that when compared with thirty year averages, total precipatation this season was record setting. However, the amount falling as snow was slightly diminished from normal, but better than last season due to decent snowfall in March. Click on this end-of-season graph to open the current NRCA Snowpack graph in a separate window.

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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 59
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!)

 

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