Powder River Ranger District
Spokesman Brian Boden is reporting the recent storm front has added 10 to 12 inches of new snow in the Big Horns. The 300 miles of groomed trails and 50 miles of ungroomed trails give snowmobilers and cross country skiers a lot of variety. Conditions at Pole Creek Ski Area and the Willow Park Ski Area are excellent.
Located at U.S. Highway 14A at Burgess Junction, Roberta Young is reporting eight to 10 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours at Bear Lodge. Snowmobiling groups have been taking advantage of the recent storm.
Located 22.4 miles west of Dayton on U.S. Highway 14, the area received close to 10 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours, Young said. The lodge is tucked into a Big Horn mountain valley near the Tongue River and has excellent cross country skiing and snowmobile trails.
Wyoming High Country
Larry Mautz is reporting 33 inches of snow at the lodge, which is at an elevation of 9,000 feet above sea level, and good conditions at the higher elevations. He says the snowmobilers are enjoying the great conditions, and cross country skiers are taking advantage of 385 miles of groomed trails.
The lodge is located 30 miles on U.S. Highway 14A from Lovell. Look for the Crystal Creek rest area on the left. Continue approximately 2.5 more miles to Forest Service Road 13. Turn left and follow the trail about 1 mile to the Wyoming High Country sign. Turn right and follow the trail into Bald Mountain Creek.
Northern Hills Ranger District
Specialist Bonnie Jones is reporting conditions near Spearfish, S.D., are excellent since the recent stormed that moved through area. The area saw anywhere from 10 to 12 inches of new snow and quite a bit more at higher elevations in the Black Hills National Forest. The snowfall has given snowmobilers a wide variety of groomed and off-trail options. Jones reminds outdoor enthusiasts that the north trails at the Eagle Cliff Ski Area on Highway 85 between Meade, S.D., and Newcastle are open but the south trails are closed.
Meadowlark Ski Lodge
Snow: Powder and machine groomed with a base of 13 to 24 inches.
What’s open: All 14 trails and both lifts.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Snow: Powder and machine groomed with a base of 10 to 16 inches.
What’s open: Two of 24 trails and two of three lifts.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Mystic Miner Ski Resort
Snow: Powder and machine-groomed base of 15 to 26 inches.
What’s open: All runs serviced by chair lift on front side are open.
Hours: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Deer Mountain.
Snow: Powder and machine groomed with a base of 16 to24 inches.
What’s open: Ten of 30 trails and four of five lifts.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.