Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring Like Kinda Day...

Today the sun is shining bright, and the high is going to be upwards of 60F. Ski conditions are still good throughout the first part of the day. Later in the day it turns slushy, then icy when the sun goes down. Tomorrow we are expecting some rain, then hopefully with cooler temperatures it will turn into snow. Have a wonderful Saturday, we sure will!

Friday, February 27, 2009


As of 8:30AM i have seen two people walking around in t-shirts. No doubt about it, today will be a warm day with a high of around 50F with a low of 28F. Conditions for skiing are good in the early morning and getting slushy later in the day. 40 km of trails have been groomed, with 15 km being groomed this morning.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Another Nice One!

Lots of sunshine and mild temperatures again today. The high will be 41F with a very slight chance of snow later in the day. Temperatures will dip to 21F by midnight tonight. About 15km of trails have been freshly groomed, and the Big Meadows ski area will be groomed later today. The boulder has been removed from the road, so the 198 is open to the lodge.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Today feels and smells like spring. As of 8AM it is 34F and there is a misting of clouds floating low by the Great Western Divide and slighlty over the resort.The high is supposed to be around 42F with a low of 30 later tonight. The road is currently closed to the resort due to a mini van sized boulder that fell onto 198. Call the lodge for escort times, and updated road conditions throughout the day.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Today is going to be sunny and warm with a high of 50F. All trails are groomed and the road to the lodge is open. Feel free to call the lodge or ski shop with any questions. Thank you , and enjoy the weather!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rainy Day

Today is a wonderful rainy day up here in the Sierra's. Today is a great day for a snowshoe through the forest or to catch up on a nice book by the fire. If temps cool off snow is expected throughout most of the week. Please continue to call the lodge for escort times. Thank you :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Today is another lovely day up here in the mountains. The high temp is expected to be 48F with a mix of sun and clouds. All trails are groomed here at Montecito with approximately 15km of trails groomed at Big Meadows. The roads are still closed so please call the lodge for escort times. Thank you!

Friday, February 20, 2009

February 20

Another beautiful day up here in the mid sierras. The temperatures are starting to warm up and are expected to reach a high of 45F today. 40km of trails have been groomed and conditions are still a little sticky and slushy in the afternoon. But other than that back country skiing and snowshoeing are phenomenal. Please continue to call the lodge for escort times and details. Have a lovely day :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another Day in Paradise

Wow...sunny and wonderful. Today is a great day to be outside skiing and having fun. It is slowly starting to warm up so the conditions are a little sticky,but still super fun! All trails have been groomed (40km) and are in superb condition. Have a great day wherever you may be.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lots of SNOW!!

The past 5 days or so we have been getting heavy snowfall nearly everyday. The total snowfall from this past storm system totals between 32-40 inches. So come up and play! At least 15km of trails have been groomed daily.Generals Highway is closed so please call the front desk for escort times which meet at Grant Grove.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Today is a super awesome lovely day!XC skiing is great and snowshoeing is perfect.All trails have been groomed (35km). The road is closed so you need chains or 4WD. Call the lodge for escort times. Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Snowy Day

Well it sure is a chilly one out there today! Winds are whippin' and light fluffy snow is falling. The high will be 25F today with a low of 12F. Roads are still closed so be sure to call for escort times before you leave to travel up here. Have a happy wonderful day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A beautiful day

Today we awoke to another 5" of fresh snow. making our average base depth around 25". NICE!!We are expected to get another 12" of snow tomorrow throughout the day. Currently it is sunny with increasing clouds. We have a 20% chance of snow today. The ski conditions are great today with 15kn of trails freshly groomed.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February 11

Overnight we received just over 2.5" of fresh white lovely snow.Making our base average 30.5".The high will be around 30 with flurries expected throughout the day. 15km of trails have been freshly groomed as of 8am this morning.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


The temperature is currently 18F as of 8am this morning. The high is expected to be a steamy 27F. It is going to be a bright sunny day with a chance of snow later tonight. We have around 20km of trails groomed with the surface being packed powder. Back country trails for skiing and snowshoeing is unlimited. Currently there is around 28" of fresh powder.

Monday, February 9, 2009


13" of fresh snow has blanketed Montecito.Ski conditions are great, and 12km of trails have been groomed as of 8:00 am. Today is a wonderful day for snowshoeing, and the back country trails are virtually unlimited. Please call for road conditions, as of 8am the Generals Highway has not been plowed. Have a fun snowy day! We know we will! :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 8

This morning trees are heavy with pure white snow. About 40km of trails have been freshly groomed and conditions are great.Today will be partly sunny with a high of 32 the low will be 9. Tonight we have a high chance of receiving 8-12" of snow. The ski shop and the Mountain Top Shop will be open from 8:30-5 today. Please call the lodge if you have any questions.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Fresh Snow!!

15" of fresh snow has accumulated here as of 8 this morning. WE have groomed about 30 km of trails. The high will be 31 today with a low of 27, and we have a 50% chance of receiving 3-5 more inches of snow. The road to the lodge is closed so please call the lodge for escort times. Thanks! We love snow!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

February 6

As of 1 this afternoon, we have 6 inches of fresh snow. Today's high is expected to be 32 with a low around 25. Trails will most likely not be groomed today because of the expectation of more snow that is seen in the forecast. 9 " of snow is expected today with a chance of 3-5 over night. Please call the Lodge with any questions concerning road conditions. Have a great day!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 5

Today we have a 100% chance of snow! Yeehaw!! Between today and tomorrow 9" of snow is predicted. There will be a high chance of snow today through Monday evening. Clouds are rolling over the great divide along with a steady breeze. Trails at big meadows were groomed on 2/1, around 30 km. Montecito was also groomed on 2/1, about 18 km. Trail conditions as of this morning are spring like with patchy snow cover in some areas. Look to the right side of the page for information on chains.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February 3

Today will be another mild day with a high of 54. A cold front will be moving in overnight giving us a 90% chance of snow Thursday, and a good chance of snow until Sunday. As of right now ski conditions are springlike (not very good). But with fresh snow that is sure to change. If you are coming up for the weekend be sure to have a 4WD vehicle or chains. Call the park service or lodge for more questions concerning the roads. To reach the lodge please call 800-843-8677.