Posted: Nov 20, 2012 1:58 PM by MTN News
Updated: Nov 20, 2012 2:57 PM
MISSOULA - Recent warmer weather has delayed the openings of some ski area in Montana.
Lookout, on the Montana/Idaho border, will not be opening on Thanksgiving as planned after some warm weather Monday. The ski area may be able to open on Friday or the weekend.
Discovery Ski Area in Philipsburg also will not be open on Thanksgiving. The resort's website says the recent bout of warm weather slowed down progress to open. Discovery has a base of 8" to 10", but another 4" to 6" of snow is needed to open.
Red Lodge Mountain does plan to open up on Nov. 23 when the first lift starts rolling at 8:30 a.m. Meanwhile, Missoula's Snowbowl still has a planned opening date of Dec. 1.
In the Bozeman area, Big Sky opens Thanksgiving day. Bridger Bowl has a projected opening date of Dec. 7. Moonlight Basin will start running lifts on Dec. 8.