If you have a favorite snow dance, now’s a good time to put it into practice. With five days until Big Sky Resort opens for the season, we’re looking toward the weather forecast for Thanksgiving week.
As Thanksgiving approaches, weather is expected to remain in the 30s and 40s during the day, dipping into the 20s at night, according to the National Weather Service of Great Falls which has created a detailed forecast for the Gallatin and Madison county mountains, including the area of Big Sky.
On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the resort’s opening day, the NWS forecasts a high near 40 degrees Fahrenheit in Big Sky Town Center and temperatures ranging from 30 to 40 degrees in higher altitudes in the Gallatin, Madison and Bridger mountain ranges. At night, temperatures are expected to drop into the low 20s with a 50% chance of snow in the mountain ranges.
On Thanksgiving, temperatures will range from 25 to 35 degrees and will see the highest probability for snow with a 60% chance in the Gallatin Valley and 70 to 80% chance of snow in the Gallatin, Madison and Bridger ranges.
Temperatures will likely dip below 20 degrees with a low of 10 on Thanksgiving evening, heralding a chillier Friday with a high of about 26 degrees.