April 2023

Enjoy the Corduroy on Our Last Day 4/2/2023


  • Starlight
  • Caboose and Cabin Lanes
  • Essex Road
  • Upper Dickey Loop
  • Spring Hill Down
  • Highline Up
  • Essex Creek Down
  • Pileated

6:30am – That’s right folks. After the groomer finishes doing a little snow removal, he will be heading to the trails to create one more day of lovely corduroy. We received about 4 inches of snow in the last 24 hours.  It is going to be beautiful for our final day. Fresh, bright white snow! It is currently 29* at 6:45am. We are forecast a high of 38* and a 60% chance of snow.

Ski Passes with be free today! The restaurant and bar will close after breakfast service, around 11am. Bathrooms are available in the downstairs of the Annex building if the Inn door is locked.

The website will be updated after the grooming is complete.

Ski Passes with be free today! Thank you to each and every one of you who supported the Izaak this season!  We look forward to seeing you all in December of 2023.

I realize some of you may not be as excited as I am about the April snowstorm. One of the worst April storms on record was in the spring of 1969. There was record snowfall, up to 32 inches, and 20 ft deep drifts. This was in southeast Montana in late April. This storm came with below 0 wind chills and blizzard conditions. So, I feel like we got off easy with just 4 inches. Check out https://www.distinctlymontana.com/montanas-5-worst-winters for more info on Montana’s “worst” winters.

Ski Report 4/1/2023

Good Morning! It’s snowing and we are forecast to receive 2-4 inches of snow thru the day and more tonight….no foolin! It thought the NWS was pulling an April Fools joke when I looked at the forecast and we saw that are in a Winter Weather Advisory.  Today is the last day the Inn will be fully open for the season. Come on down to the Flagstop after a ski and Cheers your friends one last time. The Inn will shut down Sunday after checkouts. Trails signs will come down Monday or Tuesday.

Conditions were excellent for grooming last evening. Trails will be firm and fast this morning and we shall see what happens this afternoon. With a high of 42* predicted, it could get real interesting. Bring your glide wax and rain poncho just in case. The trails have excellent coverage!


  • Starlight
  • Caboose and Cabin Lanes
  • Spring Hill
  • Upper and Lower Dickey Loop
  • Dickey Road from Upper D to Essex Rd
  • Essex Rd
  • River Trail and River Loop
  • Highline
  • Essex Creek
  • Towering Pines
  • Pileated

Why is everyone so tired on April 1?

Because they just finished a 31 day March!