Get out of the cold in town and come on up to Marmot Basin where the temperatures are warmer.
The past few days Marmot Basin has been experiencing a temperature inversion. This is when the air is colder in town and warmer up on the mountain.
When we talk about a temperature inversion, we are speaking about an atmospheric condition that is upside down from the way things normally are. In a "normal" atmosphere, the temperature decreases the farther up you go from the earth's surface. The effect can be especially pronounced in the winter months. The sun heats the ground during the day, creating a warm layer of air near the ground. As the warm air rises away from the heated surface, it cools. Sometimes, a layer of air is so cold and dense that it resists the warming effect of the sun and hugs the ground while less dense air above it warms at a faster rate. Cold air sinks to the valley floor or base of the mountains and becomes trapped there, a process known as "cold air damming".
All our lifts are open and the snow conditions are amazing, with new runs being open daily.