It's been a tough year for snow, and one ski area has had to make one heartbreaking decision.

Winter is supposed to be a booming time of the year for Montana. Folks head to Big Sky Country to shred the slopes, head into the backcountry, or go ice fishing. Montana is home to several world-class ski resorts and areas that locals and tourists love.

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Montana has a ski area or resorts everywhere you might be in the state and is welcome to all skill levels of skiers and snowboarders. It's a fantastic time of the year for winter enthusiasts.

Usually, the winter season lasts decently long for ski areas to make a lot of money before it melts during the summer. The only problem is this winter has been sparse with snowfall, and several ski areas have had issues opening.

Many ski areas had to severely delay their openings and limit the days of their operations.

Well, one Montana ski area had to make a heartbreaking choice for the entire winter season.

Teton Pass Ski Resort near Choteau announced they will shut down for the rest of the winter season. Here's their announcement on Instagram.

Credit: skitetonmt via Instagram

Teton Pass thanked their loyal customers and pass holders, but due to the lack of snow, have to shut down the mountain. The lack of snow forced the ski area to shut down for the safety of its customers and not incur a loss by operating with no snow.

The lack of snow caused the mountain to only be open for four days, but Teton Pass said those who bought season passes for the 2023/24 season will be automatically rolled into season passes for next winter.

Teton Pass Ski Resort via Facebook
Teton Pass Ski Resort via Facebook

We've seen multiple ski areas in Montana have to wait until late January to open and maybe hope for a late winter, but it seems like we are experiencing a mild winter this year.

Hopefully, next year will be different.

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