By AP Editor in Chief StaffThe snow has finally started to fall on the ski resort slopes of Montana.
The National Park Service said Friday it had collected over 1.5 million tons of snow from the park’s ski areas.
The snow fell in four areas: The South Fork area in the South Fork National Forest, including Ski and Snowboard Area 5; the Snow and Ice Area in the north, including Mountain Basin, Snow and Snowmobile Area 4; and the Snow Mountain area, including Snow, Ice, and Snow-Skiers Area 5.
The park service said more than 700,000 tons of the snow fell on Friday.
It was expected to continue to fall as snow falls in other parts of the country.
On Friday, the National Weather Service issued a “high risk” for further snowfall across much of Montana, especially in the West.
Snow could reach as high as 10 feet in the park, and winds gusts to 120 mph were possible in parts of Montana where the snow has fallen.