James Woodcock/Billings Gazette
Bridger Bowl ski area has announced plans to spend $4.1 million on two new lifts this summer, which will more than double the capacity on the northern end of the ski area.
The new lifts will replace the 46-year-old Alpine double-chair lift, which carried about 1,100 skiers an hour, while the new triple-chairs will increase [...]
It was an inspiring day skiing with these three gentlemen,who have lower-leg paralysis as the result of traumatic accidents. That doesn’t hold them back, and last week we were fortunate to ride the slopes with them as they tried the “sit-ski” for the first time.
Every day in the winter, children and adults with disabilities [...]
Opening weekend at Whitefish Mountain Resort was a near-perfect combination of early-season powder and fast-moving lift lines – a real two-mitten drooler – and as the weekend draws nearer and we legions of working stiffs live vicariously through those fortunate few who are grinning through face shots on untouched powder lines, the word on the hill [...]
The iconic Jesus statue on Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Big Mountain has tolerated more than its share of irreverent behavior through the years, but, until recently, it had never been sued.
Jesus displayed admirable stoicism back when a handful of freestyle skiers and snowboarders started joking about “Grail Grinds” and “Jibs for Jesus,” which were all fun and [...]
Whitefish Mountain Resort trounced Whistler in the first round of Powder magazine’s “Ski Town Throwdown” contest, besting the brute of British Columbia 1,730 to 1,005. But as Big Mountain enters its second day of a two-day second-round match against the hydra-headed monster of Nelson and Rossland, British Columbia, with a narrowing lead, it’s going to [...]
They say go big or go home. But what to do when The Big is your home? Stay home. And vote for Whitefish Mountain Resort on Big Mountain in Powder Magazine’s “Ski Town Throwdown” contest between Whitefish and Whistler. Voting takes place Nov. 14 – 15, and individuals can cast votes both days.
Here’s the link to [...]
I realize it’s a stretch to refer to Blizzard Ball as a “snow sport,” but running is somewhat involved and it’s played outside, so I feel it loosely meets the definition of this blog.
Blizzard Ball 2011 is this weekend. It’s an opportunity for softball players in Missoula (and some from out of state) to get together [...]
If you’re not at the Northside Kettlehouse right now, GO! Go right now!!
It’s U-NITE Pint Night at the Kettlehouse, 313 N. First St. W. The brewery is open until 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from each pint tonight goes to the avalanche center.
So, go feel good about drinking a Cold Smoke! [...]