OK, so the snow drought is over. The Bowl had four inches new this morning, and Lost Trail has had 16 inches since last weekend. The Bowl had been getting a little sketchy at the bottom, so let’s hope we stay in the storm track for a few more days. Lost Trail has tons of powder [...]
Western Montana’s temperatures dipped, clouds hung a little thicker and Blue Bird days went unseen for another weekend in Missoula.
In light of that, here’s a bit o’ sunshine to keep y’all going.
Missoula resident Julie Johnson basks in the sun while snowshoeing at Lolo Pass earlier this month. [...]
Seeley Lake Winterfest got off to a rip-roarin’ start on Friday and Missoulian reporter Rob Chaney was there for the fun. Check out Rob’s story for more of the Winterfest schedule and catch his video of the [...]
I’m crossing my fingers for more powder this weekend, but if that doesn’t happen perhaps I’ll just cross my skis instead. I’m talking about cross-country skiing of course. Two weeks ago we tried the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski Trails, which sit just 3 miles north of Seeley Lake off Highway 83, and had a blast. Not [...]
The Billings Gazette recently featured Bridger Bowl’s new Schlasman’s Lift, which opens up 311 acres of expert terrain:
By BRETT FRENCH
BOZEMAN – Even though Brett Potter has been skiing Bridger Bowl ski area since he was 4, it’s like a whole new ski hill this winter.
“It’s a lot different now,” said Potter, 32, as he paused [...]
When we headed down to Lost Trail last Saturday, I figured we were in for a day of cruisers. It hadn’t snowed in 10 days and surely any last powder stashes had been discovered and trashed. But not so!
I was riding with my daughter Kate, who is home from SoCal, and her good friend Tracy, along [...]
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to be a better skier.
Years of embarrassing slips, dips and falls are the motive behind my goal, butt (puns intended), if you want to talk about em-bare-assing…check out this New Year’s Day disaster. A skier lost his pants — in addition to his seat on a Vail chairlift — [...]
The wind in Gallatin County was too much for some resorts around Bozeman during the New Year, as they shut down mid-day Friday because of winds that reached as much as 50-60 mph at the summit, according to officials at Big Sky and Bridger Bowl ski resorts. Big Sky reported multiple shutdowns over the weekend due to windy conditions. While it’s not unusual for chairs [...]