I almost ditched work today after hearing that Discovery Ski Area got hammered with 30 inches of new snow over the weekend, and I’ve been lamenting my decision not to go skiing all day.
The conditions were pretty bony when I spent the weekend at Disco last month, and while it’s always a fun mountain, I’d hoped [...]
We’re reaching that time of year when skis and snowboards starting turning into bikes and climbing ropes. It’s just inevitable. Still, the snow is still with us, and we should get a few more weeks of lift-served skiing. Gone, perhaps, are the days of deep December powder, but there’s something about a sunny day at the [...]
Here’s some good news from the Forest Service:
DILLON — March 16, 2009—It’s mid-March and despite being that time of year when trail groomers start considering shut down, Chief Joseph Pass still offers cold temperatures and snow conditions that keep the motors running and the Bitterroot Cross Country Ski Club busily preparing trails [...]
While we were too busy clamoring for freshie – and finally getting some! – we forgot to make mention of those who make their own fun in the sun: the freestyle skiers.
Many of the region’s top teenage freestylers, including several Missoula Freestyle Team members, finished off their seasons at the 2009 Northern Division Championships Feb. 27-March 1 at Lost Trail Powder Mountain. The end-of-year event determines state champs in events such as slopestyle, moguls and dual moguls.
Missoula’s Ian Hamilton repeated as the male slopestyle champion, by posting a score of 76.3 on his second run through the course. He beat out teammate Jay Corti, whose best run was a 75.3. MFT’s Darian Stevens won the female slopestyle.
Missoula’s Cody Tempel turned in the best score during the moguls comp, a 24.45 on his second run of the first day. Tempel was second on Day 2, while Jordan McMannis of MFT was third. For complete results check the Northern Division Freestyle Web site.
Some of the top finishers at the divisional level Continue reading Freestylers finish up
When the snow drought finally broke last week, we were literally chomping at the bit to get up to Snowbowl. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get free of work on Friday, so we missed the major freshies. Still, we made our way up on Saturday for a bluebird day that offered both sun and [...]