Missoulian Opinion Editor Tyler Christensen wrote a GREAT editorial today about why it’s important to support the West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation based out of Missoula.
The foundation, which financially supports the center by the same name, operates on a shoe-string budget. Yet, it provides this increasingly important role providing snow condition advisories to the snow fanatics [...]
A new perspective is always refreshing.
Lost Trail installed a web camera two weeks ago. In past years, the mountain linked to a camera perched atop Lost Trail Pass, which is maintained by both the Idaho and Montana departments of transportation. The camera is to alert drivers to road conditions on the pass, but skiers used it [...]
The Missoula Snowgoers Snowmobile Club, which operates under a U.S. Forest Service permit, will begin grooming snowmobile trails on Lolo Pass, Granite Pass and Gold Creek area beginning Wed., Dec. 1.
Photo courtesy of Missoula Snowgoers Snowmobile Club
At the Lolo Pass and Grainte Pass areas, the groomers will start at the warming hut and end at [...]
If this photo doesn’t make you want to ski Big Mountain, nothing will.
File photo by Lido Vizzutt/Flathead Beacon
Here’s Flathead Beacon reporter Dan Testa’s story on Whitefish Mountain Resort opening Sat., [...]
Best first day of skiing EVER.
I don’t use definitive statements like that lightly, but Sunday warrants it. The skiing was amazing.
Powder hit my mid thighs at Snowbowl and the temperature, I would guess, was around 20 degrees. The Mountain was 85 percent open, with only the bowls closed. Saturday was Snowbowl’s opening day. My friend and [...]
Lubrecht Forest and Pattee Canyon are open for cross-country skiing.
Last week, when it was slightly warmer, snow groomers packed several trails at Lubrecht Forest, located 30 miles northeast of Missoula. The coverage was good last week, so it should be better with all the new snow recently.
Crews are logging beetle-killed trees in the area, so watch [...]
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! The wind is going to knock my house over. Holy crap.
Come Saturday, skiing should be sweet. I like the sound of RECORD snow for this time of season in the Bitterroot Valley. Until the weekend, however, temps are below zero — way below zero. Drive safe if you’re traveling for the holiday! Roads will be [...]
Ciche Pitcher, vice president of resort operations for Discovery Ski Area, located near Anaconda, sits in one of the area’s lift chairs on Monday. With 20 inches of snow at the base, and another 25 to 30 inches on top, the area will open Thursday on Thanksgiving.
On Thursday, before chowing down on turkey, [...]
This is low.
Who steals a ski movie out of a projector room?! Especially when the movie premiere is a FUNDRAISER. Some ski bum has a lot of nerve.
The West Central Montana Avalanche Foundation‘s fundraiser scheduled for last Saturday was canceled when Warren Miller Films and Entertainment’s latest ski and snowboard movie, “Wintervention,” was stolen from the [...]
Cruising Longhorn. Courtesy of Montana Snowbowl
Montana Snowbowl looks as though it may open early this year, eyeing Nov. 27 as a tentative date, said Brad Morris, who co-owns Snowbowl with his wife Ronnie.
“The snow is looking really good,” he said. “That gets people real interested.”
Snowbowl tries to open the weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday and [...]