Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but ski accidents keep piling up with the snow.
The weather is making headlines everywhere. Southern California is seeing record rainfall and snow is piling up at the Grand Canyon, where visibility is reduced to a half mile.
You know it’s bad when they close they close the off-ramps to [...]
By Betsy Cohen of the Missoulian
Two skiers are alive after surviving an avalanche Wednesday afternoon outside the ski area boundary at Snowbowl ski area in Missoula.
Missoula County emergency responders learned of the incident when the duo call 9-1-1 for help around 3:30 p.m., said Missoula County Sheriff Mike McMeekin.
Despite minor injuries and one head laceration, the skiers, [...]
To add to the abundance of ski news, three people who went missing after skiing out of bounds at Silver Mountain were rescued.
Officials at the resorts say the recent fresh powder is attracting lots of skiers, but it also seems to be tempting them to go off the charted course.
Stay the course if you’re [...]
There is a ton of snow sports news – some good, some tragic.
A young Philipsburg man died on Tuesday after hitting a tree at Discovery Ski Area. The 20 something year old was an expert skier, ski instructor, wearing a helmet and skiing Claim Jumper, an intermediate run. It was his first run of the day, [...]
I was home in Helena for the holidays, a place where good snow is sometimes hard to find.
Great Divide, Helena’s hometown mountain, is one of Montana’s treasured ma-and-pa ski hills in the quaint little town of Marysville a mere 30-minute drive from town. Growing up, my family occasionally skied there. In fact, I participated in the [...]
Merry Christmas everyone! May your holidays be full of merriment and powder days. I’m skiing somewhere on Sunday, so I’ll be sure to report back. You do the same — send me a message or leave [...]
None of the four athletes from the Missoula Freestyle Ski Team who competed earlier this week in Steamboat Springs, Colo., earned spots on the U.S. Ski Team. But Montana athletes dominated the podium after Sunday’s men mogul competition.
Bradley Wilson, of Butte, took the gold and Cody Temple, of Missoula, took third place.
Also competing from Missoula included [...]
I blogged on this topic last week, and then wrote a story for today’s Missoulian.
When I spoke earlier this week with Rep. Betsy Hands, who requested the bill draft, there were a couple of things she stressed to me which she felt have been misunderstood. Hopefully these points hit home like a hammer in the story, [...]
Need a tissue? You will after watching this video. Anyone who wasn’t skiing Lost Trail last Thursday will no doubt be shedding tears.
Bluebird skies matched with 16 to 18 inches of new snow made for a dynamite day, said Will Moss, Lost Trail media director and producer of the video. Snow piled up during the four [...]
Jordan McMannis, of the Missoula, Mont., Freestyle Ski Team, flies off the top jump of the Voo Doo run moguls course at Steamboat Ski Area on Friday. The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team selections begin today. Photo by Joel Reichenberger
Four athletes from the Missoula Freestyle Ski Team are competing against 200 other free style skiers for [...]