I shot this video using my flip video camera. The footage is from the backcountry ski weekend where we stayed at Altoona Ridge Lodge in the Flint Creek Range. The quality didn’t convert as well as I had liked, but, as promised, here it is. At least it gives you some idea of the powder shots [...]
Wednesday was the first night of alpine racing at Snowbowl and guess who forgot her skis?
That’s right! I did.
I’m on a roll this season. I forgot my poles the first day of the season.
So, actually, I brought a pair of skis, but they weren’t mine. They were my boyfriend’s. We have the same skis, which is [...]
James Pyke leads a group of backcountry skiers during a trip above Altoona Ridge Lodge recently. Thousands of acres of skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are right outside the doorstep of the lodge, which is only accessible by those modes of transportation in the winter. Photo by TOM BAUER/Missoulian
Here’s the Missoulian story I mentioned earlier this [...]
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 [...]
I signed up for an avalanche I class this weekend. Not because I’m a huge backcountry skier, but I’d like to get into the backcountry more and figured that to go confidently and safely into unfamiliar territory, I had better learn about snow safety.
I’ve been acquiring the equipment over time. If you think skiing is expensive, [...]
I have so much new and exciting stuff to tell you all, I don’t know where to begin.
First, this Wednesday marks the beginning of the weekly alpine racing series at Snowbowl. If I don’t break my arm (which is absolutely a possibility) I’ll be excited to report back on Thursday about how it goes.
For those who [...]
Meet my friend Steph.
Steph has really awesome retro ski pants that used to belong to her mother.
The bright blue color means she’ll never get lost in a blizzard. The waist is so high that Steph has to roll them several times so they sit at her waist and the bottom zippers are located in the front. [...]
There was nothing but blue sky for miles at the top of Chief Joseph Pass.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that there’s a big beautiful sky above the Missoula Valley inversion. On Tuesday, we found it. And much more. We traveled to Chief Joseph Pass to check out the many miles of cross-country ski trails there. Mother [...]
Better start perfecting those terrain park moves because the 2nd annual Ride Montana Festival is only days away.
The best trick competition is scheduled for Saturday. The rail jam contest is Sunday. The park is open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
The event, which I wrote about earlier, is hosted by the Backwoods Project, a [...]
Seeley Lake is investing in Nordic skiing.
Third-grader Terra Bertsch and eighth-grader Garett Jasnicki ski at Seeley Lake Elementary School last week. Photo by TOM BAUER/Missoulin
The small town already has an amazing trail system, groomed by the local cross-country ski club. To capitalize on that trail system, the town is now looking at [...]