Missoula Events

The story behind the story and an incredibly embarrassing double ejection

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I wrote a story for the Missoulian’s outdoors page (comes out Thursday!) about Lookout Pass’ 75th anniversary season. It’s a look back at the ski area’s humble beginnings and a look forward at what is likely to be a dynamic future full of changes and expansion.

Looking down the mountain at the base of Lookout Pass [...]

MT company fashions wood skis for the slopes

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Flathead Beacon’s Molly Priddy writes about the new Whitefish-based ski business, Montana Ski Co., which sells handmade Montana wood skis.

The Missoulian ran the story in Sunday’s business section. I blogged about this company after the Indy profiled them back in November. It’s the first year the company is selling the skis and customers of all abilities [...]

Snowbowl has busiest opening weekend ever

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For those of us at Snowbowl this weekend, we know it was busy. But just how busy?

Well, according to Brad Morris, who co-owns the local, family run operation with his wife Ronnie, it was one of the busiest opening weekends he can remember.

I had friends say on Sunday that Saturday was way busier. But according to [...]

Support for avalanche center means safer backcountry recreation

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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 [...]

Major storm arrives in western Montana

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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 [...]

40 percent chance of snow today

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For anyone who hasn’t left their windowless house this morning, snow is on the horizon!

High wind warning in effect for Bitterroot Valley; snow on the way

By SHERRY DEVLIN of the Missoulian | Posted: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 6:13 am

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Bitterroot Valley, effective until 8 [...]

A Hellroaring good time skiing the Centennial Mountain backcountry

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Here’s a sneak peak at this week’s Missoulian Outdoors feature about seven strangers who spent four days yurt skiing in the mountains near Yellowstone, and who bonded through a shared love of tearin’ it up on skis. Check out Thursday’s Missoulian for the story and photos that accompany this video, produced by the Helena Independent Record’s [...]