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. [...]
Professional skier Cody Townsend visited Whitefish Mountain Resort recently expecting to find a big corporate feel after the ski resort changed ownership in 2007. But instead, what he found is a lot of what locals in western Montana already know.
The long-lasting powder stashes remained, duct tape is still in fashion, the beards are still long [...]
I only take my iPod skiing when I head up the mountain solo, which hasn’t happened much lately. But when I do, music is essential. Forgetting my iPod is like forgetting my poles (which, ahem, has never happened). I understand that there are many who enjoy the sound of nature. I dig that, too. But sometimes [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Let’s all ski and snowboard next Sunday in the name of surfing.
On Dec. 19, Discovery Ski Area, located near Georgetown Lake, is donating $10 of every $38 adult lift ticket sold to The Max Wave. Lift tickets will be sold at the discounted price of $28 on Sunday.
The Max Wave is a Missoula organization that is [...]
I was greeted on Saturday by Wyatt, the college kid parking cars at the Snowbowl parking lot. He struck up a conversation while my friend and I loaded up our gear. Not only was he super friendly, but I loved that he still had white paint on his face from an African-themed party the night before, [...]
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 [...]