What’s almost better than a pot of gold? Twelve inches of new snow!
Lost Trail opened on St. Patrick’s Day with a foot of new snow. Plus, today the mountain is offering 2-for-1 day lift tickets today. Don’t forget to wear your green snowsuit!
Check out a video shot by Lost Trail’s Will Moss on Saturday at the [...]
The U.S Forest Service’s draft environmental impact statement on a proposed expansion of Montana Snowbowl has been released seven years after the ski area started the process. Photo by LINDA THOMPSON/Missoulian
In case you missed Sunday’s Missoulian story on Snowbowl’s EIS, which is now out for public comment, I’m posting it again here.
Here are some [...]
Part owner Hans Reifer is almost 80 and still teaching classes at Lookout. “This area has unbelievable snow,” says Reifer, who has taught skiing all over the United States for the past 50 years. Photo by MICHAEL GALLACHER/Missoulian
Lookout Pass received the most snow in the world this week.
That’s what news outlets are reporting today, after [...]
I’m finally getting around to posting some pictures from last weekend’s ski trip to Whitefish Mountain Resort. My brother lives in Whitefish, so he knows all of the ski mountain’s secret powder stashes. Thanks for sharing, Ty!
I don’t think I’ve ever skied Whitefish Mountain Resort where I was able to see Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake. [...]
My mom kicks butt on skis.
She’s 28 years my senior, and she still beats me down the mountain. I suppose I should be embarrassed by that fact. I’m not.
My mom — former ski racer, racing coach and ski instructor - has always been a better skier than me and probably always will be.
My parents visited from [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I had the honor to ski with an incredible man today.
Hans Reifer’s business card at Lookout Pass says “Senior Trainer,” but it might as well say mayor. Hans is 79 years old and skis at Lookout Pass every day it’s open.
On Friday, he darted into the powder unafraid, like a man half his age. When he’s [...]
I’m in the market for a backcountry ski backpack.
It just so happens my buddy, an avid snowmobiler, just bought one. Cost $1,000, he tells me.
For that price, it better be able to prevent avalanches and teleport me to the top of the mountain, I respond.
While it doesn’t prevent avalanches, it does help prevent against trauma for [...]