The girlfriend and I are heading to Big Sky for a week for the first time on 3/19 and the itch is growing stronger and stronger as the work days are taking longer and longer to pass!!! I got some good info on terrain, etc by using the search function...thanks to all that contributed. However, wanted to ask the collective if anyone had any updates on current conditions and recommendations on the best way to work the terrain from morning to afternoon? It appears March has been a pretty good month snow wise and I'm hoping things will be skiing well and Ullr will be kind.
me-lower level advanced skier that will be skiing solo most of the time, like a little of everything with the exception of 50 degree chutes with mandatory air
girlfriend-beginner, this will be her 3rd trip out west but she is still very timid...she will be taking group lessons (wish we could spring for a private for her...seems like lots of people recommend Ursula from the forum) and I am really hoping this is the year things click for her so she can experience the joy I have relentlessly promised her comes once "it" clicks. It will only be her 3rd time on ski's...5 days in Summit County, CO area and 5 days at Snowbasin, UT on the last trip. Really hoping the lack of crowds (from what i've heard) at Big Sky will help her find her comfort zone. Both of her previous trips were pretty congested on the hill and that was a bit intimidating for her...of course I did what any jonesing skiier would do and made sure she was competent enough on the bunny hill, got her signed up for lessons and headed for the John Paul Express (in the Snowbasin case).
Any info/recommendations on Big Sky would be much appreciated...staying at the Summit and have 6 ski days...no rental car.