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Moonlight Basin 4-23-11

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No action shots as I was there by myself. We had two pretty good storms during the week, and MLB reopened for the weekend-so all that pow was there waiting.

 

20.00 lift tix- By 11 most of the mountain was tracked courtesy of the Bridger Gang, except for the Headwaters area. This was my first time skiing the HWs, and I will tell you when coverage is as good as it was Sat, this is some of the best terrain around. Snow was excellent too, and the HW chair lets one make laps from the first 3 chutes-(no hiking required).

 

I am seriously thinking of getting a season pass for next season. A few photos of the great terrain at MLBP4220163.JPGP4220165.JPGP4220166.JPGP4220167.JPGP4220169.JPG

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No action shots as I was there by myself. We had two pretty good storms during the week, and MLB reopened for the weekend-so all that pow was there waiting.

 

20.00 lift tix- By 11 most of the mountain was tracked courtesy of the Bridger Gang, except for the Headwaters area. This was my first time skiing the HWs, and I will tell you when coverage is as good as it was Sat, this is some of the best terrain around. Snow was excellent too, and the HW chair lets one make laps from the first 3 chutes-(no hiking required).

 



You can tell you're not a Big Sky local due to your polite reference to all the Bridger skiers that overrun Lone Mountain after Bridger closes.

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Thanks for the pics!

That chair cracks me up. They must have eliminated half the chairs on it. I remember pulling up to the loading line, the liftie casually checked the ticket, we chat,  and then I had time to read all of the 10 rules of skiing the Headwaters. Like "no peeing near the track" etc.

 

Fantastic area though. Such steeps served by a lift!

Wow, Moonlight Basin crowded?

The few times I've been, the lower trails are so empty they could allow hunting.

Rio needs to show us the powder stashes in the woods there.

Skiing over from Big Sky, I remember we found one in some steep trees where It was really deep.

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You can tell you're not a Big Sky local due to your polite reference to all the Bridger skiers that overrun Lone Mountain after Bridger closes.


Ha Ha- I just moved to Bozeman in Jan-still trying to figure out where I want to buy my pass. Coming from the land of cheap season passes (CO) I am having a hard time gearing up for Big Sky pass prices, although I love that place-Maybe MLB?? 

 

I skied Bridger about 7 time since I moved here. I love how close it is to Bozeman, and it has some good terrain but don't like how crowded it gets on powder days (even during the week). The line on Slushmans was 45 minutes one recent powder Tuesday-ouch

 

Plenty of BroBrahs as well-

 

more snow today-I have BC gear and Avy1 if anyone wants to tour. Cheers

 

 

 

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yeah I love that lift-true about the spaces in between chairs. I think is only crowded after Bridger closes and they are offering those 20.00 lift tickets.

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