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Bridger Bowl & Big Sky Trip President's Day Weekend - Bring Rock Skis?

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Headed to Bozeman and I think we'll get in days at both Big Sky/Moonlight and Bridger Bowl.  I know that MT has been dry but I'd still like to get some laps in on the higher, hike to terrain...should I bring my rock skis or are conditions really not that bad?  

 

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I am surprised at all the Big Sky interest and threads lately.  Maybe I just noticed them because I am going there next week.  Waxed my skis yesterday and ready to go!

 

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Headed to Bozeman and I think we'll get in days at both Big Sky/Moonlight and Bridger Bowl.  I know that MT has been dry but I'd still like to get some laps in on the higher, hike to terrain...should I bring my rock skis or are conditions really not that bad?  

 


I was at Big Sky in early January, and yes, a good amount of rocks were present. But, I have heard it has snowed a good bit since, and as many rocks as I saw/skied over, there was not any base damage. I skied off the tram, all in the trees/steeps, etc. Not sure about Bridger though, I know it has struggled a bit more.

 

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Here at Whitefish, we got a lot of snow in late January.  We're not where we should be, but coverage is very good.  An acquaintance down in Bozeman is planning on coming up here to ski in a week or two because of his unhappiness at Bridger.  (By then, things could change, of course.)  I'd like some more fluff and SOON, but the groomers are in excellent shape and a 10 day "drought" seems to be slowly easing.  

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Just got back from Big Sky on Friday.  Although good snow could be found at both Bridger and Big Sky, rocks weren't hard to find either.  If you're looking to ski the steeper terrain especially off the tram i would definitely consider bringing rock skis.  I managed to get a core shot and a bunch of scratches on my skis and I was trying to avoid the rocks.  The worst areas on the mountain were the steeps with southern exposure. 

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Thanks, I was expecting that.  The good news is that at least they have steeps open unlike most places here in CO.

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The good news is that at least they have steeps open unlike most places here in CO.


Where you been skiing lately?  Aspen's great?

 

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