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Ski Mountaineering near Bozeman

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hey,

 

I'll be at Big Sky and Bridger Bowl in March and I want to do some Ski Mountaineering. Since I'm from Europe I do not have any experience with the American snow conditions and avalanche risk. So I guess it is better to do the first tour with a guide. Does anybody know how I can get in contact with a guide?

 

Thanks!

 

Ralf.

post #2 of 8

1st place to start would be with Big Sky or Bridger Bowl snowsports.

 

Go to their respective websites.

post #3 of 8

At Big Sky, ask for Ursula Howland.  She rips.  And she can guide you to ski the Big Couloir, the North Summit Snowfield, as well as other interesting inbounds terrain like the Gullies, Dictator Chutes, and the A-Z chutes.

post #4 of 8

Inbounds.... not quite 'ski mountaineering'. I wonder if he's talking more about a trip to the 'Crazies' or something.

post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thank you very much!

 

I'm talking about walking up a mountain with climbing skins on the bottom of the skis. Then on top of the mountains removing the skins and skiing down. Sorry I'm from Europe so I don't know the exact term/expression for what I want to do.

post #6 of 8

In the US  its called Alpine Touring or Randonee. Some call it ski mountaineering also.

 

 Talk to these guys first. I'm not sure whether they have a website or not.

 

Montana Powder Guides

15792 Bridger Canyon Rd
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-3096

 

Then try asking the staff  at northern Lights. They used to have some climbings guides affilated with the store.

 

 

http://www.northernlightstrading.com/bozeman_montana_backcountry_skiing.aspx

post #7 of 8
I'm currently skiing/riding at Gulmarg with Jeremy Wood, a ski instructor at Big Sky with a lot of backcountry experience. He is a boarder, but rides a split board and really charges. Granted, I'm a novice at randonee, but have been skinning here and Jeremy is training as a guide for the Adventure Project, which organizes ski excurisions to backcountry locations. He seems to know what he is doing, and would be interested in guiding you if you are interested. I'll pm his email address to you.

Mike
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Originally Posted by NordtheBarbarian View Post

In the US  its called Alpine Touring or Randonee. Some call it ski mountaineering also.

 

 Talk to these guys first. I'm not sure whether they have a website or not.

 

Montana Powder Guides

15792 Bridger Canyon Rd
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-3096

 

Then try asking the staff  at northern Lights. They used to have some climbings guides affilated with the store.

 

 

http://www.northernlightstrading.com/bozeman_montana_backcountry_skiing.aspx


Montana Powder Guides is merely a poster child for a photographer who is no longer very welcome at BB.

 

Waste of time.

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