Wife and I took a trip to Whitefish for 2 days. First day sunshine and unlimited visibility. Groomers were good and did a little off piste at 2pm when South face had softened a little. Went out with an Ambassador at 1030 am, met at bottom of chair 1. Good hour spent for the next time I come and do some powder. He, Bob was very friendly (there was only my wife and I) and I asked him to show me some powder places and he did that. Went into Hell roaring basin and pointed out some very good lines for me.
Whitefish had 71 inches of snow. Had lunch at top of Chair 1 and it was basically regular ski area cafeteria food. Beer at end of day was good. A few pic:
Awesome view of Glacier Park taken from the top of chair 1.
Wife, Sandee on top, cool trees, lots of snow.
More cool scenery at Whitefish.
After 2 days of skiing Whitefish we took off and drove to Lost Trails Ski Area ( on hry 93 at the southern edge of the Bitterroot valley on the way to Sun valley). We have never skied there so thought we'd give it a try. Open thurs/fri/sat and sun only. Got there thursday and had a good time Lost Trails was reporting 85 inches of snow and skied well. Groomers on ly basically, got in the trees and played a little but open areas etc. were pretty frozen up and not a lot of fun. should be good on a powder day. Not crowded at all.
Lost Trails had a lot of very good powder areas as you can see, open and quite a few tree areas that would be good in the powder. this picture was taken about 11 am, notice the crowds? To get somewhat of an idea how big this "little" resort is, you can see the lodge in the distance and you have to go up the hill on the right and ac ross the mt. to reach lodge.
A run at Lost Trails looking up and then below looking down the same run NOTICE THE CROWDS (about 2pm) Long fun ski
Anyway had a good time. Wife is skiing good and we had a good time skiing-not bad after 40yrs together.