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post #1 of 15
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A friend of mine is moving to Big Sky, and I'll be driving her and her stuff out there this coming Wednesday. I naturally thought about skiing while I'm out there, so I went to the MLB website (knowing it'd cost less than Big Sky) to see what conditions are like. It seems like the offerings are a bit sparse as of yet (of course the early season discount tickets mitigate this somewhat).

I wonder, how is coverage on the Iron Horse lift (one of those listed as open), should I bring just rock skis? Will any other lifts (with black diamond terrain) be opening with the snows that are forecast for the next few days?

Does Moonlight offer discounts to pass holders from other Montana ski areas? (I don't expect the early season discount tickets would be lower, but just in general, for future reference)
post #2 of 15
Let me see if I have this correct. You will be here on Wed. 11/30????

O.K.

We opened on Friday the 24th with limited operations but today we will probably open the 6 Shooter lift. We picked up about 10-15" new from the last 2 days of snow fall. Conditions are improving and we will continue to open more terrain as we get the chance. The Headwaters lift is complete, the load test went well, it may open by tomorow (Mon. 11/28)

It is early season so I wouldn't bring out the A-boards just yet, you will be hitting some rocks.

MLB does offer discounts to MT season Pass holders, not sure what is offered, I will ask today.

Most important question is... is your friend single, does she ski, is she a babe?????
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by bunion
Let me see if I have this correct. You will be here on Wed. 11/30????

O.K.

We opened on Friday the 24th with limited operations but today we will probably open the 6 Shooter lift. We picked up about 10-15" new from the last 2 days of snow fall. Conditions are improving and we will continue to open more terrain as we get the chance. The Headwaters lift is complete, the load test went well, it may open by tomorow (Mon. 11/28)

It is early season so I wouldn't bring out the A-boards just yet, you will be hitting some rocks.

MLB does offer discounts to MT season Pass holders, not sure what is offered, I will ask today.

Most important question is... is your friend single, does she ski, is she a babe?????
Hey thanks, yes you have it correct, sounds promising (especially having looked at the forecast for the next few days), please keep me posted over the next couple days.

In answer to your questions: 1. Yes, she is single 2. Actually she will begin skiing this year (I gave her skis for her birthday) 3. She is GOOOOD LOOOKIN'!

However, she is moving to Big Sky because she's in love with a guy who also just moved out there, and she'll be living with him. Sorry.
post #4 of 15
Such is life, the valley can always use more nice ladies.

Update: We recieved about 18-20" of snow since Fri. Nite. Still snowing and it looks unsettled most of the week. We are opening more terrain today. Settled base depth is about 32" but the bottom foot of that is pretty stiff base material. The skiing is good right now and looks to remain that way. We are in for a quiet couple of weeks before the Holidays. You won't be standing in any lines.

I will be working through Fri. If you ski MLB, drop by a patrol shack and ask for Spence.
post #5 of 15
Volantaddict -

If you're in Bozeman Wednesday evening I'll buy you a beer (as long as you're not wearing green and yellow......just spent two days in Eugene and can't take any more ducks junk.)
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by bunion
Such is life, the valley can always use more nice ladies.

Update: We recieved about 18-20" of snow since Fri. Nite. Still snowing and it looks unsettled most of the week. We are opening more terrain today. Settled base depth is about 32" but the bottom foot of that is pretty stiff base material. The skiing is good right now and looks to remain that way. We are in for a quiet couple of weeks before the Holidays. You won't be standing in any lines.

I will be working through Fri. If you ski MLB, drop by a patrol shack and ask for Spence.
Thanks for the update. I'm really keyed up to do some skiing out there. My friend's boyfriend said he'd try to get me a day pass at Big Sky, which would be sweet, but otherwise, I'll hit Moonlight on Thursday.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rio
Volantaddict -

If you're in Bozeman Wednesday evening I'll buy you a beer (as long as you're not wearing green and yellow......just spent two days in Eugene and can't take any more ducks junk.)
Mighty neighborly of you Rio, but I will be staying out at Big Sky with my friend on Wednesday. Hmmmm....from the sound of it the Ducks football fervor must be in full swing. Ya know I went to school there for five years and only went to one half of a football game, of course that's when they sucked before they became a perrenial football powerhouse.

Geez did Bridger get totally pounded or what? Their site say 36" since Thanksgiving. Maybe I should ski there instead.

Does Bridger give discounts to passholders from other Montana areas?
post #8 of 15
The only local resort I know of that gives Montana pass holders a discount is Moonlight. If given enough notice I can try to dig up a discount ticket from coworkers for Bridger. Bridger was scheduled to open Dec. 10 but is planning to open on Friday, Dec. 2. The forecast is for snow in the Bozeman area through the week so things should be great at any of the local resorts.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by volantaddict
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Does Bridger give discounts to passholders from other Montana areas?
Yes. At least I've always shown my pass on race days and gotten a discount.

I see they are opening this weekend.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rio
The only local resort I know of that gives Montana pass holders a discount is Moonlight. If given enough notice I can try to dig up a discount ticket from coworkers for Bridger. Bridger was scheduled to open Dec. 10 but is planning to open on Friday, Dec. 2. The forecast is for snow in the Bozeman area through the week so things should be great at any of the local resorts.
Big Sky gives a discount. You have to ASK, tho. The only one I've run into that didn't was (if I remember correctly) Snowbowl.
post #11 of 15
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I'm thinking it's going to be Moonlight this trip, I have a feeling they are about to get hit really hard by this storm that's coming (it actually looks like Montana in general will fair very well), and I'll be right there. Big Sky is too spendy for me. Bridger will have to wait for another trip, I really want to be back at Snowbowl on Friday for first chair.

If Snowbowl doesn't give discounts........well I can't say I'm entirely surprised, it sucks though.
post #12 of 15
Drive carefully. I've received 4" at my house in the past 4 hours and its still coming down. The roads around town are a mess & the locals are still trying to remember how to drive on slick roads. You should have a great day awaiting you at Moonlight Wednesday.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by Rio
Drive carefully. I've received 4" at my house in the past 4 hours and its still coming down. The roads around town are a mess & the locals are still trying to remember how to drive on slick roads. You should have a great day awaiting you at Moonlight Wednesday.
Actually I'll be skiing Moonlight on Thursday.

I'm getting kind of concerned about the drive. Not about my driving, I'm pretty confident in my ability as well as my vehicle's, but rather that of other people. I'm also expecting that the drive will take longer than expected and we'll be driving 191 after dark. I've never driven that road, but I hear it can be kind of hairy.

I hope there is no required chain up, I have studded snows and AWD. I have a set of chains, but I'm not confident they fit my tires (they were from my previous vehicle, but I talked to a Big O guy who thinks they should work).
post #14 of 15
Picked up 3-5" last nite. Snow today, another 3-5 possible, same tonite. Things are filling in nicely. Off the groomers, avoid the spots that stick up.
MT-191 can be a trial, take your time and if some idiot needs to tailgate you, use the turnouts and let em by, not many passing zones on that road. That doesn't stop some knuckleheads from passing on a blind double yellow. Things should be skiing well on Thurs. not many people here right now what with Freak week at Big Sky.
post #15 of 15
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I'm getting packed up, got the van dug out from under the 7" that fell in as many hours in town. I'll say hi when I hit Moonlight Thursday, look for a tall, longbeard, dressed in black with steel skis.
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