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post #31 of 48
^Thanks...btw, he was a DJ on the college station in the mid-90s or so (probably around 1994-1997).

I just saw Off The Grid last night (actually really good for a current WM flick and much, much, much better than the film they pushed on the public last year which was basically a glorified advert for Nature Valley and Jeep--they kept the product placement more veiled this time around) and I am even more stoked to make a trek to Big Sky/Moonlight Basin as they had a segment on the dual resorts that was pretty sweet.
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
^Thanks...btw, he was a DJ on the college station in the mid-90s or so (probably around 1994-1997).

I just saw Off The Grid last night (actually really good for a current WM flick and much, much, much better than the film they pushed on the public last year which was basically a glorified advert for Nature Valley and Jeep--they kept the product placement more veiled this time around) and I am even more stoked to make a trek to Big Sky/Moonlight Basin as they had a segment on the dual resorts that was pretty sweet.
Yup, we were at Big Sky last winter when the WM crew was in town filiming the Big Sky/Moonlight segment of Off The Grid. Chris Anthony was there and even appeared at a showing of last years WM movie and gave a short talk on this years movie. Can't wait to see it.
post #33 of 48
I will be out in Bozeman, Montana 3-10/07 - 3/17/07. I will be splitting time between Bridger and Big Sky. I am interested in skiing the Ridge at Bridger Bowl, but I believe you need someone to accompany you (I will be out there on my own). If anyone is interested in making some turns together at either Big Sky or Bridger, let me know. I know this thread was for Montana Skiers, so if this is the wrong thread let me know.
post #34 of 48
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I will be out in Bozeman, Montana 3-10/07 - 3/17/07. I will be splitting time between Bridger and Big Sky. I am interested in skiing the Ridge at Bridger Bowl, but I believe you need someone to accompany you (I will be out there on my own). If anyone is interested in making some turns together at either Big Sky or Bridger, let me know. I know this thread was for Montana Skiers, so if this is the wrong thread let me know.
To do the Ridge you need a transciever, shovel and probe as well as a partner. The locals are friendly so even if you are alone you can often find someone to hook up with as long as you have the avalanche gear. Check back closer to your trip and if I'm available I'll do the Ridge with you and lend you some gear.

At Big Sky the same requirements are in place to do the Big Coulier or the north face of Lone Mountain into Moonlight Basin.
post #35 of 48
Rio, Thanks! I have all the avalanche gear. I'll probably post something on epicski closer to my trip.
post #36 of 48
I'm from Minnesota, but I'm happy to call Moonlight my "home area". I have relative in Bozeman, and we'll be out again in January (1/13 - 1/20). Last year was amazing!! I don't really feel a need to go back to Colorado anymore... We skied Moonlight and Bridger. I liked both areas, but probably would have appreciated Bridger more if my legs had been a bit more fresh - I was WRECKED by lunchtime!! We went pretty hard at Moonlight the day before though. The conditions @ Bridger were good, but rough for a guy used to skiing on FLAT BOILERPLATE ICE here in MN. It was tracked out within an hour or so of opening, but that's cool - great to see smaller areas doing so well!

Can't wait to get back out there this year!!
post #37 of 48

Lone Peak Skiiers

I'm starting to go crazy in my ski boots. It's getting cold and I'm still not where I need to be this winter!!!!

Anyway, I'm leaving home to head out to Big Sky for the winter this friday, after stuffing myself with turkey and stuffing for the 35 hour drive. I'm working nights and living in the mountian lodge. I was wondering if anyone here is skiing big sky this winter. I plan on skiing pretty much monday- friday mornings to mid afternoon. (I have to work 3pm-11pm but i'm down to ski weekends as well. I've never been to lone peak and would love to have someone to ski with out there. Especially as I hear you need a partner and beacon to ski many of the lines from the top of lone peak.

Thanks,
Brian
post #38 of 48

Montana

Question. I was looking on map the other night and planning trip. Discovery down b y Anaconda. Anyone been there. Web site info loooked good. Worth the trip? Thought I might take a short trip in camper early as possible and hit Snowbowl in Missoula and then Discovery etc. Any comments?
post #39 of 48
Pete,

Haven't skied Discovery in a long time, but I hear it's good. It seems to usually has good snow. I have friends that go quite frequently and seem to really like it alot.
post #40 of 48
Pete -

If it has snow Discovery (AKA Disco) is the best resort in Montana. What they call the backside has over 15 true double diamonds runs, all accessible via traverse (which is great for those of us that don't relish hiking a lot.) They have recently opened another chair on the backside called Granite which has added some very good advance terrain. The downside to Discovery is the steep runs take a lot of snow but are west facing so they suffer in low-snow years. It sounds like this year is off to a good start so hopefully they will have a good year. Let us know when you are going because if I can I'd join you there.
post #41 of 48
Like Rio says, Disco needs enough snow (36") to be fully opened, but once it does it has super steeps, and a broad variety of intermediate and beginner terrain. It seems to be in a bit of a dry spot for snow, so early season really isn't the time to hit it.

I drove up to Snowbowl today to have a looksee today with my son, and the bottom 800 feet is bare, except where the snowblowers piled up whales on Sunrise Bowl and the bunny slope.

Several inches feel this evening at the summit so far this evening, but at this point we need a lot of snow on the lower mountain before we'll be making any bowl runs.

Here's some pics:

The Bowl from Bartender's curve




Sunrise Bowl




Bunny slope

post #42 of 48
Big Sky just announced they are postponing opening until Dec. 2. The recent warm weather has hindered snowmaking. This is the first time in the 7 winters I've been in Montana they've had to postpone opening.
post #43 of 48
I feel your pain!

Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Northstar all postponed their openings last week and it's not looking to positive for this weekend either.

The only place open in Tahoe thus far is Boreal and their WROD looks more like a mud tract for 4-wheeling.

I've noticed that the very few resorts open in Cali mostly have one beginner strip and a terrain park. So if you're just learning or you like to jib then you're in luck. If you like to scream down the mountain and hit off-piste, you're better off watching Greg Stump DVDs at home with the air conditioner turned on full-blast.
post #44 of 48

Montana/Discovery

Thanks All on info. let you know RIO. Just for info. local Couer d alene weather guy is calling for. Snow in No Idaho for the next week. He states that January will be big snow month for No. Idaho, So. BC, No. Mt., sure hope he's right. The only thing that's keeping me in reasonable check is my BRO's haven't arrived yet (early Dec.) and Lookout Mt. has been open and have 3 days in just making turns and finding the timing on groomers. Again thanks for info. on Discovery. Pete
post #45 of 48
Snows coming folks.Wa/Idaho getting dumped on daily now and Montana should be getting theirs this week and next.
Keep us posted as the Snowbowl fills up ,VA
post #46 of 48
The snow arrived in NW Montana. I've got 11 inches on my lawn and the mountain says they have a 36 inch base. Opening Dec. 2.
post #47 of 48
Well this IS a rare season, Snowbowl opened before Big Mountain!
post #48 of 48
Yeah, I kept noticing the storms passing just south of us. Kalispell was getting more snow than Whitefish. It was too bad this didn't come a week sooner. My daughter and her boyfriend were with us for Thanksgiving and it started snowing as they drove back to school. They did hike up and take a run down, but it was really marginal. This was on Friday.
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