Originally Posted by cutter
Schweitzer sucks. Need a GPS to find your way downhill through the fog. When the sun comes out, once a year, its ugly. Flat. Expensive. Awful. Crowded. No snow. Creaky lifts. Rude people. Rocks sticking up everywhere.
Originally Posted by prickly
How much did you pay for your pass there?
I had the same thought.
Also, no offense to Volantaddict, with whom I expect to ski one day, but every time I've been to Missoula (always with the racers), I've found the lifts UNBEARABLY SLOW and the conditions dicey. Maybe it's lack of familiarity with the place and how to "work" the mountain. I didn't get the impression that the Original Poster was looking for maximum adrenaline, either. So cliff jumps, etc. is probably not something that factors into their appraisal.
Steve, for Montana, Big Sky is as close to Deer Valley as it gets. Hyper-pricey, and, to me, over-rated. It does have LOTS of acreage, I'll agree, and those gondola areas are great for those who want to exercise the value of their health plans. I guess mid-day grooming needs to be added to make it truly Deer Valley and maybe some guys hand-picking up all the little stones all over the place....
Big Mountain is still trying to figure out how to BECOME Deer Valley, I'm sure, but God gave us fog and it ain't gonna happen until Foley can control that part of the equation. YAY!
I came up with a thread
from last January that included photos from myself and a visitor to our part of Montana.