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Snowy Range Resort (WY) - is it a go this season?
Definitely give it a try.
I Patrol there every weekend so if you need any info, just let me know.
The Trading Post is offering Apres' Ski with $5 pitchers of Bud and assorted food specials. The new lodge at Snowy Range sucks, but the atmosphere down the road a few miles at the Trading Post is just the ticket!
I am a relative of Peter Smart Glen that helped start Happy Jack, Libby Creek and Medicine Bow. He had a run named after him at Medicine Bow (Snowy Range) - Smart Glen. The latest owners changed the name to Gunslinger, but with new ownership on the horizon, I will lobby to change it back.
Not to put down your relative, but Medicine Rock (Bow) is what convinced me to become a backcountry skier. The winds sure scour that place. Wish the place was a few more miles back in the mountains and a ridgeline or two over.
Actually when you think of the population Happy Jack and Medicine Bow served, he did a pretty good job of even getting them in and opened.
Have you seen the expansion they did about 15 years ago? Opened some real nice terrain. The winds aren't near as I remember as a kid. I spend 80% on Tele's and 20% DH.
Tele on Garth!
Finally made it myself to Snowy Range on 2/9/13. My oldest son never did go there, but I took #2 son there (he's at UWyo). They had received about 6" of powder in the morning, and we made it there for a half day. The lodge is enormous - the biggest lodge/hill ratio I've ever seen. Too bad the hill doesn't do much for me. Flat, short, a tad confusing with the back lift. The parking lot was full, so they must be having a decent year. A bit of a letdown for experts, but probably perfect for taking a non-skier out for their first taste.