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Love the sound of chainsaws in the morning!

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Teton Pass Ski Area, situated in one of the most beautiful vistas in Montana, the Rocky Mountain Front near Choteau, is back with a vengeance: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100810/NEWS01/8100302/Mothballed-Teton-ski-area-abuzz-with-new-life

 

Plans are to add two lifts, opening 250 additional acres of skiing and adding 400 vertical feet for the 2010-2011 ski season.

 

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Wonder what that funny-looking rig is?

 

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Mowing five-foot-tall bushes like grass, Gary Wiest of Get 'Er Done Wiest based in Brady ran a GyroTrac mulcher through brush under the chairlift. "We've got 10 hours to show what we can do," he said. The $385,000 machine is an alternative to hand-wielded machines such as large weed-eaters.


Edited by nolo - 8/13/10 at 6:30am
post #2 of 13

$29. per day.  Sounds like a great little ski area.  Do people hike the upper sections above the lifts?  What gets you to the highest elevation?  T-bar.  That would be perfect.  Good luck.

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But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.

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I gave a clinic there long ago in marginal conditions so we didn't ski anything but the groomers, but the summit is 8600 ft and the top of lift elevation is 7600 feet..but from the website link JohnJ provided:

 

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2010 is a big year for Teton Pass, the resort is getting a massive face lift, all the lifts are being renewed, and two new platter lifts will be installed this season to open up a further 200 acres of skiing, adding another 400 vertical feet to the ski hill,  giving us 1400 vertical feet of continuous fall line,  the main lodge is also being remodelled and the bar and restaurant will be updated, and a ski up window for snacks will be added for those who don’t want to stop.

The rental shop will also receive a face lift, and all new equipment. And we will be adding a super cool terrain park.

The main lift will be going electric to improve our environmental footprint, and provide for a better ski experience.

Spring 2011 will see the addition of another new T-bar lift, which will add a further 300 vertical feet (almost to the very top of the hill), and a further 150 acres of skiable terrain, giving us 1700 vertical feet of continuous fall line, and a further 500 vertical feet of hikable continuous fall line. That will be a total of 2,200 vertical feet of skiable terrain.

post #6 of 13

Nice looking area!  Not sure why they would call it Teton Pass Ski Area as it has nothing to do with the real Teton Pass.

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Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie View Post

Nice looking area!  Not sure why they would call it Teton Pass Ski Area as it has nothing to do with the real Teton Pass.


Who knows?  But TPJ, could you be writing from Jackson, Michigan, Jackson Tennessee, or Jackson, Mississippi?
 

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Lots of Tetons in the imaginations of the old French trappers, eh?

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Thank you very much for bringing this hill to my attention.  I will follow it as the new terrain is brought on board.  Could be very fun to hit in a storm cycle.

post #10 of 13

People see what they want to see!  I can't quite see it, even from the west side.  Those guys were in the wilderness a long time.
 

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Lots of Tetons in the imaginations of the old French trappers, eh?

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This is going to be big time for the Central MT people, and is really important.  My wife thinks she wants to move to Great Falls, so it is realllly important to me. 

 

The Wall country out of Chateau area is some of the most spectacular scenery in a region full of spectacular.  It would be interesting skiing the Eastern slope of the Rockies.

post #12 of 13

http://www.gyrotrac.net/gt60.php

 

You could build your own ski area any where you want with one of these babies.

post #13 of 13

Holy crap, what a machine!

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