Tag Archives: Montana

Whitefish to Move Chairlift

Whitefish, MT – Whitefish Mountain Resort on Friday announced a plan to relocate its Chair 5 from Ptarmigan Bowl to the East Rim for winter 2017-18, the Montana ski resort’s 70th Anniversary Season. Moving the chairlift will improve skier access to intermediate and advanced terrain and offer skiers an alternative way to access north side terrain while … Continue reading Whitefish to Move Chairlift

Big Sky’s SnoBar Is the Biggest Slopeside Dance Party This Year

Big Sky, MT – SnoBar is so hot, Big Sky Resort officials hope it doesn’t melt. More than a decade old, the SnoBar is the hottest dance party to hit the Montana slopes. It takes après to a whole new level. The party takes place on back-to-back Saturdays in January, the 14th and 21st. The outside bar is … Continue reading Big Sky’s SnoBar Is the Biggest Slopeside Dance Party This Year

Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skier in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, MT – A 36-year-old backcountry skier died on Thursday from injuries sustained in an avalanche within Glacier National Park. Ben Parsons was skiing the south face of Stanton Mountain in the park with a companion when he was partially buried by the large soft-slab slide that broke 12-30 inches deep at 7,200 feet of … Continue reading Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skier in Glacier National Park

Montana’s Under-the-Radar Ski Areas

Red Lodge, MT – Naturally you’ve heard of Big Sky, and maybe even Whitefish … but how about Maverick Mountain or Teton Pass? The fact is that in addition to its best-known ski mountain, Montana is home to 15 other lift-served ski areas both large and small. Trading ritzy, high-speed quads for rootsy, downhome vibes, the state’s … Continue reading Montana’s Under-the-Radar Ski Areas

Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers

Alta, UT – On what should have been Alta Ski Area’s opening weekend on Saturday, a handful of skiers burned wooden skis in a sacrificial offering to the Norse god of winter, while skiers and riders hit a homemade kicker built on a strip of man-made snow above the resort’s Wildcat base. They were all celebrating Ullr’s overdue return … Continue reading Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers

Turning a Day in the Mountains into a Work of Art

Bozeman, MT – Most people have a hard time following one dream, but Rachel Pohl is following two. Only in her early 20s, she has already created a career by combining the two things she loves most—painting and backcountry skiing. During the winter months, Pohl spends her days trekking up and skiing down Montana’s snow-covered mountains, all the while searching … Continue reading Turning a Day in the Mountains into a Work of Art

The M.A.X. Pass Adds Six More Resorts

Denver, CO – It’s only been three weeks since we told you about 10 more ski areas added to the multi-resort M.A.X. pass for 2016-17. Scratch that, you can now call it 16 more resorts, for a total of 38. Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) has now come on board with the program. Despite … Continue reading The M.A.X. Pass Adds Six More Resorts