Category Archives: Skiing

Montana personal ad

April 2013, Electric Peak  Dear other states, Do you ever park by the river and chase a split rail fence along the national park boundary, carrying your skis through mud and sage? Stash your sneakers at snow line, then crunch over … Continue reading

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Explosives, Hendrix and a turquoise mini skirt

Since I wore hiking boots and sweatpants during the 1980s, I didn’t really get to appreciate the style of that era. Last week, however, I embraced it at a showing of Greg Stump’s “Legend of Aahhh’s” at Lone Peak Cinema, … Continue reading

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POW

Last week was one of the best of my ski life. I got invited to rage with Powder magazine’s crew at Jackson, and it was the first time I’ve ever skied the village in good conditions. Awesome people, great skiing and … Continue reading

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Bridger love

The ski tribe met yesterday at Bridger Bowl for Bob and Zoe’s wedding. It snowed all week, so conditions were prime. The day went like this: 10 a.m.  50 people in once piece ski suits hiked the Ridge and skied soft … Continue reading

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Sagebrush, skiing and the Superbowl

People around here are still talking about Madonna’s Superbowl performance, so I figure it’s legit to reminisce about it too. Pat and I threw our skis in the truck that Saturday morning and drove southwest from Bozeman, through Ennis and … Continue reading

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Cooke City avalanche fatalities

Nick, Carly, Pat and I went to Cooke City over New Year’s on a mission to ski, celebrate and write a story. We were there during a pretty serious avalanche cycle, and the day we arrived, two people died in … Continue reading

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Winter solstice

It’s the longest night of the year. Hard to believe. Maybe because the solstice is actually the 22nd this year. So, it’s just one of the longest nights. Pat’s making jerky from one of the big hunks of frozen meat he … Continue reading

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Beartooth Pass

Last weekend we drove over Beartooth Pass after climbing in the Clarky. Awesome weekend and a lovely drive. I made this video for work, and it shows how high the snowbanks still are — about 10-15 feet:

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A Bear’s Kiss and Another Last Day (video)

Well, I can’t go spring skiing this year due to another knee surgery, but the season is here, so instead I made a project from a classic day a few years ago, outside of Cooke City: (music from Pterodactyl Plains) … Continue reading

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Moonlight’s Headwaters

I miss being a Moonlight patroller. At 10,000′, the north-facing chutes in the Headwaters Cirque cirque are cold, windswept and rocky mid-winter. Northwest winds blow the surface of the 1000′-long shots smooth, even with only a dusting of new snow. I … Continue reading

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