Skiing and Snowsports

Skiing Washington Pass

The North Cascades are as close as the Beartooths.John LehrmanRay Peak

(Head Out)   Jun 23, 2014

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Grey Wolf Peak Circumnaviagtion

A steep climb out of a bowl to a snowy plateau and ridgeline brought us as close to Grey Wolf as we would get that day and a good look at the summit run, which looked steep and scary from that angle.

(Head Out)   Jun 2, 2014

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MacDonald Peak Revisited

The views south into the heart of Ashley Creek Basin and over and into Mission Creek and beyond are spectacular and close. The further views east and north to the Swans and Glacier Park are long and inspiring as one stands at the southern end of the Canadian Rockies.

(Head Out)   Jun 2, 2014

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Sheepshead Peak, Mission Mountains

Sheepshead Peak rises in a direct 4,000' from Ashley Lakes to its lofty alpine summit.

(Head Out)   May 4, 2014

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Icefields Parkway

I was feeling lucky as we skied through a 6-inch powder storm and skied hard down steep tree lines...

(Head Out)   Apr 30, 2014

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MacDonald Peak, Missions

Its always worth a day trip to the Missions.

(Head Out)   Mar 26, 2014

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Boulder Canyon, Bitterroots

This past weekend a big group of five of us began the long slog along the ridgeline to the summit near Boulder Peak.

(Head Out)   Mar 26, 2014

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Skiing Printz Ridge part II

Without a high point jutting above 9,000' and fickle south-facing snow conditions and remote bushwhacks to other ski runs on the north face, Printz Ridge does a good job of shedding traffic, allowing the solitude seeking ski tourer a good mountain trip.

(Head Out)   Mar 26, 2014

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Voile Vector BCs

Doing long canyon tours in the Bitterroots is one of my backcountry ski passions, but the long slog into the canyons and the small hills on the way out have always demanded elevated commitment, fitness and energy.

(Gear Reports)   Mar 14, 2014

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Skiing Printz Ridge, Blodgett Canyon

It was a beautiful start with sunshine and a light breeze as we toured Blodgett upcanyon.

(Head Out)   Mar 14, 2014

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Skiing Canyon Peak

Last month's extensive high pressure and warmth settled the snow and made some corn snow on south aspects.

(Head Out)   Feb 6, 2014

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Central Bitterroots @DML

For a low snow year the surface conditions this past week have been ideal at Downing Mountain.

(Head Out)   Jan 7, 2014

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MDT Offers Winter Survival Clinic this Weekend

With recent "winter vortex" plaguing our area it is all too easy to get caught in a storm unprepared for cold conditions.

(Head Out)   Jan 7, 2014

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Sick of the Cold? Check out this mask designed by a Montana hunter

John B. Sullivan III, CEO of ColdAvenger, was sick of the standard face mask fogging up his goggles and getting wet from breathing. So he invented something better.

(Gear Reports)   Dec 21, 2013

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Skiing Trapper Peak, Bitterroot Range

Being the iconic ski mountain in the Bitterroots, I try to ski Trapper Peak every spring.

(Head Out)   Jun 7, 2013

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