Mountain High 

This week's pick for weekend outdoor fun is easy-peasy, nice and easy. Edge of the World hosts its annual Sno-Mazing Weekend with plenty of slopeside action up at Montana Snowbowl. Ladies first. Saturday's Girls on Shred! is a gals only afternoon of buddying up and riding with like-minded ladies. Meet up at the bar patio at noon and rally the mountain until 4 pm. Leave the dudes down the hill at Hooters or let them watch the kids. There is also a slope-style competition as well for riders of all ages and abilities with cash prizes and a chance to win a new board. Sign-up between 9 am and 10:30 am at the bar. The cost is $10. Sunday boasts the 24th Annual Chicken Gully Banked Slalom. This event is open to anyone with $10 and the desire to mach down the mountain with speed and steez. Register at the bar between 9 am and 10:30 am. The slalom also has cash prizes and schwag out the wazoo. Winter is waning, gear up and finish it in beast mode.

Edge of the World's Sno-Mazing Weekend takes place at Montana Snowbowl on Sat., Mar. 3 and Sun., Mar. 4. thoughout both days. Call 721-7774 or go to edgeoworld.com/zoo for more information.

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THURSDAY MARCH 1

You'll be climbing up a wall at Freestone Climbing Center's Ladies Night. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students.

If you don't wanna be a pinhead no more take the Pine Needle Basket Making course given by Montana Natural History Center which shows you how to make a basket and explains the purpose of conifers' needles. Ft. Missoula Native Plant Garden, near the big water tower. 5:30–7:30 PM. $10/$5 members.

FRIDAY MARCH 2

Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club's (formerly the Flathead Valley Over the Hill Gang) weekly meeting to talk about being awesome, past glories and upcoming activities. Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free.

SATURDAY MARCH 3

Leave the big city lifestyle back at the casa and join the MT Wilderness Association for an overnight camping trip at Monture Creek near Ovando. Snowshoes + backpacks = fun! Of a sort. Meet at Trixi's in Ovando at 9:30 AM. Call Casey to sign-up and get the details at 890-4117.

Hands down, one of the best events in Western Montana: The Lost Trail Ski Patrol Steak Fry. Fire, music, beer, steaks. 'Nuff said. Lost Trail Powder Mountain. 4 PM. Free.

Douglas Chadwick wildlife biologist and author of The Wolverine Way gives a presentation on that crafty old devil the wolverine. Hamilton City Hall. 223 S. 2nd. 7 PM. free.

SUNDAY MARCH 4

Grab that hat with the fake dreads and haul your can up to Lookout Pass Ski Area for the Moose Drool Scavenger Hunt and Crazy Costume Contest. Prizes and embarrassed teenaged daughters abound. 11 AM. skilookout.com.

Celebrate Snowbowl's 50th Anniversary with skiers of yore and riders of now at Ruby's Inn. Slideshows, movies and all sorts of artifacts, not to mention fibs, lots of 'em (you provide those and any other artifacts you'd like to share). 4825 N. Reserve. 5–6:30 PM. Free.

MONDAY MARCH 5

At Slacker Mondays, from 6 PM until close, slackline fans can come to Freestone Climbing Center at 935 Toole Ave. to test their balance. $13/$10 for students. Visit freestoneclimbing.com.

TUESDAY MARCH 6

Hunter Education classes for that up and coming bull shooter take place at Lone Rock School. The course is three nights long with a Saturday field course. 1112 Three Mile Ck. Rd. 6–9 PM. Register at fwp.mt.gov.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 7

What's better than getting lost? Knowing how to use a GPS to find your way back to the pick-up. Missoula Parks and Rec. teaches you how to run that gadget during its GPS Class. Currents Aquatic Center. 6–8 PM. For ages 11 and up. $8. Call 721-PARK to register.

THURSDAY MARCH 8

Dudes, come get your climb on during Freestone Climbing's Dude's Night. 935 Toole Ave. 5–10 PM. $6.50/$5 students.

FRIDAY MARCH 9

Active outdoor lovers are invited to the Mountain Sports Club's (formerly the Flathead Valley Over the Hill Gang) weekly meeting to talk about being awesome, past glories and upcoming activities. Swan River Inn. 6–8 PM. Free.

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