11/25/2010 10:32:00 AM
Getting ready for the ski season is something I am thinking in the back of my mind starting in September ending with burning quads at the bottom of a run in November. This year it came even sooner with several awesome early season storms, covering the mountains with over 45” in less than a week. Saturday afternoon I got a phone call with an invite to try out some of the goods at Big Sky Resort, who would refuse? Riding up the chair we watched as mountain ops was busy making snow for terrain park features and grooming the snow with snowcats to create a nice base. Getting off the chair we all headed to Tippy’s Tumble, a favorite groomer off of Andesite Mountain. The first run was met with much delight of amazing mid winter snow conditions, perfectly groomed with powder on the side. Met with the usual thigh burn that is expected from the first run of the season, we made no hesitation in jumping back on the lift to enjoy it again. This year’s opening day at Big Sky Resort is going to be amazing, don’t worry we only skied Tippy’s and saved the rest of the mountain to share with all of you on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. I will see you out there or maybe later at Buck’s T-4 for Turkey dinner.