I hope you’ve been out experiencing the spring weather we’ve been enjoying, longer days, relaxed atmosphere, comfortable temps, this is what skiing is all about.
One of my favorite things about Big Sky is that we get snow really regularly, for a lot of seasons it can be every couple of days so the mountain stays nice and fresh, you couple that with the relative lack of skier traffic and our conditions consistently outperform any other place I’ve ever been.
But there’s another feature that isn’t often talked about between all the acreage, vertical and lifts we boast, and that is the fact that we truly offer skiing onso many different angles to the sun, there’s southern, eastern and northern exposures and when we do occasionally get in a period more than a few days between snow, we still have places for great turns when you know what to look for.
I had the opportunity to ski a couple of days with Peter visiting from Santa Fe and Doug from nearby Bozeman. It was a pretty relaxing tour and we got to test the theory of the hunt based on local knowledge and time of day.
If it is warm one day and then cools overnight, you should take the next morning to take advantage of the great grooming and high-speed quads. They are a real treat every day anyhow, then when you want to get off the groomers, aim for slopes that are north facing, places like the south wall in the Bowl, Rice Bowl and even Outer Limits off the Challenger chair.
Then after you re-fuel for lunch, with the sun shining and the South Face is softening up, it’s best to aim for the sun, get all the massive terrain off the Lone Peak Tram like Liberty, Lenin and Marx. It’s even a good idea to try several areas from these runs, for instance sometimes the rock ridges will hold shadows longer so check out the other side. I've said it before here, but I enjoy skiing soft, creamy corn snow almost as much as ripping up fresh snow.
We’ve got plenty of more powder in our future for the next 30 days, but in the meantime I’m sure glad I get to ski at a place that offers such diversity to always offer up nice, clean, confident turns once you track them down on the mountain.
We’ll see you out there,