When God made Big Sky, he must have said “Let it all be Good!” because
it really is remarkable snow riding out there right now, no matter
what your fancy. You say you feel like skiing groomers? Well then I
hope you like ‘em with perfect corduroy, just lightly dusted by the
dozen tracks before you got there. A run like Elk Park Ridge or Big
Horn off Andesite Mountain just can’t really get any better in terms
of coverage and consistency.
Some beginners like it soft and forgiving … not too steep either.
Work the Southern Comfort Lift to your hearts content, with no leg burn!
Bumps, anyone? As long as you don’t like ‘em too deep and smaller
than a VW Beetle, you should be blessed out on Mad Wolf or under the
Need some epic powder turns, but don’t have any desire to go to the
Tram? Just slide on down to Lone Moose for a few runs where there
hasn’t been enough traffic to have been skied-out in days. (You’ll
find the trees hold the most stash … happy hunting!)
But really if it’s quick tree shots and you don’t want the best on the
planet over on Sheddy or Dakota, my guess is you’ll be fine shooting
into Marlboro Country from War Dance … or some version closeby …
unless you’re on your way over to Challenger and can take in the Magic
Meadows between the cat tracks … Oh, my!
Speed turns? Work out the GS giant in your soul on the course dejour.
Parkin’ it? Jib till your boots fall off on either of the
fantastically maintained Freestyled and Street obstacle parks. Not
for the timid or indecisive … means anybody over 30 better be tight.
It’s a strange spring this year … the sun greets us for a blue-bird
day, but at night the temps and snows fall and refresh a remarkable
mountain might after night. Feels more like January than two weeks
before closing. Especially up high, where Thursday’s dump left like 3
feet in the Big Couloir. It’s so full, it feels more like a half-pipe
than a couloir. Other choices for lines off the tram have seldom
been better. The gullies are filling out quite nicely… 1, 2 & 3 are
quite choice, and actually passable. Hell, BSSP Aaron took easy turns
off the cornice into Tits Up – Left … what a shot! Then there’s the
South Side … Anything over on Marx, Lenin, Castros to the Wave Wall …
or left to the Dirt Bag (yeah, Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten all had
fresh tracks for a full house!) have absolutely incredible snow
quality right now. There’s only two weeks left till closing and I’m
not ready for it yet. In short, as I said at the top … IT’S ALL GOOD,
but your gonna have to find your own, because today I’m not telling
where the best of the best is!
Let’s Ride The Sky!