A Free Ride

A nice little touch/ plug by two of my home resorts.  Big Sky and Moonlight Basin are offering killer deals to those of us with season passes at resorts around the country with pathetic snowpack (if any at all).

Less-than-great snow conditions are killing season pass holders around the country from Colorado and California to Vermont, while Montana is enjoying good ski conditions compared to the rest of the west and east…and central for that matter.  A few large storms this year have dumped close to 100 inches, and Big Sky has 3,381 skiable acres open so far – which is the most in the Rocky Mountains.  Because of Colorado’s lack of snowfall, Big Sky and Moonlight are offering great deals.  Colorado EPIC ski pass holders can ski Big Sky for the month of January for FREE, and may ski Moonlight for only $49!

Hiking Headwaters at Moonlight Basin

“Big Sky has about twice the open acreage that Vail and Breckenridge do right now, plus we’ve had some great powder,” said Chad Jones, Big Sky Resort Public Relations Manager. “And with other Epic Pass resorts like Heavenly at under 200 acres, we decided to share the wealth.  We’re a skier’s and rider’s mountain, and no one should miss out on good snow just because they live in Colorado or California.”

That’s not all.  Moonlight Basin is also getting in on the act, offering ALL season pass holder from ALL resorts around the country to ski their pristine glades for only $49.

So stop praying for snow, and just go get it!


Starving for Winter? We are!

Are you thinking the same thing I am?  When will it snow?  Right now it’s brown and wet, with a dense fog advisory in effect here in Mid-Michigan.

Christmas is only 4 days away, and other than a 10 inch DUMPING we got awhile back (that melted the next day) we have had zero snow to speak of!  The Midwest has remained fairly quiet so far (jinx?!).

When the warm days of fall subside and you have to put your fly rod, bike and trail shoes away you start to look forward to winter and all it brings.  Your thoughts are filled with visions of deep lake effect snow, XC Skiing, Snow Shoeing, and Polar Bear jumps right?  Well we might have some time yet to come before any accumulating snow sticks.  The long range forecast doesn’t call for anything in the near future.  Which means adventure plans are shelved.

To pass the time, check out this video put together by the Montana Department of Tourism.  Montana: Shaped by Winter