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Lone Mountain, Big Sky, Lone Peak, Montana
These days, Lone Mountain is a ski-world icon. But before they built a tram to the top, you had to earn your turns. Few other mountains, even the great Cascade volcanoes, exhibit as perfect a cone shape as Lone Mountain. Whereas the volcanoes have truncated summits and craters, Lone Mountain has a relatively pointed summit atop its steep cone. The...
Lunar Eclipse, Bozeman, Montana
This winter's lunar eclipse. The mortal moon hath her eclipse endured. —William Shakespeare, Sonnet 107In the old days, when life was truly an endurance test, people sought stability wherever they could find it, as in the sky—nice, neat, and predictable. So when things changed up there, it was usually not thought of kindly. That included when the...
Barre Method, Pure Barre, Bozeman, Montana
The beta on barre for injury rehab. Early into the second set of thigh work, I start shaking. Think uncontrollable sewing-machine legs and the screaming burn of a climbing forearm pump, except in the quads.The class is lined up beside a ballet barre, each person standing on tiptoes, knees bent, backs straight. The exercise at hand involves tiny—...


Jan 18th
Location: Sage Lodge, Emigrant Cost: $10 Details: Bundle up to set off on the adventure of the year and hit the ground running at the first annual Sage Lodge Yeti Hunt. Race against fellow participants to find the Yeti and to collect as many prize tokens as you can along the way, keeping your eyes on the grand prize of a $150 bounty for the Yeti....
Jan 18th, Jan 19th, Jan 25th, Jan 26th
Location: Cooke City Cost: FREE Details: Join the Avalanche Center for weekly snowpack updates on Friday evening, followed up by fieldwork Saturday morning. Details here. 
Jan 18th, Jan 19th, Jan 20th
Location: Willson Auditorium, Bozeman Cost: $18 Friday & Saturday; $14 SundayDetails: Join the Bridger Ski Foundation and fellow Bozemanites for a screening of the world-renown Banff Mountain Film Festival. Details here. 


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