Skiing

Ski Boot Fit, Foot Mechanics
Peach, Megan
The benefits of custom orthotics. Read more >>
Ski Tuning, Grizzly Outfitters
Nick Turner
DIY ski repair. Read more >>
Backcountry Skiing, Resort Skiing, Montana Skiing
the editors
Showdown for the ages. Read more >>
Bridger Bowl, the Ridge, Schlasman's, Outside Bozeman
the editors
A mini-guide to Bridger's expert terrain.  Read more >>
Squat jump
Davila, Ed M.
Anytime, anywhere. Read more >>
Sheets, Jenny
Once those little white flakes start falling from the sky, dreams of powder turns and face-shots begin as you wait for the little blue light atop the Hotel Baxter to start flashing, announcing fresh snow at Bridger Bowl. Read more >>
Gustafson, Sid
In your confounded struggleFor originality, nights lengthen.Snows flicker… drift… and fall…Heat departs the landscape, after all.Flurries list in; holding, cold.Spines of stone lace the snow. Read more >>
Lunden, Jason
Aside from protective gear like helmets and wrist guards, proper strength and conditioning is your number-one tool for staying healthy and safe on the slopes this winter. Here are some exercises to get you ready to shred and keep you on the mountain all season long. Read more >>
Dr. Legrand, Alex
For many of us Bozemanites, the first snow of the year is a tease, an alluring look ahead to the oncoming season. We daydream about the incredible powder days, and gnarly runs that we weren't quite ready to tackle last year, but feel this year might be the one. Read more >>
Drew Pogge
Lunges. Squats. Wall sits. Lateral jumps. Tuck jumps. Cardio. Plyo. Intervals.Ugh. Read more >>
Stoops, Kira
The day before Missoula’s 2012 GrizzlyMan Adventure Race, Team First Descents athletes Jordan Stoner and Josh Vandermeer were set to scram with $1,800 in pledges for First Descents, a non-profit that takes young adults with cancer on outdoor adventures. Read more >>
photo by Simon Peterson
Coil, Mike
Ask any hardcore, dedicated, addicted powder skier about their first time, and you'll likely get exquisite details about one run or ski day where they  Read more >>
Corcoran, Jackie Rainford
With ski season on the horizon, it’s time to get those ski/snowboard/nordic legs ready—try these exercises to improve your cardio strength, stamina, agility, and balance before the snow flies. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Read more >>
Robinson, Jon F.
Once the ski season gets rolling, I often see skiers and snowboarders (referred to collectively as “skiers” from here on out) complain about pain in their anterior shins. Read more >>
Murie, John
Whether you’re an expert skier dropping into steep chutes or just making mellow turns on groomers, staying injury-free this winter ought to be high on your priority list. Read more >>
Fish, Annalisa
The secret to keeping those small nagging pains from becoming chronic injuries is often early intervention. Here are a few tips for some common pains you may encounter this winter.Knee Pain Read more >>
Cunningham, Terry
The Dos Equis–hawking character dubbed “the Most Interesting Man in the World” has a rival in Bozeman resident Doug Chabot. The 48-year-old was arrested and jailed for a week by border guards in Tajikistan. Read more >>
Proemm, Diana
They wait all year for ski season to come around—sometimes they’ll even ask in the middle of summer when they can ski again. Once the slopes finally open, they arrive with huge smiles and excitement in their eyes. Read more >>
Keyes, Fletcher
For exact dates, check out our Events page.JanuaryBridger Alpine Community Ski Race—Three-part race series for citizen racers of all ages. bridgerbowl.com/events. Read more >>
Allen, Tyler
The greatest gift given to Bozeman-area skiers since the Lone Peak Tram has certainly endured some growing pains during its infant years. Read more >>
  • Alpine

    the editors
    To resist gateway lingo.  Read more >>
    Bridger Bowl, Pierre's Knob
    David Tucker
    Mid-mountain, mid-week.  Read more >>
    Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, skiing
    the editors
    The Ridge. The Tram. Both icons are so ingrained in southwest Montana ski culture that there is no confusion when their names come up. Read more >>
    ditching, bailing, day off, powder day
    Emma Nord
    What to say when the mountains call.  Read more >>
    Bozeman, Ski Bums, Backcountry, Bridger Bowl
    the editors
    Four fanatics who make skiing a top priority. First chair. Last call. Whiteout. Bluebird. Fall line. Front-side. Backcountry. Read more >>
  • Telemark

    Mike England
    Ah, the T1. Amazing how such a simple letter-number combination can evoke so much unbridled lust. Like most developing tele skiers, I’ve always wanted a pair. And now, thanks to the established protocols of gear-review reciprocity, I have them. Read more >>
    Schmidt, HJ
    Creative costumery, copious cross-dressing, amazing music, parades, parties, prizes, and pandemonium—it’s not New Orleans, it’s Mardi Gras in Montana: the Montana Telemark Corporation’s Pinhead Classic, affectionately referred to by freeheel fanatics everywhere as “the Pinhead.” Every spring, imp Read more >>
    Orms, R. Kent
    Telemarking is one of those things, like rock climbing or perhaps fly fishing, that can’t be easily explained to outsiders. I mean, why make skiing harder than it has to be? Read more >>
  • Snowboard

    K2 Cinch Tryst Binding Review
    Howlett, Destynie
    After renting equipment last winter, I was determined to spring for a full setup for the upcoming season. Read more >>
    McCarthy, Danielle
    No more heel lift! Say goodbye to heel wedges, J-bars, C-bars, or any other special insole and hello to the Passage snowboard boot from K2. The Passage comes with the Boa Closure System, which helps distribute even pressure across the top of your foot and up the ankle. Read more >>
    England, Mike
    “If you get buried down there and die,” Kent asks, “what do you want inscribed on your tombstone?” Read more >>
    Metrick, Dee
    There’s a wise older woman in my life who told me, “Don’t give advice, just tell your story.” So as we head toward winter and the plethora of outdoor recreational activities associated with cold smoke, I can’t help but give in to the urge to tell all women under 30: Do not learn skiing or snowboa Read more >>
    Soule, Brian
    For years I sat in humble awe on the chairlift, content to be carried to the tops of runs. Content to sip coffee and eat overpriced french fries in lodges with noisy tourists. At some point, all that chair-gazing awakened me to the perfect paradise just over the boundary ropes. Read more >>
  • Nordic

    Cross-Country Touring, Backcounty Skiing, Bozeman, Montana
    Mike England
    Kick, glide, and drop a knee with this burly backcountry setup.  Read more >>
    Lone Mountain Ranch
    Mike England
    A weekend at Lone Mountain Ranch.  Read more >>
    Lone Mountain Ranch
    Melynda Harrison
    I’m kicking and gliding along the impeccably groomed Nordic trails at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky. Snow-laden trees line the edge of the trail, threatening to drop gobs of snow; North Fork Creek gurgles near the trail, verdant green moss peaking out from under the snow. Read more >>
    dog-joring, Sled Dogs, Montana
    Marcuzzo, Tony
    Skijoring with canines. Read more >>
    Madshus Glitterhind BC Review
    Chris McCarthy
    I was in search of a backcountry ski package that would be as effective on groomers and packed snow as it would be cutting trail through fresh powder. Read more >>
  • Backcountry

    Bozeman, Montana, Backcountry Skiing
    Drew Pogge
    Change your perspective. “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ―W.B. Yeats  Read more >>
    The Blaze, Backcountry Skiing, Madison Range, Montana
    Anthony Pavkovich
    Early-season turns in the Madison Range.  Read more >>
    Avalanche Education, Early-Season, Bozeman, Montana
    Drew Pogge
    Early-season avalanche safety.  Read more >>
    FlyLow Rainbreaker Review
    David Tucker
    The packable shell: done right, there's no piece of gear more efficient. It should be lightweight, simple, and functional. Read more >>
    Gallatin Range, Forest Planning, Devil's Backbone
    Anthony Pavkovich
    Across the Gallatin Range.  Read more >>
  • Ski Mountaineering

    Black Mountain, Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone, Thomas Turiano, Bozeman
    Thomas Turiano
    Ascending Black Mountain.  Read more >>
    Ski Mountaineering, Southwest Montana
    Drew Pogge
    Spring ski mountaineering.  Read more >>
    Gallatin Peak, Spanish Peaks, Ski Mountaineering
    Simon Peterson
    Spring skiing in the Madison Range.  Read more >>
    Terry Johnson
    On a Friday morning in early February, 1971, George Claggett called up from Bozeman, just over the hill from where I lived in Ennis, to inform me that we were getting too fat from sitting behind our desks all winter and it was time Read more >>
    Turiano, Thomas
    With its blocky shape, truncated summit, and unique color, Sphinx Mountain has drawn more people climbers to its summit than any other major peak in the Madison Range. Read more >>
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