Book: Montana Skiing

Montana ski fanatics: clear a space on your coffee table. Photographer Craig Hergert’s stunning images of all Montana’s 16 ski hills have been newly compiled in a large-format book for your viewing pleasure. With more than 200 pages of glossy photos highlighting the beauty and scope of Montana’s downhill offerings, Montana: Skiing the Last Best Place (Great Wide Open Publishing, $60) is a beautiful coffee-table book organized by region and individual resorts. The book also features stories and information by local writer Brian Hurlbut to supplement the photography. Photos range from iconic black-and-white images of lodges to drool-worthy panoramic shots of snowy mountain vistas. Bozeman-area powder hounds will especially love the homage to Bridger Bowl and its Ridge-hiking, working-skipping patrons. And when the snow is just a memory, this book will help make the wait go by faster. Available at Country Bookshelf, Northern Lights, Grizzly Outfitters, MSU Bookstore, Montana Gift Corral, Big Sky Sports, Conley's Books & Music, and