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My Alpine Education, Part 3: Gearing Up.Editor’s note: This is part three of a six-part series on learning about avalanches and how to keep oneself—and one’s partners—safe while ski-touring in the backcountry. Read part two here.Getting properly outfitted for backcountry touring is no mean feat. Sorting through all the available equipment and...
Small-town skiing Outside Bozeman
Take a road trip to one of Montana’s hidden gems.No sane skier would complain about the alpine opportunities we have here in Bozeman. But sometimes, we find ourselves longing for a more Old Montana experience: short lift lines, homestyle grub that doesn’t break the bank, and cozy, laid-back lodges with ample room to kick off our boots and après by...
Snow, stories, hiking, and history all come together in Lolo this winter.There is an old Salish tradition, to pass the long winter nights, of telling tales of native ancestors. Passed down through the generations, these tales were said to contain all the knowledge of the world. Winter nights haven’t gotten shorter, nor the quest for knowledge less...


Jan 22nd, Feb 05th, Feb 19th, Mar 04th, Mar 18th
Location: Big SkyCost: FREEDetails: Get out on the groomed trails of Big Sky for this fun bi-weekly nordic series. Each week has a different course and theme. Details here. 
Jan 08th, Jan 15th, Jan 22nd, Jan 29th
Location: Gallatin River Guides Cost: FREE Details: Join the pros at Gallatin River Guides for weekly fly tying sessions. They will guide you through the process—showing you tips and tricks—and you'll walk out with some fresh new flies. There will be a different fly to tie every week. Join the mailing list here for weekly updates on the class. For...
Jan 23rd
Location: Uphill Pursuits Cost: FREE Details: Hang out with Montana skimo athletes Chelsee Pummel and Michaela Adrian and take a extended look into the sport of skimo, their training routines & schedules, the process of qualifying for the events and what it was like to travel to Europe and compete for Team USA at the Skimo World Championships...


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