Skiing

Drew Pogge
Lunges. Squats. Wall sits. Lateral jumps. Tuck jumps. Cardio. Plyo. Intervals.Ugh. Read more >>
Kira Stoops
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
Mike Coil
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 >>
Jackie Rainford Corcoran
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 >>
Jon F. Robinson
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 >>
John Murie
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 >>
Annalisa Fish
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 >>
Terry Cunningham
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 >>
Diana Proemm
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 >>
Fletcher Keyes
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 >>
Tyler Allen
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 >>
Shane Dowaliby
The use of wearable cameras is expanding rapidly in all action sports, and the technology is keeping up with it. Manufacturers are racing toward better resolution, higher frame rates, and crisp optics. Read more >>
Jackie Rainford Corcoran
The best time to get your ski legs ready is right now—so get strong and fast before the snow starts falling. Here’s a broad overview of the types of exercises that you will want to incorporate into your ski-conditioning routine. Endurance Read more >>
Lincoln Roberts
The Beartooth Pass typically opens in late May, after sufficient melt-off for plows to clear the snow-laden Beartooth Highway (U.S. Highway 212). Read more >>
Lincoln Roberts
“It’s like standing at the top of the world,” I hear someone say over the constant hiss of the wind. Men mill around in shorts and t-shirts, ladies walk across a snowbank in sandals with heels, and a bright-yellow Mustang convertible rolls up with the top down. Read more >>
Schlasman's, Bridger Bowl, Saddle Peak
Travis Andersen
Bridger's bounty opens for business. Read more >>
Tina Orem
You can't call yourself a dedicated skier without having read John Fry's The Story of Modern Skiing (University Press of New England, $28). It's simply one of the most thorough and diligently written books on the heritage of skiing. Read more >>
Mike England
The shared psyche of skiers. Read more >>
Steve Conant & Cheryl McDonald
Prepping properly for the slopes. Read more >>
  • Alpine

    skiing, skiing tips
    Karin Kirk
    Tips for winter stoke.Are you new to town? Welcome to Bozeman! We have a long and storied ski culture, and while you may hail from Colorado or Utah or upstate New York, we do things a little differently here. Here are some tips for fitting in. Read more >>
    David Tucker
    Shrinking our waistline, one ski at a time.  Read more >>
    Lone Mountain, Big Sky, Lone Peak, Montana
    Thomas Turiano
    These days, Lone Mountain is a ski-world icon. But before they built a tram to the top, you had to earn your turns.  Read more >>
    Ski Racing, Community Race Series, Bridger Bowl, Bozeman
    Jack Ballard
    You get out what you put in.  Read more >>
    Montana Ski Towns, Maverick Mountain, Ski Discovery
    Tom Reed
    Before skiing was a scene, people skied in jeans.  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

    Melynda Harrison
    Visit this quiet spot for some solitary skinny skiing. Read more >>
    nordic skiing, tips
    Andrew Morehouse
    Tips to enhance your Nordic season. Read more >>
    skiing, nordic, cross-country, Salomon
    Mike England
    Upgrade your skis—and your skiing—with this high-performance package. Read more >>
    Gardiner, Montana, Cross-Country Skiing, Yellowstone National Park
    the editors
    This winter, Gardiner's got the goods—now is the time to plan your trip.  Read more >>
    Bozeman, Cross-Country Skiing, Mountainworks Software
    Chris McCarthy
    The latest from Mountainworks Software. Read more >>
  • Backcountry

    avalanche education, ski safety, bell lake
    Sarah Canfield
    My Alpine Education, Part 6: Avalanche Awakening Read more >>
    avalanche education, ski safety
    Sarah Canfield
    My Alpine Education, Part 5: Avalanche Rescue. Read more >>
    avalanche education, ski safety
    Sarah Canfield
    My Alpine Education, Part 4: Avalanche Literacy. Read more >>
    Danger lurks everywhere in the backcountry, and winter is no exception—but that danger can be mitigated through proper education. Read more >>
    tootles, ski tour,
    Ann H. Vinciguerra
    The joys of a long, mellow ski tour. 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 >>
    Thomas Turiano
    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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