David Tucker, Skiing

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 2:42pm David Tucker

Early-season powder turns.

Last week, I made my first turns of the ski season. Rising around 5am, I drove up Bridger Canyon, pulling into A Lot around six. I slid into my boots and slapped on my skins. I double-checked my gear and started up the hill.

It was overcast and snowing lightly, but temps were in the 20s and before long I was shedding layers. I got into a rhythm and made good time to the base of the Alpine chair. While I thought I'd be elbowing my way through other skiers, I'd been alone since leaving the base area. Every once in a while, I'd catch a whisper on the wind, but all in all, I climbed on in silence.

Backcountry Skiing, Bridger Bowl

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:56pm David Tucker

Blessed by the snow gods.

Last Sunday, I finally packed up my ski gear for the season. While there was plenty of snow left in the high country, I'd begun having dreams of tree-lined singletrack and the blue-green mountain lakes of summer, and I figured I should heed my nightly premonitions. But Mother Nature decided to have a joke at my expense, and dump over a foot of snow on Bozeman in a two-day, early-May storm. The skis came back out and went straight on top of the car.

Bridger Bowl Backcountry
With over a foot in the mountains, Bozeman skiers get the last laugh.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:31pm David Tucker

A mid-week getaway to old Montana.

Living in Bozeman, we’re spoiled by our proximity to world-class skiing. In 20 minutes, we can find ourselves at Bridger Bowl, pulling into C lot, steps from the Sunnyside chairlift. If we want to up the ante, it’s an hour down the canyon to Big Sky’s thousands of skiable acres.

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:47pm David Tucker

For the sake of it.

With an early-season snowpack as shallow as a Rand Paul / Rick Perry debate, I decided it was time to search for snow someplace else. The plan: load up the car and head south. Targhee, Teton Pass, the Wind River backcountry—simple as that. I wasn’t chasing storms, but rather going for a drive. If it snowed, bonus.

 Tetons, Driggs, Grand TargheeThe open road, with the Tetons in the distance

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