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Spring skiing, Backcountry Skiing, Montana
Warmer-weather touring gear. March 20 marked the first day of spring, but with every drainage in southwest Montana reporting deeper-than-average snowpacks, ski season is far from over. Once the lifts stop spinning, you'll be walking uphill for your turns, and you'll need the gear to keep you going. Here are a few items to consider.Saddle Peak—...
Ski Mountaineering, Southwest Montana
Spring ski mountaineering. Want to lay down some turns on a few local summits and couloirs this spring? Ski mountaineering is the name, and combining technical mountaineering with steep skiing is the game. But the stakes are often high in steep, exposed terrain and on firmer snow. Get the training, gear, experience, and beta to travel safely...
Montana Spring Creeks
Fishing spring creeks. My first job in Montana was driving a dump truck. I’d take one load of cobble-riddled dirt from the middle of some ranch, and dump it near the roily shore of the Yellowstone River. One afternoon, after being harangued again for “riding the f-ing clutch,” I went for a walk. Over a glistening new 10-foot culvert I stood,...



Mar 20th, Mar 27th
Location: River’s Edge West, Four Corners Time: 6-8pmCost: $10Details: Take your obsession to the next level by tying your own flies. Learn about materials, lingo, technique, and more with the pros at the River’s Edge.
Mar 20th, Mar 27th
Location: Bangtail Bikes, BozemanTime: 6:15-8:15pmCost: FREEDetails: Bring your bike and your indoor trainer to Bangtail Bikes for a video-assisted training session. Details here.
Mar 20th, Mar 27th
Location: Spire Climbing Center, Bozeman Time: 7-9pmCost: $300 for non-members; $200 for members. Includes six-week session.Details: Whether you’re new to climbing or looking to brush up on some skills, this indoor, multi-week clinic is the perfect way to prepare for the season. Details here. 

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