Neil Grimaldi, of Jackson, Wyo., peers down into Corbet's Couloir on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyo. The resort closed a near-record season Sunday with 494 inches of total snowfall and a 138-inch base depth. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)
Skier Kelsey Schmidt, foreground, works out with her Billings Clinic ski conditioning class in the Sports Plex in early November.
Participants in a Billings Clinic ski conditioning class work out in a group dynamic exercise in the Sports Plex in early November.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Snow King Resort in Jackson is on schedule to have its new snowmaking infrastructure ready to go as soon as Halloween.
Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area atop the Beartooth Pass 23 miles south of Red Lodge is now operational and includes a terrain park with more than five features.
The great white winter of 2013-14 caused countless strained backs and worn-out snow shovels thanks to a record 99 inches of snowfall that buried Billings. But all of that snow proved to be a bonanza for Montana ski areas.
Carter Gall and Tanner Leo pose at the Headwaters Spring Runoff Big Mountain Ski Competition in Big Sky. Gall finished second in the junior boys’ 15- to 18-year-old division and Leo finished second in the junior boys’ 12- to 14-year-old division. Not pictured is Jasper Vanspoore, who finishe…
Big Sky Resort closed the winter season with a record skier visitation of 473,000, up 7.5 percent over the previous year.
Skiers ride the lift to the top of the mountain during the Britt Farr Memorial Invitational on Jan. 24 at Hogadon Ski Area on Casper Mountain.
Master's ski racer Gary Kittelson lays into a turn.
Warning: Trying to keep up with Gary Kittelson is difficult.
Billings skier David Ramsay enjoys the soft spring snow at Red Lodge Mountain on Friday. Montana’s ski resorts have continued to collect snow through an unusually wet spring.
Kittelson flies off a bump while skiing broken snow during a sunny day without race training.
At 74 years of age, Masters ski racer Gary Kittelson still practices weekly and attends several ski races throughout the West each winter. Kittelson gave up the high speed Super G races this year because of macular degeneration.
Kittelson, left, shares a laugh with one of his acquaintances in the ski lodge.
Kittelson has had to learn how to ski about four different times as techniques and ski, boot and binding technology has evolved.
Closing out Big Sky Resort’s 40th anniversary year is the 11th annual Pond Skim on April 19 at 3 p.m.
While unending snowfall may be bothersome to Montanans weary of an extended winter, it has produced an incredible spring skiing and snowboarding season.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Why buy mass-produced skis that are almost what you are looking for when you can have a pair that is precisely what you want?
Skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to purchase season passes just for the Moonlight Basin side of Big Sky Resort next season.