Slide triggers questions: Butte lacks avalanche center, but experts say it’s up to skiers to stay safe
BUTTE — The weekend rescue operation for four skiers on Red Mountain is raising new questions about avalanche safety in the Butte area, a region that lacks a specific agency to turn to for avalanche danger ratings.
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.
TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — The skier who died after a crash at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was a part-time resident from Utah.
TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — A skier is dead after hitting a tree at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
MISSOULA — Peter Maxwell of Missoula was doing what avalanche experts advise backcountry recreationists to do – gather as much information as possible about the snowpack before committing to an activity – when he triggered the avalanche northeast of Philipsburg that killed him last week.
BUTTE — An adult male backcountry skier died in an avalanche in a remote area northeast of Philipsburg on Monday, Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson said.
One of the skiers lost overnight on the backside of Montana Snowbowl issued a written statement Sunday, describing how he and a friend were well-equipped with backcountry gear, but took a wrong turn and found themselves lost and in trouble.
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The Montana Snowbowl ski area has finally won approval from the Lolo National Forest to add more beginner and intermediate terrain around TV Mountain north of Missoula.
After a history-making spring break spent racing down the steep slopes of Bald Mountain in Sun Valley, Idaho, freshmen skiers Nils Hogbom and Eloise Julliand are being hailed this week as national champions on the Rocky Mountain College campus.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — After a thrilling day of fast ski racing, Rocky Mountain College's Eloise Julliand went down in school history.
SNOWBIRD, Utah -- Rocky Mountain College senior Olle Friberg won the slalom event Thursday at the Western Region Tech Elite Series meet held at the Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort.
WEST GLACIER -- Two cross-country skiers were rescued Sunday from the remote North Fork area of Glacier National Park after spending the night lost and stranded in the backcountry during a winter storm.
BOZEMAN -- Gallatin County authorities say they have found the body of a skier who had been missing since he failed to return from a backcountry ski trip in March.
LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH — Skiing over the snow-covered log threw me for a loop. I was too far back after landing on the log’s downhill side. As if in slow motion, my right leg angled skyward in a futile attempt at counterbalance. With all of my weight on the left ski, it punched deeper into the …
Blame it on the snow. Blame it on the cold. Maybe it was simply the post-Christmas cash-deficit blues. Whatever, the reason, visitor numbers in Yellowstone National Park dropped in January at the North and South entrances and is tracking behind last year.
Moonlight ski Friday at Nordic Center
In the wake of the deaths of one skier and one snowboarder at Whitefish Mountain Resort recently, the ski area's staff is stressing simple safety procedures.
If you are a beginning skier or snowboarder, “sitting in the back seat” is the most common problem shared by participants in the two winter sports, according to Craig Beam.
Billings freestyle skier Shay Lee will be jumping onto the big screen in Red Lodge's Roman Theater on Jan. 15 as the Montana-made movie “Come Find Us” shows.