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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.

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Special Report: Ski areas enjoyed up side of rugged winter of 2014-15

Special Report: Ski areas enjoyed up side of rugged winter of 2014-15

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.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jackson Hole skier killed was part-time resident

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — The skier who died after a crash at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was a part-time resident from Utah.

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Skier dies after fall at Wyoming ski resort

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — A skier is dead after hitting a tree at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 31, 2014 2:52 pmLoading…
Missoula skier was checking snow when avalanche killed him

Missoula skier was checking snow when avalanche killed him

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.

March 18, 2014 12:17 pmLoading…

Avalanche near Philipsburg kills back-country skier

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.

March 10, 2014 10:21 pmLoading…
Skier rescued near Snowbowl: Pair well equipped, took wrong turn

Skier rescued near Snowbowl: Pair well equipped, took wrong turn

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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40 Under Forty: From the Editor

40 Under Forty: From the Editor

I’m pleased to present the winners to the 2014 edition of 40 Under Forty, our annual recognition of top young business professionals. I hope you enjoy reading about our winners as much as I enjoyed getting to know them.

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Montana Snowbowl gets OK to expand from Lolo National Forest

Montana Snowbowl gets OK to expand from Lolo National Forest

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.

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Bighaus column: Bringing home the title

Bighaus column: Bringing home the title

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.

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Rocky's Julliand makes history on slopes

Rocky's Julliand makes history on slopes

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — After a thrilling day of fast ski racing, Rocky Mountain College's Eloise Julliand went down in school history.

March 07, 2013 2:03 pm Photos

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Rocky's Friberg wins slalom in Utah

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.

January 26, 2012 3:20 pmLoading…

2 skiers rescued after spending night lost, stranded in Glacier Park

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.

January 15, 2012 3:30 pmLoading…

Body of missing skier from Big Sky found on Lone Peak

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.

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Alpine Touring gear offers best of 2 worlds — downhill and backcountry skiing

Alpine Touring gear offers best of 2 worlds — downhill and backcountry skiing

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 …

March 10, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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Yellowstone National Park visitation drops in January

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.

February 11, 2011 2:00 pmLoading…

Moonlight ski Friday at Nordic Center

Moonlight ski Friday at Nordic Center

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Resort stresses safety after 2 riders killed after falling into tree wells

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.

January 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Embracing fear and falling: Ski instructor gives advice on how to get out of the ‘back seat'

Embracing fear and falling: Ski instructor gives advice on how to get out of the ‘back seat'

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.

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Hucking onto the big screen: Riders, filmmakers create tribute to Montana

Hucking onto the big screen: Riders, filmmakers create tribute to Montana

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.

January 08, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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