Haha, if there isn't a running lift I'll be skiing Slushman's anyway! If there is, I'm not sure how often it will be open, the main face seems to stay pretty thin most years. But when it is open, the terrain is really, really sick. Lots of opportunities for creative lines and cliffs as big as you want, plus easy access to D-Route.
Na na Noaa, Griz get snow first! Lolo Peak has fresh already and a 60% chance of snow tonight
The third is the sweetest site. Drag the red dot on the map to whereever you want to ski. Download Google Earth for more exact coordinates and vertical estimations.
Oh yeah, PBP last night. No dance off for skis but a push-up contest. Snowbowl's resident skier, Rasputin won 3 times in the raffle. I somehow scored yet
another unbelievable quote of what a famous ski industry person has said to me.
(After Pep told me who he was and that the pics on the posters he was signing were from Chile this summer, I pulled out my camera to show Pep a pic)
Me: Check this out (hand Pep my camera) . . . its a line that exists right now about an hour north . . south of here. You could go ski it tomorrow or you could have skied it today . . . (stoked babble about summer snow spots around MT).
Pep: Did you ski it?
Me: Yep, two weeks ago (actually on sept 19)
Pep: Oh, so you're hardcore
Me: (blushing and unable to respond)
Have hiked some days since last post/login. Made about 3 "girl squeal" turns (out of 36+ sketchy turns) in an untouched windblown 36` meadow today up towards Lolo Peak. Seasonal closing of the road to Lolo Peak trailhead has been extended from Nov 15 to Dec 1! Yesterday, another skier and their dog broke the freshie seal with one lap, ski tracks appeared to be tele, think his initials are BA. Today, our group did a couple laps. As we were hiking down, two other skiers were hiking up separately, each with a dog. The dude I knew of these two was the first to lay skin tracks up the trail, in turbospeed too. He even shared some other local stash reports without slowing down. The recent snowfall is pretty tracked out in the open areas near the trail so don't go up there and get lost in the pursuit of fresh turns.
I'm happy to share other reports firsthand with friendly people