I figured I'd make a thread to get some discussion going about whats going on after things start to close down.
Sunshine and lots of other areas in Alberta and British Columbia are open well into May. Banff is 6 hours by car from Great Falls... not sure how that relates to the rest of the state.
Anyone know whats going on at BEARTOOTH this year?? How is the snowpack??
Can anyone report on the snow in the Kalispell area like GNP or Jewel Basin? I didnt make it to either of those last year but has in the past. Super fun places both.
I'm planning a few trips on the eastern side of the Rocky Mountain Front. One to Hour Lake and one possibly on the Rocky Mountain.
I know a few people planning trips to the Big Belt Mountains (probably Mt Edith or the Twin Sisters) and also some area in the Crazy Mountains out of Harlowtown... I think both would be fun, there is good snow in both places. I have also heard that the Big Snowys have good snow this year, the south face looked super sick. I saw it driving north out of billings yesterday. The Big Snowys are also pretty much in the middle of no where though.
I'll be shredding around a bit in the little belts, there is still lots of snow and lots of fun stuff if you get creative.
Anyway, picture stoke!
Sunshine AB, super fun mountain:
Showdown right around June 15, 2008
The very next weekend at Jewel Basin:
Last May in the Little Belts
Last June in the Beartooths:
Hour Lake last July:
Damn Im getting stoked, spring hike skiing is my favorite time of the season!