Ok, here's a more direct criticism. Of-fuckin-course there is a MUCH higher avvy danger in Montana than many other US mountains, i am willing to bet that this is a fact, althought i can't be arsed to go find figures. I am quite sure that if the op is from a tiny midwest hill, or some of the smaller ice coast hills, he will most likely NEVER have encountered an avalanche there. Seeing that Montana is much steeper and snowier, less wooded, it is most certainly more likely to have relatively high avalanche danger at any given tim,e than many, many other hills/resorts. Your reply is aimed at someone that gives the very generalised view that avalanche danger is always high in Montana. You then give the, if possible, even more generalised view that Montana is equally prone to avalanche danger as any other resort in the world. That is a major fail.
Please also explain to me why you thought my first reply was "pseudo-intellectual"?
Do you even know what that means?