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Beartooth pass this summer
Alright I searched and people said they wouldn't have the lifts open this year, have camps, or a terrain park cause of low snow levels. I will be in the area around july 4th. I want to ski so bad. So if the ski area isn't operating, will there still be enough snow to ski. Is there usually snow right next to the road that I can hike and build a booter or hit a cliff or something? I dont have a problem hiking, but will I have to hike miles just to get to snow?
If beartooth won't work, are there any other places around the yellowstone area that I can hit? I heard someone mention Logan's pass or something like that. What about teton pass(which would be ideal for me but i doubt it would work since i haven't heard anything about it)? or anything in the tetons?
Im pretty much desparate to go skiing and I need to know if I should go ahead and bring my skis out with me when I make a road trip with my family to see my sister out there and do tourist stuff in yellowstone and the tetons.
One of the guys who runs the lifts when they are open said the snow level is low and will probly be gone be the end of June. I can't ski but some people I know have been going up and said its not bad but it melts very fast. Dont know about other options.
It's definately worth bringing your skis fo sho. There is a ton of backcountry shit at the Beartooth pass, but yea, I dont live there so I dont know for sure what its like this year as far as snow. The problem with alot of the BC at Beartooth pass shit is that once you ski down you have to hike a shitload to get back up but its worth it if you are in the area. Logan Pass is in Glacier Park and will definately have snow to hit, but its like 9+ hours away from Beartooth pass. Im sure Yellowstone has some snow somewhere.
Basically my point is, bring your skis if you have enough time to make a serious backcountry excursion and a car to get there. There is snow in montana/wyoming for sure all year, but the question is how hard you want to work to get to it. If you can get to Glacier park you dont have to hike all that much cause you can drive alot of the way up the road, really scenic too.
i went last year, and it was thier worst snow year by far but there was still plenty of snow, there was a five foot base but 12 feet of snow had melted in 9 days last year before we went becasue it was 90 degrees, so hard to tell if the snow is already low. but its worth a shot if your heading in that direction anyways.
anybody head down this weekend???
A few years ago before the skiing bug bit me, my family took a trip to yellowstone and in the mountains there were roads with snow drifts higher than our truck, this was in mid june
have a good time
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