After temperatures in the mid 50s this week, the southern mountains of Montana could get a welcomed blast of fresh snow by Friday night. The only downer is that significant winds will probably accompany this new storm front, so back country adventurists need to use caution.
You have to pay to play in Montana. Play outdoors, that is. The toys, the gear, the vehicles, the activities, the permits, and everything else you might need to pursue Montana's outdoor adventures can get VERY expensive.
Montana is a winter wonderland playground, but that playground comes with avalanche dangers. Thankfully, we are home to one of the best Avalanche Centers in the country with the best people, info and resources within the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.
Big Sky's huge rise in popularity is understandable. Two big mountains that you can't possibly cover in a day, super fast lifts, lots of amenities...you'll pay a pretty penny for a Gold season pass for the '22 - '23 season.
Quite frankly, I was happy to have a ski season AT ALL last year even though making reservations was a pain. Bridger Bowl and other ski areas that used a sign-up system to limit traffic, don't expect to be using that this 2021-2022 ski season.