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|Yesterday 11:34 PM|
After 5pm things got better at Boyne. Once the sun was off the slopes it was ok. Rode all day yesterday and today but only had fun at night really. The pipe was all slush one side and all ice on the other haha…ugh. I think a lot of people gave up late afternoon and went home. Between 6 and 9pm there were no lines and just good times.
THREE TIMES I almost got nailed by out of control skiers (kids) popping out of the trees straight across the run who wernet paying attention… :/
|Yesterday 06:22 PM|
Boyne Mountain was good on Weds but hardpack, Thursday sun was out and softened up, pretty decent day and probably my hardest day of riding all year actually turning & burning demo boards for reviews.
Went to Cburg today, most of the snow was somehow "fast" slush, not the wet carpet / mashed taters crap. Pretty fun day overall, rode with Zoey and my wife for a bit and they went home and left me for a few hours. They set up a bunch of small jumps and hips leading in to their big(ger) jump. I skipped the big one but the others were lots of fun.
|Yesterday 02:30 PM|
|sabatoa||Holy crap I forgot it was a holiday weekend. Riding buddy got broke off yesterday so only got a few laps in today while he waited in the lodge. Shame because the park was fun even though the rest of the hill is slow and slush.|
|Yesterday 08:04 AM|
|sabatoa||Yeah we were there during the day and the snow was sticky clay. Would have preferred mash potatoes|
|02-17-2017 11:29 PM|
Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
|02-17-2017 10:22 AM|
Originally Posted by Karpediem View Post
Yeah.... BS is definitely on my "bucket list!"
Howz da snow out there? Any POW? They been getting any luv from all those storms?
Iir,... Sab's posted a pretty extensive review on Big Sky,... you should give us your full impressions of the experience when you return!
Have a ball!
|02-17-2017 10:04 AM|
Big Sky is amazing. It's so huge and you can have runs all to yourself. Have fun.
FYI - MC Sports is going out of business, so you might want to swing by one if you haven't yet to score some deals on gear.
|02-15-2017 07:23 PM|
oh and another thing about Big Sky. If you're feeling like dropping $100 on dinner check out Bucks T-4. Super good but super pricy.
Big Sky Montana Restaurants and Dining | Buck's T-4
|02-15-2017 04:18 PM|
Originally Posted by sabatoa View Post
|02-15-2017 04:07 PM|
I'm heading to Boyne this weekend too. They've had some touch-up snows and the last time I was there were in mid-season shape. It's going to be a little warm, I don't know if it's "spring conditions" warm but they should have everything open and in great shape. Mornings might be pretty firm until it warms up.
Big Sky. Man that's a post on it's own.
The town of Big Sky is super small and dining options are limited and usually busy. On hill fare was good and not extraordinarily expensive if you've been to a Boyne property. I'd suggest at least on one day to park over at Moonlight Basin (Madison Base Area) and spending the day exploring that area. It's a pain to get there via trails, and you can park stupid close to the lift because everyone else is clamoring to park at Mountain Village. Getting TO Mountain Village from Moonlight is easier. Go fig. Madison Base Area is more rustic; see log buildings and the dining lodge is a yurt iirc. I liked the low-key chill vibe there. Felt more...authentic. Mountain Village is very much a Boyne property with all of the amenities that come with that.
Go to the summit of Lone Peak. If you don't feel comfortable with the conditions up there you don't have to ride now, you can download on the tram. If you do want to do it and you're an intermediate rider then Liberty Bowl is your run. It's wide open but ungroomed and potentially windswept. I hear with fresh it's heaven. If you're nervous about whether you can handle Liberty Bowl, a good "test" of your skill is the single black diamond called "South Wall". You get there from Swift Current > ride down to and go up Powder Seeker High Speed Lift > then take the Turkey Traverse to drop into the wall. If you can do that, you can do Liberty Bowl (conditions notwithstanding).
Consider a day trip to Bridger Bowl just outside Bozeman since you're there so long. Lift tickets are cheap and I hear people rave about it but I've never been.
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