Skiing Archives

Ross Pk

Submitted by jdj on Sat, 05/10/2008 - 19:49
I skied the banana gully on Ross Fri. Ski in is grim but wouldn't be bad with a hard freeze. The approach to the top was good step kicking and the skiing was powder sluffs in full winter conditions. Certainly worth doing for another couple weeks.

Skiing Beehive 5/8

Submitted by JoshuaGage on Fri, 05/09/2008 - 11:27
Ryan Minton and I skied in Beehive on Thursday, 5/9... we skied a southwest facing chute that was holding some pretty good snow... there was a breakable crust on the bootpack up that we were worried would produce poor skiing conditions... the skiing was actually quite nice on the decent... we triggered a couple sluffy but wet slides on the way down..

Gallatin Peak Saturday

Submitted by kartch on Fri, 05/09/2008 - 08:48
Is anyone interested in climbing and skiing Gallatin Pk tomorrow (May 10)? I want to get in and out early - really early. I've got to be back to take the wife out for Mother's Day. I'm interested in shorter objectives if this seems unreasonable. PM or call Jason 435-590-1599. Thanks.


Submitted by pussboat on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 21:41
Dawn patrolled slushman's two days ago. Major wind events formed a breakable crust about 10 cm thick. we found a layer that sheared easily about 17 or so inches down on an eastern aspect, the north facing slopes were wicked wind loaded. Be safe, it's been a rough season in the B/C this year.

The Skiing Thread

Submitted by conrad on Sat, 12/22/2007 - 10:16
Greetings, Many of us do more than just ice climb. We enjoy the wonderful Montana backcountry. I have started this skiing thread so that we can post notes on conditions (ie: is Ellis worthy?), recent descents, established up tracks and car-pooling opportunities. I trust my fellow climbers and the collective judgement on snowpack. Maybe this isn?t the right location ?