Winter 2011 Feature Articles



A Yurty Thing To Do

Written By T. Hamish Tear       Photography By David Marx      

FORGET THE BUMPER STICKER THAT READS: “A bad day of skiing is better than a good day at work.” This just doesn’t apply to yurt trips in the Tetons where there’s no such thing as a bad day. Imagine: legendary, deep powder snow; magnificent ski-touring and telemark skiing terrain; and a selection of three mountain yurts, all situated for optimal…

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2011 Big Sky Journal Bucket List: Top 25

Written By Big Sky Journal Staff      

1. Be a Powder Hound! The ultimate snow rider road trip starts in Bozeman, Montana, at Bridger Bowl, where the legendary “cold smoke” snow speaks for itself and lift access to extreme or easy runs keeps life simple, but oh-so-good! From there, log the miles to research the best powder at the region’s top ski areas: Wyoming’s Grand Targhee gets the snow…

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Winter in the Winds

Written By Melynda Harrison      

IT'S BEEN THREE MONTHS since I’d last been in the Wind Rivers, and now, in the mid-December sunlight, snow sparkles around my skis like broken glass on the trail where there was only dirt months before. The aspens that looked so white in the summer are beige against the brilliant snow. Eye-shaped black scars along their trunks, left by branches…

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Whitefish Skijoring Championships

Written By Brian Schott       Photography By Kat Gebaur       Photography By Scott Marksbury      

SCOTT PING'S DECEASED MOTHER came to him in a vision last March. Her words may have saved his life. Ping was face down in the snow at his ranch in Whitefish with a broken neck between C1 and C2 vertebrae — the same break that left Christopher Reeves a quadriplegic. Ping had hit a soft spot while training on his skijoring…

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