After summiting hundreds of mountains, this extreme athlete is far from reaching her peak There’s no doubt that 2018 has been a good year for Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based athlete Janelle Smiley. The ski-mountaineering racer shattered one world record and created another — achievements that fit right in...

At this landmark spa and resort, historic doesn’t mean stagnant I’d imagine that few Big Sky Journal readers need an introduction to Chico Hot Springs, the historic property tucked into a seam of Paradise Valley in Montana, and situated near the base of Emigrant Peak. It’s likely...

Having planned our winter excursion to Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Snow Lodge in early summer — as it’s renowned for being booked solid in advance — there was no way to anticipate the plunge in temperature that would envelop our trip. At 24 degrees below zero,...

Montana’s smallest ski area is a big part of the community One Sunday last winter, on the second ski day of a weekend road trip to Bear Paw Ski Bowl, I pulled into the parking lot a little before noon. Making the rather slow, 35-mile drive...

A custom home in Big Sky, Montana, complements an active family’s lifestyle Matt and Heather Morris met at work, and although the venue was Fenway Park (she was there as a writer, he was there as a pitcher), they talked about skiing, specifically about skiing in...

Is the next state-record northern pike swimming in Fort Peck Reservoir? A hardy crew of ice anglers is betting their spears on it Joe Horn briefly disappears in a cloud of blue smoke. His airboat has just fired to life, and after a sputter and a chug, the...