Lifties Andy and Peter get stoked for freshies
FRESH OFF turns on fresh powder, Chad entered the office Wednesday morning with a perfect pro-drag saunter. When I asked how it was, his answer spoke volumes: “Sick point Sick on the Sickter Scale!”
A good powder day can bring out the inner bro-brah in all of us. But this much steez? The snow must be amazing.
And it was. Monday through Wednesday brought in well over a foot, and at lunch time on Wednesday I received a text from a friend on the mountain: “Best day of the season. Get out here!”
I wasn’t about to argue, so I booted up and hit the pow. With my first turns, I could feel my own inner Steez Monster begin to stir. By the end of my warm-up run it was roaring to be fed, so I headed to Rice Bowl, where the powder was truly delicious. Chris Kamman was out ripping the freshies too, and he and pro skier Wiley Miller, both G’d up from the feet up, spent the day filming, hucking, jibbing, and wearing baggy pants. They barely had time to stop for lunch and fuel up with a steezburger.
Yep, you heard me: the mountain was serving steezburgers. The snow was just that sick.
Ten years ago today Big Sky skiers celebrated the millennium with the Big Sky2K party, drinking champagne and praying the millennium bug wouldn’t take out lift ops for the next day. Thankfully the lifts kept turning, and as they did Big Sky grew up a bit- in the last decade we became the Biggest Skiing in America, built now Big Sky staples like the Summit Hotel and Basecamp, and hosted the white house twice. But it’s what hasn’t changed in Big Sky that really counts: amazing skiing, great snow, and the power of an epic powder day to turn the soberest of skiers into a straight-up gnar-shredding dude. And while everyone's making resolutions for change in 2011, I’m hoping some things always stay the same.
Wiley Miller and Ted Sievers rip sick nasty pow this week at Big Sky