What a day. I arrived in town last night to warm wet weather and went to sleep last night in Bozeman to pouring rain. Que supreso, when I woke up to all this white stuff frozen to my car. As I drove towards Big Sky the snowfall increased and so did the coverage, as I began my work day the snowfall continued to pile up outside.
At noon I had the privilege of heading out to the hill with a photographer, granted not a great day for photos but a pretty great day for making turns. We began our day on Ponderosa hoping for a few breaks in the clouds, instead we found shin to knee deep turns all the way down and very little wind.
A trip up SoCo led us to Tippy’s as we headed back towards the front-side. More knee deep turns as we ducked in and out of the trees. The trees were nice, they added some protection from the wind and a little contrast to the snow on the ground and in the air.
We moved to Swifty for a different look and headed up. The top was a full on winter storm, with low visibility, lots of snow and a bit of wind. We moved to Rice Bowl and Crazy Horse for some more deep stuff.
A quick lunch in Whiskey Jack’s was had to try and wait for clearing clouds and a photo opportunity. As we left the restaurant, the base area was pleasant and the snow had let up. We ventured back out and stepped onto Swifty to take another gander. As we neared the top it became evident that the storm was still in full effect. We headed towards Morning Star to move out of the weather and had some great powder turns down the hill.
We didn’t shoot many pictures but we made some great turns despite the storm. I can’t wait for tomorrow.