About 5-6 years ago you would have found us skiing as much as possible, and one year I eclipsed the 100 day mark.  We skied a lot.  To say things have changed would be an understatement.  With new found passions such as fly fishing and hunting, it’s made time for skiing quite limited.  Enough was enough though, and finally we made the decision to get back on the old horse and go enjoy a good ole Montana pow day.  We rolled up to the mountain and a healthy 18″ of fresh laid before us.  We quickly threw our boots on at the truck and prepared for a day full of whooping and hollering.

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As I neared the end of my first run I looked back only to see Travis bash into a rock and double eject, tomahawking down through the powder.  Oh boy.  We quickly made a lap so we could help him look for his buried skis and poles.  After a long search the skis and one pole was uncovered but the second had gone missing.  At least the skis showed up and we continued on.  The rest of the day was pretty epic as we made laps with a couple friends Josh Rokosch and Brandon Purcell.  I’ll avoid boring you and let the photos do the talking.

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powder, skiing, snowboarding, lost trail, epic, day, montana wild, k2, lib tech, cold smoke

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powder, skiing, snowboarding, lost trail, epic, day, montana wild, k2, lib tech, cold smoke

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Everyone killed it and finally around 3:00 our legs had had enough.  We had some brews and elk burgers back at the truck as the snow kept piling up.  Life is good and I hope all you skiers and boarders got to enjoy the killer conditions.  Before long it will be spring and it will be hard to keep us off the river.

-Zack