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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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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

Most people don’t know when or where Montana Wild started making videos.  Growing up Zack and myself were addicted to skiing, to say the least.  We slowly started bringing along our parents camcorder and started putting together small ski edits, just for fun.  After having a serious injury in 2008 (torn kidney & spleen), my outlook on my passion of skiing had shifted slightly. After the injury I found my new passions, hunting and fly fishing.  It wasn’t until 2011 that I decided I wanted to get into filming and photographing our hunting and fly fishing escapades.  Since making the switch from skiing to hunting and fly fishing, I have not had the chance to get back to the mountains and shred the slopes as I had just a few years ago.  This past week I decided I was going to go skiing.  I made plans, met up with my friend Justin and hit the road to Lost Trail, ready to take on my first day in 2013.

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We arrived to a bluebird sky.   Justin and I were excited we would have bomber weather for our Sunday funday.  The snow looked fairly skied out, but I’ve been to Lost Trail enough to know there are still secret stashes of pow to be found on the mountain.

first drop, skiing, montana, newschoolers, scott, polesThe first run I was a little rusty, but I could feel my legs quickly getting more comfortable skiing.  It was time to search for the freshies.  We headed to chair 4, where I was reminded how slow that lift is, but we eventually made it to the summit.

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We skied the long route to one of my favorite runs, which will remain nameless.  It features two large rock pillows, which can make for some endless air borne options.  We lapped the run multiple times, not getting enough of the hidden powder run.

lost trail, montana, skiing, powder, resort, pillows, k2Justin decided he wanted to step aside and try his hand at taking some photos.  We traversed to a little known cliff at Lost Trail, checked the setup, and sent it.

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We had an amazing day.  I was hoping for a deep pow day, but  I can’t complain, sun, soft snow, and good friends are hard to beat.  I find that there are too many hobbies that I truly enjoy in Montana.  Montana is truly for badasses.

-Travis