- Posts: 233
- Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:20 pm
- Location: Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
- Ski style: Yes, please.
- Favorite Skis: Nordica Enforcer 93; Icelantic Saba Pro 117; 22D HH & Vice
- Favorite boots: Scarpa T1
- Occupation: I make sure ships float.
A "New England Ski Tour" turned into an "International Ski Tour" due to a freaky warm winter season. When in doubt, keep going north.
- Montana St Alum
- Posts: 344
- Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:42 pm
- Location: Wasatch, Utah
- Ski style: Old dog, new school
- Favorite Skis: Blizzard Rustler 9
- Favorite boots: Tx Pro
- Occupation: Retired, unemployable
In 1970, I took off for Big Sky country to go to school at Montana State University.
My first winter there can best be described as an epiphany!
The powder - quality, depth consistency - there were people who, jokingly, would wear a snorkel. You often had to wear something over your mouth to keep the powder out of your lungs from the face shots. The lack of crowds. The terrain. Almost like those YouTube videos where a deaf person gets a cochlear implant and hears their loved ones for the first time.
We joked about identifying someone who skied at Bridger Bowl around that time as having "Bridger Bowl Hands", where they had to keep their hands up so the powder wouldn't drag the baskets so much.