Deepcember In Southwest Montana

By | December 26th, 2012

Matt Shortland Deepcember Bridger BowlMatt Shortland skis deep powder at Bridger Bowl. Photo: Patrick Clayton

The meager November snowpack glued down, then it dumped. After the previous season of deep slab instability, patrol breathed easier this year. A wall-to-wall opening followed by a steady stream of moisture had us skiing like it was February. A December to remember comes your way...

Photos by Patrick Clayton and Charlie Bolte

Corey Seemann facial, Moonlight Basin Photo: Charlie BolteCorey Seemann making waves at Moonlight Basin. Photo: Charlie Bolte

Patrol route, the Bitter End, Bridger Bowl MontanaPatrol route, The Bitter End, Bridger Bowl Montana. Photo: Patrick Clayton

Roy Taylor Moonlight Basin Photo: Charlie BolteRoy Taylor slashes through Moonlight Basin. Photo: Charlie Bolte

Shane Cottom, the ridge, Bridger Bowl Montana Photo:Patrick ClaytonShane Cottom airs the ridge at Bridger Bowl, Montana. Photo:Patrick Clayton

Bronco face Photo: Patrick ClaytonBronco face. Photo: Patrick Clayton

Patrick Gannon, Moonlight Basin Photo: Charlie BoltePatrick Gannon gets pitted at Moonlight Basin. Photo: Charlie Bolte

Dead Goat avy, Moonlight Basin Patrol, Photo: Patrick ClaytonMoonlight Basin ski patrol, Dead Goat avy. Photo: Patrick Clayton

Lone Peak, Big Sky Montana, Photo: Charlie BolteLone Peak, Big Sky, Montana. Photo: Charlie Bolte

Vinnie Urgo, Bridger Bowl, Montana Photo: Patrick ClaytonVinnie Urgo, Bridger Bowl, Montana. Photo: Patrick Clayton

Slushman's, Bridger Bowl, Photo: Patrick ClaytonSlushman's, Bridger Bowl. Photo: Patrick Clayton

Matt Shortland, spine at Bridger Bowl Photo: Patrick ClaytonMatt Shortland on the spine at Bridger Bowl. Photo: Patrick Clayton

Bridger Range and the BBC Photo: Patrick ClaytonBridger Range and the BBC. Photo: Patrick Clayton

Roy Taylor, Moonlight Basin Photo: Charlie BolteRoy Taylor, through the trees at Moonlight Basin. Photo: Charlie Bolte

 Vinnie Urgo, 2 inches an hour on the ridge. Photo:Patrick ClaytonVinnie Urgo, 2 inches an hour on the ridge. Photo:Patrick Clayton

Roy Taylor, Moonlight Basin, Photo:Charlie BolteRoy Taylor machs down Moonlight Basin. Photo:Charlie Bolte

Shane Cottom The ridge, Bridger Bowl, Photo:Patrick ClaytonShane Cottom on the ridge, Bridger Bowl. Photo:Patrick Clayton

Corey Seemann, Big Sky, Montana Photo: Charlie BolteCorey Seemann, Big Sky, Montana. Photo: Charlie Bolte

Thanks to Bridger Bowl, Moonlight Basin, Big Sky, Ski Patrol, Shane Cottom, Matt Shortland, Vinnie Urgo, Brandy Miller, Matt Wieland, Corey Seemann, Pat Gannon, Roy Taylor, Ian Bailey, Neal Zucker, Adrian Dingle, Scot Chrisman, Chris Rennau, John Spriggs, and everybody that brought the stoke this December.

Photos by:

Patrick Clayton
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Charlie Bolte
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