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    Big Sky - newbie

    Heading to Big Sky - skiing Mon/Tue/Wed. Never been, mountain looks enormous, not even sure where to start.

    Look at the trail map, the Dakota lift area looks like it has a decent amount of glades - how is it?

    Also, what are some can't-miss runs? The group likes bumps, glades, and steeps - but nothing requiring avi gear.

    Thanks

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    If we only had a dedicated thread about that area where people discussed such things and was frequented by local mags with local knowledge. One can dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    If we only had a dedicated thread about that area where people discussed such things and was frequented by local mags with local knowledge. One can dream.
    #ishacklifedwithharry
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    ski on in eternal peace

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    Couldn't find it after searching (looked for newer than 2014), but thanks for the help. Always enjoy feeding the douchbags of the world.

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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...-Whatev-Thread

    or PM Deepsouthmafia

    As for your queries, if I told you I would have to kill you.
    Ooof!

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    Big colour. Or is it little colour? I always mix them up. Like Big and little cottonwood. Seem the same to me.

    Let's do some livin'
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    Couloir...
    Quote Originally Posted by Downbound Train View Post
    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Couloir...
    Always red...

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    Da Nada. You will have fun, avoid the Mr K chutes.
    Ooof!

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    Sounds like your more of an explorer kinda guy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifelinksplit View Post
    Sounds like your more of an explorer kinda guy...
    Looks like I'm going to have to be! lol

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    Challenger hot laps. Have fun

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    With only 1.1 million + views how much information could be in that thread?

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    Just pick an area of the hill each day and ski there. You can easily burn a 1/3 of the day just skiing from one zone to the next. I think it's better to commit vs. ski all over the mountain in one day.

    I'd probably pick one day to do a tram lap, roll down liberty bowl and lap Dakota and Shedhorn areas. Have a cheeseburger at the yurt.

    I'd pick one day to lap headwaters/challenger back and forth.

    And I'd pick a final day with cruising groomers on the 8 pack or if you want more off piste, further exploration on the lone tree/six shooter area.

    But I'm not a local, I've only skied big sky a few times.

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    Just remembered, Lone Mountain Sports at the base does excellent repair work on core shots, cheap. You may need them if you venture into untracked places.

    Let's do some livin'
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    I ski the east - pretty much mandatory core shots weekly.

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    benny then bros hooked you up cause
    them are bros skis
    if you brought your soul 7 in you would not of been habued
    if you did it right that giant bag of gummies you were safely sucking down or montucky cold snack aka rebranded old style should have been reciprocated
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    a icon gaper message from the bros 4 ya
    via the dirtbag time machine
    bs hood
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
    ski on in eternal peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Artist Formerly Known as Leavenworth Skier View Post
    Just pick an area of the hill each day and ski there. You can easily burn a 1/3 of the day just skiing from one zone to the next. I think it's better to commit vs. ski all over the mountain in one day.

    I'd probably pick one day to do a tram lap, roll down liberty bowl and lap Dakota and Shedhorn areas. Have a cheeseburger at the yurt.

    I'd pick one day to lap headwaters/challenger back and forth.

    And I'd pick a final day with cruising groomers on the 8 pack or if you want more off piste, further exploration on the lone tree/six shooter area.

    But I'm not a local, I've only skied big sky a few times.
    Thanks, that looks like a good idea. I think I'll take the advice with the exception of groomers

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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    benny then bros hooked you up cause
    them are bros skis
    if you brought your soul 7 in you would not of been habued
    if you did it right that giant bag of gummies you were safely sucking down or montucky cold snack aka rebranded old style should have been reciprocated
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    a icon gaper message from the bros 4 ya
    via the dirtbag time machine
    bs hood
    Jezuz, hippie, there were plenty of Soul 7s in the rack at that shop. They could give a fuck about your kind of stupid dick waving. Grow up.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Just remembered, Lone Mountain Sports at the base does excellent repair work on core shots, cheap. You may need them if you venture into any part of the ski area
    FTFY

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    Getting off the tram follow the ski patrol lollipops for the least rocky way to the skiing. Or see post 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    Getting off the tram follow the ski patrol lollipops for the least rocky way to the skiing.
    You were on-point with this post! Loved the mountain, nice mix of steeps and trees. Some of the chutes are pretty intimidating but super fun once you decide to take the plunge. I've been to 38 different resorts in the country and Big Sky is now in my top 3!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauldotcom View Post
    You were on-point with this post! Loved the mountain, nice mix of steeps and trees. Some of the chutes are pretty intimidating but super fun once you decide to take the plunge. I've been to 38 different resorts in the country and Big Sky is now in my top 3!
    How many smokeshacks did you hotbox ?


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    Skiing is my high; don't need anything else.

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