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  1. #126
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FUNKY View Post
    Not really. A guy can move around that hill accessing some great terrain and really limiting his time on the cat tracks. I can see how a noob to that place could assume that by not knowing the runs or how to get from A to B very well.
    At $200 a lift ticket I don't think I'll ever bother getting past noob status.

  2. #127
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion 2020 View Post
    Don't know when you visited last but the line at the bottom of 6-Shooter has been an absolute nightmare the past 2 seasons. Its worth giving up those last turns on the 8-Ball and the long flat cruise to the bottom and just walk back up the Stillwater road.
    Spent two days up there last year after a 3-4 year hiatus and yes the six shooter was an absolute mess. Those two days reminded me why I spent 95% of my time skiing laps on challenger when I was up there regularly.

  3. #128
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    Checking out the trail map and I see 11 lifts now for real estate access only?! Pandering to the ultra wealthy? Feeding off YC? Is YC even operating?

    From the bottom of Headwaters can you ski over the ridge to access Iron Horse or Challenger?

    It looks like Six Shooter is trying to cover at least 2-3 chairs worth of terrain

  4. #129
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    Checking out the trail map and I see 11 lifts now for real estate access only?! Pandering to the ultra wealthy? Feeding off YC? Is YC even operating?

    From the bottom of Headwaters can you ski over the ridge to access Iron Horse or Challenger?

    It looks like Six Shooter is trying to cover at least 2-3 chairs worth of terrain
    I'm probably not the best source, but you can connect from the top of the six shooter to challenger or drop down to iron horse. But you have to hike the road a little ways to get back to the top of the six shooter from the bottom of the headwaters or go to the bottom of the six shooter (couple of good huts to stop at though on the way). Also, it is a short sidestep from the six shooter to the headwater lift.

  5. #130
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    There is a way to traverse over to the Iron Horse lift from the bottom of the Headwaters. Somebody posted a map of it in the Montana thread last year. Can't find it but I think this is the route. Then from the top of Iron Horse you traverse over to Challenger and take that back up to the start of the HW hike. Basically saves you from having to wait in line and ride Six Shooter, instead you ride Iron Horse which almost never has any line, and it's a lot shorter too.

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  6. #131
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    There is a way to traverse over to the Iron Horse lift from the bottom of the Headwaters. Somebody posted a map of it in the Montana thread last year. Can't find it but I think this is the route. Then from the top of Iron Horse you traverse over to Challenger and take that back up to the start of the HW hike. Basically saves you from having to wait in line and ride Six Shooter, instead you ride Iron Horse which almost never has any line, and it's a lot shorter too.

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    This is correct. And you can also hop over from Headwaters to Challenger if you're farther up the hill.

  7. #132
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2skier112 View Post
    Checking out the trail map and I see 11 lifts now for real estate access only?! Pandering to the ultra wealthy? Feeding off YC? Is YC even operating?
    Some of those RE lifts also access fresh snow days after the storm if you don't mind flatter tree lines and the occaisional angry shout from a homeowner. YC is alive and well with owners spending millions on new construction and renovations creating the line of trucks every morning and evening on US 191 from Belgrade to Big Sky.

  8. #133
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    Yep, all both points. Y/C is just completing a 1200 acre expansion with a lot of greens, some blue and black terrain and if they pull off the land swap they are working on an additional 500 acres of Challenger style terrain that faces north and looks to catch a lot of snow. Too bad its no open to everyone.

    And the line on that map contains a lot more uphill than it looks like on the map.

    ETA:The memory banks kicked in and FWIW, back in the day and before Headwaters was a thing we used to have terrain open as far out as Jack and Rock creek. Route back was a traverse that takes you through Rams Glade and kicks you out at the bottom of the steep section of Elkhorn for an easy ski to the bottom of IH.
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  9. #134
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    Met up with some Bozeman friends last night. I was told that Lost Trail is a great mountain. I am wondering that whether you guys prefer Lost Trail (TH-Su) or Maverick Mountain if I have only one day for a smalll(ish) mom and pop-type mountain with great snow/terrain????
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  10. #135
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    LT gets more snow.

    I always liked Discovery Basin a lot. They can be iffy on snow, but the Limelight lift terrain is the tits.
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    Lost Trail is fun, I liked the graded trees off chair 2 plus the zones near the "Whiteroom" and "Area 51" had some cool steep trees and weird cliffy stuff that was fun.

    Haven't skied Maverick.

    Echoing Buster on Discovery Basin. If they are getting snow, the Limelight terrain is up there with anywhere in terms of cool rowdy terrain.

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    I'd wait and see where it's snowing at the time. You shouldn't have a problem renting a last-minute hotel room near(ish) to any of those areas.

  13. #138
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    I can't imagine Maverick would be as good as LT.

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    there is a food drive at the hot springs in 4 corners that i get 2 day passes for every 10 food items i bring in, so 20 ramen at .20$(4 bucks) get me 2 day passes. it lasts 10 days, i'll do it most everyday accumulating 20 day passes for the hot springs to be used by all for mt bbi 22.

    fkna!

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