Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Skiing...it's on.

Powder hounds rejoice!

Opening day for the 2009-2010 ski season is this Thursday up at Big Sky Resort. I have a date with a turkey on Thursday so I'll have to wait until Friday to head up there but I know that Lone Peak will have its fair share of visitors regardless of the Thanksgiving holiday. Bridger Bowl (the local ski resort in Bozeman) is opening its chairs on December 11th. Like many local students and residents, I am full of excitement for the season that lies ahead of us. With a dump of 27 inches just a couple weeks ago and more snow on the way, this year may just be deepest, fastest and most glorious season we've had in awhile!

Big Sky Resort is located a mere 45 miles from Bozeman and offers skiers and boarders 3,800 acres of terrain with runs totaling over 85 miles! I have a hard time conceptualizing it myself even after skiing there many times. Bridger Bowl is only 16 miles away from campus making it a student favorite...but not just because of location. This ski area has 8 lifts and ENDLESS backcountry terrain. The top elevation reaches up to 8,700 feet and gets about 400 inches of fresh snow per year. Getting to these magical places is easy with our free bus systems. Buses head up to Big Sky Resort on a daily basis right from campus. Buses also run several times per day on the weekends to Bridger Bowl. So, the time has come to dig deep in those closets, pull out your gear and get your game face on because it's ski season! It's on.

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