Lost Trail Powder Mountain - Ski Mag

Lost Trail Powder Mountain

Glades, cliffs, and pillow lines on the Idaho-Montana border.
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Straddling the Idaho–Montana border in the Bitterroot Mountains, Lost Trail serves up glades, cliffs, and pillow lines—and deep, dry snow. Because Lost Trail is closed Monday through Wednesday, when the lifts start spinning on Thursday, the whole place is untracked. The resort has an old-school vibe and it’s not uncommon to see travelers camping in the parking lot and bag lunches in the cafeteria. There isn’t a scene really—no lodging or restaurants—just tons of snow. If only the rest of life were this simple.


Turner Mountain, Montana

Private Powder

There’s no such thing as a secret stash anymore. So how do you keep your line fresh? Own it. It’s only $2,500 a day. You can do this at Turner Mountain.

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Size Matters

Big Sky, Montana, is out to prove that, like girlfriends, other resorts are lying if they tell you otherwise.

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Lessons Learned from Montana Avalanche

A recent avalanche ripped Bridger Bowl, Montana's slack country to the ground. We spoke with Eric Knoff, an avy forecaster at the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, about the fact that tracks don't mean a slope is safe (there were over 200 tracks on the face that slid). This slide was skier triggered, but nobody was caught by the slide. Special thanks to the GNFAC for the photos.

Headwaters Grille at Moonlight Basin will be preparing a special Valentine's Day dinner for you and your sweetheart. Call the Mountain Concierge at (406) 995-7716 for reservations.Photo Courtesy of Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin

By 2010, Moonlight plans to lower its base by a quarter mile, giving the mountain more vertical than Big Sky.

Idaho cashed in this past week, with Silver Mountain getting 4" this past week and other resorts receiving even more.Photo Courtesy of Silver Mountain

Silver Mountain

With only 20 percent of the mountain geared toward beginners, Silver Mountain is your own private, snow-shellacked Idaho.