Distinctly Montana Magazine

Winter 2011

Distinctly Montana Magazine

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MONTANA! DON’T MISS: The backside bowls hold snow for days after a storm and have a north aspect (read: lighter powder, less sun.) These offer some of the best steep and glade skiing in Montana. www.skidiscovery.com MAVERICK MOUNTAIN WHERE: SIZE: Polaris # LIFTS: 2,020 ft, 24 trails 1 TERRAIN: u20% n40% l40% SNOWFALL: 180” VIBE: Tucked away in the Sapphire Mountains and accessed by the Pioneer National Scenic Byway, Maver- ick is as much about the beauty surrounding it as the skiing. That said, the advanced runs are steep and the 2,000-ft. verti- cal drop is long enough to make even the fittest skiers sore. # LIFTS: DON’T MISS: The Patagonia outlet store in Dillon on the drive out is a great place to get good gear cheap. www.skimaverick.com GREAT DIVIDE WHERE: Marysville SIZE: 1503 ft, 140 trails 5 TERRAIN: u10% n40% l50% SNOWFALL: 180” VIBE: Great Divide is a must-see for any terrain park enthusiast. With three parks, Great Divide offers the best park skiing out- side of Big Sky for less than half the price. The all new Wild- wood terrain park features wooden hits that twist through a secluded glade. Their snowmaking is so good that they have already had slope-style competitions this season. DON’T MISS: The half-price punch card that can cut the price of tickets to $18 when traveling with a group. www.skigd.com www.distinctlymontana.com 61 CLAIRE STONER

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