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MIKE HALL, Adventure Sports, Travel, Backcountry, Avalanche, Snowmobile, Snowmobiling, Snowboard, Snowboarding, Sledboarding, Winter Fat Tire Mountain Biking, Mountain Biking, Ski Patrol, Motorcycle, BMW Adventure Motorcycling, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Utah, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Jackman, Maine

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Road Trip / Bozeman, Montana < Day 3

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The lift to the top of the bowl, all black-diamond and double black-diamond terrain.
The snow was piling up and making for a good day on the mountain.

Bridger Bowl has good steep terrain and when it dumps, there isn't a better resort to be in. You want chutes, it's here, you want double-black rock cliff steeps, you want natural half-pipe ravines...yup it's here. When the Spring storms come blasting in they don't measure in inches, it's feet. It snowed all day!




Natural half pipe.


Mom dropping in behind son into double-black diamond tree run.

Mom riding back up with her son. Gotta get the last chair of the day, ya know.
It's going to just keep dumping, check it out below. We've already got 18 inches in the last 24 hours.

Overnight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%
Snow

Lo
17 °F
Wednesday

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%
Snow
Likely
Hi
28 °F
Wednesday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Snow
Likely
Lo
15 °F
Thursday

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Snow
Likely
Hi
24 °F
Thursday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%
Chance
Snow
Lo
15 °F
Friday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Snow
Hi
26 °F
Friday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%
Chance
Snow
Lo
16 °F
Saturday

Chance Snow
Chance
Snow
Hi
25 °F
Saturday
Night

Chance Snow
Chance
Snow
Lo
17 °F

Detailed text forecast
Hazardous weather condition(s):

Overnight: Snow. Low around 17. West wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Wednesday: Snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West wind between 11 and 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Calm wind becoming north northeast between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 24. North northwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Northwest wind between 5 and 7 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Snow Dance Worked = This is Why We Drive 1000 Miles

Today

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%
Snow

Hi
36 °F
Tonight

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%
Snow

Lo
20 °F
Wednesday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%
Chance
Snow
Hi
30 °F
Wednesday
Night

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Snow
Likely
Lo
16 °F
Thursday

Snow Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%
Snow
Likely
Hi
25 °F
Thursday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%
Chance
Snow
Lo
17 °F
Friday

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Snow
Hi
28 °F
Friday
Night

Chance Snow
Chance
Snow
Lo
19 °F
Saturday

Chance Snow
Chance
Snow
Hi
27 °F

Detailed text forecast
Hazardous weather condition(s):

Today: Snow showers. High near 36. West wind between 14 and 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow showers. Low around 20. West southwest wind between 14 and 17 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. West wind between 11 and 13 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Wednesday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. North northwest wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 25. North northwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Road Trip / Bozeman, Montana < Day 2

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We have been traveling to Bridger Bowl for the last 12 years. It was always a Spring trip in late March or early April the first few years. Then we came out in January, over New Years a couple times. It has been the Spring trips that we have had some good snow storms, with 20 - 30 inches of powder. Well it is the Spring season again.

Always a good view across the valley.
Weez cranking on her Never Summer snowboard.




It was good to get out on the mountain and get the legs moving. After the 15 hour drive yesterday it took a bit to loosen up.

With wind gusts up to 65 MPH a couple lifts were closed. So we made our way to the south lift and found some good runs. Finished the day on the mountain with a steep, double-black diamond drop and a run to the base lodge. It was a good first day in the mountains. It was overcast all day with storm clouds to the south and east. The possibility of a spring snow storm is in the air, the more the better.

OUT of HERE...Road Trip: Bozeman, Montana / March 2010

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Road Trip...passing another semi.
The North Dakota Badlands.


Drove straight thru, 1000 miles. Left at 10:30AM Sunday and arrived at 12:45 AM Monday morning in Bozeman, Montana. Hauled the snowmobiles and brought the snowboards. Going to be a good trip.
Pictures of the inside the hotel in Bozeman that we are staying at,unloaded a few duffel bags then enjoyed a few beers to acknowledge a safe 15 hour drive. Got to bed by 2:30AM Monday...yeah!
Going up to the mountain this morning to snowboard..later.