My Journey from Mount Elbrus to Big Sky, Montana

By: Dan Egan I often get asked how I ended up making my wintertime home in Big Sky, Montana. The answer is simple and complicated all at the same time. In my new book “Thirty Years in a White Haze,” I try to tie the entire tale together and it all starts with being lost in a mountain storm for thirty-eight hours, during which fifteen people perished. The following are excerpts from the book rewritten…

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Why Big Sky Is the Best Place to Improve Your Skiing

By: Zoe Mavis Big Sky has a reputation for challenging terrain. Lone Peak has an impressive presence, even from a distance. An assumption often made, mistakingly, is that expert terrain is all Big Sky has to offer. Big Sky has something to offer for all ability levels – and can be one of the best places to improve your skiing. Whether you are cruising groomers or getting after it in the trees, Big Sky has…

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Back to (Ski) School—What to Expect in your Child’s First Lesson

By: Annie Fast I don’t know what I thought raising a little skier/snowboarder would be like, but the reality of teaching your kids in the early days is not entirely the idyllic rewarding experience I had imagined. The reality is that the pace is slow and success looks different for a youngster than it does for ourselves. A great day on the slopes isn’t measured by the amount of vertical you log in a day—it’s…

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