20 miles, over 5000 feet and several blisters. Skiing Montana powder in September? Priceless!
It’s the same every autumn: at some point before the resorts open and when everyone’s chomping at the bit to go skiing, a big storm will blow through the mountains and blanket them with unseasonal snow. Normally it only lasts a few days before it melts, but if you’ve got your skins and touring bindings ready then sometimes you can score some great snow while everyone else is still in flip-flops!
That’s exactly what happened a couple of days ago in Montana, where David ‘Powder’ Steele took advantage of the recent wintry weather to kickstart ski season: “A series of wet storms rolled through with a cold front, and I started wondering what it was looking like up high in Glacier National Park. Threw some pizza in my pack and went to have a look.”
A series of wet storms rolled through with a cold front, and I started wondering what it was looking like up high in Glacier National Park. Threw some pizza in my pack and went to have a look. www.skinningwithbearspray.com
Steele, based out of Whitefish, Montana, is well known for his sufferfests in Glacier National Park. On this occasion he hiked almost 20 miles in total, climbing 5,000 feet up towards Comeau Pass even before donning ski boots! Worth it to ski in September? Totally!