Took a couple laps on Swifty and was scared to get lost. Stuff is still roped off while they open up more of the resort. I think 700 acres or so was open. They use this damned red and green circle crap to tell me what is open. I am colorblind as I found out at Butte MEPS in 1994 when I wanted to be a Navy Nuclear Electronics Technician, blew away the ASVAB, then failed the physical. BTW, to the guy on the lift who said “Get out of Big Sky”, I joined the Navy at 19 at Butte, MT MEPS. I left Montana to join the Military 25 years ago.
Conditions were amazing. I clipped a rock on a steep drop where the snow had been scraped off a little but that is life of early season with a 40″ base. Got in a little under two hours then hauled down to MSU to watch the Bobcats play in the opening round of the FCS playoffs.
Two years ago, I watched Alabama-Clemson for the National Championship in Phoenix. Last year, I watched Gonzaga and UNC in basketball. It was 20 degrees in Bozeman with light snow on Saturday after Thanksgiving and I skied in the morning and watched football in the afternoon.