Big Sky

In search of home

Greg Blaufuss is worried about his son Spencer, who lives in a 1984 Bluebird International bus near the corner of Gooch Hill Road and Highway 191 in Gallatin Gateway. A few weeks back, Spencer—who is 24 and works at Big Sky Resort—bought a load of green wood and that triggered an unfortunate cascade of events.

Special Olympian Skye Breitenfeldt rounds the corner during the afternoon snowshoe races. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

More cowbell

Heavy, windblown snow came down sideways at times, but that didn’t discourage 11-year-old Special Olympian Payton Fulton. He flew down the Cupajo run, whipping through the gates with ease as his volunteer helper pulled up the rear and Lone Peak High cheerleaders celebrated from the sidelines.

MINER OF THE WEEK

Dezi Putnam is this week’s Miner of the Week. Dezi is an 8th grader at Ophir Middle School. Dezi is an active part of our school community. You can often find her fundraising for the 8th grade D.C. trip or any other events we have at school. 

Beth Cox chats with a young racer, one of thousands who’ve come through her starting gate over the last 24 years.  PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

59716 VOLUNTEER

Beth Cox stands like a sentry, guarding the timing gate and little bar ski racers push through to begin each timed run. It’s the start of the Lone Peak Speed Series super-G and she works with others on the volunteer race crew to sync the timing system so everything proceeds with the precision Cox expects. 

Tess Lewison with the Flathead Valley Ski Education Foundation comes through the super-G gates on Hangman’s during the recent Lone Peak Speed Series. PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

Students of speed

It’s the second day of “speed camp” and Jeremy Ueland is the designated “dye guy.” He skis off the Ramcharger lift with a plastic tank and a spray wand like the kind you use to zap daffodils and other weeds on your lawn. 

 (L to R) Seniors Ethan Schumacher, Liam Germain and Jackson Wade.  PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

Ethan’s evolution

With 1:10 left to play in their final home game as Big Horn basketball players, Jackson Wade, Ethan Schumacher and Liam Germain watched as Head Coach Austin Barth called time out and sent in the underclassmen. The crowd roared and the underclassmen charged ahead, with freshman Nick Brester swatting away a Sheridan shot in the lane. 

Senior three-point specialist Jayleen Cole will be missed—but still has time to shine in the upcoming District 11C Tournament hosted by Manhattan Christian Feb. 15-17. PHOTO BY DAVID MADISON

Farewell KP and Jayleen

It was Senior Night, but the Lone Peak High School girls’ varsity coach was also thinking about her younger players. At the start of the second half vs. the Sheridan Panthers, Head Coach Ausha Cole started freshmen Ruth Blodgett and Sara Wilson, then brought in freshman Ivy Hicks.

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235 Snowy Mtn Circle
Big Sky, MT 59716
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