Big Sky local Chance Lenay was busy recently, packing up his gear and snowboard and heading to Revelstoke, British Columbia to compete in the Freeride World Qualifiers held on January 10.
While many companies are inclined to shut down for the holidays due to paying a premium for workers: from time-and-a-half to double-time or overtime wages, according to a study by the Society of Human Resource Management, Big Sky and resort communities in general operate differently.
There is nothing Lee Griffiths does that is not well thought-out. His move to Big Sky years ago was quite researched and intentional. He knew he wanted to escape the rat race of the East Coast and settle in a ski community out west, so he spent an entire season visiting many resort areas.
Gus Hoffman believes it was a grizzly which spooked his horse, Soldier, after he dismounted for trail cleanup in June of 2017. He was alone, the lead rope in one hand and a saw in the other, when the 15-hand horse’s powerful rear hoof launched to his throat. Gus fell back, dropped the rope and felt disoriented – like he couldn’t breathe.
The U.S. government shutdown may have been in full swing, but it was business as usual on New Year’s Eve day for Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center Director Doug Chabot.
December 24, 2018
Someone at the Yellowstone Club accidentally called 911 from their Apple Watch at 9 a.m. The SOS feature was then disabled so this issue would not reoccur. Similar issues via iPhones occurred at Big Sky Resort throughout the day.
Chris Kamman spent every summer of his childhood in Big Sky, selling golf balls lost by the family home on the 17th hole of the golf course and admiring Warren Miller’s filmmaking skills.
He never thought he would one day own his own Big Sky-based production company and travel the world shooting ski films.
Most of us who have spent some time in the mountains know the amazing splendor of a great alpenglow. An experience that comes to mind for me was while snowboarding through knee deep powder, at what felt like 140 mph, with my hair on fire. At that moment I was so exhilarated.
Bradford Lartigue and I met to chat at Caliber Coffee. He knew everyone – every single person already there and every person who walks in.
John and Toni Delzer, owners of Delzer Diversified, a long-standing Big Sky snow and ice maintenance company, will soon get to fly in a Chinook or Blackhawk helicopter – a surprise which led to many high fives and mile-wide grins.