State Sen. Pat Flowers visited with constituents in Big Sky to better understand the needs in his district. PHOTO COURTESY CANDACE CARR STRAUSS

Town hall in Big Sky

There is an uncommon approachability to Montana politicians. When the legislature is in session, the reserved parking for legislators at the state capital regularly houses a handful of old beat-up farm trucks. Many legislators are proudly generationally linked to the state they serve.


Photo of slide triggered by Big Sky Resort Ski Patrol Snow Safety on the South Face, Marx Run. PHOTO COURTESY J.C. KNAUB

Mitigating danger

Early ski season is typically a little more technical for the folks responsible for snow safety. Using data analysis and strategic, careful work, they tame the mountain as best as possible for the safety of the skiing/ snowboarding public. 

Survival on the Spur

It was a Hail Mary moment for Richard Nichols as he sailed off Lone Mountain Trail. He saw a tree, knew that was where he was going to land, crossed his arms over his chest and braced for impact. 


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