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Arrowleaf Balsamroot Sunset. This vibrant photo was taken at 8:45 p.m. in early June. After putting the kids to bed Coyle noticed the sunset was building so he headed up to a spot that overlooks Jack Creek, Ennis, and the Madison Valley. This group of arrowleaf balsamroot stuck out from the sage brush, so captured the magic. It was published as a full page image in a Montana Outdoors photo issue.

Just go shoot

If you follow Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Instagram, you’ve probably seen Ennis photographer Ed Coyle’s work recently. He was invited by FWP to “take over” the feed in late February and early March, highlighting his Montana winter with photos of cougars, landscapes and more. 

Ramcharger 8’s roomy bucket seats will zoom skiers and snowboarders up Andesite Mountain in comfort, shortening the current ride by two-thirds. According to Boyne Resorts President Stephen Kircher, each chair weighs 2,200 pounds and “costs more than a Porsche.” Photo Courtesy Big Sky Resort

North America’s first eight-seater chairlift, night skiing coming to town

Before announcing Big Sky Resort’s official upcoming moves in its 10-year plan, Taylor Middleton, Big Sky Resort general manager and president Taylor Middleton touched on another recent milestone - for the first time in its 45-year history, Big Sky Resort will exceed 500,000 skier visits by the end of this season.

These eye-catching signs are staked just under the Conoco sign on Lone Mountain Trail at the entrance of Big Sky.  Photo by Jolene Palmer

You’ve seen the signs

J.D. Bingman, Montana outfitter license number 614, says he’s not much for making ripples in the pond when it comes to the controversial topics of the day. It’s just that he earns his living on rivers, including the Yellowstone.

WHAT'S NEW AT THE FOOD BANK

THANK YOU—A catastrophe was averted this week, thanks to the quick action of employees from the Country Market, Alpine Property Management and Buck’s T4. When the Country Market’s freezers went down briefly this weekend, the team was able to save the frozen turkeys by moving them to Buck’s to be smoked in their smoker.

Big Sky’s Kjetil Hassman airs it out during last year’s Headwaters comp.

Choose your own adventure

The mere thought of hiking the rocky, narrow Headwaters ridge and skiing one of the many super-steep runs off it strikes fear into some hearts. But for others, like the young skiers and snowboarders at this weekend’s annual Headwaters Spring Runoff junior regional competition, the ridge is an ideal competitive playground. 

Blue Buddha Sushi in Page, Ariz.

Japanese rustic

Blue Buddha Sushi does well catering to tourists in the lakeside town of Page, Ariz. Sun worshipers arrive onshore after house boating around Lake Powell hungry for fresh fish trucked in from Phoenix. The restaurant is owned by Troy Thompson, who grew up snowboarding in Colorado and is now expanding his collection restaurants into Big Sky. 

The Plaza Lofts (two towers to the left) and the Wilson Hotel continue to take shape, shooting for a June 2019 grand opening.

Town Center rising

At Lone Mountain Land Company’s bustling construction site in Town Center, rooms inside the Wilson Hotel are coming together and steel beams used to create the Plaza Lofts building next door should appear in the next month. 

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