Wow, so last week was busy to say the least. I had a test in one class, a project in another and I also had a Charter Banquet for SigEp! I still got to do some fun things though, I went for a short hike up the College "M" and got a view of Bozeman that may be the last snow-free view of the year! Last night we had a "Winter Storm Advisory" for Gallatin Canyon (includes Bozeman) and we were supposed to get up to 3" of snow! Unfortunately, we got a grand total of 0" and just some cloudy skies... I can't wait for ski season, it is by far my favorite season in Bozeman. I just love having so many opportunities to ski throughout the year, having three very different mountains within an hour of your doorstep is pretty much the sickest thing ever!
Working on campus has been fun and I enjoy the extras spending money it allows me, but ski season might mean I change my mind on working 10 hrs a week... I might want a free day to "do my homework"... Haha, but in all reality my sophomore year I had Thursdays off and I would ski up at Bridger Bowl all day then come home, do some homework and fall asleep just so I could wake up and go to school for one day, then ski all weekend! It was very fun I must say! MSU also has a skiing class (I'm going to let you guys find out the course number because it is kinda a well kept secret that everyone knows...) where I got to go up to Bridger and have a guided tour around the mountain every Thursday of my spring semester of my freshman year! The "instructor" (we were all expert skiers so we got pointers instead of "lessons") took us to locals only spots and showed us some of the best lines in bounds that Bridger had to offer.
This year I'm going to be skiing Lone Peak (Big Sky and Moonlight Basin resorts) because I wanted to ski with a few of my friends who converted from Bridger a while back. Moonlight Basin offers better Groomers and has a Terrain Park that rivals my home mountain of Sunday River's one medium size park. Big Sky has it's descriptor right in it's name... It is HUGE, you can't ski all the trails in one day, no-way no-how. Combine it with Moonlight Basin with the "Biggest Skiing in America" Pass and you have yourself the most ski-able acreage of any pass available in the United States. I went cheap this year and got a frequent skier card at Big Sky and a season pass at Moonlight, that way I can ski Big Sky when needed and Moonlight whenever I want. All of the resorts offer discounts to students, and they definitely make skiing cheaper for us broke college kids.