Monday, February 21, 2011

Teton Ski Hill - Choteau

Heading down to Teton ski hill outside of Choteau tomorrow to go telesking with my dad.  Should be fun.  I haven't been into the mountains there in the Winter.  Last time I did anything substantial up there was a number of years ago when Clay and I hikied over the pass to Kayak one of the creeks - headwater of the Sun river if I remember the name.

3 Comments:

At 2/22/2011 10:47:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We turned back at Browning due to the bad storm. THey don't plow the duck lake road, and drifting would have closed this road off for the return. We also weren't sure what the road into the valley was going to be like, so it is back to drywall sanding and painting the back bedroom.

 
At 2/26/2011 10:23:00 AM , Blogger Marko Polo said...

too bad.... I was looking forward to seeing how it was.. maybe I can get away in March and check it out with you.

 
At 3/13/2011 11:39:00 AM , Blogger sigob said...

Made it down to teton ski hill yesterday. It was sunny, warm, some fresh snow - all in all, a perfect day.

The hill lists a number of black runs, but on most any other hill they would all be considered blues. There is no steep terrain. rather, there is an abundance of rather gentle easy intermediate runs that get labelled as advanced runs because they are left ungroomed. This weekend all the recent snow meant any bumps were totalled covered and everything was intermediate.

Of course on light touring gear with leather 3 pin boots, that meant it was just right.

There were no lift lines even on one of the best ski days of the year. Unlike other resorts there is no attitude. This is a perfect place for a begginner/intermediate, but is not a good spot for advanced skiers.

The lounge has a good menu. Prices are fantastic. One downside of the runs is most of them are slightly off-camber. Thus you normally need to cut one half of your turns short. This is a rather minor issue. There is lots of room for glade skiing, and most of the people on the hill don't tear up too many new tracks. There was still lots of fresh snow left on established runs even at the end of the day.

The views are also fabulous. If anyone has some extra coin, there is a 20 acre parcel of land just on the border of the first mountain. or this one

 

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