The Long Haul
When you’re on a long haul (meaning you are working away from home for a while), having friends in the places you visit helps out with homesickness. At the moment, we’re feeling lucky to be in a place where we are surrounded with rad folks.
We met Hjalmar during the first part of our stay here. He works in the park at Big Sky ski resort and was kind enough to extended a day of riding to us. His timing couldn’t have been better. After two weeks on the snowmobile rodeo circuit, we were very happy to have the opportunity to let our mechanical horses rest and ride lifts. Alot of times when we are filming, we don’t get warm-up runs, or feel our boards for more than the few seconds. Going to a ski resort and taking runs is a good way to mix things up and get some much needed riding time.
Anyway, we ended up cutting the rug at Big Sky with some of Bozeman’s finest. Nathaniel, Brian, Jess, Chaundera, and Hjelmar showed us the ropes – the ones you can duck, and the ones you can’t, as well as where we could line up some airtime. The mountain has alot to offer, and if you know where to zig and zag to avoid leaving your base on the rocks, you can get into lines as narrow and steep as you like.
Montana happens to be famous for its “cold smoke” – light, dry powder that will have you all choked up when it gets deep. We’ve got a bit in our lungs right now after a second dose rolled in on some northwesterly flow. At this point we are daily users and might be addicted.
The thermometer read -34 F this morning when it was time to start our sleds. Those kind of temps will sober any junkie up. If you’re toes go numb, you’ve had a bit too much and it’s time to take a break!
Much thanks to Big Sky Resort for a most enjoyable day on the mountain.
THX TO THE CREW FOR THIS AMAZING TIME!