Photo Gallery-Big Sky Resort Montana

Posted By: Freeride Chronicles on April 19, 2013 11:40 am

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Kipp Proctor sending it Montana style. Photo: Freeride Media

Living in the Pacific Northwest we are blessed with numerous top-notch ski resorts within a short 5-8 hour drive. One that has always been on my bucket list is Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana which will be one of the featured resorts in the upcoming Freeride Chronicles series.

With fresh snow to greet our posse which consisted of Desiree Leipham, Tommy Frey, Dan Herby, Tony Rizzuto and “Shotz Ski” Scott Evans we headed out into this big, new playground with Kipp Proctor our new friend who manages Big Sky Social Media.

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Tommy Frey getting after it in Big Sky.  Photo: Freeride Media

After a few runs of getting the lay of the land we hooked up with one of my longtime friends, Dan Egan who was out at Big Sky for one of his long running Steep Skiing Camps. Between Herby, Egan and myself talking about the “Old Dayz” we worked the lower mountain getting in plenty of powder shots in the easily accessed tree skiing stashes waiting for the sun  to pop out.

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Proctor, Legasa, Egan and Frey heading back up for another round.  Photo: Freeride Media


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Dan Herby and Dan Egan playing Cat and Mouse.  Photo: Freeride Media

Between Dan Egan and Kipp we were getting the grand tour of Big Sky as they treated us to some of their favorite haunts on the mountain. Once the sun started popping out we raced for the Lone Peak Tram where we ventured out to the Dictators and a few other of their favorite steep lines.


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Tony Rizzuto get his steep fix on.  Photo: Freeride Media


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Desiree Leipham arcing around one of the big White Pines. Photo: Freeride Media

Definetly some steeps off the Lone Peak Tram


As we soon found out, Big Sky is BIG and it has plenty of terrain for any ability. Some of my favorites were the gladed areas in Dude Park where the White Pines made for some cool shots as we hot lapped this little gem area taking full advantage of the beauty and the snow.

The day just kept getting better with some big sun breaks giving us a better understanding of why they call it Big Sky. Pretty impressive scenery and terrain to say the least.

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Dan Herby dropping off the Tram.  Photo: Freeride Media


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Dan Herby getting a little fresh in one of the many Honey holes.  Photo: Freeride Media

Day 2 brought us Bluebird skies and plenty of new terrain for our adventure. Our crew ran hard on this day taking full advantage of the sun and working  the soft snow in many of Big Sky’s secret little Honey Holes. You can bet we’ll be back at Big Sky again.

Next stop Moonlight Basin!



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A former member of the United States Freestyle ski team, Bob Legasa combined his passion for skiing, outdoors and storytelling and created Freeride Media. Bob has won numerous Society of Photo Journalism Awards and a highly coveted Emmy Award. With over 25 years as a professional Freestyle skier Bob has taken his knowledge of the sport into a variety of different fields including, Television, journalism, coaching, and event management. Bob’s passion for skiing can be seen on The Freeride Chronicles

Together with his wife Jane of 21 years Bob has two beautiful girls Alli and Hannah. The entire family loves to ski and they can be found most every winter weekend skiing at Schweitzer Mountain.

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