Freeride Chronicles: Big Sky Backcountry

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 15, 2014 10:01 am

In the second episode of season two, the Freeride Chronicles team explores the deep backcountry of the Big Sky State. With over 300 inches of annual snowfall, Whitefish Mountain Resort offers the gang unbeatable lines and a laid back, world class experience. Along the way we meet Missoula, Montana native, Landon Gardner, and trace his journey from the Missoula Freestyle Ski Team all the way to competing as part of the US Freestyle Ski Team.

Backcountry at Great Northern Powder Guides | Photo: Freeride Media

Backcountry at Great Northern Powder Guides | Photo: Freeride Media

The second half of the episode follows the crew to Great Northern Powder Guides, a relatively new cat skiing operation deep inside the Stillwater forest. The family run operation offers some of the best skiing in the state and the Freeride team takes full advantage of wide terrain, glades, pillows, and tree skiing, all under crystal clear conditions. It’s safe to say Montana’s backcountry is a must visit.

Check out the backcountry lines:

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Stay tuned for episode three of the Freeride Chronicles airing next week on The Ski Channel.