Backcountry Skiing Montana Video

Take a trip with Jake as he enjoys backcountry skiing Montana. This 30 second video of powder skiing shows a trip through the trees along with some faceshots. Backcountry skiing Montana takes a little work, but it is well worth it when the reward is deep powder and perfectly spaced trees.

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Backcountry Skiing Montana Resources

If you are looking to start backcountry skiing Montana, your best bet would be to link up with one of your ski buddies that has deep knowledge of the various zones and snowpack. If you’ve never been to Montana and don’t have any personal connections that can show you around, your best bet may be to make your first trip via a reputable guiding service.

Yurtski is an operator that offers backcountry yurts that you can use as your base while backcountry skiing Montana.  You also have the option to book a guided tour and there are catering options available too.

Beartooth Powder Guides is another operator that offers ski guiding services in the mountains that surround Cooke City. Their services include day trip powder tours, high alpine tours, full guided and catered hut trips, and Beartooth overnight trips.

If you are looking to do less work going uphill and get more runs skiing down, Great Northern Powder Guides is worth a look.  They operate out of the Whitefish area and have a large catskiing tenure along with a yurt for those desiring overnight accommodations.

Other options for those that are properly educated for a self-guided trip include “The Montana Backcountry Ski Guide” ebook or the “Backcountry Skiing Bozeman and Big Sky” paperback/ebook/app.



Rails 2 Riches 2014 – Sandy Boville 1st Place

Congratulations to Sandy Boville for taking home 1st place in a stacked 2014 Rails 2 Riches field on his Talisman all mountain twin tip skis. Rounding out the ski podium were Khai Krepela and LJ Strenio. Scope out the recap video below to watch all the action that went down, including Sandy’s lip 4 disaster 2 out on the DFD.

Rails 2 Riches Sandy Boville

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About Rails 2 Riches

Rails 2 Riches is hosted by Killington Resort in Vermont each December and includes a $25,000 cash purse to be split among ski and snowboard competitors. The venue includes an impressive custom built rail venue and draws a stacked lineup each year as this is one of the few rail jam competitions with a big enough payout to draw the industry’s best skiers. Having fun and impressing the judges is the number one goal for competitors as they look to walk away with a fat stack of cash and bragging rights for the season.  This event is great for spectators too as top ski and snowboard athletes battle it out under the lights in early December.  For spectators, this is one of the only chances each season to watch the best competitors in the sport, at the same spot, battling it out, on a course that is easy to view and fan friendly. As a result, this event makes for a great weekend for both competitors and spectators alike.

Patrick McDaniel was onsite for the event and put together a skiing highlight video of the action featuring all of the top skiers.  Check out the video recap so that you can see what went down at the event.

Previous winners of Rails 2 Riches include:

2013 Results

  • LJ Strenio
  • Giray Dadali
  • Steve Stepp

2012 Results

  • Khai Krepela
  • Dominic Laporte
  • LJ Strenio


Switch Lip by Sandy Boville

Switch Lip by Sandy Boville

This switch lip by Sandy Boville is a bonus shot from Less, the new film by Level 1 Productions.  If you haven’t already seen it, you can catch Sandy’s full segment by watching Less from Level 1 on iTunes or Vimeo.

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About Switch Lip

If you would like to learn more about the switch lip trick in skiing, here is a pretty good discussion about ‘What is a switch lip‘.  If you have anything else you would like to add, please hit us up in the comments of this post.

About Less

Less is the 15th annual ski motion picture from Level 1. In addition to Revision Skis athlete, Sandy Boville, Less features skiing by Magnus Graner, LSM, Will Berman, Duncan Adams, Sig Tveit, Adam Delorme, Tim McChesney, Wiley Miller, Khai Krepela, Will Wesson, Shay Lee, Tanner Rainville, LJ Strenio, Bank Gilberti, Ahmet Dadali, Logan Imlach, Tatum Monod, Superunknown XI, and friends. Less was shot on location at Schweitzer, Idaho; Summit at Snoqualmie, Washington; Riksgransen, Sweden; Colorado, Wyoming, Whistler, Aspen, Ontario, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden, France, Japan, New York, Minnesota, Montana, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Vermont. Less was directed by Josh Berman and Freedle Coty. Produced by Josh Berman. Principal cinematography by Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Jonny Durst, Jake Strassman, and Ante Olofsson. Editing by Jonny Durst, Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, and Blake Kimmel. Art direction by Schui Baumann.

Mike King La Familia Going For Gold Movie

Enjoy this free movie from La Familia featuring Mike King of Revision Skis.  Mike devoted last season to filming this segment with the LaFa crew in Colorado, Minnesota, Slovenia, Italy, etc.  Give it a watch and let us know what you think of the film and Mike’s segment in the comments below.  Enjoy!

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