June Skiing over as July Begins

June 30, 2009 at 12:19 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I received a couple great trip reports this late June from two of Western Montana’s iconic ski peaks, Trapper Peak in the Bitterroots and Grey Wolf Peak in the Mission Mountains. Trapper is the highest peak in the Bitterroots and one with the best access as well as terrain. Grey Wolf is a more difficult peak to access as well as ski, and is well worth the trip. Remember your tribal permit if recreating on the Flathead Reservation. There is currently a closure as well in place for MacDonald Peak and the Grizzly Bear Conservation Area all around its massive flanks. Inquire locally about the travel restriction there. I thought it would be fun to post some more photos from the ski days that I missed here on the day before July.

Hiking into and skiing  this classic line requires a full day

Hiking into and skiing this classic line requires a full day

Photos courtesy of Colin Chisholm, Skiing Grey Wolf Peak

Photos courtesy of Colin Chisholm, Skiing Grey Wolf Peak

Staying in the fall line, Grey Wolf Peak

Staying in the fall line, Grey Wolf Peak

Trapper Peak holds skiable snow until mid-July typically

Trapper Peak holds skiable snow until mid-July typically

The Gem Lake Couloir becomes a moderate alpine ice climb in late summer early/late fall

The Gem Lake Couloir becomes a moderate alpine ice climb in late summer early/late fall

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