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Montana ski resorts smothered in powder

Montana is smothered in powder snow in going into January 2014. (Montana Tourism)
Montana is smothered in powder snow in going into January 2014. (Montana Tourism)

WINTER SPORTS -- While much of the West suffers for lack of snow, Montana is flush with powder.

An AP news story today notes that the state has an above-normal snowpack already this year -- good news for river runners planning their spring.

But for now, it's the industry adding a big exclamation mark to the mountain snow conditions with a media release, including the powder-hound photos above, all snapped in the past 10 days.

"Big Sky Country is enjoying some of the best ski conditions in the lower 48!," Montana Tourism points out. 

"The rest of MT's 15 ski areas have enjoyed consistent storm cycles since October. With more pow on the way -- we're in a meteorological heaven," said Molly Ambrogi-Yanson, Tourism spokeswoman.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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