We just got an update from John up at Downing Mountain Lodge above the Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. They got a decent snowpack building and have been out on skis. Here’s what John had to say . . . Last week’s Thanksgiving storm dumped a foot of powder on a solid base above 6500′ and we’ve been skiing settled powder since. With another hot tub on the front lawn and the sauna working, we’re rolling into winter with 12 cords of wood, 2 jacuzzis and waist deep snow at 7,500′. Not bad for December 2. A fox killed a grouse on the walkway last night and last week a wolf wandered into the mine shed for a looksee before heading up the outside stairs and off to hunt again. We were able to remove numerous hazard trees in the east glades and on the long run this summer making early season skiing really good if you stick to the thinned glades or alpine. Earliest ever guests catching first tracks on Downing mountain November 29. Have a great winter!