Friday, local skier and former Mayor of Philipsburg achieved a double goal.
This ski season, Craig Sorensen of Philipsburg, Montana, has been skiing one day for every year of his age, 68. His second goal was to ski every public ski hill in Montana. These two goals came together last Friday at Red Lodge Montana. Sorensen said it was a challenge, " I had to ski almost every available day, good snow or bad." There was lot a travel involved too, Bear Paw, near Havre, was a day's drive and when arriving the hill had just closed due to high winds. Seeing that we were from out of town the hill operators offered a ride in the groomer so we could get a run in. "Thank you, Bear Paw, volunteers"
The travels included snow drifted roads at Havre, a sand truck plow sliding off the road at Black Tail Mountain, an RV sliding off the road at Turner Mountain and bitter cold katabatic winds at Great Divide.
"I am glad my wife, friend and partner in adventure, Donna Martin, was there to help and encourage me. Every skier should ski as many places as they can. It' a great adventure". Sorensen has now skied 60 different hills in four countries.
The photos are from:
Red Lodge, Bear Paw, Discovery, Great Divide, Turner Ski
By Julian Ricci