is alive and strong in Montana. It lives on in community-oriented ski areas; affordable lift tickets, rentals and lessons; and classic double chairs. In this day and age, more and more ski areas are part of group passes and major conglomerates, and yet Montana is full of down-home, family-owned slopes where it’s all about the skiing—and keeping it real. Places like Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Turner Mountain, Maverick Mountain, and Bear Paw Ski Bowl

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