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From the Hill - Still snow at Bear Paw Ski Bowl


Last updated 2/14/2023 at 11:17am

Courtesy photo/Byron Ophus

A young skier tries out the slopes at Bear Paw Ski Bowl.

Driving just south of Havre the hillsides and fields were almost totally devoid of snow. Only the barrow pits and leeward sides of hills and coulees still held the wintry white stuff. From the upper lake, the snow cover built as did the anticipation of eager skiers and shredders on their journey to the fabled slopes of Bear Paw.

Upon reaching their destination, downhill enthusiasts were greeted by abundant quantities of snow. Snow that was boosted by a recent dump of nearly 5 inches. The actual depth of new snow was difficult to measure as it was carried to the hill by a brisk wind. Drifts...

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