Saturday Apr. 19, 2014
Sports Across Montana
 
Skiers enjoy blue skies at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Whitefish Mountain Resort announced that it set new records for the second straight season with nearly 345,000 total skier visits, 7 percent more than last year and the fourth time exceeding the 300,000 mark.

The resort, which capped the ski season last Sunday, also set a new record for skier visits in a single day with 7,654 on Dec. 30.
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Skiers follow the snow at Logan Pass on a sunny summer day in Glacier National Park. Kay Bjork | Flathead Living

Editor’s Note: This is one of the stories you will find in the spring edition of Flathead Living magazine. Pick up a free copy on newsstands throughout the valley.

Twirls of golden fog rise from the lake, dancing to the syncopated song of mismatched bird voices. The paddleboards and kayaks glisten with dew, next to fishing poles cradled in a crook of an old cottonwood tree. We know that a perfect summer day on Swan Lake is in store – sunny and 70s amidst a world bursting into lime green set against intense blue skies and mountains still capped with snow. But we turn away from the lake and head to the car.

It is nearly July and we are going skiing. While many drag themselves through gray winter days counting time until golf, boating, swimming, or just loafing in the sun, our family hangs on to every last breath of winter.
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Hundreds of spectators lined the course of the ninth annual pond skim competition at Whitefish Mountain Resort on Saturday, April 5. The closing-weekend event featured 42 costume-clad competitors trying to skim across a 91-foot pond on skis or a snowboard.
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Flathead High School senior Dillon Thomas runs hurdle drills during a recent track practice at Legends Stadium. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

With a new season underway, several exciting plotlines are resuming for local teams and athletes. Here’s a glimpse at a few storylines worth following this spring.
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When Averill Harriman was skiing in St. Anton in 1933 and 1934 he became aware of how Hannes Schneider and his ski school were able to keep the Post Hotel and several other smaller hotels open all winter to house his many pupils who came from all over the world to learn how to ski.

Averill also saw the dark scepter of Hitler and his inevitable war not far over the horizon.
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East Glacier resident Brian Suttle crawls the last few yards of the barbed wire obstacle while competing in last year's Spartan Race in Bigfork. File photo by Lido Vizzutti | Flathead

There’s no shortage of excuses to get outdoors between now and October. It’s only a matter of picking and choosing among a long list of adventurous activities. Here are a few good reasons to stay active this spring, summer and fall.
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Best Trick winner Billy "Mountain Man" Marcial shows a different technique to making it across the 90-foot pond while competing in a past Pond Skim event at Whitefish Mountain Resort. File photo by Lido Vizzutti | Flathead Beacon

Alas, another abundant winter is coming to an end, but not without a festive tradition that shouldn’t be missed.
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I remember when Canada geese weren’t everywhere. They seemed a little rare, in fact, a relic of a time when waterfowl were far more scarce than today.

It may have been a matter of place. I first became fascinated with the birds when I lived in Southern California. There wasn’t much wildlife in the rolling desert hills from which our subdivision had been carved. But not far from the house were the bottomlands of the Santa Ana River. The Santa Ana isn’t much to look at; the river is barely a muddy trickle meandering through thick stands of invasive non-native bamboo. Still, it remains an oasis of wild surrounded by metastasizing suburbia.
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