Small Montana ski hill open for first time in 3 years
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A small ski hill in north central Montana is open for the first time in three years thanks to recent snowfall.
The Billings Gazette reports the Bear Paw Ski Bowl began welcoming skiers earlier this month after two weak snow years.
Manager Dave Martens says the small hill in the Bears Paw Mountains south of Havre has gotten close to 100 inches (254 centimeters) of snow.
The ski area run largely by volunteers has a single chairlift that turns just two days a week and 24 runs, including some that serve as connectors to the main trails and the east side of the mountain.
The mountain is only open on the weekends.
Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com