Preparing to Drop into the Big Couloir

By: Dan Egan For skiers and riders looking for an adventure that is a uniquely Big Sky experience, dropping into the Big Couloir is on top of the list. The mystique associated with this classic North American ski descent abounds far beyond the resort, as skiers worldwide have “The Big” on their bucket list.  The question most asked about the Big Couloir is: “How hard is it?” and “Am I good enough to try it?” …

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My Journey from Mount Elbrus to Big Sky, Montana

By: Dan Egan I often get asked how I ended up making my wintertime home in Big Sky, Montana. The answer is simple and complicated all at the same time. In my new book “Thirty Years in a White Haze,” I try to tie the entire tale together and it all starts with being lost in a mountain storm for thirty-eight hours, during which fifteen people perished. The following are excerpts from the book rewritten…

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