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Smart friend you have BD. That snow is looking 'wet', best to walk out carefully! Montana snow in these places is 'dry' and fluffy--the weather recently has had a lot of rain and moisture. Makes for great avalanches!
I (almost) hate to see Big Sky outed! We were there the same week as your friend. Three bluebird days, three days with snow, excellent weather by Big Sky standards.
I am a blue skier, no chutes for me! But Big Sky offers everything we could want, including long runs where my friends and I were the only ones we could see up or down a long run. So there's more than just the extreme skiing there. But just quit talking about it. It is our little secret.
By the way, my favorite sound in the morning is those avalanche cannons! The sound of fresh snow and safety.