Local Chris Jones drops into Parachute, one of the sunny A–Z Chutes. On the other side of the ridge lies Moonlight’s shaded Headwaters.
Must Do» Those who can must ski the Big Couloir, the Pinnacles, and the A–Z Chutes at Big Sky, and North Summit Snowfields and Headwaters at Moonlight. For intermediate terrain, hit the blues off Big Sky’s Swift-Current, where there are fun traverses into the trees. And remember, Yellowstone National Park is just 50 miles away. You can cross-country ski, snowmobile, or take a guided tour.