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Ski Turner
Steep, Deep and Cheap!
by LibbyMT.com
February 27, 2014

Turner Mountain Ski Area is located 22 miles from Libby on the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter season. It has one double-chair lift which carries skiers from the base at 3842 feet elevation to the summit at 5952 feet elevation, offering a vertical drop of over 2,000 feet geared towards experienced, thrill-seeking skiers and snowboarders. There are 22 named runs, 60 percent of which are rated Black Diamond and 30 percent are More Difficult. Only 10% of the trails are for beginners. Facilities include a base lodge with full-service snack bar. As of the date of this article, the ski area has 60 inches of snow at the summit and 45 inches at the base.

Event: Saturday, March 29, 2014: Turner Top to Dog Race
1st Leg: Climb from midway to top of Turner Mountain. Climbers may use skins or snowshoes.
2nd Leg: Ski from top of Turner to parking lot, including short Slalom course.
3rd Leg: Run from Turner parking lot to East Fork Pipe Creek Road (3.2miles).
4th Leg: Bike from East Fork Pipe Creek Road to Red Dog (mountain bikes only). (12 miles).

The race begins at 2:00PM at Turner Mountain. The race will occur even if Turner Mountain is closed.
• Race tee shirts for all participants
• $40.00 entry fee each team if registered by March 17th. $60.00 after March 17th.
• Please sign-up and pay fees at Turner Mountain Snack-Shop.

For more information, call Tom at 406-293-3571 or view the Top to Dog Informational Flyer (pdf):

Learn to Ski/Snowboard at Turner Mountain
Turner offers Learn to Ski/Snowboard School on Saturdays from 10am and 1pm. Cost is $20 for two hour lesson. Instructor: Chad Munro. (NOTE: The Ski and Snowboard school will not be operating Saturday, March 1st.)

Learn to Ski-in-3 package:
It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
• 3 – Day Lift Tickets
• 3 – Daily Equipment Rentals
• 3 – Two-Hour Lessons
Cost is $90 for all ages. Participant may use any Saturdays this season as their choice. The school slots are non-transferable and for beginners only. Heidi Tauber Learn to Ski/Snowboard Program.

Lift Ticket prices for the 2013/2014 Season
Children 0-6 years are free.
Children age 7-12 (Juniors): Day $20, Half Day $15, Season $260, 5-Day Voucher $80
Teens age 13-18: Day $25, Half Day $10, Season $325, 5-Day Voucher $100
Adults: Day $37, Half Day $32, Season $480, 5-Day Voucher $150
Senior 62 years, College Student w/ID & Active Duty Military w/ID: Day $30, Half Day $25, Season $390, 5-Day Voucher $120
Family Season (4 persons: 2 adults/2 children, $100 each additional child): $1250

Certificates, 5-Day vouchers, and season passes are available at
• The office of Bruce Zwang, CPA, 519 California Ave, Libby
• Libby Sports Center, 204 West 9th Street

Directions to Turner Mountain Ski Area:
Turner Mountain Ski Area is located 22 miles north of Libby, Montana on Pipe Creek Road. Libby is serviced by Amtrak and commercial flights are available into Kalispell/Whitefish, Montana, and Spokane, Washington.

Distances to Turner:
• Libby, MT: 22 miles
• Spokane, WA: 181 miles
• Coeur d'Alene, ID: 150 miles
• Missoula, MT: 213 miles
• Kalispell, MT: 110 miles
• Whitefish, MT: 126 miles
• Eureka, MT: 89 miles

For more information call the Turner Mountain Snow Phone: (406) 293-2468 or email contact@skiturner.com.

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