When you think of your memories of Snowbowl, what comes to mind? For me, it is celebrating an amazing powder run, with a famous Cesar and a slice of pizza. Just thinking about it now, makes me want to duck out of work and make the drive to the mountain. Or simply making a run and racing to grab a beer before hopping back on the chair lift

Snowbowl has been making memories since 1962. And the mountain continues to bring excitement and fun to winter sports lovers from all over the world.

We have been seeing tons of talk on Reddit and Facebook, saying the ski hill's popularity has skyrocketed over the years. So much so, that some are saying the mountain has been overcrowded so far in 2023. Many say that most days the chairlifts are full and so are the parking lots.

It is easy to see why Snowbowl is so popular. As on Reddit commenter wrote:

  • 20 minute drive

  • awesome terrain

  • so much area

  • so much descent

  • great snow when there us actually snow

  • best ski lodge, pizza and bloody marys

Snowbowl sure has come a long way since 1962. But, a lot of the mountain hasn't changed much over the years.

The following video features footage from the early days of Snowbowl, and is an excerpt from 'Missoula home-movie history, A Place (Sort Of).' Footage from the collection of Shelby Humphreys and family. With music by Rust and Smuts."

vintage snow bowl! from andy smetanka on Vimeo.

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