Episode 8: 

Winter is Only for Hibernation if You’re a Bear, and You’re Not a Bear

Rebecca and Mari share with their listeners their ideas of perfect winter itineraries in Great Falls, Montana and try to explain just how wide fat tires are, what to not use for snowshoeing, and the one time Mari hit a peasant on the way to Showdown Montana.


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Show Notes and Pull Quotes

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Showdown Montana is Montana’s first ski mountain and opens December 18, 2020!

Book your ski lessons at Showdown Montana. But after all the wind and face-plants, you’ll want to go to Elements to get taken care of. 

Silvercrest Trails are great for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

Look how pretty is Memorial Falls is in the winter, and everywhere else.

See all the Art Along the Trail.

Make reservations for Celtic Cowboy here.

We think Al Banco, Crooked Tree Coffee, and Tracy’s all offer great breakfasts during your stay.

Make sure you stop at Dragonfly Dry Goods, The Blue Rose, Pizazz, and Real Deals when shopping downtown.

Check out the sneak peak of the Firearms, Technology and the American West at The C.M Russell Museum.

Stream performances from the Great Falls Symphony here.

Holiday Village Mall and Scheels offer shopping on 10th Ave S, too!

Don’t forget, Great Falls is Montana’s Museum Capital.

For lunch in Downtown, we recommend Mighty Mo Brewing Co. and Harvest Craft Kitchen. 

No trip to Great Falls, Montana is complete without enjoying a fishbowl at the Sip ‘n Dip!

Recorded Claims Explained

This is why fake snow is fake snow.

Some women are okay with fake diamonds.

Turning backward on the chair will help you realize your fear of heights.

Showdown has 36 trails and 640 ski able acres.

Yes, you can hunt along the River’s Edge Trail, but only in certain places.

No bobbers for ice-fishing, but tip-ups are used.


Listener input for the itinerary! : If you are coming from sea level elevations, please don’t go to Showdown on day 1. Porphery Peak is over 8,000 feet and you should give your lungs a day to acclimatize to Great Falls’ 3,330 foot elevation before going up to a mountain with a base of 6,000 ft and a peak of 8,000.

So you’re the dam expert? Let us know if our claim is wrong.