I grew up in Libby, MT snowboarding at Turner Mountain Ski Area. Turner Mountain is a not for profit, all volunteer managed and operated ski hill. In the 90’s I was part of the volunteer ski patrol. Some of my favorite moments snowboarding have happened at this magical place. I wanted to plan an event to support Turner Mountain with fundraising, promote tourism for the community of Libby and to host a one of a kind Montucky Carving experience.
The Alpine Carving Snowboarder group had historically met in Aspen for a week of riding, demoing boards and social events. The business that was organizing this event went bankrupt, thus no more carving event. In the spring of 2018, I met with the Turner Mountain Board of Directors to discuss a fundraiser for the ski area. My idea was to rent the entire ski area for 4 days for this group of Alpine Carvers. February of 2019 we hosted the first Montucky Clear CUT!
My goals are to support Turner Mountain with fundraising, support the community of Libby with additional visitors, promote the sport of Alpine Carving and to make this event sustainable for an annual occurrence.
Behind the scenes helping with this event is Anna K. She has been relentlessly working on the graphics and social media for this event. Anna has flooded the social media outlets with as much or more content than anyone else in the carving sphere. She is also the designer of all of the great artwork. I am truly grateful for her contributions, time and effort.
My wife Kristin has also been a huge support with this event. She has been at my side helping with planning, my sanity and implementing all that is going on. She really wanted a Moose logo...
I really look forward to sharing Turner and Libby with all of you! Thank you all again for your support and contributions.
David Redman mid 80's Turner Mountain