Mount St. Louis Moonstone began as all good things do: with a dream and a couple of T-bars. Founder Josl Huter’s Austrian roots run deep in the resort’s alpine-style base chalets and in its trail names
Nothing transports you to the Alps faster than turns down Yodeler or Tiroler (short of a schnitzel snack in your goggle pocket).
Huter’s outdoor spirit is as palpable today as when he opened doors over half-a-century ago; it beckons to those of us thirsty for adventure, those who seek to maximize on-hill time so much so we reverently shorten the name to “Louis” to save precious milliseconds.
Louis is pummeled by lake-effect snow, stretching out the season from December to as long as April. It’s not unheard of for diehards to be late for Easter Sunday dinner—losing track of time during spring park sessions is understandable in the award-winning Skoolyard, Junkyard, and Outback. And with upgraded night lighting and three new PistenBully groomers on the 2017/’18 season roster, we’ll be lucky to make it home in time for dessert. In that case, it’s logical to stay to prep for Louis’ dry-season events like the mettle-testing Tough Mudder (might need some extra pocket schnitzel for that one).