Author Archives: JohnLehrman

About JohnLehrman

I graduated from UM in 1995 with a degree in Wildlife Biology and a minor degree in Wilderness studies. After years of chasing data and wildlife, I settled into a job as trip leader and a director of Keewaydin Wilderness camp a canoe trips program in Northern Ontario. My wife, Jenny, and I started operating the Downing Mountain Lodge in 2008-2009 and purchased the facility and 60 acres in July, 2012. Operating as the premier Montana backcountry ski lodge in the winter and a holiday retreat the rest of the year, the Downing Mountain Lodge is located west of Hamilton Montana in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains. With incredible skiing in the winter and exceptionally private but accessible lodging year round, the Downing Mountain Lodge, built in 1976, is the iconic mountain lodge in the Bitterroot Valley, available to the public for enjoyment and pleasurable stays.

AIARE Level 1 avalanche education at Downing Mountain Lodge

AIARE Avalanche Education and Downing Mountain Lodge- sign up online at avytraining.com/courses.html AIARE Level 1 Avalanche classes January 18-20 and Jan 22-24, 2016- taught by Avalanche Education Specialists Call George D’Angelo directly for information and reservations 406-838-6617 or email avalanche.education@gmail.com. … Continue reading

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January 6, 2014 Downing Mountain Backcountry

With a foot of fresh on the upper mountain and 2-3″ at the lodge, we skied up Downing Mountain on the beautiful high pressure day of Jan 6, 2014. What a great day of skinning in the sunshine chatting and … Continue reading

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