Whether you’ve ever been to Big Sky Resort or not, now is the time. An array of new improvements such as new runs, a new chairlift and rental delivery services makes accessing the slopes at Big Sky Resort faster and easier.
Snow has covered Lone Peak for a month now thanks to several October storms that dropped 2 feet at mid-mountain and more than 3 feet in the upper alpine areas. September produced 20 to 24 inches of snow. A nice base is forming on Big Sky’s more than 5,800 acres of skiable terrain and 300 named runs.
This year, there are a few more named runs. Big Sky Resort added three new gladed runs: OxBow, PB&J Way and Wild Bill. One is parallel to Swift Current Chairlift, one is accessible from the North Summit Snowfield and the third is off Horseshoe. Also, Big Sky Resort more than doubled the width of Fast Lane, the main arterial from the Madison Base Area back to the Mountain Village.
One of the most noticeable improvements is the four new carpet lifts installed this year, three at the Mountain Village Base Area and one at the Madison Base Area. One of the carpets is encased in a blue canopy to help protect riders from the elements. Crews are also reconfiguring the base area slightly to allow easier transition from one carpet to the next, and ultimately aiding the transition to a chairlift.
Big Sky Resort will operate a new chairlift in the Ulery’s Lake area called Stagecoach. The double chairlift will service guests staying in the real estate area, and brings the total number of lifts at Big Sky to 36.
The resort also continues to improve its slopeside services with a complete renovation of the Big Sky Sports Demo Center. Also, guests in select properties will not have to stop at the rental shop first to grab their equipment. Delivery services will fit guests with equipment right at their hotel or condo.
Opening day is November 23, which is also Thanksgiving Day. Buying tickets online early leads to the best deals. For information on lift tickets, visit bigskyresort.com/lifttickets.
Photos by Jeff Engerbretson. Skier is Drew Petersen.
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