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Did You Know That Big Sky Resort Allows Uphill Ski Traffic?

People have enjoyed skiing since the beginning of time. Long before the chairlift was invented, people would walk uphill and enjoy fresh turns back down their favorite slopes. Now uphill skiing, commonly referred to as alpine touring or skinning, is back and it’s booming in popularity. Skinning is a fantastic way to experience the mountains and it’s a great way to get exercise during the winter. Did you know that in February 2016, Big Sky Resort updated their uphill ski traffic policy to appeal to the masses of skinning fanatics? Here’s a quick outline of Big Sky Resort’s Uphill Ski Traffic Policy:… READ MORE

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The Best Ski Runs For Beginners At Big Sky Resort

One of the best things about Big Sky is that it has terrain for every ability level. Many people don’t realize this because of Big Sky’s big mountain reputation. A lot of Big Sky’s hype is focused on Lone Peak, the Big Couloir, the North Summit Snowfield, and the Challenger zone. But behind all the advanced and expert level skiing, there is enough beginner terrain to keep even the most beginner skiers and riders entertained. How To Stay Warm When It’s Cold Outside The Biggest Skiing In America features 5,800 acres of skiable terrain. When broken down that’s: Expert – 18%… READ MORE

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Are You Ready For Spring Skiing In Big Sky?

Spring skiing in Big Sky is a blast. In fact, it may be one of the best times to hit the slopes and enjoy the Big Sky lifestyle. The days are longer, the temps are warmer, and the views will make your jaw drop. Spring delivers a perfect mix of bluebird skies and legendary storms. But don’t trust us, head to Big Sky in March and April to find out for yourself! Why don’t you plan to spend your March and April ripping groomers, making tram laps, exploring endless trees, or enjoying a classic Big Sky event? Besides world class… READ MORE

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Where To Check The Big Sky Snow Report And Get The Weather Forecast

Are you going skiing or riding today? Make sure that you get the Big Sky Snow Report and check the weather so you’re prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Weather plays a major role in the world of skiing and snowboarding. Snow, temperatures, wind, and cloud cover directly affect how we approach our day on the slopes or in the backcountry. It’s wise to check the weather every single morning over your cup of coffee so that you’re prepared for the day and you know what to expect. Winter weather dictates how long it’s going to take to… READ MORE

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Local’s Guide To The Best Tree Runs At Big Sky Resort

Are You Ready To Discover The Best Tree Runs At Big Sky? Do you enjoy skiing and riding in the trees? Then you need to visit Big Sky, Montana for some good old-fashioned tree skiing fun. Big Sky is proud of their reputation as a big mountain destination, but the resort is also a prime place to ski some of the best tree runs in the world. Tree skiing at Big Sky can be a life-changing experience. There’s nothing like skiing or riding through perfectly thinned glades and finding untouched powder days after a storm. Plus, the trees are the… READ MORE

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The Best Places To Eat Lunch At Big Sky Resort During The Ski Day

It’s easy to work up an appetite when you’re at Big Sky Resort. Whether you’re skiing or riding the groomers, making tram laps, hitting tree runs, or crushing bumps you’re going to want to take a break for lunch at some point to rest the legs and warm up during the ski day. Here are a few of the best places to eat lunch at Big Sky Resort during the ski day: The Cabin – Located in the Arrowhead Mall, it’s easy to ski to The Cabin Bar & Grill via Silverknife. The Cabin’s menu includes authentic Montana soups, sandwiches,… READ MORE

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How To Take A Winter Scenic Ride On Big Sky Resort’s Lone Peak Tram

Did you know that you don’t have to be an extreme skier to stand at 11,166′ on the summit of Big Sky Resort’s Lone Peak? It’s true. As long as you can ski a groomed blue run, you can take a scenic ride on the Lone Peak Tram where you can enjoy the views of a lifetime. The Lone Peak Tram transports skiers and riders to some of Big Sky’s more extreme terrain. The easiest run from the top is Liberty Bowl – a steep black diamond run that seems to go on forever. If that’s not within your skiing… READ MORE

Top 5 Ski Runs at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort, located in Big Sky, Mont., is infamous for its miles of expert terrain and 400+ inches of snowfall each winter season.  But, our majestic mountain in the Rockies has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye.  As a Midwest native who learned to “ski” on snow covered trash dumps that had reached their max, and after moving to Big Sky two years ago from San Francisco, a city that sits at 50 feet above sea level, Lone Mountain (elevation 11,166 at the top) was daunting the first time I saw it.  I strapped on… READ MORE

MSU Hosting NCAA Ski Race at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky, Mont. (December 30, 2013) Big Sky Resort is the home of the Montana State University Ski Team and together with Big Sky Ski Education Foundation and Montana State University will be hosting the MSU Invitational NCAA Division 1 FIS-University race January 10-12, 2014. The course will be set on Andesite Mountain, accessed by Ramcharger chairlift, on Tippy's Tumble. The MSU Invitational is one of eight Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA) ski races. The women's and men's GS (Giant Slalom) Qualifier is Friday, January 10th, starting at 10:00 a.m., with the finals on Saturday, January 11th, starting at… READ MORE

Turkey for a Ticket at Big Sky Resort

On December 13, 2013, Big Sky Resort will host the 7th annual Turkey for a Ticket, the largest one-day food drive benefiting Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Madison Valley Food Bank and the Big Sky Food Bank. Participants receive a free lift ticket to the Biggest Skiing in America® when they donate a frozen turkey or 20 cans of food and businesses can receive a lift ticket voucher for every 20 pounds of food donated.   “Thankfully, food drives like this enable us to scale up our operations to meet the need,” said Lori Christenson, Program Manager for Gallatin Valley Food… READ MORE