Hot off the Press: Big Sky on the Cover

New Coffee Table Book: The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues Have you ever noticed that nearly every ski resort trail map has the same artistic signature tucked in the trees in the lower right corner? That’s because one man, James Niehues, has painted over 200 individual resort trail maps – by hand! And now these true works of art have been compiled together in a handsome new coffee table book The…

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How To Do A Kid Friendly Weekend In Big Sky

This weekend, kid-sized adventures were exactly our game. With a day pass offering more activities than there is daylight and centrally located in the Big Sky Mountain Village, Basecamp is perfect for kids to bite off Big Sky-sized adventures in bite-sized portions. My wife and I were hosting our eight-year-old niece Claire. It was her first time trying out the activities at Basecamp. Lone Peak Expedition We had our sights set on the Lone Peak…

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RFID scanning technology makes the ski day even more seamless

Gone are the days of paper tickets, removing gloves, and fumbling with lanyards to present a ticket or pass to load the chairlifts at Big Sky. This summer, Big Sky Resort will install Axess smart gates equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology at select lifts that serve as access points to the mountain. RFID allows a ticket or season pass to be scanned from inside a pocket, keeping hands warm and ski days smooth.…

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Three Days in Big Sky, Montana: An Itinerary for Adventure

By Sophie Tsairis If you’ve ever been to Montana, you’ve surely heard of Lone Peak. Standing at 11,166 feet halfway between West Yellowstone and Bozeman, it’s a striking pyramid visible from all over the region. And while Big Sky Resort is known for its world class winters, summers here are also spectacular. White water rafting, fly fishing and hiking are right out the back door, and Yellowstone National Park is literally down the road. The…

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Five Classic Lines of Big Sky

Ask around the tram line, roam in the village, or inquire in the patrol shack, and no one will agree on the top 5 best lines at Big Sky. There are just too many classics to choose from. OK, actually, I take that back. The top two are clear: The Big Couloir and Mr. K win by consensus, by a long shot. No contenders. But beyond that? If you ski here regularly, you’ve experienced nirvana:…

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