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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The Lone Peak Tram has serious skiing and spectacular summer scenery

I’ve spent many days on the summit of Lone Peak: As a former ski patroller, it was my “office” for five winters. At 11,166 feet, it is one of the highest peaks in the area, and on sunny days I loved looking down on the sweeping flanks and high, wild basins of Fan and Cedar Mountains. Receiving 400 inches of annual snowfall—over 33 feet—the peak sees fierce weather conditions and is host to some of…

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Ski Big Sky’s steeps with one of the most influential skiers of our time

As a kid growing up in New England, I always hoped to see Dan and John Egan—famous extreme skiers and locals at my home hill—while I rode the chair. Those stars never aligned for me, but the ones that did were even better when I joined a Dan Egan Steeps Camp at Big Sky. Founders of The North Face Extreme Team, the Egans starred in 12 Warren Miller movies from 1985-1994, skiing daring lines in…

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Major upgrade to Big Sky’s Mountain Village underway

This summer, Big Sky Resort is re-envisioning its dining, après ski, restrooms and lockers in the Mountain Village base area. Renovations are currently underway to introduce a modern food hall for the 2019-2020 ski season. All-new cuisine options will greet skiers next winter, including sushi flown in fresh from both coasts, a ramen station, a taqueria, stone-fired pizza, specialty coffee and crepe stations, plus a deli and grill serving soups, sandwiches, and other items. The…

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