Virtual Skiing: The Best of Pond Skim

For our third installment of Virtual Skiing, we’re honoring a Big Sky tradition: Pond Skim. As the holiest of spring skiing holidays, Pond Skim requires sheer determination and killer outfits as contestants try to ski, sink or swim across an Olympic-swimming-pool-sized pond in the base area.   To host this event, the Big Sky Resort Terrain Parks Crew carefully builds the pond out of snow and fills it with water. Despite looking tropical, this water is…

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New Ski Lift Construction Postponed at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort has postponed installation of the new Swift Current ski lift until the summer of 2021. The lift had been scheduled for a summer 2020 installation and complete in time to open for the 2020-21 ski season. “Proceeding with a complex and deadline sensitive construction project during the current COVID-19 emergency would not be a prudent decision,” said Troy Nedved, general manager of operations at Big Sky Resort. According to Nedved, concerns about…

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Virtual Skiing: Inspirational Stories from Lone Mountain

Today is Friday, April 3, and it’s been almost three weeks since Big Sky stopped spinning chairlifts. We’ve been through many stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, sadness, acceptance. And now? Well, we just miss skiing. And chairlifts. And the way the sun hits Lone Mountain in the morning. We figured you might be missing it too. So, we scoured the internet and found a few Big Sky stories to entertain, to lighten the mood,…

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Big Sky Ski Lifts Go Green

Renewable energy credits eliminate lift operation’s annual carbon footprint Big Sky Resort announced today that its ski lift operations are now in alignment with The Big Picture, the ski area’s initiative to reduce operating impact and become carbon neutral by 2030. The resort recently purchased Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) equivalent to the annual electrical consumption of its 38 lifts. “Lifts are obviously essential to our business – and they are responsible for nearly a third…

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