Preparing to Drop into the Big Couloir

By: Dan Egan For skiers and riders looking for an adventure that is a uniquely Big Sky experience, dropping into the Big Couloir is on top of the list. The mystique associated with this classic North American ski descent abounds far beyond the resort, as skiers worldwide have “The Big” on their bucket list.  The question most asked about the Big Couloir is: “How hard is it?” and “Am I good enough to try it?” …

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My Journey from Mount Elbrus to Big Sky, Montana

By: Dan Egan I often get asked how I ended up making my wintertime home in Big Sky, Montana. The answer is simple and complicated all at the same time. In my new book “Thirty Years in a White Haze,” I try to tie the entire tale together and it all starts with being lost in a mountain storm for thirty-eight hours, during which fifteen people perished. The following are excerpts from the book rewritten…

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Why Big Sky Is the Best Place to Improve Your Skiing

By: Zoe Mavis Big Sky has a reputation for challenging terrain. Lone Peak has an impressive presence, even from a distance. An assumption often made, mistakingly, is that expert terrain is all Big Sky has to offer. Big Sky has something to offer for all ability levels – and can be one of the best places to improve your skiing. Whether you are cruising groomers or getting after it in the trees, Big Sky has…

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What Makes Big Sky a Must-Visit Resort (And Why Dave Stergar Can’t Seem To Leave)

By Emily Stifler Wolfe Dave Stergar was nearing the front of the Tram line when a friend leaned over the fence and cupped his hands to whisper. “Patrol is about to open the North Summit Snowfield,” he said. Stergar’s blue eyes lit with excitement. If the whisper was true, it would be the first day the Snowfield opened to the public that year. And while the morning snow report posted 1-2 inches, Stergar had already…

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