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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Skier’s Guide to the Lone Peak Tram

Everybody remembers their first ride up the Lone Peak Tram. While ascending 1,450 vertical feet in four minutes with no more than 15 skiers and riders, it is impossible not to be wowed by the view of Lone Mountain’s towering summit and the surrounding Big Sky landscape. But if the journey to the top is extraordinary, it is the ski down that makes access to the Lone Peak Tram unforgettable. Once a rider offloads, 300…

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Top 5 Moments from the 2020-21 Ski Season

The 2020-2021 season was unlike any other. We learned about goggle fog management and smiling with our eyes while wearing masks, but most importantly, we have a new appreciation for each day of skiing. We made it through together thanks to our team members, guests, and Big Sky community. So, without further ado, let’s look back at our top 5 moments from this winter season. 5. The view from the Titanic Deck at 11,000ft. 4.…

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