Mountain updates: Four new snowcats, increased grooming, and new trail in Shedhorn area

Four new snowcats will debut on the mountain at Big Sky this winter season, providing the meticulously groomed slopes that greet skiers each morning of the ski season. The new fleet includes four new Prinoth Bison S snowcats, which align with Big Sky’s commitment to sustainable initiatives and environmental responsibility. The new snowcats feature low energy consumption and sustainable environmental protection with increased efficiency and performance. With low fuel consumption and a 90% reduction in…

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Big Sky Resort introduces triple black diamond trail rating

Big Sky Resort has long been revered by skiers who love the steep, vast terrain and big mountain skiing. Skiing Lone Peak is truly unlike any other resort experience in the lower 48. Big Sky Ski Patrol works diligently to make some of the steepest and most complex inbounds routes open and available to the public. Triple Black Diamond Terrain This season, Big Sky Ski Patrol has designated certain trails as triple black diamond to…

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Flow-State Resort Days (and how to do it with a 5-year-old)

By Tess Weaver Strokes Of the hundreds of reasons why skiing reigns supreme above other sports, perhaps the most underrated is the ability to travel with your child to practically any ski destination in the country and be guaranteed full-day child care and/or ski school. Think about it – surf breaks don’t offer registered childcare under the palapa. Mountain bike trailheads don’t include certified instructors standing by to take your kids for a three-hour lesson.…

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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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