Virtual Skiing: Local Legends of Big Sky

Big Sky is a big mountain with an even bigger soul. So much of what makes this place special has nothing to do with skiing at all – it’s the people who call this place home.    This week, we’re highlighting a few of our local legends. These skiers embody the spirit of Lone Mountain, and each bring a unique flavor of skiing to Big Sky. Without these people, Big Sky wouldn’t be the place it is today.  Here’s our fifth installment of Virtual Skiing, taking you into…

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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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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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