Big Sky Mountain Biking For Beginners (Flow Trails Are Your Friend)

By Annie Fast I recently got back into mountain biking and, wow, the game has changed! What changed? Two words—flow trails. These trails are an alternate to traditional technical trails; they’re generally machine-built wide and smooth, with banked turns and rolling terrain. And Big Sky Resort is packed with them. When you combine freeride trails with modern mountain bikes, it is seriously like a whole new sport—one everyone should try. If you’re just getting back…

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Big Sky Resort Announces Summer Operations

As the days get longer and warmer, Big Sky Resort will begin a phased opening for summer activities on Friday, May 22. Phase two of summer operations will begin on July 1. GOLF To kick off Memorial Day Weekend, Big Sky Resort Golf Course will open on Friday, May 22. Reservations for tee times are available online now. Golf memberships will be available online on Tuesday, May 12, providing season-long access at a discounted rate…

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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: Thank You, Big Sky

This week’s Virtual Skiing blog doesn’t actually involve any skiing. It’s about the Big Sky community finding silver linings, spreading positivity, and coming together. On Sunday, April 19th, in lieu of a proper closing day at Big Sky Resort, the Big Sky community celebrated in a creative way. Instead of riding a favorite lift one last time and savoring the last few lift-serviced runs, our town came together to host the Big Sky CARE-avan, a…

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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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