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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How To Do A Kid Friendly Weekend In Big Sky

This weekend, kid-sized adventures were exactly our game. With a day pass offering more activities than there is daylight and centrally located in the Big Sky Mountain Village, Basecamp is perfect for kids to bite off Big Sky-sized adventures in bite-sized portions. My wife and I were hosting our eight-year-old niece Claire. It was her first time trying out the activities at Basecamp. Lone Peak Expedition We had our sights set on the Lone Peak…

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The Lone Peak Tram has serious skiing and spectacular summer scenery

I’ve spent many days on the summit of Lone Peak: As a former ski patroller, it was my “office” for five winters. At 11,166 feet, it is one of the highest peaks in the area, and on sunny days I loved looking down on the sweeping flanks and high, wild basins of Fan and Cedar Mountains. Receiving 400 inches of annual snowfall—over 33 feet—the peak sees fierce weather conditions and is host to some of…

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Ski Big Sky’s steeps with one of the most influential skiers of our time

As a kid growing up in New England, I always hoped to see Dan and John Egan—famous extreme skiers and locals at my home hill—while I rode the chair. Those stars never aligned for me, but the ones that did were even better when I joined a Dan Egan Steeps Camp at Big Sky. Founders of The North Face Extreme Team, the Egans starred in 12 Warren Miller movies from 1985-1994, skiing daring lines in…

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