Preparing to Drop into the Big Couloir

By: Dan Egan For skiers and riders looking for an adventure that is a uniquely Big Sky experience, dropping into the Big Couloir is on top of the list. The mystique associated with this classic North American ski descent abounds far beyond the resort, as skiers worldwide have “The Big” on their bucket list.  The question most asked about the Big Couloir is: “How hard is it?” and “Am I good enough to try it?” …

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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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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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4 Reasons to Buy a Big Sky Resort Season Pass

Getting a season pass is a rite of passage for anyone who wants to experience the fun, freedom, and thrill of multiple days carving lines for the best value. Along with great skiing, Big Sky Season Passes offer a variety of discounts and perks that can transform any year from average to amazing. Here are four reasons to get yours now: 1. More Practice, More Pleasure Ski more. It sounds simple but the convenience of…

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Sightseeing on Lone Peak

By: Dan Egan Late one afternoon, I was standing at the top of Africa, one of my favorite mogul runs here at the resort, and gazing up at Lone Peak while the low angle afternoon sunlight was creating a shadow in the dark blue sky. The south-facing slope was smooth, barely a track on it; I was adrift in my thoughts. My skiing companion pierced my contemplation with a question, “What are you looking at?” …

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