What Makes Big Sky a Must-Visit Resort (And Why Dave Stergar Can’t Seem To Leave)

By Emily Stifler Wolfe Dave Stergar was nearing the front of the Tram line when a friend leaned over the fence and cupped his hands to whisper. “Patrol is about to open the North Summit Snowfield,” he said. Stergar’s blue eyes lit with excitement. If the whisper was true, it would be the first day the Snowfield opened to the public that year. And while the morning snow report posted 1-2 inches, Stergar had already…

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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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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 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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