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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My Journey from Mount Elbrus to Big Sky, Montana

By: Dan Egan I often get asked how I ended up making my wintertime home in Big Sky, Montana. The answer is simple and complicated all at the same time. In my new book “Thirty Years in a White Haze,” I try to tie the entire tale together and it all starts with being lost in a mountain storm for thirty-eight hours, during which fifteen people perished. The following are excerpts from the book rewritten…

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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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The Best Groomers, According to a Lifelong Big Sky Skier

By: Brenna Kelleher Big Sky Resort offers some of the best terrain variety in the West for skiers seeking long, cruisy runs down a perfect carpet of corduroy. Though known for its big mountain skiing, there’s a side to Big Sky that’s beloved by many, but doesn’t get the same limelight – the groomers. With 3,200 acres of beginner and intermediate terrain (which is larger than most ski resorts in total!) you can ski for…

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