Progress on Swift Current 6

This summer, Doppelmayr and Big Sky Mountain Operations are getting a head start on construction for the new Swift Current 6 chairlift.   Although Covid delayed the construction of Swift Current 6 to summer 2021, the resort is getting ahead of a tight construction cycle. Teams are beginning foundation work to set the stage for a full lift replacement during summer 2021.   The existing Swift Current chairlift will continue to run during the upcoming winter season. For those who did not get a chance to say goodbye to the Swifty quad last season, there will be a chance to do so this…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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,…

Continue reading