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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RFID scanning technology makes the ski day even more seamless

Gone are the days of paper tickets, removing gloves, and fumbling with lanyards to present a ticket or pass to load the chairlifts at Big Sky. This summer, Big Sky Resort will install Axess smart gates equipped with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology at select lifts that serve as access points to the mountain. RFID allows a ticket or season pass to be scanned from inside a pocket, keeping hands warm and ski days smooth.…

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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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