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…

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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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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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