10 Surprising Facts About Big Sky Ski Resort
#10. The inside of the original Lone Peak Tram cabins were painted pink to have a calming effect on the passengers.
#9. A model of The Lone Peak Tram was blown up in Warren Miller’s 1996 film Snowriders.
#8. Big Sky Resort was founded by famous NBC News broadcaster Chet Huntley, who was raised in Montana. Huntley died of lung cancer three days before the grand opening of the ski lifts in March 1974.
#7. Boyne Resorts, owned and operated by the Kircher family, bought Big Sky Resort in 1976.
#6. Big Sky held an auction to name one of their new runs. The guy who won named the run “White Witch” after his wife.
#5. Big Sky has the smallest yearly deviation of snowfall of any major resort in the United States.
#4. The longest resort run is 6 miles (Liberty Bowl to the Mountain Village Base area).
#3. Big Sky Resort is an hour drive from Yellowstone National Park.
#2. On clear days, from the top of Lone Peak, you can see three states (MT, ID, WY) and two national parks (Tetons and Yellowstone).
#1. Many think that Lone Peak is a volcano. (It’s not because it has never erupted.)