We’re only 99 days away from Big Sky’s biggest season ever. Yesterday, the Montana ski resort announced that they’ve moved up their projected opening day from Thursday, November 23rd to Wednesday, November 22nd. Big Sky’s goal is to make it to April 28th, 2024, which would make it the longest season in the resort’s history.
The beginning of Big Sky’s 50th season will feature complimentary breakfast snacks and hot chocolate at the base area, a live DJ located on the Vista Deck, and a MAP Brewing taste testing at the Vista Hall. The lifts will start spinning at 9 am.
Big Sky’s announcement video is full of great footage from its early days, along with some more modern-day powder skiing and riding.
The biggest addition at Big Sky Resort for next winter will be the new Lone Peak Tram. The new tram will be a significant capacity upgrade, with it being able to fit 75 people during the offseason. The winter capacity will be determined by ski patrol based on mountain conditions. In comparison, the old Lone Peak Tram could only fit fifteen people. Riding the tram will continue to be an add-on cost, with it being around $10-40+ per ride.
Last week, Big Sky Resort shared a video construction update, showing the only lift tower that will be built for the lift being installed. In order to build the 100-foot tower, they needed to use 250,000 pounds of steel and 300 cubic yards of concrete. It’s pretty wild to see these construction workers risking their lives to build this masterpiece. We definitely owe them some beers for the hard work after the tram’s finished.