Big Sky Ski Resort

Big Sky Ski Resort is Montana’s most popular resort. It also has a well-developed infrastructure and amenities. It’s far from the “world-class” resorts you can find elsewhere.

Big Sky Ski Resort has one of North America’s largest skiable areas. The vertical drop is also among the highest in North America.

Big Sky purchased the nearby Moonlight Basin Ski Resort in order to create a large ski area of 5,850 acres, 300 named runs, and a vertical drop down to 4,366 feet. The vertical is only 2,400 ft without the Tin Can Tram on Lone Mountain. The resort believes that big is best and plans to expand (probably to allow more real estate sales near slopes and to become the largest in America).

Big Sky is home to 7 terrain parks, which offer great terrain for beginners and intermediate cruisers. There are also plenty of black piste cuts runs. A good number of double blacks are also well-rated, with most of them being alpine runs that run between rocky features.

Lift queues at other lifts aren’t a problem, so they don’t pose a problem. Big Sky boasts 36 lifts, of which 24 are chairlifts and 7 are high speed. Although the Ramcharger 8-pack was welcomed with great fanfare, it was too expensive for 1,160 ft of vertical.

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