Turkey for a Ticket at Big Sky Resort

December 04, 2013

Big Sky, Mont. (December 4, 2013) - On December 13, 2013, Big Sky Resort will host the 7th annual Turkey for a Ticket, the largest one-day food drive benefiting Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Madison Valley Food Bank and the Big Sky Food Bank. Participants receive a free lift ticket to the Biggest Skiing in America® when they donate a frozen turkey or 20 cans of food and businesses can receive a lift ticket voucher for every 20 pounds of food donated.

"Thankfully, food drives like this enable us to scale up our operations to meet the need," said Lori Christenson, Program Manager for Gallatin Valley Food Bank. "Turkey for a Ticket is a critical food drive that helps fill our shelves."

Big Sky Resort will give a free lift ticket, valid for the day of the food drive only, to skiers, snowboarders, and Big Sky Silver pass holders when they donate at least 20 cans of food or a frozen turkey. Donations from Big Sky Resort Gold and Bronze, Moonlight Basin and Biggest Skiing in America pass holders will receive a lift ticket voucher valid December 13, 2013 to January 31, 2014, holiday blackout dates apply.

Donation areas are Big Sky Resort's Mountain Village and Madison Base Area, both collecting from 8:30am to 1pm, distributing lift tickets and vouchers. In Bozeman, at Albertson's, Big Sky Resort representatives will be collecting from 7:30am to 11am, distributing vouchers only.

Take the business challenge by donating 80 pounds of food or four frozen turkeys and receive four lift ticket vouchers to be used December 13, 2013 to January 31, 2014, holiday blackout dates apply. A maximum business donation is 800 pounds of food or 40 frozen turkeys and receives 40 lift ticket vouchers. Businesses need to make a one-time donation at the Albertson's location; multiple drop-offs will be considered individual donations.

Since the inaugural year in 2007, Turkey for a Ticket has collected a cumulative total of 115,788 pounds of food for the food bank. Help Big Sky Resort fill the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Madison Valley Food Bank and the Big Sky Food Bank for the upcoming holiday season.

Visit www.bigskyresort.com for more information.