Big Sky Resort Reports Record Week
January 07, 2013
BIG SKY, Mont. - The entire Big Sky Resort community is celebrating after a record breaking holiday week. Up over 16% in skier visits from the previous record breaking year, with Mountain Sports and the Basecamp Kid's and Teen's camps seeing their busiest week as well. Big Sky saw also its biggest skier day in history with nearly 6,000 skiers, with an average of over 4,800 skiers and riders during the week between the Christmas and New Year's Holidays.
"Our entire economy is based on recreation and hospitality", said Taylor Middleton, Big Sky Resort's General Manager, "and we are very excited about the positive economic impact of consecutive record breaking holiday periods. While the consistently good snow at Big Sky is key," said Middleton, "it's not everything, we were forecasting record winter visitation in the fall. There is more going on in our community, our facilities are growing, skiing is improving and the entire hospitality product is more appealing than ever before to our visitors."
"More skier visits means more business - for the Resort and for the entire community," said Middleton. "We were at over 95% of lodging capacity and the restaurants and retail outlets in the Mountain Village and Meadow Village were humming, the economy is back in Big Sky."
"The Biggest Skiing in America is an amazing product and with the entire community's efforts visitors from all around are coming to experience all we have to offer. When you take into account the terrain, snow and all the other activities, skiers and riders are spread out and still have nearly an acre of terrain to themselves," said Chad Jones, Big Sky Resort's Public Relations Manager. "The longest lift lines were still under 10 minutes and powder stashes were plentiful"