Record Breaking Holidays at Big Sky Resort
Big Sky, Mont. (January 15, 2013) - The Big Sky Resort community pulls together for another record breaking holiday season. Skier visits were up 15% from last years' previous record breaking holiday season. The busiest ski day in the resort's history was also attained on December 29, 2013 with over 7,500 skiers on the mountain with five days crossing the 7,000 skier visit mark, surpassing forecasted numbers*. Mother Nature did her part in blanketing the Resort with 50 inches of new snow over the two week holiday period.
"Skiing all of this terrain under a single lift ticket or season pass has opened the gates for skier choices and convenience" said Brandon Bang, Big Sky Resort's Director of Sales and Marketing. "This record breaking visitation spread through to our community partners operating restaurants, retail and lodging, which are reporting significant increases over previous holiday seasons, too, many up 15% or more." Bang adds "It's thrilling to see the skiing public visiting in record numbers and the community alive with success. The new era of The Biggest Skiing in America is off to a tremendous start!"
In October Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin were integrated into one resort linking 5,800 acres of skiing terrain under a single lift ticket. The "Biggest Skiing in America" product offers 4,350 vertical feet, 22 aerial lifts, seven surface lifts and a tram to the summit of 11,166 foot Lone Mountain.
"Opening up all 5,800 acres to our guests, they had an opportunity to discover new acreage they may not have been accessible to them in the past", said Sheila Chapman, Big Sky Resort's Public Relations Manager. "All this acreage disbursed skiers and snowboarders over the mountain maintaining the ski experience and elbow room we've been known for."
* The calculations are based on past Moonlight Basin Resort numbers and those of the traditional Big Sky Resort reporting.