Mountain Stats & Info

Winter Mountain Stats

The Biggest Skiing in America is the sensation of endless terrain under an expansive big sky where guests come to leave crowds and traffic behind, lapping ski runs with hardly a wait. Big Sky Resort is big with four mountains connected by chair lifts providing families and friends of different skiing abilities a magnitude of intertwined terrain levels, notably the desired steeps the Lone Peak Tram accesses. Powder stashes are continually found throughout Big Sky due to the consistent snowfall in the Northern Rockies with a natural fall-line back to the village base. Acres trump skiers boasting about two acres per skier as they disburse over the inbound landscape. Big Sky is a resort without limits as guests enjoy a plethora of activities that go beyond skiing.

Since there isn't a major metropolitan city destination, guests don't experience slow traffic to the resort. Instead, they begin their ski vacation with an easy drive through a scenic canyon skirting along the Gallatin River. Welcome to Big Sky!

Compare Big Sky to the Western glamour resorts and it's easy to see why we're America's Biggest Skiing®.

Terrain Breakdown

Biggest Skiing in America Statistics

Ski Season Opens
November 24, 2016 (Madison Base Area scheduled opening in mid-December 2016)

Ski Season Ends
April 16, 2017

Hours
Our lifts are scheduled to run daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm, weather pending, depending on area of lift.

Elevation
Summit (Lone Peak) - 11,166 feet
Base (Mountain Village) - 7,500 feet
Base (Lone Moose & Six-Shooter) - 6,800 feet

Ski Terrain
5,800 acres 
300 named runs on 4 connected mountains.

Vertical Drop
4,350 feet

Lifts
Chair Lifts: 23
Surface Lifts: 11

Longest Run
Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall: 6 miles

Terrain Parks
Number of Terrain Parks: 7

Average Lift Line
Consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or non-existent lines.

Average Winter Daytime Temperature
25° F

Average Annual Snowfall
400+ inches

Lift Capacity
38,300 skiers per hour

Lift Name Vertical Rise Length Ride Time
Lone Peak Tram 1,450' 2,828' 4 minutes
Swift Current High Speed Quad 1,647' 8,555' 9 minutes
Thunder Wolf High Speed Quad 1,728' 5,966' 6 minutes
Ramcharger High Speed Quad 1,160' 4,578' 6 minutes
Southern Comfort High Speed Quad 1,250' 6,055' 6 minutes
Iron Horse Quad 894' 3,370' 8 minutes
Powder Seeker Six Place Lift 833' 2,920' 3 minutes
Lone Moose Triple 1,284' 4,000' 8 minutes
Dakota Triple 1,210' 3,100' 8 minutes
Shedhorn Double 1,484' 4,623' 10 minutes
Challenger Triple 1,672' 4,756' 9 minutes
Explorer Double 622' 3,700' 7 minutes
White Otter Double 210' 2,200' 5 minutes
Cascade Triple 448' 3,295' 7 minutes
Pony Express Triple 560' 3,100' 8 minutes
Little Thunder Double 71' 922' 6 minutes
Six Shooter Six Place Lift 1,828' 8,457' 8 minutes
Derringer Quad 429' 2,481' 6 minutes
Lone Tree Quad 650' 1,540' 4 minutes
Headwaters Double 686' 1,500' 3 minutes
Lewis and Clark High Speed Quad 723' 4,235' 5 minutes
Sacajawea Triple 544' 2,633' 6 minutes
Cabin Triple 137' 1,614' 4 minutes

Summer Mountain Stats

Elevation

Elevation
Lone Peak 11,166 ft.
Mountain Village 7,500 ft.
Madison Base Area 7,400 ft.
Golf Course 6,600 ft.

Weather and Activities

Statistic
Average Temp. 70 - 80° F
Humidity Very Low
Chair Lift Service 3
Resort Activities 20+

Area Travel

Statictic
Bozeman-Yellowstone Airport 50 miles
Non-Stop Flights 14 flights
Yellowstone National Park 18 miles
West Entrance to Yellowstone 55 miles

Golf Course Information

Basic Inforation

Statistic
Built 1970
Designed By Arnold Palmer
Holes 18
Signature Hole 17

Par Information

Number
Course Par 72
Par 3s 4
Par 4s 10
Par 5s 4

Tees Information

Yards
Blue 6,800
Gold 6,334
White 6,044
Red 5,367

Ziplines

Adventure Zipline Tour

Statistic
Zip Line #1 - Swifty 3.0 1,200 ft.
Zip Line #2 - Jerry' Terror 800 ft.
Zip Line #3 - Kessel Run 1,000 ft.
Zip Line #4 - Twin Zip 1,400 ft.
Duration 3 Hours
Weight Requirements 80-220 lbs.

Nature Zipline Tour

Statistic
Zip Line #1 - Griz Alley 425 ft.
Zip Line #2 - Coconut Grove 470 ft.
Zip Line #3 - Moose Drop 350 ft.
Duration 2 Hours
Weight Requirements 45-300 lbs.

Trail Information

Biking Trails

Number Trails
Cross Country 7
Swift Current Chair Lift 12
Ramcharger Chair Lift 5
Explorer Chair Lift 2

Hiking Trails

Number Trails
Total Trails 10
Chair Lift Accessed 4
Beginner/Intermediate 8
Expert 2

Area Hiking Trails

Miles from Resort
Beehive Basin 2 miles
Ousel Falls 8 miles
Kircher Park 8 miles
Porcupine 12.5 miles
Twin Cabin 14 miles
Cinnamon Mountain 20 miles

Meeting and Wedding Facility Information

Conference Area

Square Feet
Yellowstone Conference Center 55,000+ sq. ft.
3 in 1 Ballroom 8,000 sq. ft.
Lone Peak Pavilion 3,600 sq. ft.
Amphitheatre 1,200 sq. ft.
Additional Facilities 400 - 4,600+ sq. ft.

Basic Information

Statistic
Meeting Group Sizes 25 - 750 people
Lodging Accommodations 800+ units
Lodging Guests 2,000+ pillows
Banquets and Reception Areas 12