The Biggest Skiing in America
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®.
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
Our lifts are scheduled to run daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm, weather pending, depending on area of lift.
Summit (Lone Peak) - 11,166 feet
Base (Mountain Village) - 7,500 feet
Base (Lone Moose & Six-Shooter) - 6,800 feet
300 named runs on 4 connected mountains.
Chair Lifts: 23
Surface Lifts: 11
Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall: 6 miles
Number of Terrain Parks: 7
Average Lift Line
Consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or non-existent lines.
Average Winter Daytime Temperature
Average Annual Snowfall
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|