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

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

Vertical Drop
4,350 feet

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

Snow Conditions
(406) 995-5900
Online Report

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