Levinski Lodge Workforce Housing
Levinski Lodge A is the first apartment-style housing option for team members at Big Sky Resort. Each apartment is fully furnished and includes a full kitchen, common space, spacious bathrooms, storage closets, and free laundry facilities. The building also has sustainability features including low-flow water fixtures and an energy-efficient HVAC system and will be partially powered by rooftop solar panels, the resort’s first net-metered solar installation, which puts clean energy directly into the grid. The new units are walkable to the resort, making for a quick commute and easing the burden on local transportation infrastructure. Levinski Lodge buildings B and C, a mix of dormitory and apartment-style rooms, will open for winter 2023-2024.
On the heels of the Summit Hotel renovation in 2021, the hotel’s signature restaurant, Peaks Chophouse & Wine Lounge, debuts with a new, modern look inspired by Big Sky’s natural beauty. Located at the heart of Mountain Village, an elevated menu offers casual yet refined chophouse classics.
Andesite Snowmaking Expansion
Over one mile of new snowmaking will be added to Safari, the first easy run on Andesite Mountain to have snowmaking. A new pumphouse on Ambush will support this addition and increase snowmaking quality and efficiency on Tippy's Tumble and Ambush. All new snowmaking equipment will be tied to monitoring software that ensures the most effective use of energy and water.
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE ENHANCEMENTS
Elevating the après and liveliness in the Mountain Village with an umbrella bar, upgraded music infrastructure, and activation experiences.
Over 350 new parking spaces are being added across the resort's lots, supporting a streamlined parking experience. Aligning with the resort’s sustainability initiative, the ForeverProject, a new carpool-only lot will be designated for groups traveling with three or more in their vehicle. To further encourage sustainable transportation, Big Sky Resort is partnering with GoGallatin to host challenges and give prizes for those who carpool or ride the bus to the resort.
MOUNTAIN LODGE WORKFORCE HOUSING
Over the course of 3 years, Big Sky Resort constructed additional seasonal workforce housing, right in the Big Sky community. The housing includes 186 beds located within the Mountain Lodge campus that provides workers pedestrian access to the Resort for convenience, quality of life, and will not burden transportation infrastructure.
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE PARKING EXPANSION
Big Sky Resort constructed over 500 parking spaces in the new Levinski lot for the 2019-2020 ski season. Skiers will have a choice of walking the short distance to the slopes or taking the parking shuttle system, which was increased by 50% capacity to service the new lot.
Replacing the original fixed-grip double built in 1995, the Ramcharger High-Speed Quad was refurbished and installed at Shedhorn. This upgrade increased capacity by 50%.
GOLDEN EAGLE WORKFORCE HOUSING
37 new modern seasonal workforce housing beds were added to the Golden Eagle complex, bringing the total to over 125 beds at this facility. Located in Big Sky's Meadow Village, Golden Eagle is walkable to Town Center and serviced by local transportation busses to allow for car-free living options.
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE LEARNING AREA
Big Sky Resort replaced three magic carpets in the Mountain Village Base Area, and one at Madison Base. One of the carpets was covered with a Big Sky Blue Bubble dome, protecting riders from the elements.
Big Sky Resort expanded snowmaking infrastructure with the purchase of 45 new mobile snowguns. These snowguns are a big step towards modernizing our snowmaking operation with more efficient equipment and increased snowmaking capacity by 50%.
The Challenger Double Chair lift was replaced with a brand-new fixed-grip triple chair with more durable components for running in harsh conditions. Due to the advanced carpet load, the lift can run 30% faster.