Lone Peak and the Tram

April 6th, 2021

4 Reasons to Buy a Big Sky Resort Season Pass

Getting a season pass is a rite of passage for anyone who wants to experience the fun, freedom, and thrill of multiple days of carving lines for the best value. Along with great skiing, Big Sky Season Passes offer a variety of discounts and perks that can transform any year from average to amazing. Here are four reasons to get yours now:


1. More Practice, More Pleasure

Ski more. It sounds simple but the convenience of a season pass makes it easy to ski a lot more often. There’s more time to hit the slopes because you have the freedom to ski whenever you want and lift ticket lines are a thing of the past. For beginner skiers, the more runs you take means the better skier you’ll become, so a season pass is the best way to boost your skill level and confidence.

Seasoned skiers will benefit from the extra time to explore all Big Sky has to offer. With over 300 named runs and 38 lifts, the more you explore the resort’s 4,350 vertical feet and 5,850 acres, the more comfortable you’ll become with the terrain—including the mountain’s summit thanks to the spectacular Lone Peak Tram.

This familiarity helps you negotiate lifts, trails, and runs faster and smarter. Not to mention you’ll find the best-hidden powder stashes, secret jumps, beautiful chutes, and tree skiing – making Big Sky your personal playground all winter long.

Lone Peak and the Tram

2. Go to New Heights

The Lone Peak Tram moves at 13 mph and covers 1,450 vertical feet in just 4 minutes. Taking it to the top lands you at Montana’s highest scenic overlook, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and wilderness as well as the chance to experience amazing and challenging skiing.

For the 2022-23 season, those with lift access products including lift tickets, Ikon and Mountain Collective passes, and select Big Sky passes will not have Tram access included as part of their base product. Tram access is, however, available as an add-on purchase through the Autocharge option.

For those who are committed to the high-alpine experience on Lone Peak, the Gold Pass remains the best option with unlimited, season-long access and unlimited Tram access. 

The Double Black Pass also offers unlimited all-season ski access as well as access to 10 Tram days. For more information about Tram access please visit our Tram FAQS page.

3. Keep Calm and Ski On

Who said you can’t buy peace of mind? We understand there’s a lot of uncertainty around how many days of skiing will be available any particular year, not to mention the unforeseen circumstances (2020 we’re looking at you!) that can alter when the resort is open. That’s why all our season passes come with Worry-Free Winter Assurance, a plan that promises we will operate a set number of days for the year the pass is issued.

If Big Sky falls short of offering 125 days of skiing, passholders will be issued a credit for a 2023-24 season pass. Passholders also have the option to roll over the value of an unused 2022-23 pass as a credit towards a 2023-24 pass for any reason through November 24, 2022. These guarantees come free of charge with all our ski passes so you can worry less and ski more.

Friends in ski gear

4. Passholder Perks

No matter what pass you purchase, the fun doesn’t only have to happen on the runs thanks to a wide array of benefits that go beyond just skiing, including:

  • 20% off year-round lodging
  • 50% off winter zipline tours (Nature and Adventure)
  • 50% off summer scenic lift access
  • 10% off at select retail outlets
  • 10% off at select dining outlets

If everyday access to the mountain and the option to explore other slopes is important to you, Gold and Double Black pass holders receive 50% off lift tickets at all Mountain Collective Resorts and three days of free skiing at each Boyne Sister Resort. 

Additionally, the Gold Pass includes an Ikon Base Pass that gives you 5+ days of skiing at 41 amazing resorts worldwide and, closer to home, provides you eight Buddy Lift Tickets for $99 each, a deal that makes it easy to share Big Sky’s powdery slopes with friends and family.  

There’s no better way to experience all Big Sky has to offer than with a Season Pass that’s the perfect combination of value, access, and convenience. To purchase yours or get more information about the different options, visit bigskyresort.com/season-pass.