M-BAR-T Good Student Program

Rewarding good grades with discounts on season passes.

Big Sky Resort feels strongly about continued involvement and participation in our greater region. We see Montana's youth as being the future of this great state and, as a result, we continue to support the M-BAR-T program and students at participating schools in Beaverhead, Gallatin, Madison, Park and Sweet Grass counties. With M-BAR-T, not only do we reach out to our community and stay involved in our region, but we also encourage students to strive for academic improvement and to experience the benefits of outdoor recreation.

The goals of the M-BAR-T program are to:

  • Inspire young people to achieve academic growth and excellence.
  • Provide outdoor recreational opportunities to the area's youth.
  • Promote skiing as a lifelong activity to be shared with the family.
  • Allow young people to experience the beauty, freedom, and physical challenge of snow sports.

Our aspirations program is an incentive-based program designed to encourage grade improvement and to reward students for achieving honor roll standards by providing the opportunity to receive reduced rate season passes for Big Sky Resort.

Please see bigskyresort.com/seasonpass for information on the benefits of each pass.


Eligible Schools

Please contact your school administration to see if your school is participating in the MBART program. If you're part of a school's administrations, please inquire about the M-BAR-T Program via email.

How to Purchase

M-BAR-T passes cannot be purchased until after your student's first grading period of the 2023-24 school year. The timing of the grading period is entirely dependent on the individual schools. In any case, M-BAR-T passes for the 23-24 ski season will not be available until after your student has begun the school year and after your school's first grading period. Big Sky must also receive proof of eligible grades FROM THE SCHOOL through official channels. Any other proof will not be accepted. Pricing for M-BAR-T passes will remain unchanged for the entirety of the ski season. M-BAR-T Passes will be available throughout the season, regardless of pass availability to the general public. Please see the Application above for more information.

If you have any other questions after reading through the Application, please contact us.

Pass Pricing 

Double Black Pass - Junior (7-12): $600| Teen (13-17): $930

Black Pass - $440 (all ages)

Blue Pass - $269 (all ages)

Please add 4% resort tax to all prices. Ages for Double Black Pass are determined as of December 1, 2023.

  • First, contact your school to verify that they are participating in the program. Then verify that your student qualifies by having a 3.0 GPA or equivalent for the first grading period. 

  • Because the M-BAR-T program is GPA dependent, M-BAR-T passes cannot be purchased until after the first grading period for your student's school. This means season passes for winter 2023-2024 will not be available to purchase until fall of 2023. For many schools, the end of the first grading period falls after the ski season has started. 

  • This is entirely up to your student's school. Usually grading is not available until after the first midterm of the school year. For many schools, the end of the first grading period falls after the ski season has started. Please contact your school for information on when they will determine M-BAR-T eligibility.

  • Your student's school can choose either to send Big Sky Resort a list of eligible students or they can elect to print out a verification letter for the student to bring to the resort at the time of purchase. 

  • Please contact your school's administrator to verify which method they have chosen.

  • No. Big Sky must receive grading verification through official channels from the school itself. 

  • Please go to either the Basecamp or Mountain Services office after November 22nd, 2023, or to the Madison Base Office after mid-December to drop off the completed packet and pick up the pass.

  • YES. Your student must be present at the time of pass pickup in order to get a new pass photo. A new photo must be taken each year. Pass photos cannot be sent in or taken from an existing photo. 

  • NO, PROVIDED the entire packet is filled out and signed by you and your student and they have a valid form of payment. 

  • Please contact the Mountain Services office to discuss options at 406-995-5749.