Mountain Stats

Big Sky Resort is called the Biggest Skiing in America, due to the sensation of carving out turns on endless terrain under an expansive big sky, where crowds and traffic get left behind. Big Sky Resort is certainly BIG, with a magnitude of terrain for every level, as well as a significant degree of unfathomable steeps, accessed 300 degrees off of the Lone Peak Tram. Powder stashes can be found consistently throughout Big Sky due to the most consistent snowfall in the Northern American Rockies. There are more snowcovered acres to be found than skiers, with about two acres per skier on the busiest day, which means a safer, more liberating mountain experience. 

Compare your experience at Big Sky to others around the nation, and it's easy to see why Big Sky Resort is the Biggest Skiing in America. 

Stats


  • Beginner Icon
    15%
    Beginner
  • Intermediate Icon
    25%
    Intermediate
  • Advanced Icon
    42%
    Advanced
  • Expert Icon
    18%
    Expert

Ski Season Opens
November 22, 2018

Ski Season Ends
April 21, 2019

Hours
Our lifts are scheduled to run daily from 9:00am - 4:00pm, weather pending, depending on area of lift.

Elevation
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

Lifts
Chair Lifts: 24
Surface Lifts: 12

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

Lift Information

Lift Name Vertical 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 8 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 High Speed Quad 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
Stagecoach Double 191' 2,170' 5 minutes

Trails

Biking Trails

Type Number Trails
Cross Country 7
Swift Current Chair Lift 12
Thunderwolf/Ramcharger Chair Lift 5
Explorer Chair Lift 2


Hiking Trails

Level Number Trails
Total Trails 10
Chair Lift Accessed 4
Beginner/Intermediate 8
Expert 2


Area Hiking Trails

Name Miles from Resort
Beehive Basin 2 miles
Ousel Falls 8 miles
Kircher Park 8 miles
Porcupine 12.5 miles
Twin Cabin 14 miles
Cinnamon Mountain 20 miles