Big Sky Resort Hosts Pray for Snow Party to Benefit Big Sky Youth Empowerment

Big Sky, Mont. (September 18, 2018) - Help generate good karma for ski season this winter by attending the Big Sky Resort Pray for Snow party, benefitting Big Sky Youth Empowerment. Big Sky Resort and Big Sky Youth Empowerment (BYEP) are kicking off another unforgettable winter season by hosting a Pray for Snow Party on October 20 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Rialto Theater in Bozeman. Admission is $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door.

LIVE MUSIC & RAFFLE
Pray for Snow Party highlights include live music from Paige and The People's Band, a live raffle with a chance to win two Big Sky Resort Gold Season Passes, snowboards, skis, and a little piece of history - a chair from the old Shedhorn double chairlift. Big Sky Resort will also be on site for season pass printing and sales, plus an exclusive buddy pass offer. Raffle tickets for the two Big Sky Resort Gold Season Passes can be purchased in advance at go.byep.org/raffle. All raffle and music admission proceeds directly support BYEP.

BYEP & BIG SKY RESORT: PARTNERS FOR 19 YEARS
Big Sky Youth Empowerment provides opportunities for at-risk teenagers from Gallatin County, Montana to experience success with the goal of becoming contributing members of the community through outdoor adventure and group mentorship. BYEP provides a program where youth are grouped with peers, mentors, and program managers for weekend adventures and weekday workshops. Adventures build confidence as teens and their mentors explore Montana's outdoors.

Big Sky Resort is proud to host BYEP at the resort each winter, as part of a larger commitment to ensuring that teenagers in the local community benefit from the same therapeutic and rejuvenating aspects of skiing that we all enjoy. This partnership is on its 19th year. Travis, a BYEP participant and high school junior explains: "skiing is important to me because it's a place where I finally get to just chill. The world stops being so hard for a while." Another BYEP participant, Rebekah, says "I get to see myself grow. I don't feel afraid to try new things and put myself out there." Skiing at Big Sky is often the highlight of BYEP's winter programming. "We absolutely could not have a winter program without the continued support of Big Sky Resort," says McKenzie Ball, business development and events manager at BYEP. Last year alone, there were over 1,200 participant ski days from BYEP's programs at Big Sky Resort.

Your attendance at this event will help ensure that BYEP is able to continue its mission and make an indelible impact on local youth. Come ring in the ski season with Big Sky Resort, BYEP and Paige and The People's Band.

IF YOU GO
Pray for Snow Party ft. Paige and The People's Band
October 20, 2018
Rialto Theater, 10 W. Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59716
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
$10 Admission

For more information on the Pray for Snow Party, please visit www.bigskyresort.com/prayforsnow.