Lone Peak Tram Grand Opening
9:30 - 10 a.m.: Non-profit fundraiser first tram ride
10 - 11:30 a.m.: Coffee & treats at the lower tram terminal
10:30 a.m.: Tram ribbon cutting ceremony and traditional bell ringing at the lower terminal
12 - 4 p.m.: Live music and samples from MAP Brewing in the Mountain Village plaza
Opening December 19, 2023
Excitement is building as the biggest on-mountain infrastructure project in Big Sky history, the Lone Peak Tram, will open on December 19, 2023. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Big Sky Resort is offering the first public tram cabin with 45 guest spots to be auctioned off, with all proceeds to benefit three non-profit organizations in the community: Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO), Gallatin River Task Force, and Morningstar Learning Center.
The auction offers ski enthusiasts the opportunity to secure their place in both Big Sky and ski history. Interested guests can vie for a chance to be one of the first passengers in the inaugural public tram ride experience, which includes a professional photographer to capture every moment of the journey, a champagne toast at the summit of Lone Mountain, and a special memento to commemorate this historic occasion. Winners will also receive a one-day lift ticket and single-ride tram access for redemption on December 19.
The benefiting organizations
The Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) is a 25-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating year-round recreational programs, growing and maintaining outdoor spaces, and creating community partnerships that serve all of Big Sky. The BSCO vision is a connected, engaged, and thriving community. From the BASE community center to local parks and trails, historic preservation to recreational sports leagues and wellness programming, BSCO provides safe, meaningful ways for people to recreate and grow, both indoors and outdoors
Gallatin River Task Force
The Gallatin River Task Force has spent more than two decades filling the important role as the only organization solely focused on protecting and enhancing the health of the Upper Gallatin river and contributing ground and surface waters. A collaborative approach led by a passionate board and staff directs the course of their work towards a healthy Gallatin River Watershed for future generations. The Task Force relies on robust scientific data to develop impactful restoration projects, shape conservation measures, exercise programming and contribute to recommendations for water and wastewater management for broad community benefit.
Morningstar Learning Center
Morningstar Learning Center (MLC) is a nonprofit early childhood education center serving children in Big Sky, Montana from 6 months through 5 years of age. MLC is the only full-time, year-round, licensed childcare in Big Sky – and the only provider for children under three years old. MLC is committed to providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible childcare for our families and a nurturing, joyful learning environment for our children. In a sector that too often undervalues its professionals, Morningstar also invests heavily in making this a fulfilling career choice for our incredible teachers through professional development, housing opportunities, and double the national average salary and benefits.
Big Sky Resort is offering the first public tram cabin for auction with 45 guest spots available to bid on, with all proceeds benefiting three non-profit organizations in the community: Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO), Gallatin River Task Force, and Morningstar Learning Center.
Bidders can select a “buy it now” option, which guarantees a spot with a donation of $10,000. There will be 25 “buy it now” spots available. The remaining 20 spots will be available for online auction. Get your virtual paddles ready and be the first to bid on the first public Tram benefiting three invaluable community organizations.
Auction opens at 10:00 a.m. MDT on November 1, 2023, and ends at 12:00 a.m. MST on November 15, 2023.
The first public tram ride seat will include a professional photographer to capture every moment of the journey, a champagne toast at the summit of Lone Mountain, and a special memento to commemorate this historic occasion.