What's New At Big Sky Resort For 2016/2017?

Lone Mountain at Big Sky Resort | Photo by D. Lennon
Lone Mountain at Big Sky Resort | Photo by D. Lennon

The snow is falling and ski season is here in Big Sky, Montana. This is the moment we've all been eagerly waiting for for many months. We can finally go skiing at Big Sky Resort for the 2016/2017 winter season!

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Since the lifts stopped spinning for skiers and riders last April, Big Sky Resort has been super busy making Big Sky even bigger and better than ever. Now that winter is here, it's time to take a look at what's new at Big Sky Resort for 2016/2017.

Two Brand New Chairlifts At Big Sky Resort

  1. Powder Seeker - This high-speed, six-person bubble chairlift will feature heated seats and head rests so that you can ride to the top of the bowl in style. It is being called the "most technologically-advanced chairlift built this year in the United States." Powder Seeker will replace the Lone Peak Triple Chair in the Bowl. The Powder Seeker Six Place Lift rises 833 vertical feet and is 2,920 feet long. The ride takes only 3 minutes!
  2. Challenger - This brand new Dopplemayr Triple Chair replaces the old Challenger lift. Now you can access this terrain in a mere 9 minutes - 25% faster than it used to be. The new Challenger Chair covers 1,672 vertical feet and is 4,756 feet long.

Four New Ski Runs At Big Sky Resort

  1. Steep & Deep - Located in the Bowl, Steep & Deep is a new groomed black run that is named after a 1985 Warren Miller Film. The Bowl and Triple Chair| Photo: Love Street Media
    The Bowl and Lone Peak Triple Chair| Photo: Love Street Media
  2. Ski Time - Located in the Bowl area, Ski Time is a groomed blue run that veers off of Upper Morning Star. This one's named after the 1983 Warren Miller Film.
  3. Forbidden Forest - Located between Lower Morningstar and Magic Meadows, this newly gladed run connects to Fast Lane.
  4. White Witch - Located near the Lone Tree Quad near Broken Heart and Big Tree Cutoff, White Witch was named by the Landry Family after they won the naming rights in a Moonlight Foundation auction.

Big Sky 2025

  • Perhaps the most exciting news in the Big Sky Community this year was Big Sky 2025. The new 10-year, $150 million plan highlights what's going to happen at Big Sky Resort and in the community over the next decade. Big things are in the plans, including chairlifts, restaurants, and more!

Big Sky Resort Retail

  • The North Face Store - TNF now has a store in the Mountain Village. The store opens on December 10 and will be open 8AM to 6PM.
    Erik Lovold Skiing Below Lone Peak | Photo: Love Street Media
    Erik Lovold Skiing Below Lone Peak | Photo: Love Street Media

We can't wait to ski the new gladed and groomed runs, ride the new Doppelmayr chairliftss, and enjoy the new and improved Big Sky Resort. We learned about what's new at Big Sky Resort from multiple sources.

If you're planning a skiing road trip, you may also want to know what's new at other nearby ski resorts like Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole. Find out about all three resorts at ExploreBigSky.com

What 2016/2017 Big Sky Resort Ski Pass Is Best For You?

Who's excited to ski and ride at Big Sky this winter? Let's make this the best season ever!

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