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It's late September, but there's a bit of a chill in the air. We've all been watching the Big Sky weather forecast and it looks like a cold front is approaching. And it's probably bringing snow!
Lone Mountain at Big Sky Resort | Photo by D. Lennon
The peaks have already gotten a few dustings of snow, but this one looks like the biggest storm yet. NOAA predicts upwards of six inches by the end of the week. What does this mean? It means that summer is coming to a close and winter will be here soon. Are you ready to plan your trip to ski Big Sky? 5800 acres, 300 named runs, 4 mountains, 4350 vertical feet, and 400+ inches of annual snowfall will be waiting for you.
Big Sky Resort's opening day for the 2016/2017 winter is only 65 days away! Big Sky will open for business and the lifts will start spinning at 9 AM on November 24, 2016 aka Thanksgiving Day. They will stay open until April 16, 2017. That's 143 days of skiing and riding on one of the world's best ski mountains.
We have a feeling that the 2016/2017 season is going to be one of the best seasons ever too. Big Sky will have two brand new Doppelmayr chairlifts on the mountain to help you maximize your ski day. It's been fun to watch the helicopters zooming across the Lone Mountain skyline placing lift towers in the Bowl and on Challenger. Check out the current status of these chairlifts on BigSkyResort.com. Will you be one of the first people to ride the new chairlifts?
Helicopters Placing Towers For The Brand New Bowl Chair | Photo: D. Lennon
Buy your season tickets and/or discounted lift passes today so that you can ski Big Sky on opening day and all season long. Check out Big Sky's Calendar of Events, plan where you want to stay, book your flights, start watching the webcams, and sit back and wait for the snow to pile up.
As our favorite Big Sky local, Warren Miller, says, "If you don't do it this year, you will be one year older when you do." Book your trip to ski Big Sky. It will change your life.
This is the season that you don't want to miss! In fact, the entire future is looking bright for Big Sky. After releasing their $150 million, ten-year plan, called Big Sky 2025, it's going to be exciting to see Big Sky get even bigger and better. Come and be a part of this exciting journey.
The Lone Peak Tram
If you need help planning your trip to ski Big Sky, check out the Visit Big Sky site. We have all sorts of information about Big Sky that will help to make this the trip of a lifetime.