The Big Sky community showed real fortitude this spring, according to Brian Wheeler, vice president of Real Estate and Development at Big Sky Resort. The pandemic forced thoughts of prioritization for many people and businesses – an essential step when the world faced so much uncertainty. That time also allowed for core work to be done.
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Yesterday, Big Sky Resort season passes and lift tickets went on sale after a hiatus over the summer.
After Sunday March 15, ski operations at Big Sky Resort will cease. Restaurants will remain open situationally and lodging will close by Sunday March 22. The Resort emphasized a relaxed cancelation policy. All future reservations will be automatically processed for refunds.
It is an epic reunion – a celebration of snow and friendship. High fives, thumbs-ups, squeals of happiness, name chanting and so much cowbell, grace this gathering of extreme athletes at the 2020 Area Winter Games. The eleventh year of this Special Olympics Montana competition is a time of near-constant grinning and pure joy.
Big Sky Resort kicked off the 2019-2020 ski season with the most successful opening day on record, Troy Nedved general manager of Big Sky Resort said.
As the snow flies and the base deepens, skiers hit the slopes for opening weekend. Big Sky Resort moved forward with initiatives for greater sustainability and safety this year.
Big Sky has 4 great parties during the ski season. New Year’s Eve, Snow Bar, The Dirt Bag Ball and Pond Skim. Pond Skim never disappoints for great entertainment. The combination of warm weather, crazy costumes, amazing skiing and even more amazing crashes is always a favorite and draws a big crowd to Big Sky on the closing weekend.
Special Olympics Winter Games–-Montana athletes are greeted with glad cheers from adoring fans wielding cowbells, clackers and kazoos, with songs like “Eye of the Tiger” blaring from giant speakers.
I had heard tale of a mysterious group of do-gooders in Big Sky, initially thinking they were linked to another volunteer organization within the community. I was wrong. There’s no name for the group. No scheduled meetings. No 501c3 status. No minutes.
When Boyne Resorts President Stephen Kircher first set eyes on the completed Ramcharger 8, he said it blew his mind. Sure, Kircher was well aware what the eight-seater would be like – he was the one who decided to pull the trigger and bring the state-of-the-art chairlift to Big Sky.