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The Ikon Pass, which offers unlimited and limited access to a total of 38 resorts, will go on sale for the 2019/20 season this spring. The full Ikon pass sold for $899 and $599 for the full and base passes, respectively, for the 2018/19 season. Seven days with no blackouts were included at Big Sky Resort.

Clues from Colorado

Local skier morale seems to be falling as quickly as the snow on deep powder days. Tensions are high as locals struggle to come to terms with an influx of multi-resort pass holders and those who found Big Sky on the map last year–when the resort kept a steady blanket of snow as most other areas struggled.

Hunter Strauss: a stand-up Big Sky student.

MINER OF THE WEEK: Hunter Strauss

Hunter Strauss is a well-liked student with his eighth-grade classmates. He has shown major growth in becoming an effective and positive leader among his peers. His teacher relays he has been taking creative risk and makes learning look effortless. Hunter continues to shine by developing characteristics seldom seen in his peers.

Blue Moon Bakery General Manager Chris Rouse boils bagels. It’s a night preparation for early mornings at the Blue Moon Bakery.

Baking and breaking bread

Chris Rouse good naturedly razzes local customers as well as his coworkers at Blue Moon Bakery. As the bakery’s general manager, it doesn’t hurt that he knows many Big Sky residents. He spent almost a decade in the community helping create structure for restaurants at Big Sky Resort before returning to his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota.

Scarlet Rosheim

MINER OF THE WEEK: Scarlet Rosheim

This week's Miner of the Week is fifth-grade student Scarlet Rosheim. Scarlet is not only a dedicated student in the classroom, but she has also been spreading her wings on the basketball court. "She is very sweet and works really hard to learn the game," said one of her coaches. "Scarlet is very diligent and exhibits all of the learner profile

Winding road ahead! Mind the signs in the Gallatin Canyon, and take a tip from our editorial intern in this column tackling the challenges inexperienced drivers face along the dangerous roadway.

Drive safely, please

Editor’s note: Here are five utterly simple, straightforward, and well, mandatory driving guidelines for Gallatin Canyon commuters. Enjoy them with a couple grains of salt, and perhaps a bit of jadedness as well.

Melissa “Mo” Ostander rides Itchy while pulling Glenn Hutchinson.

Cowboys and ski bums

There’s something decidedly romantic about skijoring – where the Wild West meets modern ski technology and skilled skiers. Single digit temperatures didn’t keep spectators away from Big Sky Skijoring Association’s Second Annual Best in the West Showdown February 9 and 10.

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