Saturday, Sept. 1
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Rut Mountain Race 28K at Big Sky Resort
Day two of the Rut welcomes long-distance racers for an extreme jaunt around Big Sky Resort, traversing Headwaters Ridge, ascending and descending Lone Mountain and beyond. Up to 650 competitors will gain 7,800 feet in elevation. Awards to follow at 5 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Rut Runts Run 1K at Big Sky Resort
The kiddos will tackle this course around the Big Sky Resort base area. Come with a cowbell to cheer them on!
7 p.m. Speaker: The North Face Speaker Series in the Talus Room at Big Sky Resort
As part of The Rut, members of The North Face Athlete Team host an evening sharing stories of adventure, triumph and accomplishment. Come hear inspiring tales from The North Face athletes Diane VanDeren and Vasu Sojitra, who have overcome various obstacles to achieve greatness in their respective sports.
7 p.m. Listen: Radio storytelling at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
After six days of intensive training from Transom—a leader in audio storytelling—nine Big Sky locals and near-locals will present their stories. This intimate listening event will provide insight into the art of audio storytelling and into people—park rangers, guides, ballroom dancers, cowboys—that many Lookout readers will recognize. Free show.