What's New at Big Sky Resort?

Big Sky Resort, First Snow Photo by Sky Lab Media House, Courtesy Big Sky Resort

Mother Nature kick-started ski season, dropping 26 inches of snow on Big Sky Resort last weekend. However, temperatures have remained cold, and fingers are crossed that the snow keeps coming; the opening day is November 24!

The past several years have brought significant changes to the resort, most notably the most advanced lift network in North America, including the first 8-person chairlift, Ramcharger 8, with heated seats and a weather-proof bubble. This past summer, the project's final phase began with the construction of a new tram. When complete, the tram will be connected to the base by a two-stage gondola, two mid-mountain food and beverage complexes, and Mountain Sports facilities. The top terminal will include an all-glass viewing platform with panoramic views and a view of the fall line through a glass floor. Construction is slated to be complete before the 2023-24 season.

This winter, check out Headlamp Night Skiing, a private, guided tour up Andesite Mountain by extra bright headlamps. Enjoy the dark skies filled with stars and the solitude of the mountain in unique quietness. Also available on Andesite at night dinner at Everett's 8800, named by Architectural Digest as The Most Beautifully Designed Bar in Montana. Enjoy dining at 8800' with creations by chef Chris McCracken, with views of Lone Mountain through the giant windows.

Après ski has been elevated to a new level with European style, all glass enclosures adjacent to the Summit Hotel. Enjoy a cocktail with mountain views while staying toasty warm. Dining at Big Sky Resort has been reimagined over the past few years, with options ranging from family-friendly casual to fine dining. During the day, Vista Hall has a variety of choices, including sushi, pizza, and a taqueria.

Ski Patroller at Big Sky Resort, deep in snow Photo by @tommy.montana11, courtesy Big Sky Resort

A snowmaking expansion unlocks more early-season and spring terrain, with over one mile added to Safari, the first easy run located on Andesite to have snowmaking.

Parking will be more accessible this year, with more than 350 additional complimentary parking spots. The former Gold lot will become a free carpool lot when you travel with three or more people. Big Sky Resort also offers free transportation for dinner reservations and off-mountain activities for guests staying at the resort. (Call ahead to reserve your spot, they get busy!)

Please remember that lift ticket availability may be limited on specific dates, particularly during peak visitation around Christmas, New Year's, and long holidays in Jan. and Feb., so it's best to book in advance. Plus, you can save 20% by booking in advance. Lodging, lesson, and guides can all sell out in advance on busy days, so make your reservations early! Ikon and Mountain Collective pass holders must make reservations in advance, and a limited number of spots will be available each day. Tram passes are not included in day tickets, season passes, or Ikon and Mountain Collective passes. For more information on tram access, visit the FAQ.

Before you come, download the Big Sky Resort mobile app, which provides a trail map, lift and trail status, webcams, snow and weather information, and tracks your stats as you ski!

Big Sky Resort is now a cashless resort. Cash may be used for a gratuity, or you can purchase a Big Sky Gift Card to use anywhere at the resort.

To begin trip planning, check out the Visitor's Guide, with tips for everything from shipping skis to finding nonstop flights from major cities across the U.S.

See you on the slopes!

Two people skiing and snowboarding at Big Sky Resort