MONTANA BIG SKY

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Under the leadership of Boyne Resorts, Big Sky Resort continues to set standards for skiing in Montana and skiing in the Rockies. An aggressive lift expansion plan saw the area add 13 new/improved lifts over a 10 year period beginning in 1988. With 17 lifts transporting skiers and snowboarders over 3,812 skiable acres, the resort […]

Under the leadership of Boyne Resorts, Big Sky Resort continues to set standards for skiing in Montana and skiing in the Rockies. An aggressive lift expansion plan saw the area add 13 new/improved lifts over a 10 year period beginning in 1988. With 17 lifts transporting skiers and snowboarders over 3,812 skiable acres, the resort has set the standard for uncrowded slopes and non-existent lift lines. In 1995, the Lone Peak Tram was built, hoisting skiers to 11,166 feet and giving Big Sky one of the nation’s largest total vertical drops.

In the year 2000 Big Sky completed the single largest development since the resort’s inception with the Summit at Big Sky, a Euro-western luxury Hotel Condominium. This $50 million project is located less than 300 feet from two high-speed quads on what might be the last best place for slopeside lodging in the Rockies.

Big Sky Resort has recently expanded its gladed tree runs by adding five new ski trails with 20+ acres of new terrain on Andesite Mountain.

Moonlight Basin Resort is located next to Big Sky. Connected by chairlift in 2005, the combined ski area is officially the biggest skiing in America. The combined lift ticket – the Lone Peak Ticket, gives skiers access to both resorts.

Big Sky and Moonlight Basin are located 51 miles from Bozeman Airport, 1 hour 20 minutes drive or transfer.

 

Resort Statistics
Big Sky: 

Elevation:
Summit (Lone Peak) – 11,166 feet,
Base (Mountain Village) – 7,500 feet
Base (Lone Moose) – 6,800 feet.

Ski Terrain: 3,812 acres – 150 named runs covering over 85 miles on three separate mountains.
5,512 acres – combined Moonlight Basin/Big Sky.

Slope Difficulty – 20% expert, 40% advanced, 26% intermediate, 14% beginner.

Vertical Drop – 4,350 feet.

Longest Run – Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall – 6 miles

Average Annual Snowfall – 400+ inches

Lift Capacity – 23,000 skiers per hour.

Ski Season Open – November 24 (weather pending). Ski Season Ends – April 15.

Moonlight Basin:

Total lifts: 7 – (6 chairlifts, 1 conveyor)

Total skiable area: 1,900 acres (8 km2)

Summit Elevation: 11,166 ft (3,403.4 m)

Base Elevation: 7,000 ft (2,100 m)

Mapped Trails: 90

Longest run: 2.8 miles (4.5 km)

Average annual snowfall: 400″

 

SLOPESIDE

 

HUNTLEY LODGE, 3 star

This ski-in/ski-out hotel at the Base of Big Sky Resort has a fine diningroom, lounge, concierge, shops, ski storage, meeting rooms and spa on the premises. All rooms are furnished with wet bars, coffeemakers, refrigerators, TVs and seating areas. Hotel amenities include room service, daily housekeeping, an exercise room, saunas, an outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs. Rates include a daily breakfast buffet in the Huntley Dining Room.

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SHOSHONE, 3+ star

This ski-in/ski-out hotel attached to the Huntley Lodge at the Base of Big Sky Resort combines the service of a hotel with the comforts of a condominium. All units feature spacious living quarters, gas fireplaces and a balcony with a village or mountain views. Hotel amenities include luggage assistance, concierge, daily housekeeping, room service, dry cleaning, laundry, a fully equipped health club, steam room, saunas, indoor/outdoor hot tub and outdoor swimming pool. Complimentary breakfast in the Huntley Lodge during specific times of year.

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SUMMIT HOTEL, 4 star

This ski-in/ski-out 10-story luxury complex at the base of Big Sky Resort combines the convenience of a hotel with the amenities of a condominium. Melding European sophistication with Western style, The Summit features a 24 hour front desk, concierge, daily maid service, laundry, dry cleaning, a lounge, fine dining restaurants, a health spa, an outdoor jetted soaking pool and underground parking. Complimentary buffet breakfast is offered at specific times of year.

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VILLAGE CENTRE, 4 star.

Big Sky’s New Village Center offers slopeside, ski in/ski out ski suites, additional shopping, dining and entertainment options. Village Center’s accommodations are the ultimate in ski in/out featuring fine finishes, designer decor and signature Boyne Beds. Enjoy the views from private balcony and the exclusivity of an intimate lobby.
Amenities: Outdoor heated pool & hot tub, wireless internet, laundry facilities.
Dining options include Andiamo Italian Grille and Cafe Flora Coffee Shop.

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