Living in the Pacific Northwest we are blessed with numerous top-notch ski resorts within a short 5-8 hour drive. One that has always been on my bucket list is Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana which will be one of the featured resorts in the upcoming Freeride Chronicles series.
With fresh snow to greet our posse which consisted of Desiree Leipham, Tommy Frey, Dan Herby, Tony Rizzuto and “Shotz Ski” Scott Evans we headed out into this big, new playground with Kipp Proctor our new friend who manages Big Sky Social Media.
After a few runs of getting the lay of the land we hooked up with one of my longtime friends, Dan Egan who was out at Big Sky for one of his long running Steep Skiing Camps. Between Herby, Egan and myself talking about the “Old Dayz” we worked the lower mountain getting in plenty of powder shots in the easily accessed tree skiing stashes waiting for the sun to pop out.
Between Dan Egan and Kipp we were getting the grand tour of Big Sky as they treated us to some of their favorite haunts on the mountain. Once the sun started popping out we raced for the Lone Peak Tram where we ventured out to the Dictators and a few other of their favorite steep lines.
Definetly some steeps off the Lone Peak Tram
As we soon found out, Big Sky is BIG and it has plenty of terrain for any ability. Some of my favorites were the gladed areas in Dude Park where the White Pines made for some cool shots as we hot lapped this little gem area taking full advantage of the beauty and the snow.
The day just kept getting better with some big sun breaks giving us a better understanding of why they call it Big Sky. Pretty impressive scenery and terrain to say the least.
Day 2 brought us Bluebird skies and plenty of new terrain for our adventure. Our crew ran hard on this day taking full advantage of the sun and working the soft snow in many of Big Sky’s secret little Honey Holes. You can bet we’ll be back at Big Sky again.
Next stop Moonlight Basin!