Big Sky Resort opens Thanksgiving with big snow and six lifts

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 25, 2010 1:19 pm

Big Sky Resort kicked-off the 2010-2011 ski season today with hundreds of skiers riding six open lifts and an exceptionally deep 45″ base. At 9:00am sharp skiers began loading onto the Swift Current, Ramcharger, and Explorer lifts as well as the three Magic Carpets to access 600+ acres of terrain and powder snow.

“It’s the most snow we’ve seen for an opening day in a long time, and double our average base for this time of year,” said Big Sky’s Public Relations Manager, Chad Jones. “It’s really exciting to have the chance to open this much terrain this early. When opening our world class steeps and upper mountain, safety is our number one concern, so our dedicated Ski Patrol has been working through the harsh conditions to get people skiing Challenger and the Bowl as quickly and safely as possible.”

Ticket prices will be $55 from today through Friday, December 10th. Frequent Sky Card Holders will ski for free from November 29th-December 5th and $20 day on Friday, December 3rd will offer $20 lift tickets for all skiers and riders.

Currently open early season services include the Snowsports school, Big Sky rental shop, Guest Services and Mountain Mall businesses. All hotels and other businesses in the Mountain village will open December 9th.

Check out www.bigskyresort.comfor a listing of all the upcoming events including $20 day, Educators and Military Appreciation weekends, and much more. For information on snow conditions, call the Big Sky Snow Phone at 406-995-5900.

Big Sky Resort is located 45 miles south of Bozeman Airport, which provides non-stop flights from nine cities including, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Denver, San Francisco, Phoenix, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit and Las Vegas. In a partnership with Moonlight Basin guests can ski seamlessly between the two resorts gaining access to The Biggest Skiing in America.

The Biggest Skiing in America Pass offers access to over 220 ski runs with 4,350 feet of vertical drop. In the past, known as the Lone Peak Pass or Lone Peak Ticket, the interconnect ticket also offers unique access to the North Summit Snowfields which is only lift accessible with a Biggest Skiing in America ticket. Other ski amenities in the community include nearby Lone Mountain Ranch which offers a top-ranked Nordic ski facility with 85 km of groomed trails. Go to www.BiggestSkiingInAmerica.comfor exciting package deals and rates.