Sunset Saturdays Blazing at Big Sky Resort

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 12, 2009 12:00 pm


Springing forward into Daylight Savings usually comes with a few grumbles over the lost hour of sleep. But for skiers and riders at the Big Sky Resort, in Montana, the sky just got a little bigger. The resort is offering ‘Sunset Saturdays,’ and will keep their Ramcharger chair open until 5 p.m., so enthusiasts can enjoy an extra hour on the slopes. That means more time for the resort’s super-pipe, the Ambush terrain park, corduroy cruisers and tree shots from the front of Andesite.  

After riding off into the sunset, enthusiasts can watch a Ski Patrol rescue dog demonstration near the fire-pit at 5 p.m., or stay for dinner and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Mountain Village eatery choices include Italian fare at Andiamo Italian Grille, Southwestern grub at Whiskey Jack’s, pub fare at Chet’s Bar or fine dining at Peak’s Restaurant.

An extra bonus? Lift tickets will remain at their regular price. To celebrate the extra hour of snow time, Big Sky will turn the base area into a block party, featuring DJ music and eats and drinks on the plaza on Saturday, March 14.

“March has excellent snow conditions so we decided to kick it up a notch and let guests take advantage of the sunshine,” said Dax Schieffer, a spokesperson for Big Sky.

The resort has made out well this season, with over 300 inches of snow to date on the upper part of the mountain and 108% of its 20-year snow average. The extra hour on snow is the perfect way to make the most of the white, fluffy good stuff.


photo: Big Sky Resort