Virtual Skiing: Thank You, Big Sky

This week’s Virtual Skiing blog doesn’t actually involve any skiing. It’s about the Big Sky community finding silver linings, spreading positivity, and coming together. On Sunday, April 19th, in lieu of a proper closing day at Big Sky Resort, the Big Sky community celebrated in a creative way. Instead of riding a favorite lift one last time and savoring the last few lift-serviced runs, our town came together to host the Big Sky CARE-avan, a…

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Virtual Skiing: The Best of Pond Skim

For our third installment of Virtual Skiing, we’re honoring a Big Sky tradition: Pond Skim. As the holiest of spring skiing holidays, Pond Skim requires sheer determination and killer outfits as contestants try to ski, sink or swim across an Olympic-swimming-pool-sized pond in the base area.   To host this event, the Big Sky Resort Terrain Parks Crew carefully builds the pond out of snow and fills it with water. Despite looking tropical, this water is…

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New Ski Lift Construction Postponed at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort has postponed installation of the new Swift Current ski lift until the summer of 2021. The lift had been scheduled for a summer 2020 installation and complete in time to open for the 2020-21 ski season. “Proceeding with a complex and deadline sensitive construction project during the current COVID-19 emergency would not be a prudent decision,” said Troy Nedved, general manager of operations at Big Sky Resort. According to Nedved, concerns about…

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Virtual Skiing: Inspirational Stories from Lone Mountain

Today is Friday, April 3, and it’s been almost three weeks since Big Sky stopped spinning chairlifts. We’ve been through many stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, sadness, acceptance. And now? Well, we just miss skiing. And chairlifts. And the way the sun hits Lone Mountain in the morning. We figured you might be missing it too. So, we scoured the internet and found a few Big Sky stories to entertain, to lighten the mood,…

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