What’s New at Big Sky Resort in 2018 – 2019
Big Sky Resort has made some big capital improvements for the upcoming ski season. And by improvements, we aren’t talking a fresh coat of paint on some chairlift poles or a new French fry recipe. New one-of-a-kind lifts, compelling pass options and even more direct flights make skiing at Big Sky in the 2018-2019 season more convenient than ever.
The Ramcharger 8
The lift towers are in place and in a few short weeks, Big Sky’s all new Ramcharger 8 lift will be up and running. This eight-seat high-speed lift features extra wide, ergonomically designed heated seats and a weatherproof bubble to keep skiers cozy between runs. In addition to offering unparalleled comfort, the Ramcharger 8 is also incredibly efficient. Its high capacity and above-average speed allows this lift to carry up to 3,200 skiers per hour to the top of Andesite mountain, making lift lines even more scarce at this massive ski resort that’s already known for its lack of crowds.
More Speed, More Space at Shedhorn
Big Sky’s famous south side, known for its seemingly endless rolling terrain and Bavarian-style white bark pine forests, also received a major upgrade for the 2018-2019 season. Thanks to a new high speed quad, skiers who venture to the Shedhorn area of the mountain this season will be able to log more vert than ever. The new lift will allow skiers to gain 1,500’ of elevation in just under five minutes, which is roughly twice as fast as the old double lift that used to serve the area. Additionally, the Shedhorn Grill, a popular mid-mountain hangout for tourists and locals alike, has expanded their deck and indoor seating capacity. These new expansions ensure that there will always be plenty of room for those looking to have lunch under the sun or warm up with a cold one without going all the way to the base area.
New Pass Options
For nomadic skiers, it’s as economic as ever to ski Big Sky. The resort has partnered with two of the most popular multi-mountain pass options in North America: Ikon Pass and Mountain Collective. During the 2018-2019 season, Ikon Pass holders get an entire week of skiing at the resort without having to buy a lift ticket, and Mountain Collective members can experience The Biggest Skiing in America for two days of their choice and also purchase an unlimited number of half-off lift tickets, without any black out dates.
Breakfast with a Face Shot
The early bird gets the worm and the early skier gets the freshies. Big Sky’s First Tracks program is the only way to ski Big Sky while other skiers are either still in bed or in line waiting for the first public chair to load. Pair your First Tracks reservation with an exclusive gourmet breakfast reservation at Everett’s 8800 mountain top restaurant, and you’ll be sipping espresso after one of the best ski days of your life before the locals even put their boots on.
More Skiing, Less Layovers
New for this season, JetBlue will be offering direct flights to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport from Long Beach, California. Additionally, United Airlines has increased its daily service to Bozeman from Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. These new flights, in addition to the other cities that offer direct flights, like Dallas, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and New York, just to name a few, make it more convenient than ever to ski Big Sky this season.