Having spent a week at Big Sky Resort in January 2006, I discovered one of the best kept secrets in North America. Big Sky is a skier's dream, tons of long, wide open blues, challenging black and double black terrain and some of the best beginner slopes for first timers I've ever seen. And, don't miss out on the skiing next door at Moonlight Basin for a minmal upcharge. Lift lines are non-exisitant and the slopes are uncrowded. Access to Big Sky is easy compared to some other areas I've been to where you may fly in and then have to drive 2, 3 or 4 hours to get to a resort. At Big Sky you fly into Bozeman then it's a short 1 hour drive to the resort. I will be going again!