Big Sky Resort wants to share its snow with those less fortunate. The Northern Rocky Mountains picked up several large snowstorms over the holidays, and Big Sky was one of the lucky recipients of snow. The resort is extending free skiing for the month of January to skiers and riders who own Epic Passes from Vail Resorts in Colorado and Tahoe where snow may be scarce.

Here’s the deal: Those who own Epic Passes from Vail Resorts' mountains can ski or ride for free at Big Sky when booking accommodations through Big Sky Central Reservations. The offer is valid through January and for the duration of one’s stay.

The deal is extended to all Epic Passholders for Vail Resorts in Colorado and California. This includes Epic Passholders from Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, and Arapahoe Basin.

Big Sky Spokesperson Chad Jones pointed out in a statement that “Big Sky has about twice the open acreage that Vail and Breckenridge do right now.” As of Jan. 3, Big Sky has 100 percent of its lifts running, including the tram, which means that its total vertical of 4,350 is skiable. The snow report currently shows 3,050 acres and 131 out of 155 runs open. Available runs include some of the chutes off Lone Peak and the five new gladed runs at the resort.

Big Sky even picked up powder days during the holidays. Check out the late December conditions at Big Sky in this video, courtesy of YouTube:

Big Sky is also tossing in a deal for buddies who may not own Epic Passes. The Bring a Buddy Coupons will allow friends in your reservation to buy lift tickets for $74 each day instead of $84 at the ticket window or online.

Epic Passholders can get in on the January free skiing deal at Big Sky by booking lodging through Big Sky Central Reservations at 800-548-4486. You will need to ask for the “Epic Package.” 

Direct flights to Big Sky are available from Denver and San Francisco. Eight other cities offer direct flights to Big Sky, too. Montana Travel offers discounted flights in to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Call 800-247-3538 for information, rates and reservations.

“We’re a skier’s and rider’s mountain, and no one should miss out on good snow just because they live in Colorado or California,” Jones said.

Find more information here.

For a glimpse of what Big Sky has to offer, check out the OnTheSnow resort preview video: