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Big Sky is one of my favorite ski resorts for the snow, size, and terrain, but the tram add on is infuriating. The base villages and lodges are underwhelming for a resort it’s size and it isn’t very well run. Lifts like Lone tree, iron horse, lone moose, and headwaters really need some attention. Big sky has great skiing but don’t go there if you expect convenience or your on a budget.
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Just finishing a full Covid week here. Big Sky has amazing and serious terrain. Hats off to a very professional patrol crew that maintain it.
We were disappointed with the amount of real estate development and the crowds. I doubt we will be back it’s just a bit too developed for our taste and the lift lines - even with Covid limitations can get a bit ridiculous. ... Full Review
I have been skiing in Big Sky since 2006 and own a property. We have lived through ups and downs. Unfortunately now the uniqueness and pleasantness of Big Sky is over. The real estate developers are maxing it out and the mountain is now MORE crowded than Vail. Boyne, Big Sky's owner, has always been known as a poor operator and that is still the case. They have a great asset but consistently under invest in it. it has been sad to watch happen. The lifts and the roads are at least five years behind in keeping up with the demand. it is going to be a miserable ski experience until they catch up, if they can. with two high end hotels (Montage and One and Only) coming on line in the next two years, it will only exacerbate the problem.... Full Review
If you want to do some serious skiing, come to Big Sky. Great mountain, beautiful scenery, runs for every ability, and soft snow. I love this place. It is probably my favorite resort overall. Not a lot of nightlife if that is what you are looking for though, but its a trade off.... Full Review
they will kick you off the mountain if your closterphobic and like to breath... i was skiing/carrying on with my four year old.... i had my mask on... I don't do well and can not talk with a mask on i gasp for air its mentally a disabling trait to have in times like these... so i have my nose out... this doesn't match Big Skys policy, they do not cater to those that cant comply mentally or physically... they kicked me off the great outdoors mountain skiing with my four year old son becuase my nose was showing....... Full Review
Decided to finally visit Big Sky this season, after having it on my wish list for a number of years. Since we were limited on days to be on the mountain, their early access offering looked like a great bonus for some extra skiing. This turned out to be false. Early access lift opened ~30mins late(only half hour early) on 1/28. Had to go in to speak to management to get a refund on the additional $35 paid for the early access hour. 1/29 was even worse, as the lift didn't open until after 9 that day. Again, had to go argue with management to get a refund; why they are not automatically issued baffles me. We were not able to get anything extra for the wasted time standing at the lift and arguing in the ticket office for refund, very frustrating. 1/30 did finally pay off, as lift opened on time and we had 6" of fresh snow to make tracks for an hour before the Saturday masses tracked it off.
Overall the terrain was widely varied, no beginner skiers in the group so we didn't spend any time on greens, but everything else was decent to good for terrain. Were not able to explore the true expert runs as snow coverage was atrocious. I went out with brand new skis and came back with rock skis. Several chunks torn out all the way through the base. Many runs should not have been open, as snow coverage was dangerously thin. Due to thin snow and low cloud cover, we never got to head up the tram to the true expert runs, which was disappointing for sure.
Crowd levels were not bad. Even on a powder Saturday, the longest wait was ~15mins. I routinely see 30-45min waits at my local ski bump on the weekend.
Not many restaurants on the mountain, but Montana Jack was delicious both times eating there. Also liked Copper just down the mountain, very good steaks.
Overall a good resort, that I would like to return to in a better snow year.... Full Review
I skied the 1/22-1/27 with no new snow. For the resort to publish a daily conditions report that claims 300 runs are open is a lie. None of the colliers were skiable. Every run has exposed rocks and loose gravel. Its not their fault the conditions were poor, but they shouldn't be misinforming us that things are great.... Full Review
Big Sky has become our favorite place to ski, after skiing in many spots throughout Colorado, Utah, California, and Washington.
It has the same amount of terrain as places like Vail or Park City, but with a tiny fraction of the crowds and congestion.
Absolutely stunning views.... Full Review
Big Sky has lots of great terrain and friendly staff. Ticket prices have gone way-up and are now well over $160 per-day. Still the mountain is drawing big crowds and long lift lines. The resort is trying to improve infrastructure but they don't have the capacity to handle the crowds they have attracted. The facilities at the base are minimal with few options for food and space to eat. The lodge at Moonlight is now a private club further reducing options for lunch. The lodging options are minimal and spread out between the "Base Area", "Big Sky Village" a 15-20 minute drive to the lifts, and "Moonlight/Cowboy Heaven", made up of homes and town homes, also 10-20 minutes drive to the base or Big Sky Village. The is no nightlife to be found in any of the areas. ... Full Review
Great place , quiet , pretty and great Sking ... Full Review
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