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Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort






Description of a Big Sky Resort

Location: Madison County, MT   Map

Runs: 150

Longest run: 6 miles (10 km)


Big Sky Resort is situated in Madison County, Montana in United States. Big Sky Resort is visited by tourists all year long, but it is particularly famous for its 150 ski runs. The longest run measures up to 6 miles (10 kilometres). With a total area of 5,800 acres (2,347.2 ha) it is second largest ski resort in the US by territory. Big Sky resort opened in December 1973 with a main base area at an elevation of 7,510 ft (2,289 m) above sea level on the eastern face of Lone Mountain, 11,166 ft (3,403 m) above sea lever.


In winter Big Sky Resort is popular for its skiing and snowboarding.  In summer it offers paintball activities, zip-lining, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golf and many other activities. In summer of 2012 Big Sky Resort got its own summer tram that offers rides to visitors of the park. It takes tourists to the top of Lone Peak.




Big Sky Resort is primarily known for its winter activities, which include skiing and snowboarding, seven terrain parks, zip-line and snowshoeing, but it has become an increasingly popular summer attraction. Several zip-lines, archery, tennis, hiking, and mountain biking trails are available on the mountain, with golf and Horseback riding available near the Meadow Village, situated at an elevation of 6,300 feet (1,900 m), between the ski area and US-191.

Terrain Aspects - Skiing
North: 37%
West: 2%
East: 36%
South: 2%

Lone Peak Tram
The Lone Peak Tram is an aerial tramway at the Big Sky Resort that begins at the top of the Powder Seeker chairlift and unloads at the summit of Lone Mountain at 11,166 ft (3,403 m). Opened in the fall of 1995, the 15 passenger cab climbs 1,420 ft (433 m) over a distance of 2,828 ft (862 m), with two cabs traveling in opposite directions. It provides access to the most difficult terrain at Big Sky Resort, including former Moonlight Basin terrain. Construction was completed by the high-altitude construction firm Matrix, based in Alaska.

Starting in the summer 2012 season, Big Sky Resort introduced daily summer tram rides to take visitors to the top of Lone Peak, called The Lone Peak Expedition.




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