big sky montana

  1. Philpug

    Article in the New York Times about Multi Passes, and the Gathering

    NYT Article: Multi-Mountain Passes Have Upended the Ski Trip. 9 Rules You Need to Know From the article: By Elisabeth Vincentelli For decades, ski vacations followed a predictable pattern, and it went a little like this: pick a mountain, book accommodations, fly or drive to the resort, buy...
  2. skidrew

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky 2019-2020

    Well, if you insist!
  3. Dan Egan

    Kick Turn, "A lost art"

    At my camps and clinics I like to take a quick review of some basic skills and one of them is the “Kick Turn”. As a boy I learned to kick turn in my back yard. This was one of the first skills my older brothers drilled into me. Over the years I have used this valuable skill to reverse my...
  4. MattSmith

    Northern Rockies/Alberta The Next Generation of Egans Is Ready for Launch

    Forty inches of snow fell over the week in Big Sky Montana. Visibility is marginal and I’m looking into the abyss over Lone Peak’s Big Coulior. I’m with a group of skiers from Dan Egan’s Steep Camp, ready to test our skills on one of the gnarliest lift-serviced runs Big Sky has to offer...
  5. dbostedo

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky Gathering? Big Time Fun!

    View of Lone Peak from my morning bus stop on my last day of the Gathering I thought I'd just start this trip report with maybe the most important part... During this year's Gathering, we got... 40... freaking....inches... of... snow! Up high, at least. It came in over several days, made...
  6. Tricia

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky Gathering Trip Report

    As many Gathering trip reports start, this one starts a few days before the official Gathering as we (@Philpug @Andy Mink @AKMINK and I) travel north and spend some time at Jackson Hole. We bumped into the Grumps almost immediately upon arrival, which was a nice treat. Hopefully @KingGrump can...
  7. SShore

    Chairlift Hell

    Just got a notice from Big Sky that a power outage has caused the closure of all of the lifts on the north side of the mountain. Quite a fiasco especially after having the Six Shooter breaking on Thursday and being down for several days.
  8. Tricia

    OFFICIAL 2019 Big Sky Gathering General Information

    2019 Gathering Big Sky Montana February 24 - March 2 This is a living post and will be changed as new information becomes available Schedule and General Information: Meeting Place: We will be in the Mountain Village at Big Sky, not to be mistaken with the Meadow Village at Big Sky. We will...
  9. Philpug

    2019 Big Sky Gathering -- Roll Call

    Another year, another Gathering. Who's in? 1. @Philpug 2. @Tricia 3. @Jasmine
  10. L

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Advice on Big Sky

    I'm going to be in Big Sky next week. I have a couple of people in my group insisting on taking the gondola up to Lone peak. I see that there are some black runs off the backside. I'm an intermediate skier at best and can usually handle groomed black runs in Aspen with no problems if I take it...
  11. Philpug

    The Big Sky Gathering (2/24/19 - 3/2/19) ...and beyond.

    It was voted on that we will go into a rotation with The Gathering moving forward. 2019-Big Sky 2020-Jackson Hole 2021-Aspens 2022-Utah Provided there is still Pugski and the internet after that...repeat ;) Other areas that juuuust missed the cut like Stowe are available for regional and...
  12. TonyPlush

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Best Time to Visit Big Sky?

    Calling @skidrew @SShore @Talisman @Rio among other BS experts. Me and my annual ski buddies have agreed on Big Sky as the spot for our 2019 ski trip. It will be my first visit - can anyone help me decide what month is (usually) the best time to ski? Skiing 3-4 days. Avoiding the crowds is...
  13. Tricia

    Introducing IKON Pass - Alterra Mountain Company

    More live information from OR/SIA
  14. coskigirl

    Mountain Collective Survey

    I just completed a survey from MCP and found a couple of questions intriguing. (I changed the below rankings before submitting as I had second thoughts.)
  15. skidrew

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Driving - Jackson to Big Sky

    How's this drive in the winter? Thinking of flying into Jackson, ski a bit there, and then drive up to Big Sky for more. Figure late March for this . . .
  16. Pete in Idaho

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Lift Tickets Big Sky Montana

    Want to drive over and ski Big Sky again this year. Lift Tic are $86.00 over 70yrs ugh. Anyone know where/how I can get a little cheaper? Will be midweek non-holiday.
  17. BS Slarver

    Best ski day EVER !

    :bestday: In the spirit of the best quotes of the season it's time to share your BEST ski day ever story.... or at least 1 of your top 5. After some ski banter PMs with @Muleski I was reminded of this one, a top 5 anyway. My god parents now in their 80s and still big time skiers invited us to...
  18. skidrew

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky 2017-18

    With parts of Montana getting some snow recently, seems like a good time to start up a thread for Big Sky. For those who missed it, Big Sky extended its season a week, now closing on April 22, 2018.
  19. Mikey

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky - Listening To Our Feedback!

    "We've listened to your feedback and are excited to introduce a new and revamped pass lineup. View the new lineup, compare your options, and pick the best season pass for you and your friends & family." Last year, they had 3 levels of passes, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. I bought a Gold pass for...