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  1. S

    Lesson advice

    Although not ideal from a lesson perspective my wife and my self will be do a road trip style holiday next month with some friends. We're flying into Salt Lake from Australia and are on the Mountain Collective so we'll be doing a couple of days each at Alta, Snowbird, Jackson and Big Sky before...
  2. BS Slarver

    Northern Rockies/Alberta BIG SKY 2020 meet-ups

    On the heels of the Big Sky 19-20 Thread - Who's coming out to the biggest skiing in America this year ? BIG SKY - Home of the Ram Charger 8 pack along with 37 other lifts and 5800+ acres ! We will be Skiing most days and still looking for new stashes beyond the 300 named runs, perhaps you know...
  3. FD Tennessee

    Northern Rockies/Alberta First Trip to Big Sky

    I am so glad I found this site. I took up skiing a few years back, and I have been averaging 2 ski trips a season. I have done I70, Aspen twice, Whistler, Steamboat, and Vail. It has been a blast. I have invested quite a bit in private lessons, but I don’t get to spend enough time on the snow...
  4. Sibhusky

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Montana Ski Area report

    Those of you who are local to, or "regulars" at Montana ski areas, and who love to get into the nitty gritty details about your favorite resort (this may only apply to me), can get the latest tourism study about six of the areas here...
  5. ejj

    Colorado Recommended resorts for New Year’s trip—Rockies?

    Cheers gang, we typically drive to Big Sky every spring, but this year we plan to do something different over the New Year period. I’m looking for suggestions That will typically ski well at this time, I.e. decent snow cover and not too cold. We would drive to the front range from MN. Or we...
  6. Sibhusky

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky gets Bode

    https://www.abcfoxmontana.com/bozeman/the-mountains-called-bode-miller-to-montana/article_368c193c-bef7-11e9-98a1-e716fa57eeda.html It looks like there will be another draw to Big Sky. Makes me wonder if he'll show up at races? Maybe I should start gatekeeping again. Will he forerun?
  7. skidrew

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky 2019-2020

    Well, if you insist!
  8. Dan Egan

    Be the skier ripping through it

    Visualization is a great tool. I use it all the time to reinforce both the physical and emotional side of skiing, and I like to visualize a skier ripping through it. One of the benefits of this visual exercise is it allows for flawless skiing which in turn will let you to break through bad...
  9. 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.
  10. Tom K.

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky Ramcharger 8 Opens 12/14

    They're firing it up tomorrow (12/14), so they can work out all the kinks in plenty of time before the Pugski Gathering! 8 people on a chair?! I wonder how long it will take before they successfully load and unload a group of 8 snowboarders from one chair?! Asking for a friend. ;) Edit to...
  11. Sibhusky

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Most expensive ski resort

    The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Big Sky Resort lands on list of most expensive ski areas in North America. https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/business/big-sky-resort-lands-on-list-of-most-expensive-ski/article_7d0078ad-4eec-5f09-9f14-cc97fa23d1d0.html "With winter only a few short months...
  12. Ken_R

    Northern Rockies/Alberta New 8 Seat Chairlift at Big Sky

    https://bigskyresort.com/ramcharger8 Honestly, I dont think this is a great idea. Imagine the mess downloading!? :eek::eek::eek: and add a mix of boarders and skiers :huh: What do you think?
  13. Ken in LA

    A comparison of resorts on the Ikon pass

    In preparation for winter I created this comparison of Ikon resorts. I didn’t include every resort, only those I might be interested in visiting (most of them). The data was culled from www.skiresort.info . Decisions, decisions... USA WEST California Alpine Meadows Altitude (meters)...
  14. Gary Stolt

    Pugski skiers receive a discount at "The Lodge at big Sky"

    Ok. We are set at the Lodge at big sky. Call 406-995-7858. Tell them you are with the pugski group. 2 beds $149 or $159 for a larger room with better view. They have one room available that has 3 beds for $159. Please request this room only if you need 3 beds. Save it for someone who needs...
  15. Skisailor

    Stoke for The Big Couloir

    Here are a few pics to get those who would tackle The Big stoked for this season's upcoming Gathering: First you need to check in here: Enjoy the views while you wait for the slot that Patrol assigns you. It's time! Head through the Gate and stay to the right! Get ready to drop in...
  16. Tricia

    Big Sky Gathering lodging questions

    The Gathering dates - 2/24/19 through 3/2/19 I've had a few people contact me to ask about lodging for the Big Sky Gathering. I'm not super savvy but thought it would be a good idea to get some ideas from people in the know. From another thread.
  17. TexasStout

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Skiing Montana - Big Sky or Whitefish

    Not to threadjack, but can someone compare pros/cons of Whitefish vs Big Sky? @Sibhusky Our ski club has them both on the calendar for 2019 Big Sky Jan 5-12 staying at Huntley Lodge Whitefish Feb 23-Mar 2 staying at Morning Eagle Lodge The club package is ~$200 more for Big Sky + $130...
  18. skidrew

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky 2018-19

    At the suggestion of others . . . away we go! Keep tabs on the Ramcharger 8 lift build (and Ramcharger removal/relocation) here: Looks like the chairs have already been removed from the lift and are stashed near Swifty for the time being.
  19. Dryheat

    JetBlue Targeting Cali IKON buyers

    Jet Blue after losing their fight to get a customs facility is refocusing on leisure. Net net, frequencies are going down 12 flights per day but they are also adding some flights 2x weekly LGB to Hayden (Steamboat) 2x weekly LGB to Bozeman (Big Sky) An extra daily LGB to Boston (More like...
  20. Black Dog

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Montana, I feel a road trip coming on.

    Looks like the snow is pretty good in Montana right now. Thinking about going out in a week or two to take advantage of it. Probably ski Big Sky and Bridger Bowl. Any suggestions on travel, lodging or other places to ski out there as we never been there. Thanks for any help.
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