Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky 2018-19

Discussion in 'General Resort Discussion' started by skidrew, May 10, 2018.

  1. milkman

    milkman Booting up Skier

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  2. Talisman

    Talisman Getting off the lift Team Gathermeister

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    Current views from Andesite.

    New Ram Charger top station


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    The Spanish Peaks 600 bed hotel excavation below Southern Comfort lift.
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    skidrew

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    Dunno how they're going to hide that chair barn . . .

    Should have built a restaurant on top of it.
     
  4. Talisman

    Talisman Getting off the lift Team Gathermeister

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    Plant a few trees?
     
  5. milkman

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    Stealth coating?
     
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    Yeah . . . between the lift and the car barn? Palm trees perhaps?
     
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    Palm trees would fit the gate way to Southern Comfort theme. One or two of those cell towers made to look like trees is more likely.
     
  8. Talisman

    Talisman Getting off the lift Team Gathermeister

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    No pictures but the lift towers for Ram Charger are in place.
     
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    Noticed this on the Ramcharger updates on Big Sky site - mostly known but a couple fresher tidbits.

     
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    Lift Blog had a nice article on new lifts at BS last week. Also explained managements plans for the gondola, swifty and moonlight expansions. Lots of folks have second guessed Boyne’s Expansion plans but sounds to me like the next few years will be good for BS.
     
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    Talisman Getting off the lift Team Gathermeister

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    On a recent hike I saw survey markers and tapes in the trees on Flat Iron. At first I thought it was for a new glade, but saw the markers were labeled for towers. A new lift from the Spanish peaks Hotel not mentioned in the BS development plan?
     
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    Probably a real estate access lift . . . anyway, Liftblog slipped this into one of its news roundups. Check the link to the designs in the second set of bullets https://liftblog.com/2018/10/05/news-roundup-98/ Not sure if you were seeing Flatirons lift of Highlands lift. Though it looks like hotel will be right at the base of the Lewis and Clark lift.

    Because you're local you can also go into the Big Sky Real Estate "store" down in the new meadows area development and see these maps full size. Saw them last Spring and they're pretty ambitious, especially for Moonlight.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the link. based on today's hike the lift line has now been clear cut and I am guessing the lift line pictured is for the Highlands Lift. This may change a fun mtb trail to the eastward of Little Dogie, but opens up a new approach to Grizzly if you cut north at the right spot..

    new Lift Line Flat Iron Oct 2018.JPG
     
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    I was looking at the webcams this morning so see how much snow they got yesterday and noticed some construction equipment at Madison base. Any idea what they are doing there?
     
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    No idea what is going on there. A "boot up" yurt for the Pugski gathering next year?
     
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    That would be awesome!!
     
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    Question for those who have done the advanced purchase lift ticket thing (in past years they've been included with hotels - seems like not so much anymore)

    For multiday tickets it says you get one "off" day. The pricing for, say, a 3-day ticket is cheaper if you start on Thursday instead of Friday. If I plan to ski Friday, Saturday, Sunday any reason I shouldn't just buy the ticket starting Thursday? I suppose the pricing is set with assumption Monday is a more valuable day (over long weekend) than Thursday but doesn't much matter to me as I'm not skiing either of those days.
     
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    That's clever! I like it.
     
  19. milkman

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    You're right.
    Most (all ?) larger ski area now have pricing similar to airlines. Big Sky offers early purchase discounts plus the variable day pricing you refer to. If you know when you're going and don't buy ahead on-line you're wasting money. The ski are benefits from your early commitment. You benefit from the lower price, with the risk that you may have a last minute change of plans.
     
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    About three inches fell over night.

    November Dusting.jpg
     
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