It’s not even December, and Big Sky Resort is already having powder days! Just one week after it opened on November 23, the resort is at approx. 160% of its annual snowpack. If you’ve been one of the early birds to ski, you may have hopped a ride on the Lone Peak Triple, which accesses the wide bowl below Lone Peak. It’s running fast, thanks to a replacement that’s part of Big Sky 2025, a $150 million investment the resort is rolling out over the next 10 years. With Big Sky homes for sale, you can live nearby the centerpiece of the American Alps as it gets better and better!
Twenty-one years ago, Big Sky Resort’s tram first scraped the high reaches of Montana’s famous big sky. Its doors opened at 11,166 feet and unloaded 15 passengers on top of Lone Mountain, providing easy access to the resort’s most thrilling skiing terrain. With a summit station perched atop a precipitous ridgeline, the tram was — and still is — a feat of engineering.
Big Sky has always been a leader in progressive improvements and, keeping in style, this investment, announced earlier this year, will launch the resort into the next decade with sustainable growth on the fore.
Big Sky 2025: A Focused Vision for the Future includes plans to fully build out one of North America’s most advanced high-speed chairlift networks. If you’ve got the most skiable acres in America you need a good way for folks to get around. Twelve new or upgraded lifts will help in this effort, including a gondola and eight “bubble chairs” with heated seats and clear domes to protect from winds. The first upgrade: the slow Lone Peak Triple, accessing the wide bowl below Lone Peak, has already been replaced by a six-seat high-speed detachable chair that’s chopped time spent on the lift in half. Highlights to come include night skiing on Andesite Mountain and a new lift stretching to the Headwaters from the base of Moonlight Basin, which will create the longest lift-served vertical drop in the country at more than 4,500 feet.
The 2025 commitment expands far beyond skiing, with plans for 10 new restaurants and an expansion of the quaint but bustling Mountain Village, the heart of the Big Sky community. Big Sky has always been known for its challenging terrain, hearty Montana atmosphere, and light cold smoke powder. This will never change. But the future holds so much more.
If you’re interested in living in Big Sky, whether on the ski resort or in the village center, give us a call today or browse Big Sky Montana real estate. If you want to ski Big Sky but live in a bigger city, consider Bozeman real estate, just an hour’s drive away!
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