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November 11, 2005

UPDATE--Early opening for Big Sky

I was just bagging on how bad conditions were in the Southern Rockies and Dax at Big Sky in Montana posts this nugget to the ski report:

So I'm sure you heard, we've gotten great early season snow, the word just came down we're going to open this Sunday, two week early.

I'm waiting to hear back for the details, which will be posted on this site, but in the mean time, I had better get my skis out of the closet in time to give a full report on Sunday afternoon.

We'll see you out there,


Trust me, Dax, we are waiting too...


Dax just e-mailed me with details:

BIG SKY, Mont. — Blessed with 44 inches of snow since October 22, Big Sky Resort announced today that it will open for an early season ski day on Sunday, November 13.

Big Sky plans on being the first resort in the area to open, it will operate three lifts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Swift Current High Speed Quad will access Mr. K, Lower Morning Star and Crazy Horse, the Explorer Chair will access beginner terrain while the Challenger Chair will access Moonlight and Midnight for black diamond powder turns. Big Sky is scheduled to open for daily operations on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.

Big Sky will offer access to over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing and approximately 350 acres for this early ski day.

Adult lift tickets will be an early season rate of $30. Juniors, College Students and Frequency Cardholders will ride for $25. Season passes will be honored and guest services will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I spent most of the Sunday after Thanksgiving last year on Challenger. They had tons of runs open and it was a blast. This year, my son Jake can ski it with me. I hit a rock or two last year, but they would not open the top unless the snow was deep enough. Two years ago, by Thanksgiving, they had barely opened Mr. K.

GET YOUR FREQUENCY PASSES and take the week after Thanksgiving off. Best deal out there and it appears that the snow is going to be awesome.

Posted by Justin at November 11, 2005 03:40 PM