Conditions at Big Sky Resort, MT Looking Like Christmas | The Best Skiing in the Rockies

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Big Sky Resort, MT on November 28 with over 2,000 acres of open terrain. Credit: Patrick Conroy, Big Sky Resort

It’s still only November, but with the best skiing in the Rockies, Big Sky Resort’s snow conditions are looking more like Christmas. They woke up yesterday to 3” of new snow on the mountain, bringing the total to 19” since Opening Day, and 96” of snow since October 1.

With these favorable conditions, the Mountain Ops teams opened Iron Horse Lift and an additional 500 acres of terrain today, including Marx, Lenin, Otter Slide, Tohelluride, and the Yeti Traverse off the Lone Peak Tram. The additional terrain added today brings their total open terrain to over 2,000 acres.

By the numbers:

  • 2,081 acres of open terrain
  • 3,666 vertical feet of top-to-bottom skiing
  • 98 trails open for skiing and riding
  • 96” of snow since October (158% of average)
  • 19” of new snow since Opening Day at mid-mountain
  • 6 major lifts + 4 surface lifts open: Swift Current, Explorer, Challenger, Iron Horse, Lone Peak Tram, Powder Seeker

Big Sky Resort is just 1 of the 38 iconic destinations available on the Ikon Pass.


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