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Big Sky Reviews


Very big.


Pros: Lots of terrain to explore. Uncrowded slopes. Good terrain for a variety of different skiers.

Cons: Lift system truly stinks. Mostly south east facing. Coverage is never all that great, even in April.

I was there at ESA with my wife in early April. The snow was great, we got 5' of pow the week we were there. And we all had a great time. Still, when I look at the resort, I think this could be the best resort in the country. Except... The lift system is truly heinous. There is great terrain, but it is very difficult to stay in one spot and run laps in one area. Many places you have to hit and run and it will take at least an hour to work you way back there. I spent alot of time wanking around on cat tracks trying to get back to where I was just a few minutes ago. Getting around the upper mountain is a real chore. From the main return you have to take 2 lifts to get back to the peak. If...
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Oustanding Resort


Pros: HUGE Terrain, Limited Crowds, Freindly Staff, Nice Powder

Cons: No easy air access, lift system can be confusing and inefficient at times

Even with its drawbacks, which are more "quirks" than drawbacks, BIg Sky is one of the top ski destinations in the U.S.   We skied in March of 2010, and during the 8 days we were there, they had several feet of accumulation.  Fresh pow pow everywhere!   Getting there can be a real adventure, particularly from the east coast.  You must fly into Bozeman, (pretty much no such thing as a direct flight from anywhere but Denver, San Fran, or Minneapolis), and then it's a 45-50 minute drive to Big Sky, depending upon weather and road conditions.  But unless the weather is prety nasty, the drive is fairly easy.  We had a car service take us from the airport to the resort, and it was...
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Pros: Great mountain, great powder

Went here for ESA Big SKy,  had a great time

Off the Charts good and BIG!!!!


Pros: Big, Big, Big!!! Lots of variety, Excellent restaurants, lodging and apres.

Cons: A few rocks, here and there.

We had the chance to visit Big Sky for the first time last February. I was blown away by the size and the variety of terrain and bummed i had never ventured there before being it's only a 6 hour drive from my home inn North Idaho. Big Sky is a true destination ski resort with something for everybody. Lots of terrain variations and a fun apres scene. Looking forward to getting back there during a storm cycle, I'd imagine it's off the charts Good!                         Local ripper Kipp Proctor getting after it                            ...
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Big, with truly world class skiing


Pros: Excellent terrain, great mix of groomed runs, glades and open, ungroomed areas, fantastic snow, uncrowded, no lift lines

Cons: Expensive to get to, late day visibility can be an issue (I'm reaching here)

I spent a week at Big Sky/Moonlight in Feb of 2013. Things did not start well: We did the tour with one of the guides and it was excruciatingly slow and not particularly informative. Once done with that however, we discovered what a great place this is. The snow was outstanding and we had fresh powder for most of the days. The terrain is incredibly varied and you have your choice of everything from easy to insane. Though we hit every lift at both resorts, we probably spent the most of time in the areas serviced by the Lone Peak triple and Challenger chairs. The Bowl reminds me very much of skiing in Chamonix - wide open, with some reasonably challenging areas - but with much better snow....
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Pete No. Idaho

Great Snow & No crowds


Pros: Snow, Terrain, Tree Skiing

Cons: Price of lift ticket

Skied Big Sky at an Epic ESA last two days of Mar and lst 2days of April.  Snowed everynight we were there.  20 plus in of powder off Lone Peak down Bridger pole and more. No crowds, no lift lines, uncrowded slopes and a lot of off piste skiing.