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Lift Ticket Pickup & Meeting Times & Places

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

I know everyone who bought tickets with our group sale is wondering about picking them up. Unless you made arrangements with me to pick up your tickets at the Mountain Services Desk at Big Sky, I will pick up all the tickets and distribute them at the meet up places.

 

For Bridger Bowl, the meetup is at 9 a.m. at the Powder Park Quad, right side of the base area, between the lift queue and the lodge. Be ready to ski!

 

For Big Sky, the meetup is at 9 a.m. outside the Snowcrest Lodge on the upper level left side.  

 

For Moonlight Basin we'll meet at the Moonlight Lodge (not the Madison Village Base Area), 9 a.m. 

post #2 of 21

For Big Sky, is it one lift ticket for all the days that we are skiing there?  Meaning someone only needs to meet up with you one morning.

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

Yes. It is an x out of xx days pass. 

post #4 of 21

Great!  I'm a morning person but perhaps some others won't want to get first chair every morning. rolleyes.gif

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Yes. It is an x out of xx days pass. 

post #5 of 21

I'm usually NOT a morning person. But for Epic Gatherings, I somehow managed because I want to ski with the gang bad enough.  cool.gif

 

When there's sufficient enticement... redface.gif

post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 

If you want to sleep in, maybe you need a concierge. rolleyes.gif

post #7 of 21

Any advice on parking at Big Sky and Moonlight Basin? (We'll have three in an SUV, so pay parking is an option.)

 

Looks like there is a parking lot at Moonlight Lodge in Moonlight Basin?

 

Big Sky looks like it may have trickier parking.

post #8 of 21

Big Sky parking is easy.  We were staying in Meadow Village last year so were driving up for skiing.  Watch for the Big Sky sign, cross the dam and then turn right after you cross the dam.  If you aren't paying attention, you end up at Moonlight.  The first time we left, we missed the left turn at the dam and ended up in some condos.

 

Big Sky has a free public parking lot that has a little tram going back and forth fairly often.  Walk on from either side.  Can also walk all the way to the village center on a path that goes behind the Huntley or on the road.  My ski buddy would drop his passengers off with all the ski gear and we would take take care of his stuff.  It's a short walk up the steps towards the main building (on the left), We waited for him in the room upstairs where our group did the morning meet up.  Boyne has Mountain Hosts stationed all over the village to give directions and advice when asked.

 

It's not that long a walk to the base of the lifts.  Do have to walk up a short slope.  There is a place there where you can pay to check skis when going in for lunch.

 

Moonlight parking lot is right next to the Lodge.

 

For Bridger, there is a bus shuttle that runs around the parking lot but most people walk.  Personally, I'm going to arrive in plenty of time to be in the first few rows of parking.  Need to carry gear up two flights of steps to get to the base of the lifts.  That was killer on my first day at altitude last year.  If skiing on Sunday and Monday, it's possible to pay to leave skis overnight.

post #9 of 21
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We were staying in Meadow Village last year so were driving up for skiing.  Watch for the Big Sky sign, cross the dam and then turn right after you cross the dam.  If you aren't paying attention, you end up at Moonlight.  The first time we left, we missed the left turn at the dam and ended up in some condos.

 

Did you mean turn left after you cross the dam? What road are you on when you are talking about this turn?

 

 

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Big Sky has a free public parking lot that has a little tram going back and forth fairly often.

 

I assume you mean the largest parking lot in the following PDF diagram? (There are four Parking lots shown in the map.)

 

http://www.bigskyresort.com/Vacation-Planner/Maps/Mtn%20Village%20street%20Map%201212.pdf

 

Thanks.

post #10 of 21
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Big Sky has a free public parking lot that has a little tram going back and forth fairly often.

 

I assume you mean the largest parking lot in the following PDF diagram? (There are four Parking lots shown in the map.)

 

http://www.bigskyresort.com/Vacation-Planner/Maps/Mtn%20Village%20street%20Map%201212.pdf

 

Thanks.

 

Yes, the lot with the tram is the one with a big P, to the right of the Beaverhead condos.  The Mountain Mall has a cafeteria and a couple big rooms upstairs that groups use.  The meeting place at 9am is outside the Snowcrest Lodge on the upper level left side, closer to the base of the lifts.

 

The little P next to the Mountain Mall is a small VIP lot that is a pay lot.  Don't remember the price but we didn't think it was worth it.

post #11 of 21
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We were staying in Meadow Village last year so were driving up for skiing.  Watch for the Big Sky sign, cross the dam and then turn right after you cross the dam.  If you aren't paying attention, you end up at Moonlight.  The first time we left, we missed the left turn at the dam and ended up in some condos.

 

Did you mean turn left after you cross the dam? What road are you on when you are talking about this turn?

 

http://www.bigskyresort.com/Vacation-Planner/Maps/Mtn%20Village%20street%20Map%201212.pdf

 

Thanks.

Sorry, put too much into the same thought.

 

To get to Big Sky:

 

1)  Take Lone Mountain Trail, Rt 64, from the valley, pass through Meadow Village.

2)  Turn left onto Big Sky Resort Road, which starts on top of the dam for Lake Levinsky

3)  Turn right at the T-intersection after crossing the dam

4)  Continue on Big Sky Resort Road past the Huntley if dropping people off, or turn right before the Huntley to get to the parking lot.

 

Also possible to continue on Lone Mountain Road and turn left on Sitting Bull to go past the Cedar Creek condos to get into the parking lot.

 

If leaving the parking lot by the entrance closer to the Huntley, watch for the left turn onto the dam to get to Lone Mountain Trail.

 

There are two bus stops in the parking lot, one close to the Huntley end and one close to the other exit.

 

The end of Lone Mountain Trail is the entrance to Moonlight.  Can't miss that.  The base of Iron Horse is near the Moonlight Lodge.

 

Did you notice that the lift lines and main trails are marked on the satellite view on Google Maps?  Have to zoom in pretty close to get them to show up.  Only makes sense to me because I've been there before.  Looking at the trails for Targhee was easier since the place isn't as big.

post #12 of 21

The walk from the parking lot to the village center is 5-10 min.  Easy in street shoes.  I wouldn't do it in ski boots.

 

The Arrowhead Mall (between the Summit and Arrowhead condos) is where Lone Mountain Sports is located.  Rentals on the bottom floor, demos on the second floor with a door that leads up to the Silver Knife trail.  Have to carry demo skis up a flight of metal stairs and up a short steep slope.  The Cabin is on the top floor.  There is a ski rack next to the trail.

post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 

At Bridger I like to go all the way up to A lot. At Big Sky the day parking lot is between the Lodge at Big Sky and the Huntley/Shoshone complex. There's a shuttle that will take you to the Mountain Mall. At MB please go to the Lodge rather than the Madison Base Area to get your tickets from me. 


Edited by nolo - 3/19/13 at 3:08pm
post #14 of 21

Marznc,

 

I thought that was the parking lot you were talking about.

 

For others attending, here are three useful PDFs for parking at Big Sky and Moonlight Basin.
 

http://www.bigskyresort.com/Vacation-Planner/Maps/Mtn%20Village%20street%20Map%201212.pdf

 

http://www.moonlightbasin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/driving_map_horiz_FINAL1.pdf

 

http://www.moonlightbasin.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/driving_map_vert_FINAL1.pdf

post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 

At Bridger the Saddle Peak Lodge is a good place to change and store your stuff. There are public lockers on the top floor. There are private lockers on the second floor but also benches and restrooms and this time of year you can find empty lockers if you don't mind not having a lock. On Monday we'll have the ski area to ourselves. Sunday, I'm not so sure as there will be events happening and many visitors, so you might want to be more cautious about storing stuff that day. 

post #16 of 21
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Sunday, I'm not so sure as there will be events happening and many visitors, so you might want to be more cautious about storing stuff that day. 


Ah yes, the old east-west base lodge functionality thing. Thanks for reminding me. Not that things never get taken around here. I'm sure they do. But it's kind of astounding how infrequently it happens ... or at least how infrequently it comes to my attention. I've had poles stolen from the ski rack a couple of times. But no one has ever taken one of my bags from a cubby or a hook or the floor of the base lodge, nor stolen anything from one, that I know of ... yet.

post #17 of 21
Thread Starter 

I hate to say it but someone stole my kid's backpack, put the contents in a plastic bag, and threw it out of the car on the road to the ski area. A sheriff's deputy picked up the bag and our daughter got all the stuff that was inside the pack back. Our thieves are very thoughtful that way. 

post #18 of 21

OK, the most important questions for last. cool.gif

 

1) Can you buy beer/wine at grocery stores in MT? Per Google, it seems yes.

2) In Bozeman, can you buy beer/wine Sat PM (~10 PM or so) and/or on Sundays?

3) Any beer/wine/liquor store recommendations in Bozeman and Big Sky?
 

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

I know everyone who bought tickets with our group sale is wondering about picking them up. Unless you made arrangements with me to pick up your tickets at the Mountain Services Desk at Big Sky, I will pick up all the tickets and distribute them at the meet up places.

 

For Bridger Bowl, the meetup is at 9 a.m. at the Powder Park Quad, right side of the base area, between the lift queue and the lodge. Be ready to ski!

 

For Big Sky, the meetup is at 9 a.m. outside the Snowcrest Lodge on the upper level left side.  

 

For Moonlight Basin we'll meet at the Moonlight Lodge (not the Madison Village Base Area), 9 a.m. 

Will the Big Sky meetup spot be the same on each of the designated Big Sky ski days?

post #20 of 21
Thread Starter 

Yes, that's the logical place to meet people. Restrooms just inside the door, drinking fountain, etc. Ski racks outside. Big flat area. 

post #21 of 21

Reminder

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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

I know everyone who bought tickets with our group sale is wondering about picking them up. Unless you made arrangements with me to pick up your tickets at the Mountain Services Desk at Big Sky, I will pick up all the tickets and distribute them at the meet up places.

 

For Bridger Bowl, the meetup is at 9 a.m. at the Powder Park Quad, right side of the base area, between the lift queue and the lodge. Be ready to ski!

 

For Big Sky, the meetup is at 9 a.m. outside the Snowcrest Lodge on the upper level left side.  

 

For Moonlight Basin we'll meet at the Moonlight Lodge (not the Madison Village Base Area), 9 a.m. 

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