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Advice Needed: Big Sky

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I am looking to go to Big Sky in early 2014 and am looking for advice on 

 

Where to Stay

How to get there (from airport)

(both w/o a vehicle)

 

Where to ski (we are boarders so nothing flat and anything but cliff jumps).

 

Thanks!

 

Andrew

post #2 of 13

Hi kewlguy. 

We had a gathering at Big Sky last March/April and have a group set up for that particular trip with lots of great ideas on lodging and other particulars. 

 

2013 EpicSki Gathering - Big Sky, Bridger Bowl, Moonlight Basin, Montana

 

Some of us stayed at Bucks T which was a short drive to BigSky but had great deals including lift tickets and free breakfast. 

post #3 of 13

No car?  Stay at the resort if you can afford it.  Note that the "Meadow Village" is about ten miles down the road from the lifts, but is considered part of the resort.  There's shuttle service, but it's a bit of a ride.

 

Google "Big sky airport shuttle service".

 

As for where to ski, you'll figure it out.  There are some flat runouts, but nothing too terrible.  Be sure to make it over to the Moonlight Basin side.

post #4 of 13

Why without a vehicle? You can get around without one but to see the surrounding area & abundant wild life you'll need one. To me driving around was almost more fun than skiing. I guess it depends on how many days you plan on being there. We were there for 9 days & took a few days off from skiing to do other things. Having a car made getting around much easier & could go places that the local shuttles didn't.

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Originally Posted by steamboat1 View Post

Why without a vehicle? You can get around without one but to see the surrounding area & abundant wild life you'll need one. 

Are you talking about the Bridger Bowl regulars????

post #6 of 13
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Why without a vehicle?

+1 There's also West Yellowstone 45 minutes down the road with snowcoach and snowmobile trips into the park.

post #7 of 13
Age vs. Rental car restrictions?
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys.

 

No restrictions on rentals, except that we may have 5-8 guys requiring multiple vehicles and would like to keep costs down for some.

post #9 of 13
Big Sky is not the destination I'd have picked to be without a car.
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Big Sky is not the destination I'd have picked to be without a car.

The other advantage of having a car around Big Sky is that spending a day at Bridger is a straighforward option.  Should price out the cost of everyone taking the shuttle from the airport to Big Sky.  If you can score a deal on car rental, might well be cheaper.  Depending on the weather conditions, may not even need AWD.  Can make two reservations and cancel the AWD if not needed.

 

Bridger lift tickets are less than Big Sky.  Staying in Bozeman for a night or two is another way to cost cut travel costs.

post #11 of 13
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5-8 guys requiring multiple vehicles

??? That DOES keep the cost down vs. just 1 or 2 people. + all of marznc's points above.

post #12 of 13
The shuttle isn't cheap. When you add it up for 5-8 folk you could rent several cars.

That being said, I rarely used a car when staying at Big Sky. I'm also not into nightlife.

Mike
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

The shuttle isn't cheap. When you add it up for 5-8 folk you could rent several cars.

That being said, I rarely used a car when staying at Big Sky. I'm also not into nightlife.

Mike

When we had Big Sky ESA Tog and I rented a minivan for less $ than the cost of a shuttle for two people. 

Granted, it was a minivan that was ready to retire from the rental fleet and on the cheaper side, but we didn't care.  It was a set of cheap wheels. 

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