Can any bears confirm if there is a process for ordering or arranging for discount lift tix for the 1-2 days prior to and after the ESA Big Sky 09 trip through Epic? My brother and I are both psyched about attending our first ESA training and want to know where if and how we can get some discount lift tix or the days prior to and after the training. If you have any ideas, please reply to this post. Thanks, StaggerLee!
ESA Big Sky Discount Lift Tix
Hi Staggerlee, Welcome to EpicSki!!!
You should be receiving an email with your registration information today, which will have information about extra lift ticket purchases.
Here is the basic run down
Lift tickets for Monday-Thursday are included in the event cost. If you wish to purchase extra lift tickets for personal use starting Sunday, March 29, or for nonparticipating family or partners traveling with you, the cost is $52/day. Please send a check to cover the total and indicate for whom the lift tickets are being purchased and which days.
Please make payment by March 14th.
If you have any further questions, please ask. Someone will be sure to chime in.
Hi Trekchick, thanks for the info, I will mail in a check for the extra days on each end. How is Moonlight Basin, worth a day or stick with Big Sky, I'd say after 4-5 days at Big Sky MB and or Bridger Bowl would be a good day trip.
So you gonna bring Billy DeLyon's Stetston Hat with you out to MT?
Dunno how you ski Stagger, but Moonlight's got some easy stuff and some hard stuff and not a lot in between. If you like steeps, the Headwaters Chutes are great, but if you're not into off-piste steep stuff, I'd probably spend the extra day at Big Sky... and trust me, you won't be getting bored of it by then.
Lookin' forward to meeting ya.
Thanks A_0, sounds like one day at MB would be worth it, not worried about running out of terrain at Big Sky, but always good to try another mountain and I'll be in the area for 7 ski days. Since I have'nt skied Montana can't comment on what I'd like to ski there, but able to somewhat proficiently handle most marked terrain in UT, CO and CA and get in at least one good turn per run, though sometimes thats one good turn a day. I get challenged at the tightest steep chutes but am making progress on those too. E.G Handling Mcconkeys bowl or Juipter at Park City or KT-22 GS Bowl at Squaw but not ripping it up. My Brother is a pretty good skier (I'd say expert) and I generally try and am able to keep up with him.
On that note not sure how the ESA Skier Level ratings true up for the ESA training, but I'm sure the coaches will get me into the right place. If you have any input on Levels 7-9 I'd be interested in hearing them. Looking forward to meeting you at ESA as well.
Lee, we'll send out student survey's prior to the event so that you can help our amazing coaches determine what kind of instruction will best suit your ability and desire.
Our ranking is usually more vague than the level(s). Something more like Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert.
I think you'll see when you get the survey.
Apparently, this year they're jerrymandering the groups to make sure that TC gets access to the best fooseball players. ;-)
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Well 'better than'...shouldn't be hard!!
Staggerlee welcome to epic! Fantastic you're doing the esa at BigSky. As far as you're question for Bridger or Moonlight Basin. If you have to choose one I'd check out Bridger for sure. It would be foolish to go all the way to Big Sky and ski Bridger. Count me as one of the fools last year, but I ran out of time at the end. Probably Moonlight chutes will be skied by your group in the esa so you might have that covered, but I'm not certain of that. It's worth eating lunch there at least. Depends a lot on the snow too whether you'll ski the chutes.
Note that you can always actually ski some of the chutes at Moonlight from BigSky. It's just getting back up is a long process since you have to go all the way back down and go back to the lift at BigSky. This means navigating properly so you don't get stuck. At least I think that's correct.