Ophir Students Receive Season Ski Pass, Gift from Big Sky Resort11/11/06
BIG SKY, Mont. - As Big Sky grade school students line up for pictures, they are not bouncing around worried about the yearbook, or their hair. They are excited because they are about to get their photo taken to receive their annual gift of a season ski pass to Big Sky Resort. This day comes once a year for Ophir School students but provides them abundant days of learning and fun up on Lone Peak, throughout the winter season.
On Wednesday, Big Sky provided over 140 student passes and 20 faculty and staff season passes. Throughout the years, Boyne USA has provided over 1,000 season passes to Ophir students. Big Sky is pleased to present the opportunity to ski and snowboard to area youth.
Boyne USA and Big Sky Resort are committed to enabling local students to ski. Giving the season passes and the opportunity to ski, is in accordance with Ophir Elementary School's belief in promoting habits to develop emotional and physical wellness and a positive sense of self-confidence.
Big Sky Resort is a key resource in the Physical Education curriculum every Friday during the prime ski season at Ophir School.
"We don?t want any kids in our ski town growing up unable to ski due to financial reasons," said Taylor Middleton, Big Sky Resort General Manager. "The owners of Boyne, USA and Big Sky Resort, the Kircher family, has always felt strongly to support skiing for every young person, after all, they grew up in ski towns and know the value of being introduced to the sport early."
Big Sky Resort is also proud to offer the season pass program gifts to home school students grades K-8 in the Big Sky area.
Big Sky Resort assists local high school students by offering a discounted unlimited season pass. With Ophir School being the fastest growing K-8 district in Gallatin County, this program will be sure to grow and develop in the coming years.Back To Press Release Archive