Big Sky Resort Ranked Top 10 in the World10/02/06
BIG SKY, Mont. - Last week a leading British newspaper, the Sunday Times, named Big Sky Resort as a Top 10 Winter Resort in the world. The Sunday Times has a circulation over 1.3 million and is the largest Sunday quality paper in England.
Of the list, six were European resorts including Verbier, Switzerland, Val D'Isere, France along with resorts in Austria and Italy. Big Sky Resort ranked alongside four U.S. resorts including Aspen and Breckenridge, Colorado and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The designation as a top 10 resort in the world will continue to strengthen the relationships with key business partners in attracting the British market to Montana. Ski Independence is a leading tour operator who works with Big Sky Resort in booking British vacation packages; Managing Director Michael Bennett was pleased with the recognition.
"The article was well placed in the Sunday Times Travel section under the heading 'Straight to the Top' - the worlds top 10 ski resorts, all at a time when British skiers are planning their vacations," said Bennett. "It's the biggest quality Sunday paper in the UK . . . Superb result."
The ranking follows the SKIING Magazine rankings that consistently rank Big Sky Resort in the top 10 amongst resorts in North America. The rankings often measure important factors such as terrain, acreage, vertical drop and snow quality. The Sunday Times also relied on less tangible tools, with the backdrop of Big Sky's historic interconnect with Moonlight Basin creating the biggest skiing in America last season, this excerpt comes from the feature.
But where do you go to find the best of what the skiing world can offer? Right here. To stoke the fires of our collective anticipation, we've brought together our pick of the world's top 10 ski resorts. All offer something above and beyond the norm. Call it the X factor. Call it a happy marriage of geography and technology. Call it whatever you like - but ski or snowboard in any one of them, and you're all but guaranteed a winter to remember.
In regards to Big Sky the terrain from the Lone Peak Tram was highlighted; ?Montana is America's new skiing frontier, and Big Sky its icon, thanks to the majestic mountain, Lone Peak, that lies at its heart. Almost everyone is going to have a ball here, but the area's strongest suit is its avalanche-controlled high-altitude terrain, which ranges from the scary to the absolutely terrifying. Along with Jackson Hole and Verbier, it's the perfect place to push your skills beyond the comfort of the piste.Back To Press Release Archive