Big Sky Announces Military Appreciation Weekend12/03/07
BIG SKY, Mont. - Big Sky will host a military appreciation weekend December 8-9 offering free skiing for active, reserve and retired military personnel as well as $99 Huntley Lodge rooms. Free skiing will be offered both Saturday and Sunday for military members and half price skiing will be offered for their immediate families. Due to some conflicts with local National Guard drill training, Big Sky is pleased to extend some benefits to the following weekend. The weekend of December 15-16 will include the same $99 Huntley package deal and military personnel will ski or ride for the discounted rate of $39 a ticket. Their families are entitled to ticket discounts as well.
The program, now entering its sixth year has been successful with several hundred skiers and snowboarders visiting Big Sky over the years with overwhelming feedback. The program will also provide additional discounts on rentals and snowsports school instruction.
"We're proud to be in a position to help military personnel enjoy a weekend of skiing and riding on us," said Meg O'Leary, director of sales and marketing. "This is just Big Sky's way of saying 'thanks' to all the men and women and in the armed forces."
The event is open to all eligible Department of Defense identification card holders including, active-duty personnel, guardsmen, reserve duty personnel and retired members. Military officials will be able to simply present their military ID to ticket sales and collect their free lift tickets. Spouses and family members who present their official dependent status military ID will qualify for half price lift tickets. As always, children 10 and under ski for free at Big Sky Resort.
Military families will receive 25% off ski school group lessons by presenting their military ID's at the Snowsports School on the second level of the Snowcrest Lodge. For members who want to explore the mountain on the newest equipment, Big Sky Ski Rental located on the first floor of the Snowcrest Lodge will offer 50% discounts on skis, boots and poles packages.
Those interested in reserving accommodations in the slopeside Huntley Lodge can call Big Sky Central Reservations and mention the discount and present their ID at the front desk upon checking in. The Huntley Lodge discount of $99 is for double occupancy and includes a free daily breakfast buffet. Each additional person is $25 per person per night. The offer is available both Friday and Saturday evening, December 7 and 8, and 14 and 15, 2007. The toll free number for Reservations is 1-800-548-4486.
Big Sky offers discounts to active military personnel throughout the season by providing full day lift tickets at a $39 rate with a current military ID. All spouses and family members will receive a daily ticket for $55 with a current military ID. This program has been developed with the encouragement of Big Sky local, Dick Fast, a retired Air Force officer who now works for the resort at the Snowsports School.