Big Sky Opening Thanksgiving Day11/24/08
BIG SKY, Mont. —Big Sky area skiers can earn their over-indulgent Thanksgiving dinner by burning calories on the ski slopes earlier in the day. The resort has confirmed that it will open the 2008-09 ski season on Thursday, November 27 providing the longest season for any resort in the region.
The resort will be posting the terrain planned to open, both on natural and man-made snow at www.bigskyresort.com. With new snow over the weekend and winter temps in the teens and low 20’s, the snowmaking guns are paying off with Big Sky offering the first turns in Montana. Over and through the weekend Big Sky was able to make snow for 72 hours straight with ideal temperatures for optimum snow production.
Early season rates will be set and posted on the website depending on how much terrain and how many lifts the resort will open. Frequent Sky Card Holders and Montana state ski area season passholders can ride for $5 off early season rate.
Big Sky is currently making snow in the base area and further up Mr. K to provide an adequate snow-link between the base facilities and the upper mountain natural snow depths. The forecast calls for favorable temperatures and new snow again later in the week.
“We’re excited to get the season started and offering turns on Thanksgiving Day, it is a true testament to Big Sky’s commitment to offering the longest season in the state,” said Meg O’Leary, sales and marketing director. “We all live here because we love to ski, our mountain operations team is working really hard to get things rolling so we can get in our early season turns to kick off another amazing season.”
Early season conditions will exist for opening weekend so all riders are encouraged to ride responsibly with care. Services open Thanksgiving day include the Snowsports school, Big Sky rental shop, Guest Services and Mountain Mall businesses.Back To Press Release Archive