Big Sky Offers Private Powder For Early Risers10/27/09
BIG SKY, Mont. — Big Sky Resort is launching a new First Tracks program for the winter 2009-2010 season. The First Tracks program will provide skiers and riders the opportunity to make turns on the untouched powder of Big Sky and will be a guided tour of Big Sky’s prime terrain. The program will begin December 19 and is limited to two groups of five people per day.
The program was designed as an option for those skiers and riders who dream of having a mountain to themselves on a powder day. Avid skiers chomping at the bit and fighting over first chair can now relax. This program bypasses that scene and gets the guest up the mountain and into the best snow prior to the general public. The coordination between the experienced guides and professional ski patrol ensures access to the best possible early morning options.
Avalanche equipment and guides are provided by the Snowsports School which works closely with the Ski Patrol. Participants will get an early morning warm-up run at 8:15 a.m. on Andesite Mountain after a quick ride up the Ramcharger chairlift. After getting the blood pumping the group will head up Swift Current between 8:30 and 8:40 a.m. and move towards the Triple chair once a green light is granted from Snow Safety. Guides will work with Ski Patrol to strategically work the groups up the mountain as conditions permit.
Once clearance is granted the program will head to the Tram base and wait for the final Snow Safety check. From there the untouched wonderland is ready for the taking. Dakota or Shedhorn will be available for runs depending on terrain and weather conditions.
First tracks programs are available in full-day and half-day sessions. The half-day session will be three hours long in the morning and will cost $500 for two people and $35 for each additional person. The full-day will last 6 hours and will start at $750.
“We are really excited to offer this program to provide an exceptional experience for our guests,” said Dax Schieffer, Director of Public Relations. “Big Sky’s terrain is massive and there’s always plenty of powder to be found, but this program gives guests the opportunity to be there first, armed with all the knowledge of a local.”
To make group reservations or with questions on First Tracks, call the Snowsports School at 406.995.5743. For further information or check out all the activities and events go to www.bigskyresort.com or call 406.995.5765.Back To Press Release Archive