Big Sky Announces Thanksgiving Opening Day Turns11/26/09
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. Early season snowfall is currently 20% above average providing a spectacular opening weekend. The resort will open the 2009-10 ski season on Thursday, November 26 with nearly 700 acres of skiable terrain and will provide the longest season for any resort in the region.
Ticket prices will be $39 from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, November 29. Frequent Sky Card Holders and Montana state ski area season passholders can ride for an additional $5 off early season rate.
With new snow over the weekend and winter temps in the teens and low 20’s, the snowmaking and natural snow are paying off with Big Sky scheduled to open the Swift Current, Explorer, Challenger, Lone Peak Triple chairlifts and the three base area carpets. The resort will be posting complete and updated terrain scheduled to open, both on natural and man-made snow on the snow report page at www.bigskyresort.com.
“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.”
Services open Thanksgiving day include the Snowsports school, Big Sky rental shop, Guest Services and Mountain Mall businesses.
Check out www.bigskyresort.com for a listing of all the upcoming events including, $20 day, Educators and Military Appreciation weekends, the Best/Worst Ski Movie Film Festival and much more.
Big Sky Snow Phone: 406-995-5900.
Big Sky Resort is located 45 miles south of Bozeman Airport, which provides non-stop flights from nine cities including, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Detroit and Las Vegas. In a partnership with Moonlight Basin guests can ski seamlessly between the two resorts gaining access to The Biggest Skiing in America.
The Biggest Skiing in America Pass offers access to over 220 ski runs with 4,350 feet of vertical drop. In the past, known as the Lone Peak Pass or Lone Peak Ticket, the interconnect ticket also offers unique access to the North Summit Snowfields which is only lift accessible with a Biggest Skiing in America ticket. Other ski amenities in the community include nearby Lone Mountain Ranch which offers a top-ranked Nordic ski facility with 85 km of groomed trails. Go to www.BiggestSkiingInAmerica.com for exciting package deals and rates.