Sunset Saturdays Starting This Weekend3/09/09
BIG SKY, Mont. — Everyone agrees the toughest part of a ski day at Big Sky is when the day ends, so in response to the longer days, Big Sky is offering a bonus hour every Saturday until the end of the season. Now that daylight savings time has sprung forward, Big Sky will operate the Ramcharger chair until 5 p.m. for Sunset Saturdays.
Lift ticket pricing will remain the same with the extra value added to be able to ski and snowboard the super-pipe, the Ambush terrain park, the big, wide, blue cruisers and the front side tree shots from the front of Andesite. To kick off the over-time on the mountain, Big Sky will energize the base area with DJ music, bouncer house for kids and food and beverage on the plaza for Saturday, March 14.
"March has excellent snow conditions so we decided to kick it up a notch and let guests take advantage of the sunshine." said Dax Schieffer, Big Sky’s director of public relations. "Why not throw a party and let the people ride an extra hour, enjoy the powder and soak up the sun."
To date, Big Sky has enjoyed over 300 inches of snow on the upper mountain and has measured 108% of its 20 year snow average. With the above average snow and excellent base depths, the extra time on the mountain is perfect for families looking for added value for their ski days.
Following the sunset skiing, the Ski Patrol presents a rescue dog demonstration near the fire-pit at 5 p.m. Groups and families will have the perfect excuse to stay for dinner in the Mountain Village that is followed by a spectacular fireworks show at 9 p.m. every Saturday evening. Choices range from the new, amazing Italian fare at Andiamo Italian Grille, the Southwestern style of Whiskey Jack’s, the fine dining choices at Peak’s Restaurant or the down home, pub menu of Chet’s Bar.
To take advantage of the Sunset Saturdays through the weekend, visit www.bigskyresort.com and click on the lodging specials page for the best deals of the season. Also, available online are all the events, activities including the new zip-line, dining and live music choices for the remainder of the season. Big Sky is scheduled to close Sunday, April 12, so there is plenty of time to explore the mountains of Southwest Montana before picking up the golf clubs or dusting off the mountain bike.Back To Press Release Archive