Big Sky Announces Military Appreciation Weekend11/03/10
BIG SKY, Mont. —Big Sky will host a military appreciation weekend December 17th-19th offering free skiing for active, reserve, and retired military personnel as well as great deals of lodging. Lodging specials are valid December 17th and 18th and include $125 Huntley Lodge rooms, $155 one-bedroom Stillwater condos, $170 Summit Hotel rooms, and $199 Shoshone Hotel rooms. Free skiing will be offered both Saturday and Sunday for military members. Half price skiing will be offered for their immediate families as well.
The program, now entering its ninth 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.
“These folks sacrifice so much for all of us, we’re proud to be in a position to help military personnel enjoy a weekend of skiing and riding at the Resort with friends and family,” 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 IDs 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 can call Big Sky Central Reservations, mention the discount, and present their ID at the front desk upon checking in. 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 $45 rate with a current military ID. All spouses and family members will receive a daily ticket for $71 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.
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