The Lone Peak Tram is the one spot at Big Sky known to have to occasional line. With the free Fast Pass, season pass holders and day ticket purchasers reserve a time to walk on.
THIS WEEKEND BIG SKY is rolling out the Fast Pass program, where guests can reserve a timeslot for a walk-on ride up the Lone Peak Tram.
With an average of 2,000 skiers per day spread out over 3,832 acres of the Biggest Skiing in America, Big Sky skiers know that waiting in lift lines isn’t an issue.
The one caveat has been the Lone Peak Tram, where arriving at the peak with a mere 14 other skiers for endless fresh lines on a powder day makes a couple of tram cars well worth the wait.
But even a wait that’s worth it is too long for Big Sky, and the Resort is working to mitigate wait time with the new Fast Pass program. With a free Fast Pass, guests can reserve one Tram timeslot per day, making sure they get one walk-on experience for Big Sky’s most iconic views and expert runs.
This, is a Big Deal.
Since the Tram was built in ’96, the only way to guarantee a walk-on Tram has been to join Ski Patrol or set your alarm for first chair, racing to the Triple and then Tram to hopefully grab an early car. Every other walk-on was just dumb luck – Dave Stergar being in the right place during a wind-hold on the Triple, William Bryan landing 8 freak walk-ons during a random Wednesday.
Now, no one needs to leave a Tram lap to chance. And the program won’t compromise unscheduled Tram laps either - Fast Pass timeslots will take up 1/3 of available Tram capacity, ensuring both Fast Pass holders and skiers without a reserved timeslot will be able to get on the Tram quickly and efficiently.
The program is taking a pilot run during weekends throughout this March, when guests can show their season pass or lift ticket at a Fast Pass window to reserve a timeslot from 10:45am through 3:00pm, running in 15-minute increments, weather depending.
So hit the Tram this weekend – Fast Pass or no, you’ll reach 11,166-feet in record time.
How does Fast Pass work? Check out this video and these FAQs. Need more details? See the official press release.