Big Sky Offers Free Skiing in Jan. for Epic Pass Holders

Big Sky Resort Gives Free Skiing to Epic Pass Holders

Biggest Skiing in America Shares Snow with Disappointed Colorado Powder Hounds

From — BIG SKY, MT — Colorado ski conditions have been far less than epic this season. In Montana, that’s not the case – with several large snowstorms and 3,050 acres open so far this season, Big Sky Resort has the best ski conditions and most open acres in the Rocky Mountains. With such good Montana conditions contrasting with Colorado’s distinct lack of snow, Big Sky Resort is spreading the love by inviting Epic Pass holders to ski for free throughout the month of January.

“Big Sky has about twice the open acreage that Vail and Breckenridge do right now, plus we’ve had some great powder,” said Chad Jones, Big Sky Resort Public Relations Manager. “And with other Epic Pass resorts like Heavenly at under 200 acres, we decided to share the wealth. We’re a skier’s and rider’s mountain, and no one should miss out on good snow just because they live in Colorado or California.”

The home of the Biggest Skiing in America, Big Sky Resort is currently open with 3,050 skiable acres, 4,350 vertical feet, and 100% of lifts running. From rolling groomers to chutes off of the Lone Peak Tram and Big Sky’s five new gladed runs, 131 out of Big Sky’s 155 named runs are currently open.

This expansive open terrain combined with great conditions and holiday festivities drew skiers to hit the slopes in record numbers over the holidays this year. With an increase of nearly 15% in skier visits over same week in 2010, and an increase over the previous record season in 2007 as well, the 2011 holiday week proved to be a banner week for the Resort.

Epic Pass holders are now able to take advantage of these great conditions and join in the fun throughout January: Big Sky Resort will honor Epic Passes by allowing holders to ski free for the duration of their stay when they book lodging with Big Sky Central Reservations and ask for the Epic Package. Big Sky Resort will extend the Bring a Buddy Coupon to holders as well, allowing friends in their reservation without Epic Passes to ski for $74/day.

Big Sky Resort encourages all Rocky Mountain skiers to stop praying for snow, and just come find it. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport offers 35 direct flights to and from Denver and 14 to and from San Francisco each week, as well as direct flights to and from eight other cities and hubs. Visit or call Big Sky Central Reservations at 1-800-548-4486 for more information.

See you soon, Coloradans!

Check out how Big Sky is skiing in the latest videos from the Big Sky Powder Network:

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  • Jack Straw

    Hell of a gesture by Big Sky. Wonder if they’re getting some kind of kickback from Vail Resorts Inc., or if they’re just hoping the increased traffic will drive other businesses. Or maybe they’re just nice guys!

  • Danny

    It’s because Big Sky Resort really are nice people. The benefit is you also get exposed to some amazing family skiing on the href=”http://www.“>Biggest Skiing in America.

  • thomas

    that sounds pretty good but montana really hasnt had that much snow. Absolutely tore the bottom of my board up in mid december this year at big sky. they have had more snow recently but compared to last year its been weak.

  • tom winter

    nah, Vail Resorts isn’t getting a kickback. This is a shrewd marketing play. Colorado has the most competitive season pass market in North America, maybe in the world. Which means plenty of $$$ left over in people’s wallets for gear, trips, etc. In the past, much of this coin was spent heading to Utah (Delta’s Den to SLC flights run $120 round trip). Montana has great skiing, and now someone’s found a way (thanks to shitty snow in CO and UT) to tap into the Front Range ski and snowboard population and introduce them to MT. Danny may like the “Family Skiing:” but I like the Little Coulior! Happy New Year, all!

  • straightliner

    Sweet. Now we are going to be the ones waiting in long lines. Also, the free tickets will be accounted for in your lodging. Trust me.

  • powderoo

    Wondering if they extend this into Feb? Or they don’t think the bad conditions will continue in CO?

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