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Big Sky Resort Winter Operations Update

September 16, 2020

Big Sky got its first dusting of snow recently and that signals only one thing, winter is coming. Yesterday Big Sky Resort released a winter 2020/21 press release detailing all the information you need to start planning your winter trip.

Pass/Ticket Sales

As of September 15th, Season Pass and Lift Ticket sales have restarted for the upcoming winter. At this time, pass holder or ticket holders will be allowed to ski and ride any day their passes are valid. Make sure to get out and get your pass ASAP, Big Sky has mentioned they may suspend pass sales again if they have to reassess the number of skiers they can have on the mountain. All Big Sky Season Passes will include a worry free assurance, which will provide credits towards the 2021/22 ski season if the resort has to close early for any unforeseeable circumstances.

Ikon Pass holders may access the mountain anytime their pass is valid. If needed, Big Sky may need to limit the amount of Ikon Pass holders per day.

Mountain Collective Pass holders will have access to the resort whenever their pass is valid as well. Stay tuned though, Big Sky may impose a reservation system for this pass type.

Lift Ticket Holders should purchase their desired days for skiing at this time. Currently there is no restriction but Big Sky will suspend sales at any time if they need to address skier volume.

Physical Distancing

At this point, chairlifts will run as normally planned with the exception of the removal of the singles line. Facial coverings will be required when waiting in all lift lines.

Food & Beverage

On mountain dining establishments have been reconfigured to allow for more space and social distancing. All restaurants will have a grab and go option, a select few will offer an online ordering system. The Yellowstone Conference Center will be open to the public to provide additional seating and room for dining and warming up.

NEW! Early Access

A new early access program will allow guests to load Ramcharger at 8:00 am, one hour before public access to get a head start on the skiing and to allow for guests to disperse on the mountain. Lift ticket and season pass holders will be able to purchase access mid-December to March, and must be booked online in advance. Only a limited amount of early access reservations will be sold each day.


For more information, visit the Winter Operations FAQ page.

Start getting excited, winter will be here before you know it!

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