Big Sky Resort opened yesterday for one day of playing on the slopes after a week of snow storms and snow making that provided 30 inches of powder. The Swift Current chair lift opened at 9:00am to the whoops and cheers of skiers and snowboarders who began lining up well before 8:00am.
Although the buzz this ski season is El Nino, Big Sky Resort reports of the 33 years of snow data collected at the resort, ten of those years have been an El Nino year and 60 percent of those El Nino years have been above average or average snow fall for Big Sky Resort.
Big Sky Resort ran their Swift Current and Explorer chair lifts for accesses to the beginner run, Mr. K and by 10:00am had opened their Lone Peak Triple chair lift with access to intermediate run, Upper Morningstar. “It’s so fun to open for one day to get some early powder turns and celebrate a great start to a new ski season,” said Sheila D’Amico, Public Relations Manager at Big Sky Resort.
Big Sky Resort’s official opening day is Thursday, November 26, 2015 and the Madison Base Area opening on Friday, December 11, 2015.