Looking for a late spring break location in the Northern Rockies? Big Sky Resort is running its winter season later than most other resorts in Montana and Wyoming, and Bridger Bowl has extended their season by a week.
Big Sky Resort has added two weeks more to the ski season this year. The resort plans to run its lifts for skiing and snowboarding through April 24, longer than nearby Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Grand Targhee Resort, Moonlight Basin, and other Montana resorts.
The snow pack at Big Sky is up this winter, which should bode well for spring skiers and riders. "Our snow pack this year has been tremendous," spokesperson Chad Jones told OnTheSnow. "We are up about 12 percent over our average snow pack for this time of the season and nearly 30 percent over last year. The La Nina weather pattern has been very good to us and continues to bring us fresh snow.
The resort runs a full agenda of events through the end of the season. "Then we finish off the season with a bang," added Jones. Free live music hits the plaza in the village on select days while Sunset Saturdays extend the skiing on Ramcharger Lift until 5 p.m. The season closes out April 23-24 with the annual costumed pond skimming contest followed by outdoor music before celebrating the last runs of the season on Sunday.
Bridger Bowl is also benefiting from a healthy snow pack, so much so that the resort announced an extension to the ski season. An additional nine days of skiing will keep the lifts running through April 12. Full day adult lift tickets will drop to the half-day rate of $39 April 4-12.
Services at Saddle Peak Lodge, Virginia City Lift, Alpine Lift, Playcare, and regular ski school lessons will wrap up April 3. All other services including private lessons, rentals, retail, restaurants, and bars will continue to operate through April 12.
Check out Big Sky's pond skimming laughs from last spring via YouTube: