Big Sky, Big Snow. I just came back. Right around 6" of fresh snow every night. Light snow during the day, right around 20 degrees with cloudy skies and sunshine rolling in occasionally.
First off, please live by this "motto". If there hasn't been a major dumping in the past few days, don't make your own tracks. Nobody left the powder for you, it will be a giant rock field underneath.
As for runs... Calamity Jane is a must do slope right at 9:00 AM. Long, groomed run that is loads of fun. Start off there and then take the other lift towards andesite. If you get some pow, head towards elk park ridge. It's a phenomenal slope for casual cruising. For green runs, Mr K is a great choice. Not steep, but has some EXCELLENT "unmarked" glades off the sides. Be careful in there though, lots of trees and branches. If you head over towards Shedhorn you have a good chance of getting some untouched pow. Slow lift, but fun area.
As for the peak, watch your timing and the weather conditions. It was COMPLETE fog when I went up. Very dangerous. The traverse up there is only a foot or two wide. Strap in when you get off the tram, climb up the little hill, and use your hands while riding goofy to push off the ground and get yourself to your desired slope. Do not unstrap as it gets very deep and steep, making it near impossible to strap in later. Marx/Lenin were fairly steep with waste deep powder. Watch for rocks and mini avalanches. I couldn't see anything up there due to the fog, but if you like long doubles, these are for you. Liberty bowl is a pain in the ass to find. I went down it once and it was chewed up, couldn't say I was a fan.
Like I said though, watch for conditions on lone peak. Fog rolls in and out within minutes, ruining your visibility.
For restaurants... Andiamos is great. Excellent lamb and relatively inexpensive pizza. Mr Hummers frequently runs specials on prime rib. Bucks t4 is pricey, but is worth it for game. Really, all of the restaurants are pretty good. I wasn't a fan of the bison burgers out there though, but they are worth a try.
Hopefully this helps. Make sure you check signs as you go, the trail maps suck.
Last edited by I need a name; 02-21-2012 at 08:33 PM.