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FRESHPOW 02-05-2013 10:48 AM

Big Sky, Montana
 
I'm planning on going on a trip to big sky with a few friends in March! What's it like? Is it worth the trip from central South Dakota?

Karpediem 02-05-2013 11:10 AM

Big sky is awesome, make sure you hit up Moonlight for a day if you can. Thete is pretty much no nightlife and depending on when in March you go, there is a chance for spring conditions or tons of snow...last year we got both.

walove 02-05-2013 11:26 AM

Stay in bozeman for a night and ride bridger bowl, if your into the freeride thing. Bigsky and moonlight have it all, endless groomers, park, and gnarly terrain off the peak.

Lemmon04 02-12-2013 05:50 PM

Oh yeah! My brother goes to Big Sky all the time and loves it. If I'm not mistaken, I think its one of the biggest resorts in the nation. They always have awesome snow, and more than enough room ride. So to answer your question, Yes its DEFINITELY worth your time and money
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Kapn.K 02-13-2013 09:21 AM

Big Sky is one of the best I've been to. No nightlife to speak of but LONG runs and any terrain you could think of. It's so big the only place you might find a crowd is around the lifts(and that probably won't happen, either). It seemed like I had entire runs to myself.

Banjo 02-18-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by walove (Post 682642)
Stay in bozeman for a night and ride bridger bowl, if your into the freeride thing. Bigsky and moonlight have it all, endless groomers, park, and gnarly terrain off the peak.

Why do you say that about Bridger? Is it more of a "close to backcountry" type of place? Im thinking of heading to Bozeman in a few days and am looking for any info i can get!

walove 02-19-2013 05:27 PM

bridger bowl is just a different type of mountain. Its a non profit that is run by a community organisation, vs the resort feel of bigsky and moonlight. The terrain and lift layout at bridger focus on the steep technical riding, not long groomer highways.

what i love about bridger is how easy it is to get into challenging terrain, right off the lift, and if you are willing to hike a bit there is a lifetime of lines that will challenge the most experienced riders.

bigsky and moonlight have steep terrain off the tram, challenger, headwaters but lacks the diversity of lines and zones that bridger has. The wind is also much kinder to the snow at bridger, keeping most of the rocks covered.

At bridger the ridge terrain and slushmans lift require a beacon to access. This has a lot more to do with keeping people from getting over their head than snow safety. If you are interested message me and i'll point you in right direction as a lot of the good runs at bridger are not obvious.


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