Big Sky Resort closes the winter season with another year of record breaking skier visitation at 473,000, up seven and a half percent over the previous year with the combined Moonlight Basin. Big Sky Resort Lodging also had a remarkable season, up 25 percent over last season with the merger of Moonlight Basin properties.
“The entire Big Sky community experienced record breaking visitation and commerce this winter,” said Taylor Middleton, General Manager of Big Sky Resort. “As a matter of fact, this was our third consecutive high mark. The brand and marketing horsepower of The Biggest Skiing in America has put Big Sky on every skiers bucket list.”
The Big Sky Resort community exceeded expectations when holiday skier visits were up 15 percent over the previous year’s remarkable holiday season. The busiest ski day in the resort’s history was on December 29, 2013 with over 7,500 skiers on the mountain and five days crossing the 7,000 skier visit mark.
Big Sky Resort is known for consistent snowfall and this winter Mother Nature kept it consistent in abundance ranking this winter in the top six snowfall season in the Resort’s history. “It was an epic snow year; one of the best ever,” commented Middleton. “This was an very long season and season pass holders really got their money’s worth, especially considering the Biggest Skiing in America pass product was priced lower than ever before.”
“My hat’s off to the brilliant staff of over 1,400 employees that came together to integrate Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin operations. It was very smooth, and they made something that was very complicated look easy,” stated Middleton. In October 2013 Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin integrated into one resort linking 5,750 acres of skiable terrain under a single lift ticket and truly became the “Biggest Skiing in America” with 4,350 vertical feet, 29 chair and surface lifts, over 290 marked ski runs and a tram to the 11,166 foot Lone Peak.
Cheers to another great season, and don’t forget to buy your season passes for next year by April 30, for the early season pass pricing.