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Big Sky, Montana Rolls Out Five New Trails for Upcoming Ski Season

November 18, 2011 By: Adam Leposa


Lone Peak// Photo by Chad Jones

Big Sky Resort in Montana is rolling out five new runs on Andesite Mountain for the upcoming ski season.

Wolverine, Congo Line and Madagascar, all rated as “More Difficult” by the resort, range between 1,000 and 2,000 feet long with an average grade of 15.6 degrees, and are geared towards intermediate skiers who may not have skied glades before. Wolf Den, rated “Most Difficult,” is 1,100 feet long and has an average grade of 19.8 degrees, while Shady Chute, rated “Extreme Terrain,” is 2,500 feet long with an average grade of 19.8 degrees and sections that approach 40 degrees. The resort’s natural glading technique makes runs open enough for both wide turns and tight navigation through small clusters of trees.

This season also marks the debut of the remodeled and expanded Solace Spa and Salon. The remodel includes a new salon service that allows clients to get their hair cut and styled while enjoying spa services. Two new specialized rooms are set aside for couples treatments and wet wrap treatments, including rose wraps, skin toning, aromatherapy oil, mud, salt glow and rose wraps.

Looking ahead, this spring the resort will begin the first phase of a remodel of The Mountain Mall, Big Sky’s main day lodge in the heart of Mountain Village. One of the original structures of the resort, the first phase of renovations will update the exterior of the north and south entrances and east fascia while maintaining a classic ski lodge look.

Stay tuned for a closer look at Big Sky in Travel Agent’s December 12 issue.


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By Adam Leposa | November 18, 2011
The new runs, aimed at intermediate to advanced skiers, are on the resort’s Andesite Mountain.
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