Ski Lifts in Big Sky
Big Sky has 17 lifts serving over 3,600 skiable acres (1,457 ha.) With the high proportion of trails emanating from just one point—the top of the single-span tram on Lone Peak—the rest of the area is more densely supplied than the figures imply.
Big Sky Ski Lifts
The lift system includes four high-speed quads and one gondola. Terrain of every aspect is covered, including steep, north-facing ground from the Challenger lift. Lifts run from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm and with the capacity to carry 23,000 people per hour, the system is still a long way from becoming overloaded. Even on the slower lifts, lines are scarce although there is sometimes a wait at the tram.
There are plans to build a new high speed lift to access the north-facing terrain on the other side of the ridge from the A-Z chutes has been built. This is rolling terrain, protected from the sun, which is currently used for snowcat skiing. A new high speed lift has replaced the fixed grip triple chair Southern Comfort and it offers even greater access to wide, long runs that are perfectly pitched for begginers.