A Guide to Big Sky Winter 2020-21

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We’re just a couple of weeks from ski season kicking off in Big Sky. Soon we’ll all be enjoying the snowy slopes. Skiing or snowboarding is a perfectly safe activity right now, with most time being spent out-of-doors, and Big Sky implementing spacing and extensive cleaning and sanitation in restrooms, lodges, and restaurants.

To help you navigate this unique ski season, we’ve compiled a guide to what can be expected and what you need to know to plan a perfectly hatched ski vacation in beautiful Big Sky, Montana.

2020/21 Big Sky Opening & Closing Dates

  • Opening: 11/26/20
  • Closing: 4/19/2021 (estimated)
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What to Expect this Season at Big Sky

Inevitably, this ski season will look much different than years' past. Most notably, Big Sky Resort announced that they will be maintaining social distancing in lift lines with corrals. 
  • Indoor spaces will be adjusted to reduce the number of people able to gather in a space, and this may mean more time outdoors for guests.
  • The resort will continue to implement enhanced cleaning procedures.
  • Modified versions of ski and ride lessons will be offered, which will allow for smaller group interactions, social distancing, and a greater focus on outdoor spaces.
  • Big Sky Resort is asking that guests commit to a health code of conduct, and continue to take measures such as wearing a face mask, frequent hand washing, and maintaining at least six feet of distance from others.

2020/21 Big Sky Lift Ticket & Pass Options

Ski Big Sky on the Ikon Pass

This year, the resort’s Gold Pass includes an Ikon Base Pass. Pass holders will enjoy unlimited skiing plus 5 days at 40+ Ikon Pass Resorts. Passholders enjoy the best and most flexible access to Big Sky resort vs lift ticket customers, so we recommend purchasing your pass ASAP. 
Every season pass purchase includes Worry-Free Winter Assurance, which provides credit towards a 2021-22 season pass based on the number of days lost if the resort were to close due to unforeseen circumstances and operate fewer than 140 days.

However, If you only plan to ski for less than four days, purchasing lift tickets may be your cheapest option. Big Sky does not currently have any plans to manage visitation and walk-up tickets should be available, but not recommended as same-day lift ticket sales may be restricted at any time, so we highly recommend securing your winter lift access now.

Book with Peace of Mind

Ski in ski out rentals and larger vacation rentals are expected to be in especially high demand this season, so don't wait to book or may just be left out in the cold when it comes to your preferred lodging. 

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