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Special Olympics MT – Big Sky Winter Games
Ski season is in full swing at Big Sky Resort, but the many runs aren’t the only thing bringing people to the hill! Special Olympics Montana sets up at Lone Mountain on Monday, February 25th for the Big Sky Area Winter Games. Come out and cheer on athletes of all ages and skill levels compete for the gold! The Opening Ceremony begins at 9am with the competitions to follow. All athletes are being registered through the Special Olympics directly. Spectators encouraged to bring the community support!
Then, show some love for our community’s four-legged friends at the 15th Annual Snowshoe Shuffle, set for Saturday, March 2nd beginning at 5:30pm. Experience a snowshoe hike, après chili dinner and a raffle! The torch-lit snowshoe trail will start at the Madison Base Area and wind its way up and around the ski terrain, then lead back down to a hot bowl of chili with friends – furry and otherwise! Please clean up after your pets. This event is $25 per person and benefits Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter. Advance tickets available at Heart of the Valley’s website and both Bridger Animal Nutrition locations.
Looking ahead, Big Sky Ski Education Foundation’s youth Freeride Competition returns with events Friday through Sunday, March 8th–10th. This IFSA-sanctioned big mountain event draws an amazing caliber of skiers and riders from all across the region. The Headwaters, Big Sky Resort’s steepest in-bound terrain, becomes the focal point for this exciting freeride competition. Visit the BSSEF website for additional event details.
Also available, the discounted April Pass! This option grants passholders 21 days on the mountain with access to all open acreage and lifts, including the one and only Lone Peak Tram. Get yours at www.aprilpass.com. For further event information, daily lift tickets, and details about this season’s lessons and programs through the Big Sky Mountain Sports School, log on to www.bigskyresort.com. Gather up your winter gear, friends and family and head to the hill!
Established in 1973, Big Sky Resort is located in the Northern Rockies of Southwest Montana between Bozeman and Yellowstone National Park. Big Sky Resort is the Biggest Skiing in America with 5,800+ acres offering an average of two acres per skier and 4,350 vertical drop. •