Recreational & competitive biking returns to Big Sky, 2019 Brewfest announced
Big Sky Resort is officially open for another sun-soaked season of outdoor recreation to Montanans and their summer guests. On June 15th, Mountain Biking operations commence. Big Sky offers over 40 miles of trails from the Mountain Village and the only lift-accessible areas featuring downhill trails from the Swift Current, Thunder Wolf, and Explorer lifts. Note: Swift Current and Thunder Wolf lifts open June 22nd.
The Resort will host the inaugural Women’s Shred Fest skills weekend Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd. Professional mountain bike guides and coaches will provide two full days of guided biking with targeted instruction designed to help participants hone and improve their skills. These include body position and balance, braking techniques, navigating complex terrain, cornering and much more. Skills sessions for advanced riders will cover maneuvers such as jumps, drops, and descending technical rock features.
The weekend’s focus will be primarily associated with descending, however, focused climbing practice can be incorporated into the group lessons upon request. Groups will be split according to skill level. All levels welcome, although some previous mountain biking experience is required. This is an 18 and over event. Lift tickets and lunch will be provided and are included in the cost of the event. Visit www.ridetheearth.com for additional details and to register.
Also at the Resort, the 2019 Big Sky Kids Adventure Games will take place Friday through Sunday, June 21st–23rd. Designed exclusively for kids ages 6-14, the multi-discipline obstacle adventure race sees kids, in teams of two, compete together on bike, in water and on foot through a unique 2.5-4 mile adventure course featuring up to 15 man-made and natural obstacles. Find additional details and registration information by visiting www.KidsAdventureGames.com.
For a look at the Big Sky summer calendar and to purchase Summer Adventure Passes, log on to www.bigskyresort.com.
Finally, mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Brewfest on Saturday, July 13th featuring suds from breweries across Montana and the nation. Sip on your favorite ice cold brews while enjoying live music and Big Sky’s freshest bites! Make it a family affair and take part in an assortment of free kids activities. Must be 21+ to sample. Stay tuned for additional details.
In the mood for an afternoon on the links? Visit the award-winning, scenic 18-hole par 72 Big Sky Resort Golf Course for a day on the green with friends and family. Combine classic links-style golf and the stunning natural beauty of Big Sky country to witness a golf experience like no other. Book your tee-times now!
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. •