BIG SKY, Montana – Blessed with 44 inches of snow since October 22, Big Sky Resort announced today that it will open for an early season ski day on Sunday, November 13.

Big Sky plans on being the first resort in the area to open, it will operate three lifts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The Swift Current High Speed Quad will access Mr. K, Lower Morning Star and Crazy Horse, the Explorer Chair will access beginner terrain while the Challenger Chair will access Moonlight and Midnight for black diamond powder turns. Big Sky is scheduled to open for daily operations on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.

Big Sky will offer access to over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing and approximately 350 acres for this early ski day.

Adult lift tickets will be an early season rate of $30. Juniors, College Students and Frequency Cardholders will ride for $25. Season passes will be honored and guest services will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The moment the snow hits the ground, our guests start asking if we’re going to open early,” said General Manager, Taylor Middleton. “We’re happy to oblige. After all, we work in this industry to ski, and we’re going to be out there joining in the fun.”

Big Sky is continuing its snowmaking operations while the cold temperatures cooperate. The extensive snowmaking system can provide coverage on 400 acres bringing consistent early season conditions. Big Sky recently purchased 48 new snow guns to improve the efficiency, quality and quantity of man-made snow.

Big Sky will continue to monitor the early season snow and will continue to provide updates on the website at www.bigskyresort.com and the snow phone at 406-995-5900 on future early opening dates.

Big Sky is owned by Boyne USA Resorts, a Michigan-based corporation, the largest privately owned four-season resort company in North America. Boyne USA Resorts owns and operates numerous mountain and golf resorts throughout the United Sates and Canada including Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and The Inn at Bay Harbor in Michigan, Brighton in Utah, Crystal Mountain in Washington, Gatlinburg Skylift in Tennessee and Cypress Mountain near Vancouver, British Columbia.