TWPR - BigSkyRecordBreak

Big Sky, Mont. (April 24, 2014) – Big Sky Resort closes the winter season with another year of record breaking riders/skiers visitation at 473,000, up seven and a half percent over the previous year with the combined Moonlight Basin. Big Sky Resort Lodging also had a remarkable season, up 25 percent over last season with the merger of Moonlight Basin properties.

"The entire Big Sky community experienced record breaking visitation and commerce this winter," said Taylor Middleton, General Manager of Big Sky Resort. "As a matter of fact, this was our third consecutive high mark. The brand and marketing horsepower of The Biggest Skiing in America has put Big Sky on every skiers bucket list."

The Big Sky Resort community exceeded expectations when holiday skier visits were up 15 percent over the previous year's remarkable holiday season. The busiest ski day in the resort's history was on December 29, 2013 with over 7,500 riders/skiers on the mountain and five days crossing the 7,000 skier visit mark.

Big Sky Resort is known for consistent snowfall and this winter Mother Nature kept it consistent in abundance ranking this winter in the top six snowfall season in the Resort's history. "It was an epic snow year; one of the best ever," commented Middleton. "This was an very long season and season pass holders really got their money's worth, especially considering the Biggest Skiing in America pass product was priced lower than ever before."

"My hat's off to the brilliant staff of over 1,400 employees that came together to integrate Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin operations. It was very smooth, and they made something that was very complicated look easy," stated Middleton. In October 2013 Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin integrated into one resort linking 5,750 acres of ride-able terrain under a single lift ticket and truly became the "Biggest Skiing in America" with 4,350 vertical feet, 29 chair and surface lifts, over 290 marked runs and a tram to the 11,166 foot Lone Peak.

Early season pass pricing for the 2014-2015 ends April 30, 2014 with savings of 30 percent on Gold, Silver, Bronze and Moonlight only season passes.

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About Big Sky Resort:
Big Sky Resort is owned by Boyne Resorts, a Michigan-based corporation and the largest family-run four-season resort company in North America. Boyne Resorts owns and/or operates award-winning mountain and golf resorts and attractions throughout the United States and Canada including Cypress Mountain near Vancouver, British Columbia, official freestyle skiing and snowboard venue of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Big Sky Resort in Montana, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort and Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark in Michigan, Brighton in Utah, Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington, Loon Mountain in New Hampshire, Sugarloaf and Sunday River Resort in Maine and Gatlinburg Sky Lift in Tennessee.