Posted: Apr 24, 2012 2:58 PM by Adam Bell
Updated: Apr 24, 2012 2:58 PM
While this winter was a little light on the snowpack for local ski areas, one local resort has a new record for skier visits.
Big Sky Resort reported a record number of just over 340,000 skiers, up from last year's record number of just under 340,000, despite the fact that last year's ski season was two weeks longer.
"The consistently good snow at Big Sky is key," said Taylor Middleton, Big Sky Resort's General Manager. "Even while other resorts across the country struggled to keep slopes open this winter, Big Sky started off with a great base and continued to get powder throughout the season. Skiers go where there's snow."
The resort also reports that it had a record holiday week between Christmas and New Years. Records were also set on President's Day weekend.
The day with the most skiers at Big Sky was Sunday, Feb. 19.
Other ski areas did not fare as well. Bridger Bowl had just over 148,000 skiers, down from their five-year average of around 190,000 skiers. We have calls into Moonlight Basin, however we are still waiting for the results of their ski season.