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Big Sky Resort is open for summer with scenic lift rides, Basecamp activities, and resort amenities. Explorer and select Ramcharger trails are open. Our trail crew will continue to work hard to open trails as soon as possible. Check our conditions page for up-to-date information.
Summer Lift Operations (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on operating dates)
Ramcharger 8: Daily June 8 - September 15
Swift Current 6: Thursday - Sunday, June 8 - June 23 | Daily, June 27 - September 15
Explorer 2: Thursday - Sunday, June 13 - June 23 | Daily, June 27 - September 15

Rut Spectator 2022

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Rut Spectator 2022

Enjoy a scenic ride to see your Rut Runner on Swift Current 6, Ramcharger 8, or Explorer!



Big Sky's scenic lift ride provides our summer visitors with a bird's eye view of the surrounding mountains. There are many trails on the mountain and around the area to enjoy. Passes or tickets are required for scenic chairlift access.

For Summer 2022, scenic lift access is scheduled from 10 a.m. - 4:40 p.m. daily on Ramcharger 8, Swift Current 6, and Explorer. Please note that while Ramcharger 8 and Swift Current 6 can be ridden up and down, Explorer can only be ridden uphill. From Explorer, we recommend taking the mile-long Huckleberry trail down the mountain. Construction zones will be marked on-resort and updates throughout the season will be posted on our website.

Please click HERE for a link to the Spectator Map

Scenic Lift Ticket Pickup

If you have selected to reload your RFID card, then there is no need to pick up a separate pass, your access will be loaded on to that Sky Card.

Pick up your tickets at our Sky Card Express Boxes on-resort. Sky Card Express pickup boxes are located outside the Mountain Services windows and the Basecamp office. Simply use the machine to scan the QR code in your confirmation email and it will print out your Sky Card loaded with your lift access. Sky Cards may also be picked up at the Mountain Services ticket windows. Please call (406) 995-5749 if you have additional questions. The Basecamp office is located at 50 Big Sky Resort Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716.

Rain Check Policy

All summer season dates are tentative and subject to change based upon weather, maintenance, repairs and/or other conditions. No refunds will be issued for closures or stoppages. Tickets that are unused may be eligible for credit towards another day in the same season if inclement weather prevented their use.

All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.


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