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Big Sky Resort looks to the future with infrastructure improvements

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BIG SKY - On Wednesday, Big Sky Ski Resort announced that it will be making some infrastructure changes to become the Alps of North America.

In the immediate future, there will be improvements made on Andesite and Shedhorn mountains.

The first is bringing in state-of-the-art chair lifts for Ramcharger, the lift to Andesite. 

“Not only is it the most superior lift built in North America, but it’s going to move a lot of people,” said Big Sky Resort General Manager Taylor Middleton.

On Shedhorn, visitors will see a high-speed quad, meaning that four people will be able to be on the lift at the same time.

“Shedhorn is really exciting to all of our local community because it’s adding a high-speed lift in the place of Shedhorn which has been a two-person lift for the last 25 years,” said Middleton.

A little later in the resort’s plan is to redo the mountain mall, creating a food space and an event venue. This remodel is to improve the apres ski experience. 

“We have to improve our rooms and our villages and our lifts because as destination guests they have high expectations and we have to be competitive with the national and international market.”  

Some other infrastructure improvements the resort will add down the road are night skiing, more snow coverage and updating of Moonlight Basin’s chair lift system.

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