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Big Sky, Montana

January 28 - February 4, 2017

(Saturday-Saturday)

BIGGEST Skiing in America®!

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The Trip Leaders

Four connected mountains comprise 5,800 acres of skiing with plenty for all levels. Endless terrain under an expansive big sky. Easy to get to, plus no crowds, no traffic, and virtually no lift lines.

The Details

 

Price: $1,559 Per Person
Double Occupancy Hotel Room
Includes Round Trip Air and
The Huntley Lodge’s Legendary Daily Hot Breakfast Buffet

See the Lodging section below for details and the complete Price Chart.
We offer two trip application options:
Download a PDF, a Word doc.

To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions.
The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download.

 
 

Trip Highlights

Mike and Ken say: Ski BIG or Stay Home!

Join us for the Biggest Skiing in America®Big Sky Resort is now combined with Moonlight Basin, making it the largest ski resort in the U.S. with about 5,800 skiable acres.  This is the true western skiing experience you've dreamed about – unbridled adventure, abundant snow, uncrowded slopes, and no long lift lines.  Big Sky has it all:  runs that vary from satin-groomed cruisers to steep powdered chutes.  There are also state-of-the-art terrain parks plus the Lone Peak Tram whisks skiers and non-skiers to the summit for extraordinary panoramic views of the wide-open spaces of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.  Big Sky is in the southwestern corner of Montana, near Yellowstone National Park.   We will fly into Bozeman, about an hour's drive away, and take a charter bus to the resort with a grocery stop along the way.  Most of our lodging is in hotel rooms at the Huntley Lodge, plus a couple of 1 BR units in the adjoining Shoshone Condominium Hotel.  Both choices include the legendary daily hot breakfast buffet at the Huntley.  Oh, and the lodging is slope-side so there is just a short walk to the lifts, virtually ski-in / ski-out!

As your trip leaders, we will also be planning several fun get-togethers for our group.  We have skied all over western North America and are ready to put our years of experience to work for you!  We will assist you with ordering discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals.  Leave the details to us and enjoy your vacation.  Just pay and play!

Tyler on a Snowboard
Photo credit: Michel Tallichet
Lone Peak from Afar
Photo credit: Michel Tallichet
Ripping down a Run
Photo credit: Lonnie Ball

This trip was requested by many of our travelers last year so we expect it to sell out quickly!

 

The Mountains

Big Sky is now combined with Moonlight Basin, so if you haven't been there in a while, it's now even bigger than before.  It's big, with four mountains connected by chair lifts providing families and friends with different skiing abilities a magnitude of intertwined terrain levels.  Powder stashes are continually found throughout Big Sky due to the consistent snowfall in the Northern Rockies.  This resort is a favorite of just about everyone who's been there.  It's BIG, it's uncrowded, and the lift lines are very short. 

By the numbers:

Aerial Lone Peak
Photo credit: Michel Tallichet
Lone Peak Through the Trees
Photo credit: Glenniss Indreland

400 inches Average Annual Snowfall 5,750 acres Skiable Terrain

34 Lifts 300 Runs7 Terrain Parks 6 mile Longes Run

6,800 to 11,166 feet Elevation 4,350 feet Vertical Drop

15% Beginner + 25% Intermediate = 2,295 acres

42% Advanced + 18% Expert = 3,515 acres

Consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or non-existent lift lines

2 Acres per Skier (rather than skiers per acre as at many resorts)

Big Sky has it all: runs that vary from satin-groomed cruisers to steep powdered chutes. There are also 7 state-of-the-art terrain parks featuring a half-pipe, banked turns, kickers, and its own surface tow for snowboarding! The Lone Peak Tram whisks skiers and non-skiers to the summit for extraordinary panoramic views of the wide-open spaces of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and neighboring Yellowstone National Park. 

MAIN WINTER TRAIL MAP

View the PDF of a larger trail map
and more Resort Maps at the Big Sky website

 

Lodging

We’ll be staying at low altitude (6800ft) and slope side at the historic Huntley Lodge, plus we have a couple of rooms in the adjoining Shoshone Condominium Hotel. These properties are located in the heart of Big Sky’s Mountain Village and just 55 yards from the ski lifts. The Huntley offers first class hotel rooms with a wet bar, mini refrigerator and coffee maker. The Shoshone is attached to the Huntley and has 1 BR units which combine the service of a hotel with the comfort of a condominium. These rooms feature full kitchens, living areas, balconies, and scenic views. Other amenities at the Huntley and Shoshone include free Wi-Fi, free ski valet & storage, outdoor hot tubs, a heated swimming pool, sauna, workout facilities, game room, and laundry facilities. Travelers on our trip will also be treated to the daily legendary hot breakfast buffet (included free of charge). Dining and shopping are right out the doors in the heart of the Mountain Village.

ROOM AT THE HUNTLEY

Room at the Huntley
Photo credit: Jim R. Harris

LODGING IS IN THE VILLAGE

Lodging in the Village
Photo credit: Glenniss Indreland

ROOM AT THE SHOSHONE

Room at the Shoshone
Photo credit: Jim R. Harris

Travelers on this trip will take advantage of the free Ski Valet! It provides secure overnight and daytime storage for skis, boards, and bags and is conveniently located on the slopes next to the Ramcharger and Swift Current lifts, and in the Huntley Lodge (the Shoshone is attached to the Huntley). Guests at the Huntley and Shoshone may also use the convenient Ski Valet Boot Room for complimentary boot drying. The Boot Room also offers coordination for tuning and repair services, and the option to have your equipment shipped home.

 

Other Activities

Two People Snowshoeing
Photo credit: Michel Tallichet

There is also plenty to do off the slopes! Other activities include ice skating, sleigh rides, Nordic (cross-country) skiing, helicopter tours, snow cat skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, zip line tours, and more. AND, there’s nearby Yellowstone National Park! Big Sky Resort is the Basecamp to Yellowstone and the perfect headquarters for mountain adventures. The only way to visit Old Faithful and other interior attractions in the winter is by snowmobile or guided snow coach. A winter visit to Yellowstone National Park will give you lasting memories of snowy landscapes, steaming geyser basins, and incomparable wildlife viewing.

Dining in Big Sky offers something for everyone: from wild game to Montana-sized steaks, to a romantic sleigh ride dinner or gourmet pizza delivered right to your door. When the sun goes down the nightlife kicks up and you’ll find live music, dancing, family fun nights, poker games, and free movies shown in the Roosevelt Amphitheater for your enjoyment.

 

Price Chart

The following are cash prices, Per Person.

Number of
Occupants
Huntley First Class
Shoshone 1 BR Suite
Limited availability
1
$2339
$3509
2
$1559
$2149
3
$1359
$1689
4
$1269
$1459

See Lodging section above for room amenities, see below for bedding.

Huntley First Class Hotel Room – 2 Queen beds
Shoshone 1 BR Suite – 1.75 bath, King or Queen in Master, Queen Murphy Bed and Sleeper Sofa in Living Room

Resort Only: DEDUCT $403 from the prices above if you choose to get your own air. Ground Transportation is not included for Resort Only travelers, but may be available if the traveler can meet the bus on time and space is available.

Prices are per person. Accommodations are assigned in order deposits are received. No space is held without a $250.00 per person deposit. Early commitments get first choice! All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 3% convenience charge for credit card transactions.

Panoramic View of the Village
Photo credit: Glenniss Indreland
 

Sign Up Details

This trip will sell out quick, so act fast and don’t get left out.
Send in your deposit and signed trip application today!

Price Includes:
Roundtrip airfare from Tampa to Bozeman, MT, charter bus to Big Sky, 7 nights lodging, daily breakfast, welcome reception, farewell banquet, après ski festivities, and applicable taxes. The travelers also have access to optional discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals.

Trip Size:
50 Lucky People!

Lodging:
Huntley hotel room or Shoshone 1 BR suite. See Lodging section above for details. See Price Chart above for pricing for your particular group size.

Deposit:
$250.00 per person with a completed and signed trip application. See above for trip application options.

Cancellation Date:
All cancellations must be received in writing by December 5, 2016. For cancellation policy, see the trip application.

Balance Due:
Payment of final balance is due no later than December 12, 2016.

Payment:
Make checks payable to "TAMPA BAY SNOW SKIERS and BOARDERS" and mail to: Ken Moody, 10590 Oak St. NE, St Petersburg, FL 33716

Deposit and balance of trip costs may be paid with a major credit card. You will be billed later for the final payment. At that time you will be able to order lift tickets. To pay by Credit Card contact your trip leader for instructions. The Credit Card Authorization Form is available as a PDF download. A charge of 3% will be made for credit card convenience.

TRIP PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO ANY NEW TAXES OR FEES IMPOSED BY EITHER THE GOVERNMENT, AIRPORT, AIRLINES OR AGENCIES INVOLVED.

Background photo: Michel Tallichet