Starting in 2021/2022, Big Sky Resort will limit Lone Peak Tram access to select passholders. Big Sky photo.
Big changes are coming for Big Sky’s iconic Lone Peak Tram next winter. Starting in the 2021-2022 season, single-day tickets, Ikon and Mountain Collective passes, and certain Big Sky Resort season passes will no longer be able to access the resort’s tram. Now only the Gold Pass will have unlimited access to the Tram, and the Double Black Pass is the next best option with 10 tram days included on the pass. For all other ticket and pass holders, the tram can be accessed through a day of purchase add-on or by buying a Tram Access Pack, which are a limited number of tram days to be used any day of the season.
The change was largely driven by concern about the growing crowd sizes and waits with the tram. In a statement released on Big Sky’s website, the resort explained that a “quality versus quantity approach” was the leading factor in their decision to limit the tram. Their hope is that the limited access will improve guest experiences and reduce average wait times. Pass restrictions are also nothing new for the snowsports industry, in fact, resorts like Arapahoe Basin and Powder Mountain have implemented similar policies to help manage crowd sizes. However, time will tell if the new policy is a blessing or curse for Lone Peak. More importantly, what do you think about the decision?
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