Big Sky, MT (October 8, 2015) — Big Sky Resort closed their Mountain Village facilities and activities for the summer season on September 27, 2015 and the Big Sky Resort Golf Course on October 4, 2015. The resort had another record breaking season with an estimated ten percent increase in revenue over last year’s season. This is the resort’s third consecutive record breaking summer.
The increase in revenue is attributed to the variety of family oriented activities offered by Big Sky Resort, their various lodging options, special events hosted by Big Sky Resort, and Yellowstone National Park’s record breaking visitation this summer. Big Sky Resort’s Yellowstone Conference Center had a record year in hosting multiple conferences and meetings throughout their 55,000 square feet of meeting space.
“A lot of factors went into the success of our summer season; increased awareness of our Basecamp activities, Brewfest, Vine and Dine, the Rut, and record visitation to Yellowstone National Park.” said Lyndsey Owens, Marketing Director of Big Sky Resort. “The whole community did well with many visitors drawn to the new trails and community events.”
Summer activities at Big Sky Resort’s Basecamp to Yellowstone have increased over the last three years with the addition of the Adventure Zipline; expanded mountain bike trails and programs; and purchasing a second specially made Lone Peak Expedition vehicle for their Lone Peak Expedition: Tram to the Top tour.
Mountain biking had strong growth this summer with the addition of new trails and chair lift bike trays installed last summer. In May Big Sky Resort was named in the top five for 2014 Best Bike Parks Riders’ Choice Awards in the Northwest Region from MTBparks.com (Mountain Trail Bike Parks).
Other big contributors to the success of Big Sky Resort’s summer season were the events of Brewfest in July, Vine and Dine and Kids Adventure Games in August, The Rut mountain running races in September, and the numerous Big Sky Resort Golf Course tournaments.
Majority of the mountain facilities and all mountain recreation will be closed until Big Sky Resort reopens for the winter season on November 26, 2015, Thanksgiving Day.
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