Big Sky Resort is reporting a record year for skier visits, partly because the season was a week longer than last year.
On Monday the ski area south of Bozeman in the Gallatin Canyon reported more than 370,000 skier visits. That's up from 340,000 last year, another record for the resort.
In addition to an overall record season, Big Sky Resort saw a record holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s during the ski season. On Dec. 29, Big Sky recorded its highest number of riders in one day with nearly 6,000, an increase over the previous record day, Saturday of Presidents weekend 2012.
The news comes almost a week after Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwestern Montana reported a record season of 323,000 skier visits, a 10 percent increase over last season. The previous record was set in 2007-08.