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Special Report: Ski areas enjoyed up side of rugged winter of 2014-15

Special Report: Ski areas enjoyed up side of rugged winter of 2014-15

The great white winter of 2013-14 caused countless strained backs and worn-out snow shovels thanks to a record 99 inches of snowfall that buried Billings. But all of that snow proved to be a bonanza for Montana ski areas.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Big Sky Resort has record rider visitation

Big Sky Resort has record rider visitation

Big Sky Resort closed the winter season with a record skier visitation of 473,000, up 7.5 percent over the previous year.

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Base camp

Base camp

The Spanish Peaks provided a scenic background at the competition's finish line area. 

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Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin

A season pass for just Moonlight Basin is being offered by its new owners, Big Sky Resort.

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Big Sky to offer Moonlight Basin pass again

Big Sky to offer Moonlight Basin pass again

Skiers and snowboarders will have the opportunity to purchase season passes just for the Moonlight Basin side of Big Sky Resort next season.

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Big Sky aerial

Big Sky aerial

Big Sky Resort, the Club at Spanish Peaks, Moonlight Basin, and the Yellowstone Club are seen in an aerial view in March.

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Skiers, snowboarders have more room to roam at Big Sky

Skiers, snowboarders have more room to roam at Big Sky

The biggest news in skiing this year — in Montana and possibly the nation — is the expansion of Big Sky Resort after its owners purchased neighbors Moonlight Basin and Spanish Peaks in August.

November 27, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Ski area adds beginner terrain park

Big Sky has added a new beginner terrain park with smaller jumps, rails and boxes to help guests progress into their 16 new intermediate and advanced terrain park features.

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Skiers, snowboarders have more room to roam at Big Sky

Skiers, snowboarders have more room to roam at Big Sky

The biggest news in skiing this year — in Montana and possibly the nation — is the expansion of Big Sky Resort after its owners purchased neighbors Moonlight Basin and Spanish Peaks in August.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Skiing The Headwaters

Skiing The Headwaters

The owners of Big Sky Resort and the Yellowstone Club are planning to buy Moonlight Basin with the aim of combining operations to create a giant resort of more than 5,700 skiable acres.

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Deal announced to merge Big Sky, Moonlight Basin

Deal announced to merge Big Sky, Moonlight Basin

BOZEMAN — The owners of Big Sky Resort and the Yellowstone Club in southwestern Montana are planning to buy Moonlight Basin with the aim of creating a giant resort of more than 5,700 skiable acres north of Yellowstone National Park.

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Freeride skiers elevate pulses at Moonlight Basin

Freeride skiers elevate pulses at Moonlight Basin

MOONLIGHT BASIN -- Shana Wetzler’s hands went numb as she watched her boyfriend, Pat Gannon, smoothly and scarily arc his skis at breakneck speed through and over the maze of rocks atop The Headwaters here on Friday.

March 21, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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View from the top

View from the top

From the top of The Headwaters looking down, the terrain is rocky and unforgiving.

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Caleb Mullan

Caleb Mullan

Caleb Mullan flies off a cliff during the Subaru Freeride Series competition at Moonlight Basin last week.

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Rocky run

Rocky run

Jesse Bryan negotiates a steep section of Moonlight Basin's The Headwaters bowl while competing in the Subaru Freeride Series.

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Judges' tent

Judges' tent

The event's four judges watch the skiers' progress from below.

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Flipped out

Flipped out

Jesse Bryan flips off a feature during the event.

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Looking for a line

Looking for a line

Kelly Mackenzie, right, points out a route down The Headwaters to competitor Rachel Croft of Seattle.

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Finish-line hug

Finish-line hug

Competitor Pat Gannon gets a hug from his girlfriend, Shana Wetzler.

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Judges

Judges

Judges Joe Turner, left, and Dylan Crossman watch as competitors descend The Headwaters.

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