Behind the Rope Drop: Blue Sky Basin

Posted December 20th, 2021
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As we get deeper and deeper into the snow season, we always get asked: When will the Seven Legendary Back Bowls & Blue Sky Basin open?

The answer: As soon as possible!

We know that isn’t the most satisfying answer, but there are many factors that go into preparing these massive terrain areas. Just this week, we opened Game Creek Bowl for skiing and riding! With the help of Mother Nature, we hope to continue our march towards 5,300+ acres of skiing and snowboarding. While we wait for the next snow cycle, we wanted to resurface this video from last year to show you how we prepare and open these amazing areas for guests to enjoy.

Watch our legendary former head of Ski Patrol, Brice May, talk about terrain evaluation, grooming requirements, critical ingress and egress routes, and more! Before you know it, we’ll have the Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin ready.

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