Lone Peak dominates the imagination, skyline, and skiing of Big Sky, and construction of a tram up its east face (plus a south-side lift) five years ago was the key to transforming the former intermediate hill into an expert's sanctuary.
From the perch of the posh slopeside suites at The Summit to the wild heights of 11,166-foot Lone Peak, Big Sky goes big all the way. Its 4,350 vertical feet features some of the rowdiest terrain on the continent.
In 1948 Pappy Rogers, the general manager of Sun Valley, Idaho, sold the world's first chairlift to a young man from Detroit. Pappy wanted $5,000 for the already obsolete, wood-tower chairlift. Everett Kircher talked him down to $4,800 and then set to