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Secret Switzerland: Day 7

Italians, Iranian Arms Dealers, and Couloirs

Photo: Tom Winter

In three quick hours on a train heading south in the Swiss Alps, ja becomes si. Gore-Tex turns into mountain couture. Eyeglasses change from pragmatic sight correction into just another vehicle to parade élan. Billboard ads turn from hawking shampoo and cell phones into high-end boarding schools—photos of blond girls playing cricket in starched white pants.

Quick Spring Trips: Big Sky, MT

Spring skis like winter. The crowds are even more sparse (if that’s possible). And Lone Peak still calls to you from every inch of the mountain.

Big Sky Installs New Lift on Lone Peak


Dakota Lift Provides Improved Access to Open Bowl and Gladed Terrain

Big Basin? Moonlight Sky?


Big Sky and Moonlight Basin, Mont. are offering joint lift tickets this season.

Moonlight Basin Mont.


Its second season dawning, America's newest ski resort sets out to prove that Big Sky Country is big enough for one more.

Big Sky, Mont.: Rank 25 West, 1998


If you want to look local here, don a helmet and a sick grin, and head for the high-wire act known as Lone Peak (11,166 feet) via America's most rapturous cable car.

Big Sky, Montana: Rank 24 West, 1997


With the second biggest vertical in the U.S. (4,180 feet) and jaw-dropping expert terrain off the Lone Peak Tram, Big Sky is starting to get noticed.

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