At four minutes and 1,450 vertical feet, the statistics of Big Sky’s tram seem modest by cable-car standards. But as you get your first look at Big Couloir and the Apple Core on the ride up, expect to develop a slight nervous tremor. Puckering descents tumble off the top of Lone Peak in every direction of the compass: Dictator Chutes, The Gullies, Dirtbag Wall. Plus, across the cirque, the A–Z Chutes offer a couple dozen less traveled hike-to slots for the vertically inclined. Don’t leave home without your hop turn.