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safarisamdon't offer the kind of skiing Big sky does.
ghosthopMaverick, Showdown, and Red Lodge are all within drivable distance for a day trip as well. All the local areas are worth it if they get snow, half off lift tickets with a Bridger or BS pass.
PowdaChowdaThanks for those kind words :) ... I'm assuming you didn't ski moonlight before big sky bought it, otherwise you would know of the countless people Boyne screwed over. Many of my friends worked for moonlight and ended up quitting because big sky treated them like crap. I skied at Moonlight my whole life until Boyne took over. Moonlight is my home mountain not "loveland" (like you) so how bout you go back to Colorado before you comment on stuff you know nothing about. I love big sky! I just hate the way it is run (by boyne). Local atmosphere is gone, as well as the core values of moonlight.
YoungDaphI did ski moonlight before the merger. I was also almost 3 years into working for big sky when the merger happened. Yes, people got fucked over, but it was remarkably fewer people than there would have been had some of the other buy out options occurred. I'd be willing to bet a lot of money that I know more about the merger than you, the "moonlight local" does so how about you spend less time criticizing me for not being a born and raised montanan and stalking my profile to prove a point and maybe pay a little more attention to what really happens up here. I've been a full time employee up here for 5 years and I've heard every argument from both sides regarding the merger. You gonna go tell the park manager who's home mountain is seven springs to go the fuck back to Pennsylvania? Meanwhile they're busting ass to make the moonlight parks better than they ever were even pre-merger. I am so goddamn sick of entitled Montana kids complaining about the good old days and how this place is ruined by out of staters because it makes them sound core and jaded. If ski areas could survive on the tiny Gallatin region population alone, all while paying people a hefty wage, maybe moonlight wouldn't have gone bankrupt. The local atmosphere is also definitely not gone, but what do I know, living up here and coming from the actually corporate ruined shitshow that is summit county. Believe me, you think Boyne sucks and treats people poorly, you should talk to the multitudes of people who take it up the ass from Vail resorts. Boyne has issues but I would rather work for them than almost any other large ski corporation.
YoungDaphnot being a born and raised montanan.
I am so goddamn sick of entitled Montana kids complaining about the good old days and how this place is ruined by out of staters .
The-RodentEntitled Montana kids hahaha you have me crying if you're so sick of it get the hell out!
Yes Ruined by out of staters hint hint
safarisamIt's true though. Some of the rudest people I've met are the jaded "natives" that ruin the stoke for everyone else.