Explorer – Big Sky, MT

Lift line with Lone Peak in the background.
Top tension terminal.
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Lift line.
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Bottom terminal in Mountain Village.
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Bottom vault drive.
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Looking back down the line.
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Top station.

23 thoughts on “Explorer – Big Sky, MT

  1. Kaden K February 13, 2019 / 11:19 am

    This lift is going to be replaced with a gondola?


    • Doppelmayr FTW February 13, 2019 / 11:29 am

      the gondola will run up this line with a mid-station at the top of this lift, it will then continue up to where the old gondola 1 ended

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  2. ??? October 24, 2020 / 8:01 am

    Leitner Poma?


    • skier72 October 24, 2020 / 10:38 am

      Not Leitner-Poma, this lift is Heron-Poma.


      • lpa lover October 24, 2020 / 11:32 am

        no not this lift but the proposed gondola.


        • doppelmayr vs leitner poma. October 24, 2020 / 11:37 am

          Will the new lift be a leitner poma lpa gondola?


        • skier72 October 24, 2020 / 12:26 pm

          The new gondola will most likely be a Doppelmayr, seeing how Boyne has always worked with Doppelmayr and has a great relationship with them. It would be weird for one of the flagship lifts at Big Sky to be Leitner-Poma when almost everything else that is new is a Doppelmayr.


  3. Doppeltrash October 24, 2020 / 1:04 pm

    Hopefully uni g


    • Doppeltrash October 24, 2020 / 1:12 pm

      or uni gv


      • chasehausman October 24, 2020 / 8:29 pm

        It’s probably going to be D-Line, if/when it happens.


        • bruh October 25, 2020 / 8:28 am

          if it is i am going to evacuate big sky and go to sunday river. also d line is also not going to be 8 passenger gondola option.


  4. someone October 25, 2020 / 7:31 pm

    that is how


  5. Connor February 7, 2021 / 5:46 pm

    This lift has 2 varietys of chairs. One with a fat middle back rest slat, and one with a skinny middle slat. This can also be seen on all of winter parks doubles.


  6. The Skier February 12, 2022 / 3:38 pm

    When they end up building the gondola with a mid station to access the Explorer terrain, big Sky should keep the existing Explorer lift so that there is a chairlift option for beginners. Making all the beginners take of their skis after every run is really inconvenient.


  7. gettheyoyo February 15, 2022 / 10:58 am

    Its official, this lift will be out of service by the end of 2023-24, with the new Explorer Gondola and Lone Peak Tram project announced today.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Connor February 15, 2022 / 11:25 am

      It’s too bad but it needed to go. It’s way too long for being slow and a beginner lift. Cool lift though, wish the lift itself could have lasted longer.


      • gettheyoyo February 18, 2022 / 1:49 pm

        I can agree, it will be 50 by the time it is decommissioned.


  8. Ron Nichols February 16, 2022 / 10:34 am

    Save the Doubles!!


    • Tyler Baroody February 16, 2022 / 4:01 pm

      Here, here!!


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