Lewis & Clark – Big Sky, MT

This lift opened as part of Spanish Peaks and closed for a few years before being merged into Big Sky Resort.
View down the lift line.
Towers 1 and 2 next to sister lift Cabin.
Lower part of the lift line.
Upper line.
Every other chair has a bubble.
View down from the summit breakover.
Looking up the line in the summer.
Upper line.
Lift line overview from the future hotel site.
The lift seen during one of its mothballed seasons.
Doppelmayr CTEC Uni GS-station.
Bottom station.
The top terminal.
An open bubble chair.
Tower head #13.
Top terminal underskin.
This station unloads next to the Sacajawea lift.
Doppelmayr Worldbook entry.

9 thoughts on “Lewis & Clark – Big Sky, MT

  1. atc1701 December 25, 2019 / 9:11 am

    I find it interesting that this is the only Doppelmayr HSQ in North America to feature the European-design quad chairs without bubbles. Definitely for continuity with the bubble chairs. Also interestingly, they opted for a UNI-GS during construction when most ‘luxury’ resorts opted for the UNI-G (see Beaver Creek). Strange combination!


  2. skiz January 9, 2020 / 2:32 pm

    i find it interesting that if you look on earth, this liftline aligns exactly with meadows pulse lift’s liftline in YC.

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  3. Kaden K January 17, 2020 / 10:55 pm

    Why would a resort at the time chose a uni gs instead of a uni g?


    • Donald Reif January 18, 2020 / 9:38 am

      UNI-G was typically more expensive, I think; the same was the case for EJ chairs during that time period, which is the reason why only resorts like Beaver Creek splurged the extra money.


  4. Kaden K January 24, 2020 / 4:34 pm

    Got to ride Lewis and Clark today, and the sensors that detect people failed and the bubble came slamming shut on me! Still a very cool lift though.


  5. powderforever45 February 28, 2020 / 9:01 pm

    Will this lift be used more when the new hotel is built?


  6. Alex May 7, 2020 / 11:59 am

    why does this lift have such a low capacity? i like bubble chairs but this one seems really isolated and lonely.


    • Peter Landsman May 7, 2020 / 12:06 pm

      This lift was built as part of a development called Spanish Peaks Resort. For the first few years, the five Spanish Peaks lifts were not open to the public. The terrain off this lift isn’t really worth lapping so the low capacity may remain sufficient even when the Montage Big Sky hotel opens at the base of this lift.


      • Will May 7, 2020 / 9:14 pm

        Seems like a pretty deluxe area for beginners though.


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