The Lone Peak Tram revolutionized the expert ski scene at Big Sky when it was built in 1995. The 15-passenger aerial tramway climbs 433 meters up a sheer rock face to land skiers and boarders on the summit of Lone Mountain at 3,403 meters.
The tram tripled the amount of expert terrain on offer, and gave the leg-strong the chance to complete a 4,350 vertical meters, six-mile descent in one run. To prevent nerves on the way up, the inside of the two tram cabins were originally painted pink to have a calming effect on passengers.
Did you know? Big Sky's acquisition of neighbouring Moonlight Basin in 2013 made it the then largest ski resort in North America with 5,750 acres of terrain and over 30 ski lifts. bigskyresort.com