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Big Sky Resort Celebrates Record Summer

New activities and record-breaking visitation numbers at nearby Yellowstone National Park helped boost summer attendance at Montana's Big Sky Resort. The resort, located halfway between Bozeman and West Yellowstone, has long drawn winter crowds for the uncrowded slopes and proximity to Yellowstone National Park's winter wildlife (even landing on one of our lists of ski towns to visit), but new events, activities and conferences added to the draw for summer tourism and increased revenue for the resort by 10 percent over last summer.

"A lot of factors went into the success of our summer season; increased awareness of our Basecamp activities, Brewfest, Vine and Dine, the Rut, and record visitation to Yellowstone National Park," said Lyndsey Owens, Marketing Director of Big Sky Resort. "The whole community did well with many visitors drawn to the new trails and community events."

The new mountain biking trails have been getting great reviews and lots of use by riders from nearby Bozeman as well as out of state visitors amped to tackle Lone Peak. Additional family activities added over the past three summers include the expansion of the "Basecamp to Yellowstone" with the addition of the Adventure Zipline and the Lone Peak Expedition: Tram to the Top tour. The mountain facilities and recreation are closed until Thanksgiving Day, when Big Sky reopens for the winter season.

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