When powder hounds are looking for big mountains to shred, apparently there is a spot in Montana where you can shred for a few thousand feet and just enjoy the mountain.

Unofficial Networks came out with a list of the Longest Lift-Service Vertical in Each State and Montana came out on the list for having the third best vertical. What they mean by definition to fit this list is what is the distance of the tallest point of their ski lift on the mountain to the base. Sounds pretty simple right and it makes a lot of sense. If you want to go on some great long runs, a few thousand feet of connecting ski runs is the perfect way to do it.

photo - Michelle Wolfe

The ski resort that was noted to have the third best vertical was Big Sky Resort with a vertical of over four thousand feet. That is simply incredible and it makes a lot of sense. Big Sky Resort is known as having the largest skiing area in North America and with a lift you can take to Lone Peak, you can literally ski or snowboard down the whole mountain to Moonlight Basin. That's simply incredible.

The winter season has hit us hard since 2021 started and many folks have been trying to take advantage of the incredible ski resorts we have here in Montana and Big Sky Resort is definitely known for it's high quality skiing and snowboarding.

So if you are looking for a big mountain with a huge vertical, Big Sky Resort is your best option.

To see the full list, check out Unofficial Networks.

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