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Blackjack Snow Report – 03/21

From everyone at Big Snow Resort, THANK YOU! You all brought so much amazing energy and excitement to Big Snow Resort this year. However, Sunday, March 22, 2020 will be our last ski day. We will be closing ski operations at 4:00 PM Sunday evening.
Although we are taking these unprecedented actions to assist with this pandemic, we will continue full steam ahead with our efforts to create a year round resort. We want to invite you all to enjoy this fantastic resort throughout the year. We are asking everyone to continue to watch our website www.bigsnow.com for all the summer events and things happening around the resort. Here is a sample of items happening this year already.

Red Bull 400 Copper Peak 2020
May 14th – 17th
ATV Roundup
May 28th – June 1st
BMW MOA National Pre-Rally and Post-Rally
June 19th – July 2nd
North Country Motorrad Woche
Auguest 5th – 8th
2nd Annual Gold Wing Fest
August 20th – 23rd
2nd Annual ADV Fest
September 10th – 14th
Women on Wheels
September 17th – 20th

We were going to announce that Sky Bar and Grill would continue to stay open all year with daily service. We will be opening the Sky Bar and Grill as soon as the restrictions have been rescinded. Sky Bar and Grill have several theme nights including all you can eat wings, ATV/Motorcycle night, corn hole league.

Because of our guests uncertainty revolving around there current and future financial situations, we will be extending our season pass sale until May 31, 2020. We are looking forward to an amazing ski season for 2020/2021.

We are so proud of our staff and guests. We appreciate everyone that continues to share and enjoy the gift of the outdoors with Big Snow Resort. We made some lifelong memories together while celebrating our 60th year of skiing! We are excited to see you this summer.

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Wednesday March 25th, 2020 - 11:48 am

Blackjack Mountain - Big Snow Resort

Big Snow Resort refund policy

Any unused ticket can be exchanged for one snow check that is good for one lift ticket through March 31, 2021. Please contact 1-800-346-3426 ext. 3 and leave a message. Our staff will be returning calls as quickly as possible. Exchanges will only be allowed until March 31, 2021. Snow checks are not valid December 26, 2020 through January 3, 2021.
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Will your season pass sale be extended?

Awesome, thank you. Calling shortly

This is so generous!

Thank you.

Jayme Baird looks like you have a phone call to make

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Monday March 16th, 2020 - 4:56 pm

Blackjack Mountain - Big Snow Resort

UPDATE: Big Snow Resort – Home of Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains will continue to remain open with nearly 100% runs open. Our lodging will continue to be available as needed. Not only do we have fantastic skiing conditions, we have miles of snowshoeing, hiking and waterfalls. We will be following the guidelines and our bar and restaurants will be open and serving carry out and delivery to our lodging guests. Our shuttle, bus, pools, health and racquet will be discontinued until March 31. Pass-holders with a valid pass can go directly to the lift as usual.

With over 1200 total acres and over 410 skiable acres. We have plenty of room to practice your social distancing. We will continue sharing the gift of the outdoors in the safest manner we can. As we all have encountered over the past few weeks the events change quickly and frequently. Please stay tuned for additional information as it becomes available.
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I just saw a post from a friend in Milwaukee (hot-spot) who was getting a trip together with a couple of friends to head up there to ski. "As long as you're not feeling sick, we're good to go!" was his line. I was amazed. Looks like 5 were headed up for this weekend. While this could potentially be good news in the short term, I'm not sure it'd be worth it in the long run if they bring it up there with them.

This is awesome! Thank you for staying open. The thing that we need right now is something to do. Looks like we’ll have to ride alone in order to properly “social distance” ourselves. That is unless the quad gets fired up again.

I get keeping the hill open, but keeping the lodging open is reckless, i live in a ski town in colorado and its a shitshow here, you do not want the problems we have here in the UP

great news. Enjoy the outdoors and no one needs to be close to each other. Just don't ride the chair with a stranger and all is good. And be kind to your lifties - don't cough or sneeze on them 😉😀

Great we are happy see you Saturday for some skiing.

This makes me so happy. I ♥️ skiing.

Cool:) I’m kind of surprised!!

Shocked! You should not be open! Shame on you!!! I thought you cared more about your fellow citizens!

Shame on you for risking everyone’s health! Shut down! It’s the end of the season!!!!

I agree!

Griffin Magee

Robert Rifleman

Baylen Rifleman

Don’t be stupid. You have people coming from all over... *** This is the best post I have read in a while*** Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this to others who don’t understand... It has to do with RNA sequencing.... I.e. genetics. Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways...through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot. Novel viruses, come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off. Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, thats what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be.. H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. It’s RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too. Fast forward. Now, here comes this Coronavirus... it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long...but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person... But here is the scary part.... in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery” This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because, Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it. And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs.. That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza.... this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater...And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L....which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine. We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places has helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu. Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed...(honestly...I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation... And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next. Be smart folks... acting like you’re unafraid is so not sexy right now. #flattenthecurve. Stay home folks... and share this to those that just are not catching on. 🤓

Disgusting!!!!!!! Selfish!!

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Sunday March 15th, 2020 - 9:32 pm

Blackjack Mountain - Big Snow Resort

Mountain Top Music Fest Update:

Mountain Top Music Fest has been cancelled. Big Snow Resort will remain operating as we continue to closely follow all the updates. Please watch Facebook and www.bigsnow.com for additional details.

​If you have purchased a festival ticket online, please call
1-800-346-3426 ext. 3 for a refund during business hours 9am-4pm. Our staff will start refunding immediately.

For lodging questions, please call 1-800-346-3426 ext 1. We will offer a full refund or you can transfer deposits to the 2021 festival date and receive (2) Free Mountain Top Festival Tickets with the date transfer.

Big Snow Resort wishes that everyone stays safe and healthy during these days.
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