In July 2012, the Lone Peak Tram will be open to the public for the first time in the summer months since its 1996 inception. The Lone Peak Expedition takes guests to Lone Peak’s 11,166-foot summit, where 360-degree views span three different states and stretch all the way through Yellowstone, to Wyoming’s Tetons.

Take a guided hike around the summit, and keep your eyes peeled for mountain goats and other wildlife. Ride the tram, or hike back down to the base area.

“The Lone Peak Tram put us on the map as a major big-mountain ski area, and now it is putting us on the map as the true base camp to Yellowstone National Park, “ said Meg O’Leary, Big Sky’s sales and marketing director.

This summer, be one of the first to ride the tram. Call (406) 995-5769 for reservations. –A.D.