BIG AND STEEP TERRAIN AT BIG SKY
BME Big Sky is CANCELLED
We are coming to you with some unfortunate news about our upcoming event in Big Sky, MT.
Due to a historic snowfall year, snow covering the entire mountain, and an unprecedented amount of flooding in the region, the Big Mountain Enduro Big Sky event has been CANCELLED.
Historically, this race weekend has been a green light in terms of bike park opening, trail conditions and weather, but this year it unfortunately can’t be more different from the norm. The governor of Montana declared a state of emergency on June 14th for that region, so things are pretty serious in south-central Montana right now.
“With rapid snowmelt and recent heavy rains, communities in south-central Montana are experiencing severe flooding that is destroying homes, washing away roads and bridges, and leaving Montanans without power and water services,” Gov. Gianforte said. “Today’s disaster declaration will help impacted communities get back on their feet as soon as possible, and I have asked state agencies to bring their resources to bear in support of these communities.” Stated Montana Governor Greg Gianforte.
We recognize that this is tough news to hear, not only because so many of you love racing this venue, but because of the extensive planning and commitments everyone has made to attend.
This decision was not easy and we considered the option to reschedule to a later date this summer, but it is not possible due to other conflicting events and travel schedules. After considering and weighing out all other options within 24 hours of being made aware of the situation from Big Sky Resort, we’re reaching out to all of you now with this news in full transparency so you can change travel plans accordingly. We also want to point out that Big Sky Resort is still open, so please check their website frequently for resort and on-mountain updates .
Many of you are probably wondering about refunds for your race entries. The Big Sky event is covered by Event Cancellation Protection Program, which protects your registration and provides a refund of your registration fee in the case of event cancellation due to adverse weather. We are working with our registration company, EnMotive, to submit a claim for the Big Sky event cancellation. The claim process typically takes 4-6 weeks. Once the claim has been processed, we will reach out by email to provide an update on your refund.
If you booked accomodations with Big Sky resort, you can find information about getting a refund for your stay on their website here. https://bigskyresort.com
We are sorry to have to deliver this news to you. We sincerely hope that you are able to reduce the impact from this unfortunate turn of events and that we’ll see you at our next event on July 16th & 17th in Durango, CO. Rest assured the BME Big Sky event will be back on track next year and we are securing those dates as we speak. Our thoughts are with the locals in the area who are affected by the historic flooding and hopefully all businesses and resources can get back on track soon.
If you have any general comments, concerns or questions, please send an email to email@example.com
Please see our website, social media and emails for more continual updates. Registered racers can expect frequent emails updating them on this entire process, so please keep an eye on your emails in the coming weeks; from both BME and EnMotive.
This years much anticipated Big Sky BME will showcase some of the best enduro tracks in the Northwest, and arguably some of the gnarliest trails in the US. Over the course of the 2-day event in June, racers can expect 4 stages per day and over 9,000 feet of descending. True to any BME event, there will be a solid mix of lift access stages combined with pedal transitions each race day.
For 2022, the Swiftcurrent lift WILL BE operating and we are excited to have this feature available for the event.
The terrain at Big Sky is steep, big and technical. Not to mention some of the best scenery and natural beauty on the BME tour. Each stage will feature a unique mix of black loamy dirt, roots, rocks, high speed singletrack, natural features, tight switchbacks and enough challenging terrain that will leave you grinning ear to ear. Big Sky Resort has more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, with more than 40 miles dedicated to mountain biking. Enjoy lift serviced downhill mountain biking for all levels and abilities, with connector trails that allow bikers to ride all the way down to the Big Sky town center. Each year, Big Sky Resort adds to and improves its network of downhill and flow trails. Big Sky Resort is always ranked in the top five bike parks in the Northwest by MTBParks.com. The multitude of hiking trails connect to U.S. Forest Service lands, which allow for full day treks into Montana’s beautiful backcountry.
BME BIG SKY RACE 2021 HIGHLIGHTS
Big Mountain Enduro – 2022 Registration Details
Online registration opens at 8am MST on January 1st.
Season Pass discounts at 15% off when registering for the full series. Expires on April 16th.
Max Participants at 300. Races will sell out in advance, so book early to reserve your spot.
E-Bike categories are capped at 25 participants; combined men and women.
Tiers & Pricing
- Early Registration = $209 (January 1st – 31st)
- Tier 2 = $219 (February 1st – 28th)
- Tier 3 = $239 (March 1st – May 31st)
- Late Registration = $250 (June 1st – Event Date)
See FAQ page on BME website for all additional information.
Official BME Lodging Partner: Big Sky Resort