Photo by Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Big Sky Resort is once again encouraging people to give to local food banks and thanking them with a FREE day of skiing! Big Sky Resort will host the 8th annual Turkey for a Ticket fundraiser for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Madison Valley Food Bank, and the Big Sky Food Bank on Friday, Dec. 12 at the Madison Base Area starting at 8:30 a.m.

Participants receive a free lift ticket valid for the day of the event in exchange for a minimum 13 pound frozen turkey or 20 cans of non-perishable food. Specific canned items the Food Banks are in need of are fruit, tuna, chili, tomato sauce, and soups.

Gold, Bronze, and Moonlight Area Season Pass holders are encouraged to give in exchange for free Giant Swing activity the day of the event or half-off a winter zipline tour valid throughout the winter season.