SPECTATORS

We love our Rut spectators and we want to set you up for success to see your runner on the course as much as possible.  Below is the info you need to do just that!

Lift Access for Spectators

If you have a hotel room at Big Sky Resort you automatically get a basic scenic Lift ticket to use over the race weekend which will help you get around the mountain to cheer on your runner.

If you need to purchase a scenic lift ticket or Tram Ticket, you can do so at the Basecamp Building in the Big Sky Base area plaza.

Friday Lift Hours: Swiftcurrent 9AM-4PM

Saturday Lift Hours: Swiftcurrent 8AM-4PM | Ramcharger 10AM – 4:30PM | Tram scenic 9AM-2PM

Sunday: Swiftcurrent 7:30AM-4PM | Ramcharger  8:30AM – 5PM | Tram Scenic 9AM-3PM

Spectate the 50K: 

  • Spot #1 and #2: Moonlight 1 & 2 Aid Stations (same locations) (10 Min drive from start) (Directions)
  • Spot #3: Swiftcurrent Aid Station (Lift accessible:: Top of Swiftcurrent Lift. Only 10 Min lift ride from Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass)
  • Spot #4: Lone Peak Summit Aid Station (Tram Scenic accessible. Must be able to walk from Swift Current top to base of Powder Seeker.)
  • Spot #5: Andesite Aid Station (Lift accessible:: Top of Ramcharger Lift. Only 5 Min lift ride from Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass)

Spectate the 28K: 

  • Spot #1: Moonlight Lodge (10 Min drive from start) (Directions)
  • Spot #2: Swiftcurrent Aid Station (Lift accessible:: Top of Swiftcurrent Lift. Only 10 Min lift ride from Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass)
  • Spot #3: Lone Peak Summit Aid Station (Tram Scenic accessible. Must be able to walk from Swift Current top to base of Powder Seeker.)
  • Spot #4: Top of Andesite.  (Lift accessible:: Top of Ramcharger Lift. Only 5 Min lift ride from Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass)

Spectate the 11K: 

  • Spot #1:  Andesite Aid Station. (Lift accessible:: Top of Ramcharger Lift. Only 5 Min lift ride from Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass)

Spectate the VK: 

  • Spot #1: Top of Swiftcurrent Lift. (Lift accessible:: Top of Swiftcurrent Lift. Only 10 Min lift ride from Start/Finish Area with Scenic Lift Pass)
*Lone Peak Summit Scenic Tram – New Spectator Opportunity for 2019
This ticket includes unlimited rides on Swift Current, Ramcharger 8, and Explorer, and one single, round trip ride on the Lone Peak Expedition truck and Lone Peak Tram. Must walk from top of Swift Current to base of Powder Seeker.
Limited capacity and quantity per day available, purchase at Basecamp. Subject to weather cancellation, non-transferable, and no hiking off peak permitted.

 

28K Moonlight Lodge Spectating Zone

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50K Moonlight Lodge Spectator Zone

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Swiftcurrent 50K/28K Spectator Zones

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28K / 50K Summit Spectator Zone

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28K / 50K Andesite Spectator Zone

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Pace Charts to Estimate Runners Arrival

Food Options for Spectators

There are a plethora of dining options for you and your family in the Big Sky Mountain Village located within a minute walk of the Rut Mountain Runs start line.  Check out all of the dining options here »

5 Tips for Spectating at the Rut

  1. More Cowbell
  2. No cowbell?  Bring an Elk Bugle.
  3. Runners love seeing you in spandex
  4. No spandex? A  hunters orange vest and nothing else will do just fine.
  5. Bring your friends!
  6. Did we mention cowbell?