BIG SKY, Mont. (AP) — With less-than-epic snow in parts of Colorado so far this season, Montana’s Big Sky Resort is offering some Colorado and California season pass holders free skiing and snowboarding through January.

Big Sky says it will honor Epic Passes sold by Vail Resorts Inc., as long as holders book lodging with Big Sky Central Reservations.

Big Sky spokesman Chad Jones says the resort has about twice the open acreage that Vail and Breckenridge in Colorado do right now, and other Epic Pass resorts like Heavenly near Lake Tahoe have fewer than 200 acres open. He says “no one should miss out on good snow just because they live in Colorado or California.”

Vail Resorts Inc. CEO Rob Katz tweeted that the deal is an “awesome opportunity” for Epic Pass holders.

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