Located in southwest Montana (approximately 50 miles south of Bozeman and an hour north of West Yellowstone), Big Sky Resort provides visitors with many different amenities, a well-developed infrastructure and over 5,850 acres of skiable terrain. Big Sky services its 4,350 feet of vertical via 24 chair lifts and 12 surface lifts. The ski area has a summit elevation of 11,166 feet and sees an average annual snowfall of more than 400 inches. The resort has been lauded for it's incredible vertical drop and also the very minimal wait times due to it's advanced lift system.
The resort is the basecamp to Yellowstone National Park and provides daily shuttles to Yellowstone’s west entrance. The resort has everything one would expect from a modern ski resort, including the Big Sky Mountain Village which features a variety of dining, lodging (including vacation rentals) and shopping possibilities.
Big Sky offers 40 miles of mountain bike accessible trails during the summer as well as golf, hiking, zipline tours and more. It is truly an outdoor adventure destination all year long.
• Take the Lone Peak tram to the top of Lone Mountain and gaze upon 3 states, 2 national parks and distant mountain ranges
• Be the first up the mountain with Everett’s 8800 first tracks, an exclusive guided experience
• Experience night skiing like you never have before with headlamp night skiing
• Don a luxurious robe by the fire at the Signature Collection properties
The Lone Peak Tram only carries fifteen passengers at a time so lift lines are guaranteed. When the wait time is too long, check out the Challenger Lift that grants access to excellent terrain options similar to what one would find off of the Lone Peak Tram.
While most people know the resort for its amazing skiing and boarding, it offers an array of other activities; it truly is a multi-faceted resort with activities to keep you busy for days.
• Mountain biking, including riding to Montana’s highest scenic overlook
• Giant swing
• Snowmobile tours
• Sleigh rides
• Dog sledding
The largest event annually at Big Sky is Big Sky PBR that takes place at the end of July. While centered around the bull riding event, it also includes a barn dance, live musice, an art auction and many other attractions.
The resort knows how to do Halloween right with a three-day Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival. It has traditional candy-centered events but also live music, a horror festival and more.