YOUR GUIDE TO BIG SKY
The Big Sky Resort is located atop Lone Mountain—where you can see Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, and Idaho on a clear day! And new to the Winter ski season is the completely updated Lone Peak Tram! At the top terminal, step out (if you dare) into all-glass viewing platforms with glass floors! Explore more than 5,800 acres of skiable terrain and unwind in the delightful Mountain Village.
Conveniently located 50 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, this popular destination has incredible views of alpine terrain, wide-open bowls, and stunning big skies (as the name implies). Surrounded by four mountains, this town is considered the gateway to Yellowstone and provides unparalleled access to wildlife, outdoor recreation, and stunning natural beauty.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Big Sky is a destination teeming with fun things to see and do year-round, but the most popular time to visit is Winter—when skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating top the day's must-do list. Manage your plans with this helpful resource for timely activities in and around Big Sky.
SKIING IN BIG SKY
Big Sky Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in America, spanning 5,850 acres with 4,350 feet of vertical drops and a top elevation of 11,166 feet! There are more than 250 ski runs and 38 different lifts to take you to the top.
The Mountain Sports School offers ski and snowboard lessons taught in various ways. Take a private class, group, or family class, or sign up for a multi-day ski clinic!
This is pretty great. Big Sky has partnered with Eagle Mount to share the joy of skiing and snowboarding with children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Lessons are individualized—AND FUN—to help meet the needs of the student. A multi-week program is also available.
Go Night Skiing in Big Sky
If you’re comfortable on skis, book an unforgettable Headlamp Night Skiing guided experience! You’ll be talking about this night out for years! The comfortable Ramcharger8 Lift—heated seats and a weatherproof bubble—whisks you up Andesite Mountain. Here, you and your party will don a headlamp and follow your guide as you navigate dark, silent slopes.
Practice Skills in a Terrain Park
What’s a terrain park? Think of it as a practice area for various snow sports. A terrain park is a safe area to try out snowboarding, work on your ski run, or trudge along on snowshoes for the first time. The Cowpoke and Explore terrain parks give beginners gentle runs to gain courage on. Mid-level runs can be found at Cache, and serious skiers and snowboarders can find large jumps and combo rails in Swift.
Earn a PEEP Pass
New to skiing and unsure of trail etiquette? Not to worry! Big Sky offers a fun Park Etiquette and Education Program to teach newbies everything they need to know. Taught in the terrain park, PEEPs will help keep you safe while having fun.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN BIG SKY
- Try Snowshoeing: For those who want to explore the great outdoors without hitting the slopes, Big Sky offers plenty of snowshoeing (and hiking) trails. The resort has more than 50 miles of trails, many offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Take a tour or venture out on your own!
- Take a Spin Around the Ice Skating Rink: Ice skating is the perfect activity for families. The learning curve isn’t steep, and a sudden slip is usually accompanied by laughter. Big Sky has several excellent ice skating options, including an outdoor rink at Town Center and an indoor rink at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds.
- Explore the Enchanted Forest: While it’s not a sport, the Enchanted Forest is one of those beautiful wintertime experiences that’s hard to duplicate. A kaleidoscope of twinkling lights transforms the alpine forest. Before ending the night with loved ones, walk along a snow-covered trail and warm up by a crackling fire (and maybe roast a few marshmallows). Kids will love the lights reflected against the snow.
- Ride the Lone Peak Tram: An exciting addition to the Big Sky experience for the Winter 2023 season are the new Lone Peak Tram cabins. Two enclosed—and heated—cabins carry up to 75 passengers each. The Lone Peak Tram travels at a brisk pace of 22 mph to an elevation of 11,166 feet. Once at the top terminal, you can step out onto an all-glass viewing platform and soak in views of three different states and two national parks! It’s absolutely spectacular!
- Visit Big Sky Mountain Village: At the base of Lone Peak is the Mountain Village. Here, you’ll find the gear you need and a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops, breweries, bakeries, delis, and more. Hungry yet?