Why We Love Big Sky, MT in the Winter
Your Guide to Big Sky
with xplore expert Hannah

Why We Love Big Sky in the Winter

Big Sky, Montana is aptly named for its massive mountain ranges and abundance of terrain to explore. But those aren’t the only big things in Big Sky – the range of memorable activities is enormously wide. To help you make the most of your trip, our Xplore Team expert, Brittany, has outlined a sample 3-day itinerary with some of the area’s must-try experiences.

Between surreal mountain landscapes, endless opportunities for adventure, and unique access to Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky is a destination that will take your breath away. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in exploring Big Sky regardless of the season, whether it’s on skis, a snowmobile, rushing white waters, or with a rod in hand. And of course, a customized tour through Yellowstone will solidify your Big Sky vacation as one of your best ever.

Day 1

Big, Indeed

See why Big Sky is home to the “biggest” skiing in the U.S.

Ski and snowboard your way through over 5000 acres of available terrain.

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Skiing

Get to know the Big Sky Resort area and enjoy uncrowded slopes, fresh powder, and dream-like scenery.

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Sleigh Ride

This cherished Big Sky tradition allows you to step back into simpler times and travel to dinner at Lone Mountain Ranch in a horse-drawn sleigh

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Lone Mountain Ranch

When you arrive at North Fork cabin, you will be served a delectable prime rib dinner in rustic cowboy ambiance.

Skiing & Sleighing

Day 2

The Experience of a Lifetime

No trip to Big Sky is complete without a tour through the magical Yellowstone National Park.

Experience Yellowstone in the most exciting way – on a snowmobile tour.

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Snowmobile Tour

Known as the snowmobiling capital of the world, Yellowstone provides over 600 miles of groomed trails on which you can race and enjoy customized tours suited to your needs and interests. These tours fill up quickly, so ask us to book for you in advance!

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Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

While you’re in the area, pop into this wildlife park to visit extraordinary packs of wolves and families grizzly bears.

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BYWOM

End a memorable day at By Word of Mouth, an eclectic restaurant & bar with an exciting community atmosphere.

Greet a Grizzly (from afar)

Day 3

Adventure in the Mountains

Big Sky in the winter isn’t just for skiing – there is a wide variety of fun to be had in the snow.

Experience the thrill of traveling through surreal mountain expanses in unconventional ways.

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Dog sledding

Allow a pack of enthusiastic dogs pull you through the exquisite terrain of Big Sky.

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Big Sky Base Camp

Get adventurous and try a zipline tour at Big Sky Resort – what better way soak in the amazing mountain views?

Unique Big Sky Fun

Local Tips & Expertise

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Our Top 3's in the Area

Hannah

Big Sky US Xplore Team

"Don't leave Big Sky without riding the Lone Peak Tram—views like that are hard to come by."

Hannah has ten years experience in the hospitality industry and has traveled extensively both in the US and abroad. After two years of traveling in Asia she joined the Xplore team in Denver. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys hiking, kayaking, and seeing new places. She looks forward to sharing her love of travel with you and planning your next vacation.