Big Sky

Big Sky in Montana is surrounded by the Gallatin National Forest and offers the best in outdoor recreation.  Home to the Biggest Skiing in America, Big Sky ski area spreads over three mountains, with more than 5800 acres of fantastic skiing.  Lone Peak dominates the breathtaking scenery of the resort and the Lone Peak Tram takes you to the top of this mountain.  From there the views of the ski area and the Montana region are incredible.  It is worth riding the tram up to enjoy the panoramic scenery, even if you don’t ski.  The terrain accessed from the top of Lone Peak is not for the faint hearted, all are either black or double black runs.  The cruising blues are plentiful and seem endless with hardly a soul to be seen.  To access the Moonlight Basin, which is part of the Biggest Skiing lift ticket, you take the Iron Horse Quad lift and ski over the ridge into another great ski area.  Having a day off the slopes?  Go dog sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling, zip-lining, snow shoeing or visit Yellowstone National Park.  You will enjoy the exceptional accommodation located in the mountain village; many are ski in ski out.  There is a good range of dining options from the casual pizza restaurants and a lively grill, to a backcountry moonlight dinner.  With an average snowfall in excess of ten metres, Big Sky makes for a great snow holiday resort.

Photos by Jim R Harris

 

Gateway City             Bozeman 78km

 

Why Big Sky

  • Authentic western town with real life cowboys
  • The Warren Miller Performing Arts Centre (WMPAC) offers a Winter season of art exhibitions and performing artists
  • Visit Yellowstone National park by Snowmobile or Snowcoach

Big Sky Mountain Statistics

Summit 3403m
Base 2073m
Vertical 1330m
Acres 5800
Lifts 30
Runs 300
Average Snowfall 1016cm
Beginner 15%
Intermediate 24%
Advanced 61%

Additional Accommodation

Snowcrest, Stillwater, Big Horn, Black Eagle, Powder Ridge, Beaverhead, Alpenglow, SkyCrest, SaddleRidge, Lone Moose, Whitewater Inn, Mountain Homes, Alpine Meadows Chalet, Cowboy Heaven Cabins, Half Hitch Home, White Grass Home, Elk Meadow Home