Big Sky Winter Activities
Big Sky is magically transformed as deep blankets of snow cover the peaks and valleys, promising a first class alpine experience with enchanting views and amazing winter activities. Big Sky invites snow seekers, adventurers and weary bodies looking for rest and relaxation to this majestic winter wonderland of world-class skiing, backcountry trails through lush forests and high alpine lakes. A true small town vibe and laid-back après ski make this the perfect place to end a day of adventure.
Skiing & Snowboarding
You have arrived at "The Biggest Skiing in America" where two world-class ski resorts, Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin, boast 5,800 acres of ski terrain with 300 named runs spanning across 4 connected mountains. A menagerie of expansive bowls, terrain parks and perfectly thinned glades coated with fresh, cold smoke powder. Perfect for snowboarders and skiers of all levels with some of the most advanced terrain to carve and the shortest lift lines in the US, Big Sky is a snow-seekers paradise.
Nordic & Backcountry Skiing
Escape to the solitude of the wilderness, surround yourself with high alpine lakes, national forest teeming with wildlife and spectacular views in Big Sky’s vast backcountry. Lone Mountain Ranch, known as the #1 Nordic Ski Resort in America, offers more than 50 miles of phenomenal trails right on your doorstep.
Stride along 30 miles of trails reserved only for snowshoeing or head deep into the solitude and tranquility of Yellowstone and explore at your own pace. Those feet were made for walking and a pair of snowshoes can take you anywhere! The Big Sky is the limit!
If you prefer a faster pace, then snowmobiling is the winter adventure for you! Take a guided or unguided tour through Montana’s remote backcountry, explore the Gallatin National Forest on the trails or discover incredible natural wonders set in the snowy landscapes of Yellowstone.
Ice-Skating & Sledding
The thrill of the chill beneath your feet continues in Big Sky’s Town Center. Surrounded by dramatic snow-capped peaks, Big Sky’s full-size hockey and ice skating rink is the perfect way to glide your way to the end of a fun-filled family day. If you are looking for more speed, there are plenty of sledding hills around. For the ultimate ice adventure, pump up your adrenaline and try ice climbing at Hyalite Canyon.
We don’t often associate winter with fishing but here in Big Sky you can! High alpine lakes, blue-ribbon trout streams and rivers with snow-covered banks promise a magical fly fishing or ice fishing experience amidst the solitude of the snow-swept mountains. Ski all morning and fish all afternoon? Sounds good to us!
Dog Sledding & Sleigh Rides
A call-out to the adventurous! Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you mush through the snow on an authentic dog sledding journey through the majestic mountains with your own team of huskies. Sleigh rides are another one of Big Sky’s amazing winter adventures. Glide across the snow on an old fashioned western style sleigh ride followed by a scrumptious dinner, or explore Southwestern Montana’s most pristine forests on horseback for the wilderness experience of a lifetime.
Tours & Expeditions
Enjoy the majesty and pristine wilderness of Yellowstone Park, dine in the warmth of a candlelit yurt, snowshoe off the beaten path in the backcountry or ride the Lone Peak Expedition to 11,166 feet, Montana’s highest scenic overlook with unsurpassed views of three states, two national parks and the spectacular Tetons. There are endless tours and expeditions in Big Sky.
Yellowstone National Park
A true Big Sky winter adventure is not complete without a trip to the natural wonders of the world’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park. Over 2 million acres of diverse landscapes, steaming geothermal wonders, abundant wildlife and sheer tranquility lie only 45 minutes away from Big Sky. Tour the park on a snowmobile, visit the park’s highlights on a snowcoach tour or escape the crowds and head to the Nordic trails to ski and snowshoe. To experience Yellowstone in winter is a must!
"The social activities and entertainment following a day's skiing."
For some, this is dancing the night away to live music, for others, a trip to the spa followed by a warm drink in front of the fire! Our town’s fun, laid back vibe extends from the slopes to the town. Whatever your choice of entertainment, Big Sky does not disappoint. The hub of evening activity is in the Mountain Village with nightly live music, fun events and great restaurants. Check out our Local Area Guide for even more things to do in Big Sky, MT!
BEEHIVE MANAGEMENT offers the finest selection of Big Sky Vacation Rentals to ensure your vacation is a success, from ski-in/ski-out mountain village homes to luxury mountain cabins. We are sure when it’s time to say goodbye to Big Sky, you will be in awe of this true winter paradise!