Winter in Big Sky offers great snow conditions with an annual snowfall of 400 inches. The skiable terrain consist of 3,500 acres, with 80 miles of named runs and 4,350 feet of vertical. There is a terrain park on one mountain and a half-pipe on the other. The resort is upgrading and expanding every year so more terrain can be accessed. So now you have the stats. There is a secret to this resort - NO LIFT LINES - SHHHHH. Not many resorts can claim elbow room, fresh turns, untouched powder, a place of your own...but Big Sky can.
Big Sky Ski Resort also has 65km of groomed trails for both track and skate skiing on its world class Nordic trail system. The pristine trails travel through tree lined ridges and snow covered meadows. Over 100 properties have direct access to the cross country ski trails. Rental equipment and lessons are available at several locations.
Backcountry ski touring opportunities are found just 20 minutes from Big Sky in Yellowstone National Park and National Forest Service trails. Wildlife sightings of moose, elk, eagles and others are likely. Pack a lunch and enjoy this pristine and untouched natural winter wonder. Not many can claim such experiences and it is one to treasure. There are also guided tours to untouched powder in the backcountry for snowcat skiing and snowboaring, along with showshoe naturalist tours. This is near Big Sky Village and offers several packages for over 1,800 acres.
Neighboring West Yellowstone is known as the snowmobiling capital of the world. It is the gateway into the western entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The park is a truly amazing place at any time of year, but the winters are picture perfect and visitors can enjoy the protected lands with smaller crowds. Snowmobiling is one way to experience the parks with another from the comfort and warmth of a reliable snowcoach. These are perfect vehicles for oversnow travel and convenience. The forest surrounding Big Sky is also open for snowmobiling allowing greater distances to be traveled in a shorter amount of time. All are great fun filled winter activities, the essential key is to be in the open wildlands of this unique area.
Big Sky has great restaurants, bars and nightlife for the visitor to enjoy. You can also take a step back into Montana's past on an original sleighride dinner. Board a sleigh for a romantic ride through the snowy winter woods to a beautiful but rustic cabin. Enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner cooked on a century old wood cookstove. Musical entertainment rounds out the perfect winter evening.
A little bit of everything can be found in Big Sky. For the outdoor enthusiast, welcome to a diverse mountain from gradient slopes to the steepest of steep, along with nordic trails to get the blood flowing, and yes, there are spa therapies for all to enjoy. Massage therapist can be arranged for treatments in your place of lodging or can you enjoy a full spa experience in the village area. Big Sky is a small mountain village, with the space one requires for a peaceful getaway, along with the luxuries one requires for a pampering vacation. Enjoy your next adventure to the Rocky Mountains.