Big Sky


The Magic of a Big Sky Summer Day

It’s okay in Big Sky to wear flip flops during the day from May to October while at night using flannel sheets and down quilts. That translates into warm, sunny summer days and cool evenings with star-filled night skies. Started in 1973 as a winter Alpine ski resort, Big Sky has grown and prospered in the winter with more than 440,000 skier visits to the Biggest Skiing in America.  Many of these skiers have become year-round residents delighting in the low humidity and mild temperatures of a Rocky Mountain summer, having relocated from hot, humid climates. Average temperature in July… READ MORE

Nordic Skiing

With miles of Gallatin National Forest trails, Yellowstone National Park trails and an internationally known Nordic center, Big Sky offers countless cross country ski opportunities. Skinny ski enthusiasts can focus on groomed trails or head out into the easily accessed backcountry. For more than 35 years Lone Mountain Ranch (LMR) has been a favorite destination for North American Nordic skiers.  The guest ranch offers 85km of superbly groomed classic and freestyle (skate) trails. Equipment rentals are available and ski lessons can be arranged at the Nordic Shop. Guests staying in cozy log cabins and day skiers can enjoy meals in the… READ MORE

Outdoor Winter Fun in Big Sky

Yes, Big Sky was founded in the 1970s as a winter ski resort. Forty years later Big Sky isn’t just about skiing. There are now plenty of ways to play and enjoy winter for the whole family when off the slopes.  Snowshoeing, offered at three local centers – Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin, is as easy as walking. Visitors can rent snowshoes, get maps and trail descriptions and then explore area mountain and lakeside trails. Another opportunity to get into mountain wilderness areas can be experienced through dog sledding adventures. Spirit of the North, with sleds… READ MORE