Big Sky


Snowy Up High, Dry Down Low | Photo: D. Lennon

8 Things To Do During Mud Season in Big Sky, Montana

There’s no way around mud season. It’s part of the natural cycle of mountain town life. While many skiers and riders get the mud season blues after the ski slopes shut down for the season, other find this is to be a prime to relax and recharge before summer kicks in. For those that don’t know, mud season is the off season between the ski season and the summer season. It’s called mud season because the snow is melting rapidly and creating a muddy and dirty place to play. Mud season typically runs from mid-April to mid/late May. Most people think… READ MORE

Sunset Behind Lone Mountain | Photo Credit: Arts Council Of Big Sky

What Is The Weather Like In Big Sky?

Weather is always a mystery – especially when you live in a mountain town. It’s a natural phenomenon that is influenced by global, regional, and local factors. Throw in the numerous mountain ranges in southwest Montana and you’ll quickly realize that the Big Sky weather is always a moving target. Ask any meteorologist or any Big Sky local and they’ll tell you that Big Sky weather is hard to forecast for. There are so many variables when it comes to predicting the Big Sky weather – pressure trends, wind speed and direction, precipitation, cloud cover, visibility, temperature, ceilings, seasons, and other factors that… READ MORE

Spot The Wildflowers Of Big Sky Country On Your Next Hike

Big Sky, Montana is home to an abundance of native wildflowers. Make it a point to venture into the scenic meadows and vast alpine basins of Big Sky’s backyard when you’re in town to experience a wonderful kaleidoscope of colorful natural beauty. Wildflowers are flowers that grow naturally in Big Sky’s mountain environment. A quick bike or hike into the mountains of Big Sky and you’ll spot all sorts of colorful wildflowers along the side of the trail.  Bring your camera because the wildflowers of Big Sky usually hit full bloom in late spring and  summer. Beautiful wildflowers literally dot the… READ MORE

Lone Mountain at Big Sky Resort | Photo by D. Lennon

The Best Time Of Year To Visit Big Sky

Summer. Fall. Winter. Spring. When are you coming to Big Sky? People often wonder what is the best time of year to visit Big Sky. We’re here to tell you that there is no bad time to be come to Montana’s coolest mountain town. Every season and every month is cool and unique in Big Sky. It’s up to you to choose the best month for your trip. Whenever you come, you won’t be bored. There’s an endless supply of things to do in Big Sky – skiing, hiking, fishing, climbing, golfing, biking, snowmobiling, wildlife spotting, national parks, camping, and so… READ MORE

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Find RV Dump Stations Near Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky country is the perfect place for a road trip. Whether hopping from ski area to ski area, cruising from Yellowstone to Glacier, or camping in the Gallatin National Forest, you’ll be coming through Big Sky, Montana so please stop in and play for a day in our backyard. If you’re traveling in your RV, this is an important post for you. Packing up the RV, trailer, van, or motorhome is a great way to “Get Lost” in Montana and to explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, but it’s going to require a bit of planning. One thing that every camper… READ MORE

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Go Ski Mountaineering In Big Sky Country

Big Sky is known for it’s big mountain skiing. There is no comparison to the in-bounds terrain accessible off of the Lone Peak Tram, the North Summit Snowfield, or the Headwaters. It’s absolutely incredible what you can ski and ride in Big Sky. But when you stand at the top of Lone Mountain and you see endless mountains in every direction, it’s easy to start dreaming about skiing those peaks. Have you ever stared at the mountains in Big Sky country and thought it looked fun to ski over there? Of course you have. It’s what skiers and snowboarders do.… READ MORE

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Celebrate National Park Week At Yellowstone National Park

Celebrate National Park Week With FREE Admission To Yellowstone National Park From April 16-24 2016! Visiting Yellowstone National Park is the perfect day trip from Big Sky, Montana. Yellowstone’s northwestern border is just 15 miles south of Big Sky, but the official park entrance is located 47 miles south of Big Sky in West Yellowstone. Why not head there to celebrate National Park Week? After another snowy winter, Yellowstone National Park will open to visitors on April 15, 2016. The Park is opening just in time too. April 16-24 is National Park Week. During National Park Week every NPS site will offer FREE ADMISSION. That’s… READ MORE

Beehive Basin, Big Sky, Montana

3 Fun Places To Go Backcountry Skiing In Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky is literally surrounded by mountains. This small town that is close to everything is nestled in the middle of Montana’s Madison Range – a mountain range that stretches 80 miles north/south by 25 miles east/west. With mountains in every direction, Big Sky is the ideal place to go backcountry skiing. Backcountry skiing is defined as skiing outside of the ski area boundaries. There is no avalanche control, no ski patrol, no crowds, and no lifts. It’s a form of human powered recreation where mountain adventurers head out into the wilderness to earn their turns in wild snow. It’s… READ MORE

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Are You Ready For Spring Skiing In Big Sky?

Spring skiing in Big Sky is a blast. In fact, it may be one of the best times to hit the slopes and enjoy the Big Sky lifestyle. The days are longer, the temps are warmer, and the views will make your jaw drop. Spring delivers a perfect mix of bluebird skies and legendary storms. But don’t trust us, head to Big Sky in March and April to find out for yourself! Why don’t you plan to spend your March and April ripping groomers, making tram laps, exploring endless trees, or enjoying a classic Big Sky event? Besides world class… READ MORE

MSU Hosting NCAA Ski Race at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky, Mont. (December 30, 2013) Big Sky Resort is the home of the Montana State University Ski Team and together with Big Sky Ski Education Foundation and Montana State University will be hosting the MSU Invitational NCAA Division 1 FIS-University race January 10-12, 2014. The course will be set on Andesite Mountain, accessed by Ramcharger chairlift, on Tippy's Tumble. The MSU Invitational is one of eight Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA) ski races. The women's and men's GS (Giant Slalom) Qualifier is Friday, January 10th, starting at 10:00 a.m., with the finals on Saturday, January 11th, starting at… READ MORE