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Q: How far is Big Sky from Yellowstone National Park?

A: Big Sky is located 15 miles north the YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK boundary and is less than 50 miles north of Yellowstone’s West Entrance. Big Sky is the second closest town to Old Faithful and is an easy two hour drive, but can take longer depending on traffic.

Q: What is the population of Big Sky?

A: The year round population of Big Sky is about 2,500 people, but during the summer and winter months, that can rise by about 3,000 – 4,000 people.

Q: What is the elevation in Big Sky?

A: The elevation in the Meadow Village/Town Center area of Big Sky is about 6,200 ft., while the base of Lone Mountain is 7,500 ft., and the summit of Lone Mountain sits at 11,166 ft.

Q: What kind of summer activities does Big Sky offer?

A: Although Big Sky is known primarily for its skiing, there are a ton of great summer activities as well. As Big Sky is surrounded by the Custer Gallatin National Forest and is in such close proximity to Yellowstone National Park, the trails to explore by foot, bike, or horseback are endless! Big Sky is also a great location to fish, whitewater raft, rock climb, golf, and much more! View a FULL LIST of summer actvities.

Q: What other kinds of winter activities are there to do in Big Sky besides downhill skiing?

A: Although Big Sky is home to the BIGGEST SKIING IN AMERICA®, there are still plenty of other activities to do if downhill skiing or snowboarding is not your greatest interest. There are 85km of phenomenal cross-country skiing trails and over 50km of snowshoeing trails in Big Sky. In addition, you can experience dog sledding, snowmobiling, horseback riding, fly fishing and even a sleigh ride dinner! View a FULL LIST of winter activities.

Q: What is Big Sky’s average summer and winter temperature?

A: Big Sky summers start out cool with the average temperature in May staying at about 60 ºF and reaching mid 70s to upper 80s in July and August. Summer evenings cool off to about 60 ºF (sometimes cooler with the mountain air). The average daily temperature in the winter stays at about 25 ºF.

Q: What kinds of amenities are available in Big Sky?

A: Big Sky has over 50 RESTAURANTS, BARS and EATERIES, and over 40 SHOPS retailing everything from art, clothing, jewelry, sporting goods, and more. There are full service SPAS to help you relax and rejuvenate in the finest of surroundings. Our hotels, cabins, guest ranches, lodges and vacation homes offer spectacular ACCOMMODATIONS and options for unparalleled cuisine.

Q: What is the closest airport to Big Sky and what airlines service it?

A: The closest airport that services the Big Sky area is the BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, located just 45 miles north of Big Sky. This airport is serviced by Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United with direct flights to a number of cities nationwide! For more information, visit HOW TO GET HERE.

 Q: What sorts of children’s activities are there to do in Big Sky?

A: While there are some age and weight restrictions for guided activities like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and ziplining, there is still plenty to do to keep your young ones happy! Ski and summer camps are popular among kids of all ages, as is the ice skating rink, and Big Sky Resort’s Basecamp to Yellowstone activities – bungee trampoline, high ropes course, and scenic lift rides.

Big Sky also has a wonderful community park with a playground, soccer field, skate park and climbing walls. A trip to West Yellowstone’s GRIZZLY and WOLF DISCOVERY CENTER is always a favorite.

 Q: How far is Big Sky from Glacier National Park?

A: Glacier National Park is located in northwest Montana and is about a 6-hour drive from Big Sky to the West Entrance. The time varies depending on which entrance you’re driving to.