Big Sky Resort, Montana
Big Sky Resort is tucked in the towering mountains 50 miles northwest of Yellowstone National Park. This stunning ski resort is one of the biggest ski destinations in the United States. It is known for its panoramic views across Montana, Idaho and Wyoming – skiers and riders can see 10 mountain ranges, including the Tetons. Due to it’s relatively off-the-beaten-path location, Big Sky lacks the crowds that can be common in other ski destinations.
Things To Do In Big Sky
Getting off the lift at the top of Big Sky’s Lone Mountain can make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Big Sky tops out at an elevation of 11,166 feet, where the air is thin and the terrain steep. Over 5,700 acres of terrain makes Big Sky one of the largest skiing destinations in North America – which means there’s always space for everyone.
Big Sky Ski Resort
Big Sky features beefy terrain for those looking for extreme skiing experiences. Combine that with crazy steeps, impressive backcountry access, and Montana powder that can reach up to 30 feet, you’ll soon understand why Big Sky, Montana is the ultimate skiing destination for big mountain skiers looking for a little more solitude.
Big Sky is home to 3 skiable peaks that feature more than 220 runs. Expert skiers can catch the thrill on Lone Mountain’s terrain. Advanced skiers have a ton of choices for skiing – Big Sky Resort is 42% advanced terrain. Opt for Liberty Bowl for a longer, challenging descent, or the Lone Tree Trails if you want to brush up your skiing skills for the expert trails. For beginners, the Mr. K and El Dorado trails are green runs perfect for kids and families. The 400-inches of snow Big Sky gets per year makes the resort a pow paradise. The resort is also know for its night skiing at Lone Peak!
GETTING TO BIG SKY RESORT
Big Sky is located just 53 miles from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. With shuttle services and shuttle cars available at the airport, getting to Big Sky is easy.
BIG SKY RESORT MOUNTAIN STATS
|SUMMIT ELEVATION||Summit (Lone Peak) 11,166 feet|
|BASE ELEVATION||Base (Mountain Village) 7,500 feet|
|BASE ELEVATION||Base (Lone Moose & Six-Shooter) 6,800 feet|
|NUMBER OF RUNS||300 named runs on 4 connected mountains.|
|Longest Run||Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall: 6 miles|
|Average Annual Snowfall||400+ inches|
|Lift Capacity||38,300 skiers per hour|
WHERE TO RENT GEAR IN BIG SKY
For quality ski gear and equipment in Big Sky, book online with Black Tie Ski Delivery. Booking with Black Tie Ski Delivery on TripOutside gets you an extra 10% off! They will deliver your rental equipment right to your hotel or accommodation!
Big Sky Ski Rentals
TripOutside features the best local shops in Big Sky Resort for skiing, snowboarding rental and other outdoor adventures.
Big Sky Skiing & Snowboarding FAQs
How can I save money on Big Sky ski/snowboard rentals?
Time is money, especially when you’re on vacation. Big Sky Black Tie Skis offers the highest quality skis in the industry and delivers your gear right to your condo, hotel or home. They’ll even meet you slopeside for any adjustments or tuning. Book through TripOutside to receive an exclusive 10% discount on ski rental delivery.
Renting online in advance can save you money. Many outfitters offer online reservation rates that are better than walk-in rates. This helps the shops manage their inventory and plan in advance. It also guarantees the availability of equipment.
What are the differences between ski/snowboard packages?
Demo (or premium) packages are for the advanced skier that wants a specific ski or snowboard rental to match their specific riding style or matching the skis to the terrain. These are high-end, high-performance skis and snowboards.
Performance packages are intended for intermediate to beginner levels, typically for groomed terrain and generally have a stiffer, more specialized flex pattern, and may be wider in the waist.
Sport packages are primarily for groomed runs and intended for more beginner level skiers or snowboarders.
**All packages include downhill skis or snowboard, bindings, boots and poles (ski).