Big Sky Resort has a reputation of being home to “the biggest skiing in America” and is truly a world-class destination where skiers of all abilities create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime! Ready to buy lift tickets? Go to Big Sky Resort’s site to buy lift tickets directly.
Looking for a place to stay for your ski vacation to Big Sky? Our wide selection of properties includes ski in ski out Big Sky vacation rentals where you can stay as close to the slopes as possible.
One of the Largest Ski Resorts in the United States
One of the resort’s defining features is its massive size! Did you know that Big Sky Resort has more skiable acres than any resort in the entire state of Colorado?
It is truly one of the largest ski resorts in North America with over 5,800 acres of skiable terrain! With this much mountain to explore, it’s impossible to ski all of the resort in a single visit and one of the reasons many guests return to Big Sky year after year.
A Wide Variety of Terrain
The resort offers many types of runs that will please skiers of all abilities, from first-timers to expert all-mountain skiers. Choose from beginner greens to expert double blacks and everything in between. Big Sky Resort’s difficulty breakdown is 15% beginner, 25% intermediate, 42% advanced, and 18% expert.
While catering to skiers of all abilities, Big Sky’s advanced and expert terrain is noted for being particularly loved by experienced skiers. If you have advanced skiers in your group, we recommend sticking together for a couple runs in the morning, then letting them explore some of this incredible terrain on their own. Meet for lunch at one of the many locations on the mountain or in the Mountain Village!
Thriving Mountain Village
Located at the bottom of the Ramcharger 8, Swift Current 4, and Explorer 2 lifts, the Mountain Village is centrally located and offers a number of restaurant options that are perfect for a mid-day meal or après-ski.
The Big Sky Mountain Village also offers many shopping opportunities. Whether you need to rent gear, buy lift tickets, or grab a quick bite to eat, you’ll find everything you need here!
Most Advanced Chairlift in the World
The “Ramcharger 8” was installed at Big Sky Resort in 2018 and is famous for not only being the first 8-person capacity lift to be installed in North America, but also including many other rare technological features such as a high definition video display and heated seats. This lift takes guests up Andesite mountain and serves beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs.
Perhaps most exciting are the resort’s future plans for this lift, which include adding 8-person gondola cabins, some of which will have a table allowing guests to enjoy a meal. This will be one of the most unique resort experiences anywhere in the United States!
Scenic Location Near Bozeman
Big Sky Resort is located 50 miles south of Bozeman on the slopes around Lone Mountain, adjacent to the scenic town of Big Sky. The best way to get to the resort is by taking a direct flight to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, renting a car, and driving to the resort.
Because Bozeman is relatively close, the drive usually takes about an hour. Since Bozeman is within driving distance, some of our guests book a stay at our Bozeman vacation rentals and drive to Big Sky Resort for a day of skiing.
Transportation and Parking
The resort also offers free and paid parking options, however, we highly recommend utilizing the Skyline shuttle service. This will make your day much more enjoyable and will save you the hassle of fighting for a parking spot on those busy days!
Big Sky Ski Resort Stats:
- Skiable Acres: 5,850
- Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
- Total Trails: 300+
- Longest Run: 6 miles
- Trail Difficulty: 15% beginner, 25% intermediate, 42% advanced, 18% expert
- Total Lifts: 24 chair lifts, 12 surface lifts
- Vertical Drop: 4,350 ft.
- Elevation: 11,166 ft. maximum, 6,816 ft. minimum