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About Big Sky Ski Resort

Winter Adventures Under the Big Sky

Big Sky Resort first opened its doors in late 1973. With wide-open blue skies, towering peaks and miles of breath-taking wilderness, we welcome you to Big Sky, Montana. Big Sky Resort is located in Madison County, which is an hour south of Bozeman. A majestic world-class mountain destination with a laid-back culture and traditional western flair, Big Sky is an open book for adventure. Within the Montana wilderness, where the deer and antelope play and the cowboys walk the streets and snow-seekers come from afar to experience the Biggest Skiing in America.

Ride the Lone Peak Tram for spectacular panoramic views from the summit of 11,166 ft extending over the distant mountain ranges of three states and two national parks, including the Tetons. The Lone Peak Tram is built to take expert skiers to the summit of Lone Peak Mountain to experience the extreme treeless terrains.

Join us on a true Big Sky Vacation experience with endless outdoor adventure, unique galleries, and shops to browse and award-winning restaurants from cowboy cuisine to yurt dining. The best part? Stay Montana offers exclusive Big Sky Resort vacation rentals close to the action!

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What can you expect from a Big Sky winter day?

The BIGGEST SKIING IN AMERICA is just one lift ticket away. This is BIG SKY boasting an impressive vertical rise of 4,350 feet and over 5,750 acres of skiable terrain on two world-class ski resorts, Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin. Moonlight Basin is a neighboring resort that shares the northern exposure of Lone Mountain. Four mountains, over 300 runs, tree glades, chutes, expansive bowls, seven terrain parks and some of the best expert and advanced terrain in the US makes Big Sky a snow seekers paradise. Big Sky Ski Resort is also a part of popular Ikon Pass and Mountain Collective Pass!

It’s not just downhill that is superb, cross-country skiers are invited to the historic Lone Mountain Ranch, voted #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America with over 85 kilometers of groomed trails through the big country wilderness. Glide through alpine forests, meandering through the endless snowy terrain on snowshoe or snowmobile, or for the adventure of a lifetime experience authentic dog-sledding in the back-country.

For a true winter experience, explore natural wonders, spectacular wildlife and some of the finest snow trails in the West or head to the nearby Yellowstone National Park for a unique experience of snowshoeing, snowmobiling and Nordic skiing.

Big Sky is a majestic winter wonderland! Whether you are downhill or Nordic skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, world-class winter fly-fishing or ice-fishing, there are many winter activities awaiting you! At the end of your day of adventure, relax and rejuvenate with a spa treatment or an old-fashioned sleigh ride before enjoying an evening of après ski in a bubbling hot tub or in front of a warm crackling fire.