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Big Sky Winter Activities

Big Sky and the surrounding region is a winter paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. With lots of snow and beautiful outdoor adventure areas, Montana is the perfect place to spend your winter vacation. Enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and many more winter activities. Check out our recommended things to do in Montana during the winter.

Big Sky Resort - Alpine/Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

Winter snow sports available Thanksgiving Day to Mid-April


Location: 50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky, MT 59716

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Lone Mountain Ranch - Nordic & Backcountry Skiing

Voted the #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America by Cross Country Skier magazine, the phenomenal terrain, dependable snow, incredible guides, and proximity to Big Sky Resort and Yellowstone National Park, make for an unrivaled Rocky Mountain winter Nordic ski experience. 85 km of groomed trails


Location: 750 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd, Big Sky, MT. 59716

Big Sky Resort Winter Activities

In addition to alpine skiing, you can find many winter activities for the entire family including trekking, zipline, and much more. More information available at Big Sky Resort Basecamp.


Location: Big Sky, Montana

Moonlight Basin Madison base Area Snow Sports

Operated by Big Sky Resort from the base area of Moonlight Basin: Ski and Snowboard lessons for all ages. Kids 10 and under ski FREE all day with a lesson. Winter Season Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Location: Base of Moonlight Basin in the Madison Base area

Childcare at Big Sky Resort base area

The Lone Peak Playhouse: Located in The Snowcrest Lodge in the Base area of Big Sky Resort Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 7 days a week in the winter Ages: 6 months to 8 years old can be combined with a "Small Fry Try" or "Half Day" ski/snowboard lesson for your child as well.


Location: The Snowcrest Lodge - Big Sky Resort

Snowmobiling - Canyon Adventures in Big Sky

Canyon Adventures offers Guided or Unguided Tours with 20+ miles of groomed snowmobile trails.


Location: 47200 Gallatin Rd. Big Sky, MT 59716

Lone Mountain Ranch Sleigh Ride Dinner

The sleigh ride dinner at Lone Mountain Ranch has become legendary. Popular to both locals and travelers from far and wide, it is a magical experience for the entire family. Guests load up in a horse drawn sleigh and are taken on an enjoyable ride to an oil-lantern-lit cabin for a family-style prime rib dinner. It will be a dinner experience your family will never forget. Available December through March.


750 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd., Big Sky, MT 59716

Montana Dinner Yurt

A unique experience, including a snowcat ride, dinner, live music, sledding and a bonfire. Dinner served nightly all winter. Meets at 6:30 in the Carabiner in the Summit hotel at the base of Big Sky. Reservations Required.

Ice Skating

Enjoy an afternoon or evening on ice. Big Sky Ice Rink located in the heart of the Big Sky Town Center, offers free ice skating with their outdoor skating rink. Skates are available for rent at Grizzly Outfitters.


Location: Big Sky Town Center

Dog Sledding - Spirit of the North

Half Day Tours start at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm 7 days a week all winter. All tours begin in Moonlight Basin - only moments from our properties. Reservations recommended!

Snowmobiling - Backcountry Adventures

Back Country Adventures offers snowmobile rentals, snowmobile tours and snowcoach tours.


Location: 224 N Electric St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

Snowshoeing

Check out the best and most recommended spots to go snowshoeing!

Fat Tire Bike Rentals - Gallatin Alpine Sports

Biking isn't just for summer! Get out there and have fun on a fat tire bike!


Location: 169 Snowy Mountain Circle, Big Sky, MT 59716

Ski Butlers - Big Sky Ski & Snowboard Rentals

Our preferred partner, Ski Butlers offers the most convenient ski rental experience in the industry by delivering your ski rentals directly to your rental home - safe, easy and convenient, so you can spend more time enjoying your vacation while on vacation! After trying Ski Butlers' service you will never want to stand in a crowded ski shop again.