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Reasons to Visit Big Sky, MT

When you dream of a mountain vacation, more than likely yours looks like Big Sky Montana! There are so many great reasons to visit Big Sky beyond the mountains. From outdoor adventure activities to dining and eclectic shopping Big Sky has it all. Our Big Sky vacation rentals provide easy access to all the area has to offer and a comfortable place to rest after a big day of adventure. Though an outdoor person’s paradise, there is something for everyone!

Area Highlights

  • Big Sky Resort
  • Lone Mountain Ranch
  • Custer Gallatin National Forest
  • Yellowstone National Park

Top Attractions & Activities

  • Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center – West Yellowstone
  • Hiking – Ousel Falls, Beehive Basin, Lava Lake
  • Fly Fishing – Gallatin River
  • White Water Rafting – Gallatin River
  • Snowmobiling – Big Sky & Yellowstone
  • Snow Coach – Yellowstone
  • Dog Sledding
  • Sleigh ride & snow cat yurt adventure dinners

Local Events

With so much going on, stay in the know on local events! From holiday and special celebrations to live music, theater, and community events, there are exciting activities on the mountain, and in the meadow and canyon year round!

More About Big Sky

Home to Big Sky Resort, skiers and snowboarders alike flock when the snow hits the ground. With ski trails as long as 6 miles and a top elevation of 11,166 ft you are sure to get endless downhill run opportunities while enjoying the beginner to expert terrain offered. World-class Nordic ski terrain is nearby at Lone Mountain Ranch, recently voted Cross Country Skier magazine’s #1 Nordic ski destination in North America.With some of the most consistent snowfall in the country, your ski vacation is bound to be a white one!

Summer boasts hiking and mountain biking on some of those same favorite trails, with lift service to facilitate numerous exhilarating runs. Lone Peak Expedition is a great way to see the surrounding mountain ranges from the peak. On a clear day, you can see the Tetons, about 100 miles away! Horseback riding is a great way to explore the untouched backcountry. Nearby Beehive Basin trail has been noted as one of the top 10 trails in the world, and it is definitely not to be missed. The grand vistas, pristine cirque lakes, and views of our grand Lone Peak make for an exquisite day of hiking for the whole family.

Fly fishing the pristine waters of the Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone rivers attract fishing enthusiasts from around the world. Stay Montana can help you locate an experienced guide to help round out the quintessential Montana river experience.

One of the most famous and recognizable nearby attractions is Yellowstone National Park, the first national park in the U.S. The West Entrance in the town of West Yellowstone, is located nearest to Big Sky and is about an hour”’s drive south making a visit to Old Faithful a great day trip. With nearly 3,500 square miles of exploration area, if you have planned more time, the Yellowstone ecological system is a wonder to behold. Yellowstone is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.