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Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort is a big, very big ski resort. Its 16 km2 of skiable terrain make it the largest ski resort in the United States. Located in the county of Madison, families will find wide, completely safe slopes to give speed to the skis. An area to enjoy skiing in complete safety. In addition to its enormous domains and off-piste areas, it also boasts of the snow thicknesses it accumulates every season, offering a white powder paradise with incredible thicknesses.

Big Sky Resort

Located in southwestern Montana in Madison County, Big Sky Resort opened in late 1973 and has grown considerably since then. The resort is located in the Madison Range, part of the Northern Rocky Mountains.

Big Sky Resort is huge. The ski terrain is the largest of any ski resort in Montana at 1,551 hectares, amazing isn’t it? It is the most popular ski resort in Montana as it has the best developed ski and leisure infrastructure in North America, although it is not yet at the level of the resorts in Colorado and Utah.

Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort (Source: Official Facebook)

The ski slopes

The resort has a maximum altitude of 3,398 metres and a minimum altitude of 2,072 metres (difference in altitude of 1,326 metres). It has 250 km of skiable slopes, 55 km of blue slopes, 69 km of red slopes and 126 km of black slopes. It also has 34 lifts, divided into 1 cable car, 22 chairlifts, 2 ski lifts, 3 cable cars and 6 ski lifts. The ideal slopes to enjoy a day’s skiing or snowboarding. You can also enjoy off-piste skiing.

Big Sky Resort ski slopes (Source: Official Facebook)

Activities at the ski resort

Big Sky Resort not only offers you skiing and snowboarding activities, but also a multitude of other activities.

Enjoy a wonderful morning or afternoon snowshoeing tour! The trails meander peacefully through Moose Tracks Gully, and you can also opt to go snowmobiling.

Also, imagine gliding through a winter wonderland of the majestic Madison Mountains with a team of beautiful Eskimo dogs pulling you along the trail. No other method of snow travel compares to dog sledding or ski-joering. Except for the amazing snow-go bikes, don’t leave without trying it!

Snow-Go Bikes at Big Sky Resort
Snow-Go Bikes (Source: bigskyresort.com)

Sustainable development of the Big Sky Resort

What is clear is that the future of ski resorts will consist of major investments. Some opt for creating large ski areas by combining smaller resorts, others opt for modernisation and the creation of winter sports and après-ski activities.

Big Sky Resort is therefore preparing a new measure that will run until 2025. The investment that the resort intends to make to ensure its future as one of the most important snow destinations in North America amounts to 150 million dollars.
It includes the progressive improvement of its infrastructure in a sustainable manner around its most iconic peak, Lone Mountain.

Various measures will be implemented to carry out its modernisation, as well as the installation of an advanced network of high-speed ski lifts, the construction of high-end accommodation and shops, etc. In short, a project that has already begun and whose investors hope to turn this area in the north of the United States into the new American Alps.

Unforgettable experiences at Big Sky Resort

Venture to Montana’s highest lookout point.

This adventure will be the highlight of your trip to Big Sky Resort. You’ll ride the Swift Current scenic chairlift 500 metres up to the midpoint of Lone Mountain. The views are spectacular from the top of Lone Peak and you will experience the view from the highest vantage point in Montana. On a clear day, you can see up to three states, two national parks and many mountain ranges! Be sure to bring your camera and the resort will provide the binoculars. Live this unique experience at the resort!

Paseo panorámico en ascensor estación de esquí Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort panoramic lift ride (Source: bigskyresort.com)

Big Sky Resort in summer

In summer the activity doesn’t stop at Big Sky Resort. In fact, there are more than 64 km of mountain biking or hiking trails to choose from. There are also fun activities such as golf, scape room and archery. If you like strong sensations, don’t hesitate to go and try climbing or white water sports such as rafting.

You can also slide down the mountain on a zip line on the Big Sky Resort’s Adventure Zipline Tour, which is designed for speed lovers! Embark on this experience and enjoy the sweeping views of Lone Mountain and the peaks of the Madison Range.

Tirolina estación de esquí Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort Zipline (Source: bigskyresort.com)

You will have the option of doing any of these activities… Don’t think twice and come along!

Hotels in Big Sky Resort

Summit Hotel ****

This Montana resort is located at the base of the Big Sky Resort ski area and a 1-hour drive from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The property offers fully equipped rooms. A sauna and hot tub are available, as well as a concierge service and tennis courts. Guests can enjoy views of Lone Peak Mountain and enjoy year-round indoor and outdoor dining. A range of activities are offered nearby, including zip-lining and golf. A hotel for the perfect holiday!

Summit Hotel
Summit Hotel (Source: bigskyresort.com)

Shoshone Condominium Hotel ***

Located at the foot of the resort, this ski-in/ski-out property is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the mountain village and several ski slopes. It offers spacious, fully equipped flats. They also feature balconies with mountain views. In addition, the property also features a spa centre, indoor/outdoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness centre and tennis courts. The Shoshone also offers a babysitting service and ski equipment rental service.

Shoshone Condominium Hotel (Source: bigskyresort.com)

Huntley Lodge ***

This lodge offers an outdoor pool and daily breakfast. It is located in the centre of Big Sky Resort Mountain Village, next to the resort’s ski lifts. The fully equipped rooms include a seating area, coffee facilities and a private bathroom. There are 2 hot tubs and a spa with massage services. A concierge service, fitness centre and tennis court are also available. Chet’s Bar & Grill, overlooking Lone Peak Mountain, offers year-round indoor and outdoor dining. Everything you need for an unforgettable stay!

Huntley Lodge
Huntley Lodge (Official Facebook)

Skiing at Big Sky Resort: the resort’s main strengths

✅ The ski resort has numerous ski lifts to avoid long waits.

✅ In addition, it has a multitude of services adapted to all tastes; more or less adrenaline, water, air and land sports.

✅ Luxurious accommodation right on the ski slopes.

✅ Ideal for freestyle enthusiasts, they have freeride circuits so that you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding freely.