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Branded as America's Biggest Skiing, Big Sky offers more of everything you have grown to love about skiing. Since merging together with Moonlight Basin,  there's even more Big Sky and big skiing to enjoy at one of the largest ski areas in the US.

America's Biggest Skiing

Big Sky offers skiing on four mountains covering close to 5,800 acres, with more runs than you can shake a ski pole at - 300+ named trails and 110 miles of runs. Lone Peak is Big Sky's largest peak, at an elevation of 11,166 feet Skiers can ride the Lone Peak Tram up the 4,300 foot vertical rise to access Big Sky's infamous chutes and wide expansive bowls. There, they can stand in Montana and see the two neighboring states of Idaho and Wyoming.  The other peaks include Mountain Village which hit 7,500 feet, and Lone Moose & Six-Shooter both sit at 6,800 feet high.

Located 50 miles south of Bozeman, the resort easily gets 400 inches of snowfall yearly. Moonlight Basin's high elevation and northern exposure allow for dry, light snow that sticks around.  The resort makes all that accessible by transporting up to 29,000 skiers per hour on approximately 30 lifts including a 15-passenger car. West Yellowstone offers more than one location to ski, and we've provided more information regarding those resorts. Just browse the categories under Montana to read more about Bridger Bowl, Red Lodge, and Whitefish Mountain Resort. In addition, you can read more about skiing the Big Sky Resort with Ski Experience and the snowboarders will enjoy checking out Snowboarding Zone.

Off the Slopes

After a day on the slopes, there's the convenience and nightlife of the Mountain Village to enjoy. It's a self-contained destination resort with more than 1,000 lodging units, well over 30 local restaurants, outdoor heated pools, hot tubs, child care services, and even legal poker games, if you're so inclined. Stop by the Madison Brewing Company to taste the hand-crafted local beer or choose from the award-winning wine list of Peaks restaurant in the Summit Hotel. You can't go wrong at any of the local restaurants for a great dining experience.

Getting Here

Getting here is easy. Three major airlines fly into the Bozeman Airport where rental cars and shuttles services are available for the 50 mile highway drive to the resort.

Vacation Coupons—What We Do!

While you read more about the area, be sure to browse the categories for discounts on lodging, savings on lift tickets, and deals on the area's restaurants and ski rentals.

Featured Blog Posts

5 Things Small Ski Areas Offer That Larger Ones Don’t

This winter, there is no better way to beat the winter blues and absorb some of that valuable–and rare–Vitamin D than on the slopes soaking up the sun and good times.  You’ll also be refining your balance and eating adrenaline while looking out over the majestic white scenery that only winter provides. However, nothing dampens an amazing […]


Will There Be a Last Chair? 2016-2017 Ski Season Resort Closing Dates

The trees budding all across the Front Range in Colorado and Utah, and water sprinklers feverishly spraying golf courses are signs that spring is on us and summer is near. To the dismay of skiers and riders alike, it’s time to say goodbye to the bittersweet 2016-2017 ski season. This winter has been both good and […]


Ski Like a VIP with Ski Butlers Rental Delivery

Want to make your ski vacation hassle and worry free this season? Of course you do! But why not upgrade your trip with some pampering? Ski Butlers’ rental delivery service will help you do that, affordably. This is how it works. You reserve your ski or snowboard package online before your trip; no hauling skis […]


Get Insider Savings with Exclusive Deals at

We know you – you save your vacation days for the first snowfall, and head for the mountains to slash downhill. There’s no better way for you to spend the day. But whether you frequent your favorite ski resort, or prefer a new adventure at each turn, skiing and snowboarding requires an investment in time […]


Ski Resort Opening and Closing Dates for 2015-2016

The ski films are out, and you know what that means – ski season is just around the corner! Calgary in Canada closed out their summer with a blanket of snowfall, and early snowmaking has begun at Copper Mountain in Colorado, along with some other resorts across the nation. With El Nino’s rains blessing the […]


Epic Snow Battle: Skiing vs. Snowboarding

Visit the snowy peaks of North America, and you’ll find be faced with an ultimate decision: should you ski or ride? In the wintery world of snow sports, does it matter whether you descend on one plank or two? It does, and here’s why. Old vs. new Skiing has been around since the beginning – literally […]


Moonlight Basin Joins Big Sky

We have to admit, we are remiss in talking about one great addition to Big Ski Resort this year and that’s Moonlight Basin. The announcement of the acquisition came August of last year, and since then, anyone visiting Big Sky can venture over to the more relaxed vibe of Moonlight all on one big lift […]


Ski Coach Chronicles, Part 2

Why I Ski by Allison Howe The day that Emily conquered Mad Wolf is a day that I will never forget. As a coach, I take pride in her accomplishment while marveling at the courage of an eight-year-old girl who could not make a parallel turn at the beginning of the winter months. By March of […]


Ski Coach Chronicles, Part 1

Conquering Mad Wolf by: Allison Howe It was a clear, cold, and generally unremarkable February morning at Big Sky Resort. Emily stood at the entrance of the large mogul field known as Mad Wolf. She shuddered with fear as she watched her friends drop in from cat track, squealing with delight as they bounced from […]


Taos and Big Sky Offer Great Savings to Pass Holders Across the Country

Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico and Big Sky in Montana have both had excellent seasons so far, including consistent snowfall and an ever-increasing snow base. As such, they have graciously offered season pass holders across the country discounts on lift tickets and an opportunity to enjoy the best snow in the country. Check out […]


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