WINTER

Downhill Skiing

It’s hard to imagine a better place to ski. With over 5,600 skiable acres and an average annual snowfall of over 400 inches, Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin now offer “The Biggest Skiing in America”. If you’re just starting out, you’ll find plenty of easy groomers and for those looking for something more daring, Big Sky will not disappoint with its vast array of tree skiing, chutes, cliffs and powder runs. Click here for maps of Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin.

 

X-Country Skiing

Whether backcountry skiing in the surrounding National Forest or track skiing along one of many groomed trails that make up the 75km x-country ski trails at Lone Mountain Ranch, you will not find  a more beautiful setting for one of winter’s most peaceful and yet invigorating activities. For truly spectacular views try the Summit Loop, just be sure to bring some extra water and snack! Click here to learn more about Lone Mountain Ranch Cross Country Ski Trails.

 

Sleigh Ride Dinners

Sleigh ride dinners are a tradition in Big Sky!  Choose from Lone Mountain Ranch or 320 Guest Ranch. Bundle up in wool blankets and let horse drawn carriages ferry you up to a cozy locale for a good ole fashion western-style dinner.

 

Yellowstone National Park

America’s First Park is transformed in the winter months, as geysers erupt against the white background of winter and wildlife including bison, moose, wolf, elk and coyote amble along the frozen earth, often just a few hundred feet away. Enjoy guided snowmobile or snowcoach tours or take a quiet cross-country ski to off-the-beaten path locations such as Fairy Falls. www.nps.gov/yell

 

Fly Fishing

Southwest Montana has some of the most famous fly fishing rivers to be found anywhere in the United States, all of which have extensive populations of large brown and rainbow trout. Many of these rivers, lakes, and spring creeks are located nearby, allowing for relatively easy drives between the diverse options. A short drive south of Big Sky provides over 2.2 million acres of public fly fishing with over 2600 miles of streams. Nowhere in the world will you find the variety of aquatic hatches like you will find in and around Yellowstone National Park.  The famed Yellowstone National River is considered to be one of the great trout streams of the world and is classified as a blue ribbon trout stream from the park to the confluence of the Boulder River. The geographical diversity, pure scenic beauty, and unparalleled options in this magnificent region make Southwest Montana #1 for fly fishing enthusiasts from around the world.