Big Sky Ski Holidays

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James Rivers

"Big Sky, huge mountain! Great skiing in the Montana wilderness with exciting options to combine with Jackson Hole, Sun Valley and Yellowstone National Park."

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 9/10
  • Intermediates: 10/10
  • Advanced: 9/10
  • Families: 10/10
  • Nightlife: 6/10
  • Village Charm: 7/10
  • Affordability: 7/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 8/10
  • Sustainability: 1/10

Season: Early Dec - mid April

Nearest Airport: Bozeman

Flight Time: 9hrs + 3hrs

Direct Flight: No, 1 or 2 stop

Transfer Time: 1 hour

Transport: Transfer or Car Hire

Elevation: 11,166 ft

Vertical Drop: 4,350 ft

Ski Area: 3,812 acres

Ski Lifts: 21

Runs: 150

Grade: 20% expert
40% advanced
26% intermediates
14% beginners

Why Big Sky?

Some of the biggest skiing in America! With the purchase of the interconnecting Moonlight Basin ski area in summer 2013, Big Sky became one of the largest resorts in the US, offering skiers and boarders over 5,750 acres of big mountain, powder-filled heaven. This puts Big Sky firmly on the map, offering some of North America’s biggest and best terrain.

Tucked away in a corner of southern Montana, an hour's drive north of Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky isn't the easiest ski resort in the world to get to, but the journey is well worth it. With over 400 inches of beautiful powder each season, the area pretty much guarantees some fairly epic skiing. There is a huge amount of intermediate skiing but head up the tram to the top of Lone Peak and you will find some of the gnarliest terrain around.

At the base of the Big Sky ski area there is the resort village with some hotels and a few shops. There are a handful of restaurants and a couple of bars but the area is pretty low-key. Self-catering condo accommodation is scattered around the base area here, and also in the Moonlight Basin base area. The accommodation is all of a high standard and there are lots of large condo units to choose from.

Further facilities are located in the 'town' of Big Sky a few miles away, from where there is access to the private Yellowstone Club ski resort.

There is plenty to keep you entertained in Big Sky, but with Jackson Hole just a 3 hour drive away, a great option is to combine the two on a Yellowstone Safari.

Ski Safaris Combine Big Sky with other ski resorts within an easy drive.