Why Big Sky?
The biggest skiing in America! With the purchase of the interconnecting Moonlight Basin ski area in summer 2013, Big Sky is now the largest resort 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 as 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.