Why Big Sky?
Big Sky is tucked away in a corner of southern Montana an hour's drive north of Yellowstone National Park. It isn't the easiest ski resort in the world to get to, but the journey is well worth it.
The skiing is on the flanks of the impressive Lone Mountain, the peak that dominates the surrounding wilderness. At the top, on the sides of the peak, there is genuine big mountain off-piste skiing, not often found in 'smaller' ski resorts. Further down, broad cruisers at a range of pitches wind through the trees to the Big Sky base area.
Big Sky 'village' is a small complex of buildings at the bottom of the slopes with a couple of hotels and a few shops. There are a handful of restaurants and a couple of bars. Self-catering condo accommodation is scattered around the base area and at neighbouring Moonlight Basin - a separate ski resort that confusingly shares a lift with Big Sky. The Lone Peak ticket covers both resorts.
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.
We recommend visiting Big Sky as part of a Ski Safari to Montana and/or Idaho and visiting the resorts of Jackson Hole and Sun Valley on the same trip.