Since 1973, Montana’s larger than life Big Sky Ski Resort has been considered by many to be the base camp to the Yellowstone National Park.

With its prime location, mixed with 7 terrain parks, a wide array of fun events, adventures, activities and experiences, thus leading Big Sky to becoming one of the most fun filled USA Ski Resort Mountains imaginable. With a wide list of things to do, and many acres of sumptuous terrain, this mountain should be on every skiers and snowboarders must see and ski list!

Furthermore, Big Sky’s adjoining access to Moonlight Basin has therefore created the ‘largest’ Ski Resort in the US; a feat which the Big Sky Ski Resort, and Moonlight Basin, are both incredibly proud of.

“A truly large resort, the Big Sky Ski Resort links with Moonlight Basin to provide endless hours of skiable terrain. Big Sky’s proximity to Yellowstone National Park offers fantastic family skiing in a truly pure location with a diverse range of inhabitants and terrain – you’ll absolutely love it!” – Shona AMPED

10 Top Reasons to Ski Big Sky

  • America’s largest snow resort
  • Incredible snow quality
  • Many beautiful glades to ski through
  • Renown for steeps and cliffs, but a great mix of terrain types to suit all levels and abilities of skiers and snowboarders
  • The remoteness of this resort is a big plus – no crowds!
  • Within Close proximity of Yellowstone National Park
  • Many opportunities for tours and non skiing activities
  • Constantly changing tracks and tours
  • Many lessons, tours, programs and clinics to help increase skills
  • Adaptive skiing options available, to help bring the mountain to all

Big Sky Facts & Stats

  • Skiable Terrain: 5,850 acres
  • Longest Run: 6 mi / 9.66km (Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall)
  • Total Trails: 300
  • Trail Difficulty: 15% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 42% Advanced, 18% Expert
  • Total Lifts: 36 including 24 Chairs and 12 Surface Lifts
  • Vertical Drop: 4,350ft / 1,325m
  • Summit Elevation: 11,166ft / 3,403m
  • Base Elevation: 6,800ft / 2,072m
  • Maximum Height: 9,065ft / 2,763m
  • Lift Capacity: 38,300 skiers p/hour
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 400+ inches
  • Ski Season: Mid-November to Mid-April

Mark Davidson

Getting to Big Sky

Ex New Zealand

    1. By Air: Auckland to LA or San Francisco followed by an internal flight to Bozeman Airport.The Big Sky Ski Resort is located midway between Bozeman and west Yellowstone, in southwest Montana, this resort is simple to get to, and even easier to enjoy once you’re here
    2. By Road: Car rental, and public transport options, available from Bozeman airport

Big Sky Resort Maps

Big Sky Resort Winter Trail Map

Big Sky Resort Trail Map – South Face

Big Sky Resort Winter Trail Map South Face

Big Sky Ski School and Daycare

Big Sky Snow Resort’s Ski School has been recognised as one of the finest ski and board schools in America.  Ski School at Big Sky Snow Resort takes playing in the snow, and transforms this stress free exposure to the snow into a fun, result based experience for learners, leading to them to love the snow while rapidly increasing their skills and comfort in riding. The Big Sky Snow Resort’s Ski School has a diverse array of professional, certified instructor staff whose combined experience makes Big Sky snow Resort’s ski school one of the finest in North America. Because the Big Sky Snow Resort’s team has done all the hard work, it’s then easy for aspiring and current skiers and snowboarders to jump on board and take to the snow like seasoned professionals. For those who already know how to ski, The Big Sky Ski Resort also has guided tour options as well as skill advancement lessons based on the level of the rider and their aspirations, in total, there are 9 ski skill levels, and 6 snowboard skill levels.

Ski Services available range from:

  • Adult Group Lessons
  • Adult Local Programs
  • Adult Specialty Clinics
  • Youth Group Lessons
  • Youth Local Programs
  • Private Lessons
  • Adaptive Programs

Tours and Activities

The Big Sky Ski Resort has a spectacular array of events and activities that are sure to keep guests busy throughout their stay and with Big Sky’s ability for making an amazing time, guests are spoilt for choice from the start. With many options ranging from excellent skiing to off snow activities and many Big Sky Mountain tours and independent adventure opportunities to suit both young and old. All Big Sky Snow Resort visitors are sure to love the time which they spend in the Big Sky Snow Resort. Things to do in Big Sky include:

  • First Tracks Guided Experience
  • Ziplines
  • Tube Parks
  • Snowshoe Tours
  • High Ropes Course
  • Giant Swing
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Climbing Wall
  • Dog Sledding
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Snowmobile Tours
  • Snow Coach Tours
  • Guided Mountain Tours
  • Mountain Hosts
  • Races at Big Sky
  • Sleigh Rides

Accommodation at Big Sky

Summit Hotel- moderate, slopeside, mountain village centre

Big Sky’s elegant Summit Hotel has been noted as one of the most luxurious locations in the Rockies, having hosted many A- listed guests including the Obama family, the Euro- Western Summit hotel at Big Sky combines spacious, luxury apartments, with a prime location in the heart of the mountain centre, less than 100 metres from the nearest lifts. Your stay at the Summit hotel will be complimented with: FREE Wi-Fi, Boyne Beds, HDTVs, Free Ski Valet, Daily Housekeeping Service and Nightly Turn-down, Room Service, Laundry, Fitness Centre, Steam Room, Access to Summit Indoor/Outdoor Soaking Pool, and Vending machines to help guests of all ages find things to keep themselves occupied throughout their Summit Experience

Available are

Summit Two Queen Hotel Room

Summit King Hotel Room

Summit Studio

Summit One Bedroom Condo- Either 1 Queen, 2 Queens, or 1 King, and Wall Bed or Sleeper Sofa

Summit Two Bedroom Condo

Summit Three Bedroom Condo

2-4 Bedroom Summit Penthouses

the Summit Hotel

Summit Hotel Suite

Village Centre- deluxe, slopeside, mountain village centre

The slope side Village Center hotel is located just minutes away from shopping and dining options, along the Big Sky Ski village’s main pedestrian walkway, the Village Center hotel is one of the most accessible locations in Big Sky, offering Free WiFi, Boyne Beds, Free Parking, Valet Service to Suite, Daily Housekeeping Service and Nightly Turndown, HDTVs, Air Conditioning, Laundry Room, Board Room, Room Service, a Private Slopeside Outdoor Hot Tub and Swimming Pool, Work Out Room. And with a luxurious, and innovative style guests will love, the Village Center hotel, which will make you feel like you are at the true heart of the Big Sky Village.


Available are

Village Center Studio/ Ski Suites

1 Bedroom Suite

2 Bedroom Suite

3 Bedroom Suite

Village Center at Big Sky Resort

Village Center Suite at Big Sky

Vacation homes and Cabins, varied standards and locations

Big Sky have a wide variety of vacation homes and cabins available to choose from and many of these private homes have two, three, four or five bedrooms, as well as options for a loft or den with additional sleeping or storage space.

Whether you are travelling as a small family or in a large group of family and friends, Big Sky are guaranteed to have the perfect property to suit your needs with quality accommodation standards, friendly service, great locations, and of course – excellent value for money

Private standalone homes and cabins

Alpine Meadows Chalet


IMPORTANT NOTE: the above images are to be used as guides for room types available. Due to room configurations and decors differing from condo to condo, not all rooms will look or appear the same.