Renowned for its expansive skiing, Big Sky offers the third biggest ski area in North America with over 5,850 acres of skiable terrain and 4,350 feet of vertical drop. Located in backcountry Montana, near the border of Yellowstone National Park, this resort prides itself on delivering an experience where skiers and riders can ‘Live Big’ and gain unfettered access to the wilderness.
The resort provides one of the most consistent snowfalls in the northern Rockies, with an average of 400 inches of powder each season. Thanks to technological advances, Big Sky also boasts lower lift lines and a sheer variety of terrain that is hard to beat. Visitors can take it all in by riding the aerial tram to Lone Peak at 11,166 feet of elevation, offering views of three states and two National Parks.
Congratulations on selecting Big Sky as your Skican vacation destination! Although Big Sky is best known for its terrific skiing/riding, the area offers plenty of additional activities for you to enjoy during your stay.
Nature & Adventure Ziplines
Zip at one of the best zipline courses in America! Choose between nature and adventure to experience ziplining at your own pace.
The Nature Zip begins with a 15 minute hike up Moose Tracks. The tour consists of four ziplines ranging from 275 to 490 feet in length and 30 to 50 feet in the air. The lines crisscross Moose Tracks Gully and finish toward the bottom of Moose Tracks.
The Adventure Zip lets you swoop your way down the mountain on four adrenaline pumping lines spanning up to 1500 feet long and 150ft above the forest floor, including a Twin Zipline where you can race your fellow adventure zippers.
Glide through a winter wonderland of majestic mountains with a team of beautiful huskies pulling you down the trail. The only sounds you hear are the panting of the dogs and the swish of the sled runners. Imagine the thrill of driving a team as you become one unit with these well-trained, spirited creatures. No other method of travel over snow can compare with dog sledding.
Enjoy the beauty of Big Sky traveling by snowmobile in the Gallatin National Forest, on Buck Creek Ridge, and in Yellowstone National Park. While the number of daily trips into Yellowstone Park is still limited by the Park Service, there are many options available to get you started on your trip. You can contact one of Big Sky’s local partners start you on your adventure.
Glide over 85 groomed kilometers of nationally ranked cross-country ski trails at Lone Mountain Ranch. Lessons, rentals and guided tours are available. You can also venture next door to Beehive Basin, Porcupine Creek or other parts of neighboring Gallatin National Forest, or tour Yellowstone National Park.
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon on a snowshoe tour! Snowshoe tours meander peacefully through the Moose Tracks Gully. You can register at Basecamp to reserve your spot on this activity.
A sleigh ride is a lovely way to enjoy a winter evening or afternoon with friends, family, or a loved one. Experience a traditional sleigh ride or carriage ride through one of Big Sky’s local partners.
*Skican does not endorse these activities and you undertake them at your own risk.