Big Sky is the best ski resort you've never skied. If you’re looking for uncrowded slopes, mixed terrain ideal for groups or families with varying level of expertise, a massive amount of terrain—5,750 acres to be exact—and a relaxing, laid-back mountain setting then a Big Sky ski trip should be a top-of-mind choice. Being off the beaten path, as Big Sky is, certainly has its perks: lift lines are nonexistent. Locals and return visitors joke that if they have to wait in line for more than two minutes it’s a busy day.
Big Sky also offers a handful of exceptional, rustic Montana dining experiences, sure to gratify guests looking for a unique meal.
Big Sky Resort
One thing’s for sure on a Big Sky ski trip, your legs are going to get tired. That's because there's a lot of skiing to be had on a Big Sky ski vacation, and even more than ever thanks to Big Sky's recent purchase of its sister resort Moonlight Basin.
Usually, the more terrain, the more a lift ticket costs. We're happy to report that's not the case for Big Sky ski resort. To the tune of $99, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the gargantuan 5,750 acres of Big Sky Resort. The resort is centered around the impressive and imminent 11,166-foot Lone Peak. Skiers and boarders can easily jump back and forth between each ski area via interconnected lifts and trails. Beginners have their own private area without the interference of intermediate or expert skiers in the area between Moonlight Basin’s Pony Express and Derringer lifts. While intermediate skiers have incredible access and can get the feel of Big Sky’s expert terrain via trails at the base saddle of Lone Peak. It takes only one look at Lone Peak to realize that this mountain is an expert or extreme skier’s sanctuary. With challenging terrain in nearly every direction from the peak’s summit, experts can enjoy one of North America’s longest vertical runs.