Things to do in Big Sky, Montana
Big Sky Montana is both a summer and winter wonderland. Whether you are an avid skier or love fly fishing, the area has something for everyone. And I promise you will leave your heart in Montana for the beautiful landscapes, animals, activities and people. As a home owner in this paradise, I have had the last 15 years to explore my love of the area and can guide you to your perfect holiday here.
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Where to stay Big Sky, Montana
Montage Big Sky
Effortlessly blending Montana's rugged beauty with modern comforts, this luxury alpine hotel is set within the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club community, just a short drive from the slopes at Big Sky.
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Residence Inn by Marriott Big Sky/The Wilson Hotel
Polished hotel in Big Sky with straightforward studios and apartments, plus an outdoor pool and hot tub.
Lone Mountain Ranch
A sprawling oasis of tranquility offering unparalleled natural beauty, immersive outdoor adventures, and authentic Western hospitality.
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Things to do Big Sky, Montana
Don’t forget your bear spray and how to use it!
Ousel Falls ( local in town hike about 1 1/2 miles to beautiful waterfall; easy hike)
Beehive Basin trail ( 6 mile hike to a small lake nestled among beautiful wild flowers; moderately challenging)
Lava Lake ( 6 miles to an incredibly beautiful lake; moderately challenging. One of my favorite hikes)
Yellowstone National Park: Just under an hour drive to the park entrance; Experience the first national park and all its beauty ( old faithful, the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, the paint pots.)
Ennis/Virginia City: visit the old west and take the train as well as pan for gold
Lewis and Clark Caverns: take the 2 mile tour through the limestone caverns in Southwest Montana.
OTHER THINGS TO DO
Skiing/snowboarding: Big Sky resort has over 5,850 skiable acres with 2300 of that being beginner/intermediate terrain. The resort has over 300 named runs and 38 lifts with an average of over 400 inches of snow annually.
Snow Shoe/Cross country Ski: The resort and surrounding area has tons of accessible trails to snow shoe or cross country ski if that is more your speed.
Dog Sledding: Join the dogs from Spirit of the North who have been bringing the dogsled experience since 1994.
Yellowstone snowcat or snowmobile tours.
Places to eat & drink Big Sky, Montana
Need to Know
Looking for more active travel inspo? Check out Fora Travel Advisor Jen Barnes' guide, Active Long Weekend Getaway to Vail, Colorado.
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