BIG SKY RESORT GUIDE
Big Sky Resort Overview
Bigger than big, Big Sky features in the top five resorts in North America for skiable acres and vertical drop. It spans 5,850 skiable acres and drops 4,350 vertical feet from the summit of Lone Mountain. Despite it's size, the resort is easy to navigate with well placed, modern chairlifts. The resort receives 400+ inches of snowfall annually and between storms there’s ample wind buff created by frequent, strong west winds. Between the snowfall and elevation, Big Sky tends to stay open through late April.
Big Sky's couloirs, chutes and bowls are unrivaled by North American resorts. For the 2020-21 winter, the resort coined the triple black diamond rating to signify their most extreme runs. Don’t let the extreme stuff scare you though, there’s also plenty of intermediate and beginner terrain--groomers as long as Montana’s rivers.
Change is underway through the resort's ambitious Big Sky 2025 master plan with upgraded lifts and improvements to the base village. Hotel options still remain limited and pricey. We recommend reserving an Airbnb or VRBO. The après scene is on the rise with new bars and restaurants at the resort and in the nearby Town Center. We reccommend spending about a week to tackle this massive mountain. Big Sky offers 5 or 7 days on the Ikon Pass and 2 days on the Mountain Collective.
Snow-Making & Grooming