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Big Sky Resort Guide

The Big Sky resort guide summary is: Big Sky has 38 lifts within its 2347 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1326m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 300 trail at Big Sky.


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Big Sky Resort Guide

The Big Sky resort guide summary is: Big Sky has 38 lifts within its 2347 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1326m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 300 trail at Big Sky.

Vertical:

Top: 3398m
Arrow
1326m
Bot: 2072m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

300
15%
25%
60%

Hectares of Ski:

2347
Snowmaking: 10%

Big Sky Lifts:

  • drag lift icon12
  • ski lift icon24
  • cablecar icon2
Total lifts = 38
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Big Sky Resort GuidePhoto credit: greg_seven

Visiting Big Sky

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Big Sky.

  • Season opens
    26 Nov 2020
  • Season closes
    11 Apr 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    21 | 8
  • Nearest Airport
    Bozeman
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone

Big Sky Features

The terrain at Big Sky includes:

  • Halfpipes
    1
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Big Sky resort?

Big Sky, in the United States (Montana State), is a large resort with 36 lifts (inc 24 chair lifts and 12 surface lifts) that offers skiers an incredible 1326 metres (4350 feet) of vertical descent. Big Sky has 5800 acres of terrain over 300 trails with a total length of 136 kilometers (85 miles). Big Sky is best suited to advanced skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and intermediate skiers. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Big Sky. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. A small proportion of the trails at Big Sky are covered by snowmaking. The closest airport is at Bozeman but the transfer time is 1.5 hours. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Big Sky.


Explore Big Sky Location Map

Interactive Big Sky trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Big Sky?

AprilAverage: 4.3 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Big Sky is week 4 of April. There are typically 4.3 snowy days during this week with 31cm of snowfall. Check out the Big Sky Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Big Sky

Overall: 4.3 Based on 7 votes and 8 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.7
  • Variety of pistes 5.0
  • Off-piste 4.9
  • Scenery 4.7
  • Apres-Ski 3.0
  • Vote

Montana Mel from United States writes:

In the past few years, Big Sky has been discovered. No longer a sleepy giant, there are now lift lines. Maybe because Montana had the best snow in the USA in 2018, and maybe due to the addition of the Ikon pass; either way there are now lots more people; don't count on powder lasting beyond noon, where in the past it might have lasted for days. Lines are much shorter or non-existent in April, when sunshine can be intense. If you enjoy dining out, plan on a few trips to Town Center or Highway 191 on the Skyline shuttle for the best food.

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