Big Sky Resort

Lone Mountain
Lone Mountain, centerpiece of Big Sky Resort

18 miles north of Yellowstone National Park (but 47 miles by road to the West Entrance), Big Sky Resort offers world-class skiing and snowboarding on 3 interconnected mountains, and usually there's twice as many acres as skiers. This is a place where you can have it all in terms of winter and summer sports. Winter offers skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, horseback riding and sleigh rides. Summer brings whitewater rafting, golfing, fly fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, disc golf and more. And when you're done for the day, treat yourself to a luxurious relaxing and rejuvenating treatment at the Solace Spa at Big Sky.

The resort offers 3 terrain parks: 1 for beginners, 1 for intermediates and 1 for folks who prefer to 'board with their feet above their heads. The 3 mountains offer 150 named runs, and more than 85 miles of groomed tracks.

Big Sky Resort is 9 miles west of US Highway 191. The turnoff from US Highway 191 is 45 miles south of Bozeman and 47 miles north of West Yellowstone. If you are flying in, Gallatin Field Airport in Belgrade is serviced by Delta/SkyWest, Northwest, United, and Horizon/Alaska. You can get either a rental car or a taxi at the airport.

Quick Facts about Big Sky Resort

Season: Late November to early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Lifts: 20
* 1-15 passenger car
* 4 high speed quads
* 1-4 passenger gondola
* 1 quad chair
* 3 triple chairs
* 5 double chairs
* 5 surface lifts
Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
Base Elevation (Mountain Village): 7,500 ft
Base Elevation (Lone Moose): 6,800 ft
Top Elevation: 11,166 ft
Vertical Rise: 4,350 ft
Skiable Terrain: 3,812 acres
Number of Trails: 150
Trails Classifications:
Beginner: 14%
More Difficult: 26%
Most Difficult: 40%
Expert Only: 20%
Longest Run: 6 miles - Liberty Bowl to Mountain Mall
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Big Sky Resort trail map front side
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Big Sky Resort trail map back side
Lone Mountain photo and Ski Trails Maps courtesy of Big Sky Resort