Big Sky Resort

Closed
Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke
Overall
4.2

Montana is not on everyone's ski bucket list, but it's growing. Most people think of Montana for fly-fishing, bison chasing, bighorn sheep-spotting, ranches and road trips to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Part of us wants to keep the secret of how sensational the skiing is at Big Sky. It is truly one of our favorite western ski destinations.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Big Sky Resort vs
Big Sky ResortBridger Bowl
beginner15 %12 %
intermediate25 %28 %
advanced42 %18 %
expert18 %42 %
total runs306 105
ski area5,800ac 2,000ac
summit elevation11,166ft 8,700ft
total lifts33 8
child lift ticket$86 Free
adult lift ticket$139 $60
uncrowded
snow
back country
value for money
average total snowfall237″ 188″

Big Sky Resort Reviews

Fabulous 4.5 / 5
based on 34 reviews

How well the resort caters for beginner skiers / boarders

Beginners

How well the resort caters for intermediate skiers / boarders?

Intermediates

How well the resort caters for advanced skiers / boarders

Advanced

How accessible and convenient it is to get to this resort from a major destination

Accessibility

Quality of the off-piste terrain

Side/Backcountry

Overall value for money of the resort

Value for money

Quality of lifts, lift speed and lift layout in the resort

Lifts

Quantity and quality of the snow

Snow

How uncrowded is the resort

Uncrowded

Après ski and dining options

Town

Services and facilities e.g. child care, tubing, health care, equipment hire

Facilities

How family friendly is this resort?

Family Friendliness
Superb!4.8 / 5Sep 21, 2018
CDConnor D.
advanced snowboarder
Big sky was awesome! It my first time out west and it was a game changer. I had so much fun and my riding improved a lot. The mountain has all different skill levels. I had so much fun I went back a second time the following year.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Apr 27, 2018
Enrico G. Enrico G.
intermediate skier
Great Mt, it's huge, short lines and massive pow. Terrain for all skill levels and you need 7 days to ski em all! I love big sky, it's definitely a place you will go to ski again and again!... More
Superb!5 / 5Jan 30, 2018
HFHank F.
intermediate skier
I absolutely love this place and the people. Restaurants around the area are great also. Everyone is so friendly throughout the town and resort. We are planning to buy a home there now.... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Can't say enough about Big Sky. You need a week just to get everywhere and if you don't have a local to show you around, you're still missing a good portion of it. Advanced and expert riding is everywhere and the ability to make the mountain your own is beyond impressive. Killer apres opportunities in the town and if you can find the local spots... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 22, 2017
CConnor
expert skier
It doesn't get any bigger than Big Sky, there's no other place where the acreage, the vertical, and the views all come together for such a grand big-mountain experience. Skiing off the tram, and off the piste at Big Sky is a legendary experience. The mountain is so big you can do the longest run of your life AND see the fewest people you've ever... More
Very Good!4.2 / 5Nov 19, 2017
MLMile L.
advanced skier
I thought it was great my whole family loved it my brother's been back five times he brings his dog my son's never been there would love to take them this year next year it doesn't matter just like to go out there... More
Superb!5 / 5Nov 19, 2017
EDEric D.
advanced skier
To all the ski resorts I have been around the world... BigSly has won my eternal love. Maybe because Im growing older and walking away from large crowds but BigSky is the least crowded resort ever... even at full capacity you barely cross path with anyone beside the intermediate and popular slopes. Little friendly town center full of life. Very... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 08, 2017
MBMaggie B.
advanced skier
Big Sky Resort truly is a vacation away. Endless skiable terrain with little traffic on the slopes and short lines at the lift. All lifts are updated and move quickly, making laps all day a dream come true. The tram up to Lone Peak carries 15 which doesn't overcrowd the terrain and stunning views up top. The resort boasts endless runs for skiers... More
Good!3.9 / 5Nov 08, 2017
CBCurtis B.
expert skier
Big Sky is a good and fun resort. one of my favorite mountains I have been to. Nice area of country, and not to exensive from what I remember about it.... More
Fabulous!4.3 / 5Nov 07, 2017
BBrent
expert skier
Big sky has great terrain and always seems to have great snow. The snow seems to last with little to no lift lines. One of my all time favorites to this day.... More

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