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 33 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
Very Good!

4 / 5

Jun 04, 2010
SSdwest
we liked Big sky because it was uncrowed even at peak times and it is reallly a beautiful place to ski
Very Good!

4 / 5

Dec 25, 2009
BBrian
Doesn't get the same dumps as Utah, but crowds are so non-existent that that snow (still plenty in most years) goes a long ways.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jul 31, 2009
DDiana
Lots of quad chairs to choose from and no lift lines. Remote and lovely. Hope to return soon.
Superb!

5 / 5

Jan 16, 2009
TTish
fabulous cross country skiing nearby. Also good public transportation so you don't need a rental car.
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 29, 2008
DDiana
Lots of quad chairs to choose from and no lift lines. Remote and lovely. Hope to return soon.
Superb!

5 / 5

Apr 10, 2008
CChris
I have been there several times and love the area and the mountain lends it self to my level of skiing
Superb!

5 / 5

Jan 20, 2008
SStacy
Besides gorgeous countryside, Big Sky offers an awesome variety of terrain for all skiing levels--from beginner to the extreme advanced skier. Lift lines are usually pretty short and the resorts around the mountain offer easy access and great dining.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Apr 23, 2007
LLea
I love the skiing here - great snow on the weekend I was here
Superb!

5 / 5

Nov 20, 2006
RRichard
staying at the Huntley was as close as a ski in and out plus the lodge was great a little far to travel though
Very Good!

4 / 5

Aug 21, 2006
NNeil
Big Sky was recommended by friends. We were not in the least disappointed. My only negative comment is that what they call a long run - not really that long
Other ski resorts in

Montana

Big Sky Resort
15% 25% 60%
Bridger Bowl
12% 28% 60%