Big Sky Resort

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Big Sky Resort
United States
Phone: 406 995-5000

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About the Ski Resort

Whether your needs are vacation or business-oriented, Montana's Big Sky Resort provides the ultimate getaway -- and without crowds.

Framed by majestic Lone Mountain, Big Sky's winter season offers superb downhill and cross-country skiing, and it boasts 4,350 vertical feet, 150+ trails and 18 lifts.

Downhill skiing here is spread over three mountains (Lone Mountain, Andesite Mountain and Flat Iron Mountain) and features state of the art lifts, short or no lift lines and a superb international ski school.

In 1995 Big Sky added the Lone Peak Tram transporting the courageous to the top of 11,166-foot high Lone Mountain. This 15-person Dopplemayr tram accesses extreme, expert and advanced terrain.

This south facing skiing area has been described as offering expert skiers European-like high, open face skiing, with chutes and couloirs and extreme pitches of more than 50 degrees.

With more than 315 hotel rooms, hundreds of condominium units (most slopeside), more than 20 restaurants, shopping, night life, swimming pools, health spa, outdoor Jacuzzis, lots of outdoor activities and the Yellowstone Conference Center; Big Sky caters to all ages and all tastes.

Another don't-miss winter activity is snowmobiling on the hundreds of miles of groomed trails in and around Yellowstone National Park 18 miles from Big Sky Resort.

When you're planning a conference, Big Sky provides an ideal setting to mix business with pleasure.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 75 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  17 %

 More Difficult:  25 %

 Most Difficult:  37 %

 Experts only:  21 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,800 ft
Summit elevation:  11,150 ft
Vertical drop:  4,350 ft
Skiable area:  3,600 acres
Annual snowfall:  400 in
Snowmaking:  10 %
Number of trails:  150
Number of lifts:  18
Types of lifts:  3 Surface Lifts,
 5 Double Chairs,
 4 Triple Chairs,
 1 Quad Chairs,
 3 Hi Speed Quads,
 1 Gondolas (4 People),
 1 Tram (15 People)

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Big Sky Resort map
Big Sky Resort map

Ski Resort directions

Directions To Big Sky from the Gallatin Field Airport:
Exit Gallatin Field by making a right turn onto Hwy. 10 (frontage road). Drive 1.4 miles west through the small town of Belgrade. Turn left onto Hwy. 291. This road passes over Interstate 90 and becomes Hwy. 85 and then Hwy. 191.
Once over I-90, proceed south 7 miles, go straight through the four-way stop on Hwy. 191. Continue south on Hwy. 191 for 39 miles. Turn right at the Big Sky Resort sign (yellow blinking light) and go west 9 miles to the Mountain Village, passing through the meadow Village.

Turn left at the "Welcome to Big Sky Mountain Village" sign, then right at the next small intersection. Follow the road up to the first high-rise seven-story complex, which is the reception for the Huntley Lodge, Shoshone Condominium Hotel, Big Sky Central Reservations and Yellowstone Conference center. The complex is .5 miles from the welcome sign.