Big Sky Resort Ski Big or Go Home

Best time to visit: Monday through Friday

DAY 1

  • FLY INTO BOZEMAN
    • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is the busiest airport in Montana, with 17 nonstop flights to major cities across the U.S.
  • HOP ON A SHUTTLE TO BIG SKY
    • Watch for wildlife along the scenic, one-hour ride.
  • CHECK IN
    • Check into a mountain lodge or ski condo in Big Sky’s Mountain Village—the resort’s social hub. Local eateries and hangout hot spots abound, plus you’re basically right on the slopes.
  • GRAB A BITE + SOME BREW
    • Ranging from bar + grille, fine dining and lounge fare to legendary hot dogs, Mountain Village has an eatery to satisfy any palate.
  • TAKE IN THE VILLAGE NIGHTLIFE
    • Wander the Village and so many spots will beckon it’ll be hard to decide where to end your night.

DAY 2

  • BREAKFAST 
    • From a hearty breakfast burrito situation to smoothies and berry bowls, whatever you need pre-slopes, Big Sky can accommodate.
  • SKIING AT BIG SKY RESORT 
    • Catch first chair on Ramcharger 8, North America's first 8-person chairlift, and get ready for The Biggest Skiing in America.
    • Lunch on the mountain—your options are endless and a chairlift will get you there.
  • APRÈS SKI
    • You don’t even need to take off your ski boots to socialize around here. Come as you are and you’ll fit right in for a post-slope sip at one of the Village’s bustling bars.
  • TIME TO EAT
    • Tavern and lodge fare, sought-after Italian food, or pub fare on a cozy leather couch by a roaring fire…it’s all here in Big Sky. Feeling ambitious? Take a horse-drawn sleigh to a prime-rib dinner in a snowy forest cabin.

DAY 3

  • BREAKFAST 
    • Ask any local where the best coffee and breakfast sandwiches are and you’ll be all set for another day on the mountain.
  • SKIING AT BIG SKY RESORT 
    • Climb to the highest point in Big Sky to get the deepest powder in Big Sky: Take the Lone Peak Tram to 11,166 feet then crush it in Liberty Bowl.
    • Lunch somewhere new on the mountain.
  • DINNER + DRINKS
    • It’s time to celebrate your ski vacay and immerse yourself in that Mountain Village nightlife. Live music, local hangouts, warm fireplaces. It’ll be hard to say goodbye in the morning.

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  • Red Lodge Mountain

Big Sky Resort Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky is known as “the little town that’s next to everything,” and couldn’t be more quintessential ski town if it tried. With 5,800 acres of terrain and 4,350 feet of vertical served by more than 30 lifts, runs up to 6 miles long, a 2,000 vertical foot, powder-filled bowl beneath Lone Mountain, challenging chutes and views of three states, two national parks and numerous mountain ranges, skiing Big Sky isn’t just big, it’s huge.

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Bridger Bowl Bozeman, Montana

Just 16 miles from the exquisitely hip college town of Bozeman, Bridger offers 2,000 acres spanning 2,600 vertical feet, plus sought-after alpine ridge terrain, light dry powder, and the steep chutes craved by experts. Not to mention it was recently named one of the “world’s top 25 ski towns” by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Bridger is a true Montana gem—a big mountain experience with a friendly, local vibe, where you can enjoy some of the best skiing in the Rockies for a fraction of the price.

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Red Lodge Mountain Red Lodge, Montana

Dubbed the “Coolest ski town you’ve never heard of” idyllic Red Lodge takes you back to skiing pure and simple. This family-friendly mountain boasts a laid-back attitude and affordability, where you can bask in big mountain fun without big mountain crowds, prices or lift lines. Snowpack is king at Red Lodge, offering 1,600+ acres and 2,400 vertical feet, and the town itself will leave you smitten.

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