Right in the middle of the Gallatin National Forest, halfway between Bozeman and Yellowstone National Park, it’s almost impossible not to find adventures during the summer. From rafting and fishing the Gallatin to hitting the club house after a round of golf, Big Sky has something to offer everyone. Big Sky may have started as a ski resort, but summer is full of adventure too.
With thousands of acres of forest and miles of winding roads, Big Sky is a biker’s paradise. Big Sky resort even offers lift access to well maintained bike trails of all terrains on Lone Mountain.
The twisting walls of the Gallatin Canyon provide exciting climbing possibilities, and Big Sky’s many outfitters willingly offer equipment rentals and guided trips. A 25 foot wall sits at Big Sky Resort’s Basecamp, and Geyser Whitewater has an indoor climbing wall year-round for those rafting with them and others who reserve a spot.
Big Sky sits in the midst of some of the best fishing in America. The Gallatin, one of Montana’s premier trout streams, flows a few miles from town. Visitors from the world over come to fish the waters of Yellowstone National Park, and the legendary Madison flows just over the mountains to the west. Each summer Big Sky attracts some of the top outfitters in the business.
A stunning mountain panorama makes Big Sky’s Arnold Palmer-designed golf course one of the most beautiful in the country.
Towering peaks and mountain lakes fill the Big Sky Area. With Yellowstone National Park 18 miles south, and surrounded by national forest land, Big Sky offers everything from rugged backpacking to wildflower strolls.
For a classic western adventure, hop into the saddle and ride deep into the backcountry. Area outfitters and dude ranches provide guided trips, lessons, and pointers for all skill levels.
Each fall hunters spread out into Big Sky’s countless acres of National Forest land to hunt the area’s legendary elk, deer and antelope. Local outfitters offer guided horseback and hiking guided trips, to help hunters make the most of their time in Montana’s mountains.
The twisting Gallatin Canyon provides simply incredible rafting opportunities. Area guides can take you on trips ranging from wicked whitewater to mellow meadows and everything in between.
Only 18 miles down the road, Yellowstone National Park stuns visitors with the world’s most extensive area of geothermal activity. Yellowstone is also one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in the nation. Guided tours through the park provide unique and insightful information while letting visitors focus on the scenery and wildlife instead of the road. Local companies cater to large and small groups with hiking and auto tours.
Ziplines, High Ropes, Giant Swing & Bungee Trampoline
Kids of all ages will enjoy Big Sky Resort’s unique blends of adrenaline-pumping excitement and scenic beauty. Soar through the Gallatin Canyon and bound leap high above Big Sky with the adventurous activities at Big Sky’s Basecamp.
Purists will argue that the legendary mountain is more than enough, but Big Sky has much more to offer. From ice climbing to snowmobiling, sleigh rides to snow coaches, Big Sky has all sorts of snow related activities. Add a little variety to you winter vacation this year.
Cross Country Skiing
Lone Mountain Ranch offers 85 kilometers of impeccably groomed trails minutes from Big Sky. Several area outfitters also lead trips into the backcountry to ski through the area’s pristine National Forest land.
Speed through the backcountry on this unique transportation. Guides offer half day tours, and even instructions, allowing guests to mush their own team of dogs.
One lift ticket gives access to the most skiable acres of any ski resort in America. Big Sky resort sprawls over three mountains, with terrain to satisfy all skill levels. The perfect elements have combine to make Big Sky a legendary skiing experience.
In Big Sky, fly fishing continues all year round. Fishing the Gallatin where it breaks through the ice, surrounded by peaceful, snow covered trees is a truly magnificent experience.
Big Sky’s Town Center features a full size hockey and ice skating rink. Businesses around the center offer affordable rentals, the perfect way to cap off a stay in this winter paradise.
Ski & Snowboard Lesson
Not sure about hitting the slopes? Big Sky Resort offers ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and skill levels.
Sledding & Tubing
Big Sky Resort features tube and sled parks, complete with lifts to the top of the hill. Sled and tube rentals are available.
Old fashioned sleigh ride tours let visitors relax and soak in the scenery as experienced guides tell stories to ward off the chill.
Speed through mountains and fields of powder on powerful snowmobiles. Outfitters offer family friendly tours, backcountry adventures and trips to Yellowstone destinations.
Float over the snow as you explore the Gallatin National Forest on snowshoes. Set your own adventure with rentals from one of the many stores in the area, or enjoy a tour from local experts.
Snow Coach Tours, which run from December to March, weather permitting, offer a unique way to experience the grandeur of Yellowstone National Park. Witness America’s oldest National Park in the middle of winter, transformed by the snow into a wonderland of wildlife and steaming geysers.
Ziplines, High Ropes, Giant Swing & Bungee Trampoline
Kids of all ages will enjoy Big Sky Resort’s unique blends of adrenaline-pumping excitement and scenic beauty. Soar through the Gallatin Canyon and leap high above Big Sky with the adventurous activities at Big Sky’s Basecamp.