Big Sky Resort's Big Five

An hour from Yellowstone's west entrance, head to Big Sky for Montana’s incredible summer activities.
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1. Summit a Peak

The Lone Peak Tram

The Lone Peak Tram

Why go: To get to Lone Peak, the highest overlook in Montana at 11,166 feet, you’ll spend 2.5 hours round-trip with a guide, taking a chairlift, vehicle and tram to get there and back.

Little-known fact: You can see two national parks, three states and 12 mountain ranges from the top.

2. Explore Via Two Wheels

Biking a Big Sky trail

Biking a Big Sky trail

Why go: More than 40 miles of mountain biking await beginners to expert riders. Big Sky offers lessons, bike rentals and lift tickets for you and your bike (so you can avoid uphill climbs).

Tip: Easy Rider and Rabbit Run are lift-served and great trails for beginners. Intermediate bikers should check out Snake Charmer, also lift-served.

3. Fly Through the Sky

Having fun on the Big Sky zipline

Having fun on the Big Sky zipline

Why go: Spend several hours flying through the thin, mountain air on a zipline.

Tip: Two different experiences offer something for everyone. The Adventure Zipline is for thrill-seekers and offers a twin zip at the end, so you can race alongside your buddy. The Nature Zipline caters to families with younger kids but still offers an adrenaline rush.

4. Dine at Altitude

Burger and cocktail at Everett’s 8800 at the Big Sky Resort

Burger and cocktail at Everett’s 8800 at the Big Sky Resort

Why go: Eat lunch at 8,800 feet high at Everett’s 8800, a rustic, elegant lodge on the mountain.

Tip: To get there, you will ride a chairlift up, so bring or wear layers. It is cooler at nearly 9,000 feet than at the base of Big Sky. Don't forget to take advantage of the lodge’s oversized fireplaces inside and out.

5. Spend the Night in Gorgeous Accomodations

Lodging at the base of the mountain at Big Sky Resort

Lodging at the base of the mountain at Big Sky Resort

Why go: In winter, Big Sky Resort's 400 inches of powder attract skiers from all over the world. In the summer, you can stay in the resort's cozy and elegant chalets and lodges.

Tip: The resort offers a range of lodging accommodations, so explore online to book a place that fits your needs.

More Information:
(800) 548-4486
1 Lone Mountain Trail, Big Sky, MT 59716


Silver Star log home at Big Sky Vacation Rentals

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Lone Mountain Ranch horseback ride with a view of Lone Peak in Big Sky

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Scenic chairlift at Grand Targhee Resort. Courtesy photo

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Dancers at the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival

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Campfire at Shoshone Lodge & Guest Ranch of Lodges of East Yellowstone

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Beautiful lodging in Jackson Hole. Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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Yellowstone EcoTour Zipline with Montana Whitewater

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