1. Summit a Peak
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
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
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
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
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.
1 Lone Mountain Trail, Big Sky, MT 59716