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Winter Activities for the Non-Skiers
While Big Sky is known for its amazing skiing, there are some other activities to enjoy while visiting.

Snow Activities

August 14th, 2020


Big Sky, MT is a destination for skiers from around the world but sometimes there are people in the group who do not ski. Here are some of our favorite winter activities to enjoy. Whether you are not into skiing or just taking a day off of the slopes, these activities are sure to delight! 


Dog Sledding

Let the dogs whisk you away on a snowy adventure with a dog sledding tour. These tours will create memories that will last a lifetime. Be sure to dress as warmly as possible! We recommend the two outfitters below.

Spirit of the North

Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures
 

Dog Sledding



Snowmobile Tours

Get your blood pumping and see the sites via snowmobile. These tours will take you to places you cannot go on foot in the winter. Here are some great outfitters we recommend.

Canyon Tours

Yellowstone Vacations Snowmobile Tours

Snowmobile Tours


Sleigh Rides

Relax and enjoy the scenery on a horse drawn sleigh ride with a great dinner to top it off. Check out these tour operators below.

320 Ranch 

Lone Mountain Ranch

Mountain Dinner Yurt
 

Dinner Sleigh Rides


Snowshoe Tours

Enjoy nature and get in some hiking with a snowshoe tour. Get the whole family together and get out on the trail!

These tours are put on by Big Sky Resort and leave from the Mountain Village at 1:00pm daily. 
Moose Track Gully Snowshoe Tours by Big Sky 

Snowshoe Tours

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Check out our portfolio of Big Sky properties to spend your ski vacation!

Timber Lodge Alpine Peak Lodge Moose Creek Elk Creek




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Our Favorite Groomed Ski Runs
With winter around the corner we've compiled a few of our favorite groomed ski runs to enjoy at Big Sky. 

Autumn River

August 4th, 2020


There is nothing like the feeling of fresh corduroy on a winter morning. Take our advice and hit these runs to warm up before heading up to the tram! You won't regret it.  Check out the Big Sky Trail Map to find these runs. 


Sacajawea - Green Run

Take the Southern Comfort 4 Chair up to Andesite Mountain and enjoy this mellow green run. Once you end up at the bottom of the run, take the Southern Comfort 4 Chair back up to take on some more advanced runs. 



Meriwether - Blue Run

This is a nice long blue run to really get your legs burning. Take the Six Shooter Chair up to access the Meriwether run. This will take you all the way back down to the Six Shooter Chair. There are multiple black runs that shoot off the blue run if you are up to the challenge. 


Lookout Ridge - Blue Run

This is another leg burner! Take the Lone Tree Chair up and follow the trail along Lookout Ridge. It has that name for a reason as the views are worth taking in. 


Upper Sunlight / Sunlight - Blue Run

Jump into the back bowl for this nice blue run. Take the Shedhorn Chair up and follow Upper Sunlight to Sunlight. This wide open run will get you ready to take on the high alpine terrain at Big Sky. 

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Check out our portfolio of Big Sky properties to spend your ski vacation!

Timber Lodge          Alpine Peak Lodge          Moose Creek          Elk Creek 
 


 
 
 
 


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Where to Eat in Big Sky
From breakfast to dinner, let us show you our favorite places to dine in Big Sky

July 29, 2020


We LOVE to eat! And we love good food. Whether it is breakfast, on-mountain lunch, dinner or a late night snack we have some favorites here in Big Sky. When you don't want to cook in, chech out these great restaurants. 


Breakfast

If you want a great breakfast before you hit the slopes head down to Peaks Restaurant in the Mountain Center Village. Some of our favorite dishes are the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and the Classic Benedict. **Quick Tip: You can take one ski run over to the Mountain Center Village from most of our homes!**

Peaks Restaurant      

For a unique experience, take the Swift Current 4 chair up the mountain and grab a burrito at Black Kettle Burritos. Warm on the deck while you plan your day skiing Big Sky. 

View from Black Kettle Burritos         

Looking for more of a grab and go option in town center? Hungry Moose Market & Deli have you covered. Grab a bagel or a smoothie and who can forget the coffee!

The Hungry Moose

Lunch

Once you have wored up an appetite for lunch check out Vista Hall in Mountain Center Village. This newly renovated food hall offers stone fired pizza, a taqueria and an american grill to satisfy any palate. 

Vista Hall

Take a day to nordic ski and head over to Lone Mountain Ranch. While there, enjoy lunch at Horn and Cantle. The intimate atmosphere, friendly service and local ingredients will make you want to turn lunch into dinner and dinner into dessert. Be sure to make a reservation!

Horn and Cantle

A great option for the whole famuly in town center is Choppers Grub and Pub. With over 100 beers on tap and amazing burgers this pub is a great place to grab a bite to eat while exploring Big Sky. 

           Choppers Grub & Pub

Dinner

As the day winds down you may realize that you are all too tired from the day to cook dinner. Not to worry! Big Sky boasts some amazing dinner fare for everyone. 
For a truly unique dinner experience check out the Montana Dinner Yurt
Jump on a snowcat at the base of the mountain and take a scenic 15 minute ride into the woods to the candlelit dinner yurt. Enjoy a three-course meal including fondue for dessert. (winter only)

Montana Dinner Yurt

Olive B's Big Sky Bistro is a great town center option. The relaxed atmosphere and comforting food will leave you with great memories. Some of our favorites are the crab cakes, rocky mountain elk and lobster mac n cheese. Be sure to save room for dessert and try the frozen huckleberry key lime pie!

Olive B's Big Sky Bistro

When apres ski turns into dinner, head to Westward Social located in Mountain Center Village. With a creative cocktail menu and small plates it is a great place to hang with friends before turning in for the night. Try the fried deviled eggs! 
 

             Westward Social Club

 

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Check out our portfolio of Big Sky luxury properties!

Timber Lodge          Alpine Peak Lodge          Moose Creek          Elk Creek 
 







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Top 5 Autumn Hikes
When the colors change and the cooler weather hits, check out these amazing trails

Autumn River

July 27, 2020


As the weather starts to cool and the leaves begin to change, we love to pull on our jackets and head out on trails. These are some of our favorite hikes in Big Sky and the surrounding area. Grab your kids and your hiking boots to head to the trail!


1. Beehive Basin

This moderate 7.1 mile out and back trail is great for a half day hike. You may even see some mountain goats on the way. We recommend  packing your lunch and eating at the top (and remember to Pack It In, Pack It Out!). Take a look at the trail HERE.





2. Walking’ Jim’s Way Trail

This easy 4.4 mile out and back trail is great for the whole family. Walk through a high alpine meadow and cross a babbling brook. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the gorgeous surroundings. Take a look at the trail HERE.


3.  The Reflector Loop 

This moderate 4.1 mile loop trail boasts open meadows and valley views. Start the loop either to the left or the right and experience this gorgeous hike. With slight uphill and downhill this trail is good for most hikers. Take a look at the trail HERE.




4. Cinnamon Mountain Trail

This moderate to hard 8 mile out and back trail will have you breathless (and not just because of the uphill). The views from the top include Lone Mountain, Sphinx Mountain, Yellowstone National Park and many more. Be sure to bring water and a snack for the top while you take in the views. Take a look at the trail HERE.


5. Table Mountain from Lava Lake Trail

This difficult 16.3 mile out and back trail is a great full day hike for the experienced hikers. We recommend starting early and bringing plenty of fuel and water for this hike. The high alpine lake is gorgeous and is a nice resting place on your way up to Table Mountain. Take a look at the trail HERE

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Check out our portfolio of Big Sky properties to spend your autumn vacation!

Timber Lodge          Alpine Peak Lodge          Moose Creek          Elk Creek