Big Sky Resort is open for business, to the delight of skiers and snowboarders in Southwest Montana and beyond! Winter is here. But for Big Sky Montana property owners, the fun never ends.
** This story is from our newest issue of Pure Montana magazine. Read more here. **
Our dream day here would defy the seasons. Big Sky has three distinct areas, each named for their beautiful natural characteristics. The Canyon, through which the Gallatin River runs, shines in summer. And the Mountain, home to America’s biggest skiing, is a powder-covered delight come winter. Even so, the Meadow, situated in the middle, is a picture-perfect village any time of year.
6 a.m. The Gallatin River plunges around corners of the Canyon and gently glides past towering rock formations. Wake up slow by the water’s edge, or dip your toes in to greet the new day head-on. While you’re here, wet your line—the Gallatin is one of Montana’s top bucket-list fishing rivers. It flows crisp and clear from Yellowstone, carrying shimmery Brown, Rainbow, and Cutthroat trout.
9 a.m. Before the village shops and boutiques open, stop by Bugaboo Cafe, where homemade granola, local coffee, and stunning views of the river are all on the menu. Then spend your morning wandering the scenic streets of Big Sky.
12 p.m. Halfway up the Canyon, a scenic singletrack winds through conifer forest to connect the town center to Ousel Falls Park. Named after the local species of black bird that feeds in fast-moving, rocky streams, the trail climbs gradually through an alpine gorge before terminating at the falls. Whether adorned with wildflowers or shimmery and frozen, it’ll make you stop and stare in any season.
3 p.m. It may have looked far away from below, but Big Sky Resort’s Lone Peak isn’t hard to summit. Click into your skis at Big Sky Resort, load the tram, and let it whisk you to the roof of Southwest Montana. Find extreme skiing terrain below, or simply soak in the 360-degree lookout, which offers views of three states, two national parks, and many other mountain ranges, including the Tetons.
6 p.m. The Spanish Peaks Mountain Club Golf Course is as playable as it is picturesque. Designed by golf genius Tom Weiskopf, the fairway is laid out to maximize views and solitude. You might just find yourself a rapt audience, in the form of a passing moose.
9 p.m. A starlit ride in a horse-drawn sleigh is the perfect appetizer. Hop on board with the Lone Mountain Ranch, then enjoy a family-style prime rib dinner at the remote, oil lantern-lit North Fork cabin. Don’t forget to look up. Here in Montana, the stars always shine bright.
Interested in buying or selling Big Sky Montana property? Contact our local office, or browse Big Sky Montana real estate. The vibrant city of Bozeman, just a short drive from the resort, is also a great option. Browse Bozeman real estate online.
PHOTO: Big Sky Montana property, featuring 60 Big Sky Resort. For more information, contact Sandy Revisky at (406) 539-6316.