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Snow and Summer | Big Sky

Big Sky, Montana

Family With Kids, Family without kids, Backpacking, Active/Adventure, Girls / Guys Trip, Wellness / Rejuvenating, Weekend Getaway
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
$$, $$$, $$$$

My family has spent the last 30+ years skiing this mountain, exploring the local scene for the best sips and bites, and staying in many of the lodging options.  Big Sky is the ultimate hidden gem of ski resorts and winter fun.  A memorable place with unforgettable experiences!

This guide also includes a brief Summer in Big Sky trip itinerary and a day-trip itinerary to West Yellowstone.

Guide Highlights

Unique experiences beyond skiing
Active winter fun, including hiking, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and nordic skiing. Or relax and enjoy spa time and a cozy fire.

Wild Bum Bonus - Day-Trip Itinerary to West Yellowstone and Big Sky in the Summer
Take a one hour scenic drive to W. Yellowstone for a cool, bonus experience. A ton of Big Sky summer gems are shared to lure you back.

Guide Features

Local Food
Healthy Food
Foodie Favorites
Laid-back or Relaxation
Water Sports
Photo spots
Hidden Gems


This guide is filled with gems, including 8 lodging choices, 15+ dining options, and 20+ unique, cool experiences outside of skiing to enjoy.  You can get by on a moderate budget enjoying so many outdoor activities and splurge on a few special experiences, such as dog sledding and a candlelit yurt dinner to round out an amazing trip.  Big Sky is suitable for families, couples and friend getaways and you don’t have to be a skier/boarder to have a blast here.  

The possibilities are endless for active winter fun, including hiking, snowshoeing, and nordic skiing.  For those looking to kick back and relax, you’ll enjoy spa time, yoga, exploring the area and cozy nooks by fires.  

Details on transportation, ski lessons, childcare and a solid winter packing list round out the guide.  

Your vacation awaits in the beautiful Montana mountains!   Treat yourself to an amazing trip that you won't regret and you'll find yourself going back for years to come.  

This guide crafted by:

Amber Shimpa

mom to two young boys and cannabis exec from minneapolis

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