How to Make the Most of a Day Trip to Yellowstone National Park

Drive Time from Big Sky Resort  Yellowstone has five entrances with the West Yellowstone option being the most convenient for guests coming from Big Sky Resort. The park’s west boundary is only 20 minutes from Big Sky, but the gate where an entry-pass can be purchased is about an hour away. If you’re entering Yellowstone at the height of tourist season, it’s also important to factor in the time you’ll wait in line to enter…

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Beehive Basin: The Crown Jewel of Wildflowers

By: Emily Stifler Wolfe After Montana’s long, snowy winters, summer here can feel like heaven. And there’s nothing quite like the array of wildflowers that paint the high country in brilliant colors from June through August. Just north of Big Sky Resort, Beehive Basin is one of the most accessible spots in the region to catch the summer bloom. Between June and August, nearly 300 species of wildflowers grow in the basin, according to Montana…

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Best Hikes in Big Sky, Montana

Mountains are a big part of what Big Sky is all about. That goes for both winter when the skiing is world-class and in the warmer months when hiking becomes a must-do activity. Exploring the resort and its surroundings by foot is a great way to get immersed in Montana’s wild landscapes. To start, we’ve called out some of the top trails to hit in the Big Sky area. Hiking Best Practices Before taking your…

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Sightseeing on Lone Peak

By: Dan Egan Late one afternoon, I was standing at the top of Africa, one of my favorite mogul runs here at the resort, and gazing up at Lone Peak while the low angle afternoon sunlight was creating a shadow in the dark blue sky. The south-facing slope was smooth, barely a track on it; I was adrift in my thoughts. My skiing companion pierced my contemplation with a question, “What are you looking at?” …

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Experience Rest at its Biggest and Best

The great thing about skiing at Big Sky is that with nearly 6,000 acres and more than 300 runs, all situated among vast forests, sprawling landscapes and beautiful mountains, you can be one with nature while having fun and safely connecting with friends and family. Thankfully, for those times when your legs need to recover from carving, the wide-open landscape that makes the downhilling so amazing also provides countless other activities to try on rest…

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