Big Sky Mountain Biking For Beginners (Flow Trails Are Your Friend)

By Annie Fast I recently got back into mountain biking and, wow, the game has changed! What changed? Two words—flow trails. These trails are an alternate to traditional technical trails; they’re generally machine-built wide and smooth, with banked turns and rolling terrain. And Big Sky Resort is packed with them. When you combine freeride trails with modern mountain bikes, it is seriously like a whole new sport—one everyone should try. If you’re just getting back…

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Flow-State Resort Days (and how to do it with a 5-year-old)

By Tess Weaver Strokes Of the hundreds of reasons why skiing reigns supreme above other sports, perhaps the most underrated is the ability to travel with your child to practically any ski destination in the country and be guaranteed full-day child care and/or ski school. Think about it – surf breaks don’t offer registered childcare under the palapa. Mountain bike trailheads don’t include certified instructors standing by to take your kids for a three-hour lesson.…

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How To Do A Kid-Friendly Weekend In Big Sky

This weekend, kid-sized adventures were exactly our game. Big Sky’s Basecamp is perfect for kids to bite off Big Sky-sized adventures in bite-sized portions. My wife and I were hosting our eight-year-old niece Claire. It was her first time trying out the activities at Basecamp. Lone Peak Expedition We had our sights set on the Lone Peak Expedition, a guided tour to the top of Big Sky’s iconic Lone Peak. Dressed in layers and shouldering…

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The Lone Peak Tram has serious skiing and spectacular summer scenery

I’ve spent many days on the summit of Lone Peak: As a former ski patroller, it was my “office” for five winters. At 11,166 feet, it is one of the highest peaks in the area, and on sunny days I loved looking down on the sweeping flanks and high, wild basins of Fan and Cedar Mountains. Receiving 400 inches of annual snowfall—over 33 feet—the peak sees fierce weather conditions and is host to some of…

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Two new bucket list ski experiences at Big Sky

Are you a first chair person? Or is last chair more your thing? Big Sky Resort has upped the ante on both – launching First Tracks & Everett’s Breakfast and Headlamp Night Skiing. Both experiences allow unprecedented access to Big Sky Resort, before lifts open to the public, and after they close for the day. If dawn patrol and breakfast is your thing, First Tracks & Everett’s Breakfast is the place to be. First Tracks…

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