Family Activities Winter

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 days. Here are some of our favorite vacations within a vacation, most of which can be done individually or in private groups, that’ll help you recharge and relax while at Big Sky Resort.

ESCAPE ROOM

What better way to get away from it all than in our escape room—a real-life adventure game full of clues to solve, puzzles to figure out and challenges to overcome. Great for all ages and designed exclusively for Big Sky Resort, the Innocents Escape Room features a Wild West theme to fit right into your Montana getaway.

WINTER ZIPLINE

Couple racing on the Adventure Zipline
Couple racing on the Adventure Zipline

Skiing or snowboarding are not the only fun and fast ways to get down our mountains. Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly adventure or an adrenaline junkie fix, catching air on Big Sky Resort’s two exciting ziplines is the best way to become one with Montana’s big sky.

FLY FISHING

A Brown Trout
A Brown Trout

Thanks to A River Runs Through It (which was filmed on the Gallatin River in Big Sky), many people know Montana is a summer fly fishing hot spot. But did you know it’s also a great winter activity? Leave the crowds behind with one of our recommended guides who’ll provide you with everything you need to catch fish in one of the nearby blue-ribbon trout streams. (Brad Pitt not included.)

YELLOWSTONE

Bison on a frosty morning
Bison on a frosty morning

The world’s first National Park gets millions of summer visitors, but the locals know the best time to see it is during the snowy months when almost all the roads are closed and sightseers can only enter in limited numbers. Book a guided snowmobile or snow coach tour and immerse yourself in a winter wonderland of snow-covered bison, ghost trees, and steaming geothermal features.

DOGSLEDDING

Dog Sledding in Big Sky
Dog Sledding in Big Sky

It’s your day off so let the dogs do the work on a tour of the wintery wilderness that surrounds Big Sky. Whether you want to learn to run the huskies yourself or just kick back on a sled, these guided trips along frosty rivers, through quiet canyons, and in majestic national forests connect you with the rhythms of nature and reignites the primal bond between humans and animals.

SPA

A facial at the Solace Spa
A facial at the Solace Spa

What’s more relaxing than a getaway from your getaway? Whether you’ve got sore muscles from your first days on the slopes or want to find personal serenity that’s on par with Montana’s natural surroundings, let the resort’s Solace Spa & Salon pamper you from head to toe with our array of premium body treatments, facials, massages, and salon services.

SNOWSPORTS

Snowshoeing through the woods
Snowshoeing through the woods

You came here for the snow and the space. Enjoy them with our snowshoe tours that let you set your own pace so you don’t miss anything Mother Nature has to offer. If your vibe is to glide, get an aerobic workout on the miles of cross-country tracks in the area, including the world-class trails at nearby Lone Mountain Ranch and backcountry options in Yellowstone National Park.

EAT & DRINK

Hitting the slopes burns a lot of calories so treat yourself to a tasty meal at one of the dining options at Big Sky Resort. Because of COVID-19, we’ve enacted new dining safety practices which include contactless delivery of family-style Thai and Pan-Asian dishes from Swifty Takeout & Delivery. The town of Big Sky has casual and upscale restaurants that feature a variety of options, including local farm-to-table fare. For those looking to unwind with an adult beverage, the Big Sky/Bozeman area is home to dozens of breweries and distilleries serving frothy flavors and craft creations.

SHOPPING

Every vacation needs a little retail therapy. At the resort, the Mountain Village provides the apparel and equipment you need to make the most of a Montana winter. At the Big Sky Town Center and further afield on Bozeman’s classic American Main Street, you can find regional goods and locally-made treasures so that you can bring a piece of the Mountain lifestyle home with you.

Just remember, if you pick up a souvenir or not, it’s really the memories you make and the adventures you have that are the hallmark of a Big Sky Resort vacation. Go big. Shop small. Broaden your horizons. Push your boundaries. There’s plenty to do here and plenty of room to do it.