They Don’t Call It Big Sky (Montana) For Nothing!

Admiring the expanse of the sky might not be possible amid the skyscrapers of most large cities. But when city dwellers visit Big Sky, Montana, they soon understand that its not called big sky for nothing. Located 48 miles north of Yellowstone National Park in the Rocky Mountain West region, Big Sky is a winter paradise that offers breathtaking views of the raw, natural beauty of Montana. And the sky really does seem bigger there!

Nestled between Madison County and Gallatin County, Big Sky is ski country at its best. With temperatures ranging from the low 40s to the high 50s in the fall and winter months and an average annual snowfall of 400 inches, Big Sky is a welcome sight for snow bunnies of all ages.

Big Sky is a winter haven for families, offering something for everyone. Big Sky Resort (800-548-4486) offers winter activities for children including arts & crafts, games and nature exploring. The die-hard skiers in the family can hit the slopes and enjoy seemingly endless acres of downhill runs and cross-country trails with lots of elbow room for beginners to advanced skiers.

With breathtaking scenery and unbelievably un-crowded trails, Big Sky Resort can seem like a forgotten winter wonderland. But make no mistake, this world-class ski oasis has been wowing winter vacationers since 1973, and features some of the best skiing in the west. And with a variety of ski packages feature lodging, lift tickets, breakfast and resort fees, planning your family ski vacation is easy.

For those families a bit out of practice on the slopes, the resort offers ski lessons for beginners and for groups, as well as snowboarding lessons for those in search of a more extreme experience. Whether your interest is powder or moguls, instructors can customize your lesson for maximum benefit and fun. Reservations with the Snowsports School are recommended for all lessons.