This year we have decided to check off skiing “The Big” from our bucket list. Most families head to warmer climates and sandy beaches for their Spring break, but we opted for a family ski trip to Big Sky Resort in Montana. As this trip gets closer, we are all getting more and more excited about experiencing first hand “The Big.” The place that is renowned for having the best skiing in North America.
This will be our first visit to Big Sky, and this is serious big mountain skiing, but skiers of all skiing abilities and ages that have already been to Big Sky keep reassuring us that this is a great option for our family ski trip. Big Sky is known to be family friendly and can more than accommodate the extreme skiing experience along with offerings of plenty long winding blue run cruisers.
Traveling to Big Sky
Getting here is easier than I thought it would be. We will fly into Bozeman, Montana, and the resort is about 44 miles away. We will be taking our own ski equipment and our ski boot bags will be invaluable during our travels. There are private shuttles available that will take you to Big Sky. If you want the flexibility of having your own vehicle to explore nearby Yellowstone Park there are plenty of rental car options.
Top 5 Largest Resorts in North America
Last year Big Sky merged with Spanish Peaks and Moonlight Basin. This partnership now provides over 5,700 acres to explore with one lift ticket and puts this resort up on the list of the largest ski areas in the United States. There are over 250 runs of varied terrain available for every level of skiing enjoyment. Hmmm, maybe I should have booked more time for this trip.
If you opted out of a day of skiing, there is plenty to do to keep the kids entertained with “Big Sky” smiles on their faces and memories they will have for a lifetime.
- Climbing Wall
- High Rope Course
- Tube Park
- Giant Swing
- Sleigh Rides
- Bungee Trampoline
- Snowshoe Tours
- Nordic Skiing
- Ice Climbing
- Snowmobile Tours
- Snowcoach Tours
If you are looking for a little relaxation or a massage to loosen up your overworked muscles, Big Sky offers a full service spa and salon. For evening enjoyment there is live music, guided tours and if you are struggling on the slopes they offer snow sports lessons.
We are also ecstatic that the Boyne Season passes and Boyne Rewards are honored here too. This trip just keeps getting better and better.
It appears that everything Big Sky has to offer is done in a BIG way.