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Thanksgiving in Big Sky

We all love Thanksgiving! It’s a time to bond with loved ones, fulfill long standing (and create new) family traditions, feast on scrumptious food, escape the daily grind and put your feet up with a nightcap in front of a cozy fireplace overlooking Big Sky’s snowy peaks.

Time Magazine recently named Big Sky “One of the World’s Greatest Places of 2021” and there’s no better place to enjoy a family-style Thanksgiving weekend away from home. Big Sky boasts endless Rocky Mountain adventures, unparalleled views and luxurious slope side accommodations with ski-in/ski-out access to the “Biggest Skiing in America”. A quintessential Montana experience!

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What is there to do in Big Sky over Thanksgiving?

The good news! Big Sky Resort opens on Thanksgiving offering 5,850 acres of high-elevation, diverse terrain and there are always snowy slopes for skiers and snowboarders on opening weekend, even if runs are still limited.

Off the slopes there are endless mountain activities and adventures for all ages and energy levels! Zipline down the mountain, sled with the family on our local sledding hills, fly-fish on the Gallatin River or hike the Big Sky trails. Big Sky’s most popular hiking trails are accessible in the snowy months too. For a scenic and kid-friendly winter hike, a short 1.6-mile round trip leads to the scenic (and possibly frozen) Ousel Falls or head toward Moonlight basin to the Beehive Basin Trail for a challenging 6.6-mile snowshoe hike. This trail is rated one of the best hikes in the world!

Thanksgiving is all about savoring fine food, feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie and more often than not, overindulging! There are lots of restaurants to choose from for your traditional Thanksgiving feast. For an authentic Montana culinary experience, reserve a table at Horn & Cantle on Lone Mountain Ranch or take advantage of our in-house dining options to relax in the comfort of home.

Check out all there is to do in Big Sky over Thanksgiving below. Please keep in mind that as it is the beginning of our winter season, sufficient snow coverage is not guaranteed and snowmobile, dog sledding and sleigh rides will not be offered until mid-December.

Where to stay in Big Sky?

Thanksgiving calls for the comfort of a home-away-from-home, not a hotel room. A cozy space where you can gather with friends and family in front of the fire, watch the Thanksgiving parades and football games, prepare a wonderful Thanksgiving family meal in one of our fully equipped chef kitchens, soak under the stars in your private hot tub and spend Thanksgiving in style. While we cannot guarantee ski-in/ski-out access early in the season, we can guarantee the comfort and upscale amenities of a Big Sky vacation home.

BSVR represents 130 luxury rentals in Big Sky’s premier neighborhoods and we are dedicated to ensuring our guests a safe, sanitized and stylish Thanksgiving in Big Sky. The countdown to Thanksgiving and Big Sky’s opening day is drawing near, book online or call our team today on +1-888-915-2787.

Beaverhead Suite 137 BH 301

3 Bed, 3 Bath

Moonshadow Lodge

4 Bed, 4 Bath

Homestead 4 Claim Jumper

6 Bed, 5 Bath

Getting to Big Sky

Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year but getting to Big Sky has never been easier! If you’re not within easy driving distance, Delta, Southwest and Alaska Airlines are all offering new direct flights to Bozeman and with over 30 nonstop flights, Big Sky is now the best-served mountain destination in the US. From there, pick up a rental car or hop on the airport shuttle to your Big Sky vacation home. 

Happy Thanksgiving and hope to see you soon in Big Sky!