Perfect 3-Day Summer Itinerary For Big Sky, MT


If Big Sky’s last summer season is any indication of things to come, it’s time to start making your summer plans to visit our charming mountain town! Big Sky comes alive in the summer months with farmer’s markets, outdoor patios for dining, festive summer events, loads of activities for the kids and free family-friendly live music concerts in Big Sky Town Center. 

All this fun, yet so easy to find a secluded spot to social distance. Surrounded by miles of pristine Montana wilderness, cascading waterfalls and alpine lakes for a cool dip, blue-ribbon rivers for rafting and fishing, and panoramic vistas of the Madison Mountains and Big Sky’s iconic Lone Peak, Big Sky is the ultimate playground for lovers of the great outdoors. 

Our selection of luxury Big Sky vacation rentals range from cozy cabins with big views to chic modern mountain homes in Big Sky’s three main neighborhoods, Meadow Village near Big Sky Town Center, Mountain Village near the Big Sky Resort base area and Moonlight Basin perched on the slopes of Lone Peak. Here’s the top tips from our Big Sky team on how to spend 3 days in Big Sky.


DAY 1: A SCENIC HIKE AND BIG SKY SUNSETS

Breakfast

One of the top reasons our guests choose a vacation home over a hotel is the bonus of a fully-equipped kitchen to prepare your favorites in the comfort of home. We can even arrange to pre-stock your fridge and pantry so there’s no need to rush out for shopping or breakfast and you can start your first day in Big Sky slowly. After all, you are now on vacation!

Hike Around Big Sky

Switch to vacation time on a scenic Big Sky hike. Book a guided family hike to explore the trails at Big Sky Resort, discover the local trails near Big Sky or hike the trails from home if you’re staying slopeside. The Ousel Falls Trail (1.6-mile) is a top family hike near Big Sky or, for a more invigorating hike, the Beehive Basin Trail (7.1-mile) near Mountain Village boasts some of the most breathtaking views in Big Sky as you make your way through summer wildflowers to a glistening alpine lake overlooking Lone Peak. 

A Mediterranean Inspired Lunch

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at Olive B’s, a bistro-style eatery tucked in a corner of Meadow Village with cozy indoor booths, a scenic outdoor patio and tranquil views of Lone Peak across the Big Sky Golf Course. Olive B’s is also a great place for a lazy Sunday brunch in Big Sky. 

Shopping & Sightseeing

Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with our charming mountain town. Big Sky Town Center is a great place to shop for mountain apparel, unique Big Sky souvenirs to take home and homemade goods or fresh produce from the weekly Big Sky Farmers Market in Fire Pit Park. 

Dinner

Stroll from Town Center to to Beehive Brewery for the best craft beer in Big Sky before dinner. Reserve a table at Michelangelo’s for award-winning Italian, or if you are looking for great Asian-inspired food, try out the fresh sushi at the Blue Buddha or drunken noodles at Lotus Pad.


DAY 2: EXPLORE WEST YELLOWSTONE

An Early Start

There’s no time for breakfast in bed today, it’s an early start! Grab a breakfast and coffee on-the-go at Caliber Coffee Roasters in Mountain Village or at Café 191 as you turn onto Highway 191 to Yellowstone.

Day Trip to West Yellowstone

The west entrance of Yellowstone National Park is only 60 miles from Big Sky on a scenic drive along the Gallatin River. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on the way down as your drive takes you through a corner of the Yellowstone National Park that is home of several wolves. If you caught a flight into Big Sky and don’t have a rental car, there are several options for a guided experience of Yellowstone.

Dinner on the Gallatin River

Stop at Riverhouse BBQ on the way back to Big Sky (45 minutes from West Yellowstone). Riverhouse BBQ is a top attraction with visitors to Big Sky, and a locals favorite! After a long day in the park, you’ll be happy to find a space on the incredible patio overlooking the Gallatin River, enjoy free live music and tuck into world-class BBQ.


DAY 3: BIG SKY ADVENTURES

Breakfast

Start your day with breakfast in bed or a hearty, organic breakfast with fresh, farm-to-table flavors at the Acre Kitchen in Big Sky Town Center.

Escape to Nature

There are endless ways to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Big Sky and today’s the day to pack a picnic and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Book a fly fishing tour with a local guide on our world renowned blue-ribbon rivers, tee off on an award-winning golf coursehorseback ride through the wilderness or whitewater raft the Gallatin River.

Lunch

Enjoy a lunch at Copper in Town Center on the way back up the mountain. With an outdoor south-facing patio, a firepit and delicious food, you will be able to refuel in style for the rest of the day!

Big Sky Resort Adventures

Big Sky Resort has fun summer activities for an afternoon of adventures for the whole family with ziplining, disc golf, archery course, outdoor escape room and scenic chairlift rides to miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. The Lone Peak Expedition to Montana’s highest scenic overlook is one of Big Sky’s top attractions but be sure to book in advance. 

Dinner on a Ranch

End your 3 day getaway to Big Sky with a quintessential Montana culinary experience at Lone Mountain Ranch, a historic guest ranch just a short drive or bus ride from Big Sky. Sip on summer cocktails in the Saloon Bar, indulge in an evening of fine dining at the Horn & Cantle or surprise the kids with a horse-drawn wagon ride and authentic family-style cowboy dinner.


The Perfect 5-Day Big Sky Winter Itinerary


Big Sky Vacation Rentals offer a hand-picked selection of over 125 luxury vacation rentals in prime locations throughout Big Sky. We’ll find you the perfect home to suit your Big Sky vacation itinerary and assist with vacation planning to ensure your 5-day getaway to Big Sky is a special experience. 

To help you plan your stay, our local team has put together the best of Big Sky from dining, après-ski to the best activities! Here are our suggestions for unique ways to experience the best of Big Sky in 5 days.


Day 1 – Stay Local in Big Sky

Slopeside Breakfast

Day 1 deserves a slope side breakfast at Big Sky Resort to get your bearings and switch slowly to mountain time. Vista Hall is Big Sky’s newly renovated food court with views of the ski runs, inviting fireplaces and a delicious European style café & bakery with fresh roasted coffee and breakfast pastries to start your day. 

Ski Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Ski Resort boasts 5,850 acres of terrain with over 400 inches of the greatest snow on earth, groomed runs for every skiers and snowboarder in your group and extreme off-piste skiing for the adventurous. With 39 lifts and over 300 named runs ranging from wide-open groomers to challenging steeps, we suggest you plan your day on the slopes in advance!

Lunch

If the conditions are good and the adrenaline is rushing, make a quick pit stop at Yeti Dogs in Mountain Village for quick service and the best hot dogs in Big Sky or ski-in to warm up at The Exchange. The Vista Hall food-court has plenty of options for you to enjoy.

A Local Big Sky Dinner

Big Sky Town Center and Meadow Village have many enticing eateries ranging from wood-fired pizza at Ousel & Spur to traditional Asian and Thai cuisine at Blue Buddha or Thai Basil and elegant fine dining. Whether you’re visiting Big Sky with kids, friends or your beloved beau, you’ll find the perfect dining experience locally in Big Sky. 

Late Night Drinks

Save space for dessert and after dinner drinks at The Waypoint, Big Sky’s best cocktail lounge. The Waypoint is Big Sky’s hottest new après ski spot with a selection of local beer and wine, over 50 hand-crafted cocktails, warm, spiked after dinner drinks, and a delicious dessert bar.  


Day 2 – Big Sky Backcountry

Breakfast in Meadow Village

Start your day with a hearty and nourishing organic breakfast at Cowboy Coffee, a trendy eatery in Meadow Village. Cowboy Coffee offers a fun and flavorful farm-to-fork experience with all you need to fuel your day of adventures in Big Sky’s beautiful backcountry.  

Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling in Big Sky is a must-do experience and is geared for the whole family. Play in the powder fields and open meadows of Gallatin Canyon on a Big Sky snowmobiling adventure with Canyon Adventures  or take it full throttle and book a guided snowmobile tour of Yellowstone National Park surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, frozen waterfalls and winter wildlife.

Fireside Après Ski

Let the spirit of adventure continue at Block 3 in Big Sky’s Wilson Hotel. Lounge by the fire with an old-fashioned or sip spicy margaritas, share ski stores with friends round the outdoor firepit and warm up for a night of more Big Sky adventures at one of the best après ski spots in Big Sky. 

Dinner in a Yurt

It’s not often you get to ride a snow cat to dinner, sled by torch light with the kids, sing along to acoustic tunes and enjoy a candlelit dinner in a secret Yurt on the slopes of Lone Peak! The Montana Dinner Yurt offers the most unique dining experience in the backcountry of Big Sky. Be sure to book ahead!


Day 3 – Unique Big Sky Experiences

Breakfast

You’ve only scraped the surface of Big Sky’s endless terrain so it’s time to get back on the slopes. Plan your ski day with breakfast at home or gather the crew and start your day slopeside with pancakes or a hearty omelet at the Carabiner Lounge in Mountain Village.

Ski Big Sky Resort

Sharpen your skills at Big Sky’s seven terrain parks or ride the Lone Peak Tram to discover the terrain at the summit of Lone Mountain. While the easiest run off Lone Peak is a steep black diamond, the journey is worth it for the 360-degree views of 3 states, 2 national parks and the spectacular peaks surrounding Big Sky Resort

Slopeside Lunch

It’s time to take a break to refuel. Mountain Village has lots of ski-in eateries for a quick lunch break (dine in or to-go!) or make your way to the Madison Village Base Area on the Moonlight side of Big Sky for lunch on the slopes at Headwaters Grille.

Cross Country Skiing

Explore the beautiful scenery on over 85 kilometers and 2,200 vertical feet of groomed cross country ski trails right out of Big Sky. Lone Mountain Ranch was voted #1 Nordic ski destination in North America in Cross Country Skier magazine and certified instructors available, they invite skiers of all abilities to venture out on the trails.

Big Sky Brewery Experience

Quench your thirst with a cold craft brew at Beehive Basin Brewery, Big Sky’s newest brewery. Beehive Basin is a seven barrel microbrewery and taproom with a rotating selection of seasonal brews, Big Sky mountain views and a fun ski-town vibe.

Dinner on the Ranch

From a star studded dinner in a yurt to fine dining in a historic Montana ranch lodge! Lone Mountain Ranch offers an authentic Montana culinary experience at the authentic saloon bar and the intimate Horn & Cantle Restaurant. Savor the best of the west, paired with signature cocktails, local Montana beers and an impressive wine list. 


Day 4 – Discover Yellowstone’s Natural Wonders

Sunrise Breakfast

With a full day of adventures ahead, it’s an early start! Pick up a quick coffee and breakfast pastry at Caliber Coffee Roasters or a grab-n-go breakfast on your way out of town at Café 191 in Big Sky Canyon Village.   

Yellowstone Park Winter Tour

Yellowstone is a natural wonderland that is even more beautiful under a blanket of snow. Only a one-hour drive from Big Sky, Yellowstone is easily accessible and an experience not to be missed. You’re welcomed by vast snow-covered plateaus with free roaming elk, wolves and moose, frozen waterfalls, thermal pools, erupting geysers and spectacular natural wonders. 

Take a self-guided tour or book a winter tour of Yellowstone from Big Sky. Yellowstone Guidelines offer snowshoe, cross-country ski and wildlife tours throughout the winter or book a guided Yellowstone tour from Big Sky Meadow Village with Yellowstone Scenic Tours

Adventures for the Kids

Consider a dog sled adventure through beautiful Moonlight Basin or a traditional horse-drawn sleigh ride and family-style dinner at Lone Mountain Ranch. Also try  320 Ranch Sleigh Rides for a unique and once-in-a-lifetime expereince!

Dinner on the Gallatin River

The Riverhouse is a Big Sky attraction and locals favorite! Located just outside of Big Sky (and conveniently on the way home from Yellowstone) on the banks of the Gallatin River, the Riverhouse serves up authentic Texas BBQ with a Montana twist. As they say, “it’s a smokin’ good time” at Riverhouse BBQ.


Day 5 – Create Lasting Big Sky Memories

Breakfast in Bed

You’re exhausted, we get it! There’s so much to do in Big Sky but today it’s breakfast in bed, a soothing hot tub and slow start at home. Big Sky Vacation Rentals kitchens are well-equipped (and pre-stocked if you choose) to whip up a home-cooked meal any time of the day! If you’ve got ski-in/ski-out access to Big Sky there’s no rush at all!

Breathe in the Crisp Mountain Air

It’s your final day in Big Sky so be sure to get outdoors and breathe in the crisp mountain air! This may mean heading back to your favorite ski runs or terrain park, fly-fishing on the Gallatin River, heading off the trails on a backcountry snowshoe hike or early après ski on a sunny outdoor patio. Savor the day and make lifelong memories in Big Sky. 

Lunch at the Summit

Wherever you roam, we suggest reserving a table for lunch at Everett’s 8,800 for a Big Sky mountain-top dining experience at the summit of Andesite Mountain. This beautiful timber lodge boasts unbeatable Lone Peak views from the indoor dining area and outdoor deck with roaring fireplaces, exceptional alpine cuisine and an elevated dining experience.

Après Ski

Soak up the Big Sky après-ski scene with one last drink on the mountain. Grab a snack from the Vista Hall food court, enjoy a cocktail or cold brew and get a final picture perfect shot of Lone Peak at the Vista Bar in the Mountain Village Exchange.

Dinner on the Mountain

Enjoy cozy and casual fine dining at the Cabin Bar and Grill, overlooking the ski runs in the heart of Big Sky’s Mountain Village. Delectable Rocky Mountain cuisine, a full bar and extensive wine list, Big Sky views and take-out if you’d prefer to dine in the comfort of your luxury Big Sky vacation rental.


18 Best Restaurants In Big Sky Town Center


Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, embarking on an adventure with friends or escaping the city limits for a family vacation in the mountains, Big Sky is a destination of boundless beauty, immersive experiences, exhilarating outdoor adventures and classic Montana mountain cabins with a contemporary spin.

Some of the best restaurants in Big Sky are located in Big Sky Town Center. At Town Center, you’ll find everything from pizza to fine dining, cocktails bars and breweries, and grocery stores to stock up for a meal at home. Restaurant hours in Big Sky are seasonal – please always check the website for current hours and reservations.  Read on to check out our favorite 18 spots to check out while visiting this little slice of mountain heaven!

1. Cowboy Coffee Co.

Address: 25 Town Center Ave. 

Phone: (307) 733-7392 

Hours: Daily 6 AM to 6 PM

Link to Menu

2. Hungry Moose Market & Deli

Address: 209 Aspen Leaf Dr. 

Phone: (406) 995-3075

Hours: 6:30 AM to 9 PM

Online Ordering

3. Roxy’s Market & Cafe

Address: 20 Huntley Dr. 

Phone: (406) 640-0458

Hours: Daily 8 AM to 9 PM

Online Ordering

4. Steel Pressed Juice + Java

Address: 245 Town Center Ave. 

Phone: (406) 489-2900

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 AM to 2 PM

Link to Menu

5. Sweet Buns Bakery

Address: 145 Town Center Ave.

Phone: (813) 340-0422

Hours: 
Saturday & Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM
Wednesday – Friday 9 AM to 3 PM 
Closed Monday & Tuesday

Link to Website

6. The Rocks Tasting Room & Liquor Store

Address: 33 Lone Peak Dr. 

Phone: (406) 995-2066

Hours: Daily 11 AM to 8 PM

Link to Menu

7. Beehive Basin Brewery

Address: 245 Town Center Ave. 

Phone: (406) 995-7444

Hours: Daily 12 PM to 8 PM

More Information


8. Alberto’s Mexican Restaurant

Address: 118 Ousel Falls Rd. 

Phone: (406) 995-2326

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12 PM to 3 PM and 5 PM to 10 PM

Link to Menu





9. Big Sky Noodles

Address: Town Center Plaza 

Phone: (406) 404-6529

Hours: Daily 3 PM to 8:45 PM (closed Tuesday & Wednesday)

Online Ordering

10. Tips Up

Address: 76 Town Center Ave. 

Phone: (406) 995-2773

Hours: Daily 3 PM to Close

Local’s Tip: Enjoy their live music line-up!

Link to Menu

11. Tres Toros Tacos & Tequila

Address: 245 Town Center Ave. 

Phone: (406) 489-2900

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 AM to 2 PM

Get Social!

12. Block 3 Kitchen & Bar

Address: 145 Town Center Ave. 

Phone: (406) 995-2233

Hours: Daily 4 PM to 10 PM

Link to Menu

13. The Waypoint (formerly The Independent)

Address: 50 Ousel Falls Rd. 

Phone: (406) 995-7827

Hours: 
Sunday – Thursday 4 PM to 10 PM 
Friday – Saturday 4 PM to 11 PM

Local’s Tip: Check out their daily movie schedule!

Link to Menu


14. Blue Buddha Sushi Lounge

Address: 99 Town Center Ave.

Phone: (406) 993-2583

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 5 PM to 9 PM

Link to Menu


15. Pinky G’s Pizzeria

Address: 47 Town Center Ave. 

Phone: (406) 995-7492

Hours: Daily 5 PM to 9 PM

Link to Menu



16. Lotus Pad Asian Cuisine

Address: 47 Town Center Ave. 

Phone: (406) 995-2728

Hours: Daily 5 PM to 9 PM

Link to Menu


17. Ousel & Spur Pizza Co.

Address: 50 Ousel Falls Rd. 

Phone: (406) 995-7175

Hours: Daily 5 PM to 9 PM

Link to Menu

18. China Cafe

Address: 112 Ousel Falls Rd. 

Phone: (406) 995-4488

Hours: Daily 5 PM to 8:30 PM

Link to Menu




WHERE TO STAY NEAR BIG SKY TOWN CENTER

Big Sky has three main neighborhoods: Mountain Village at Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin on the slopes of Lone Mountain, and Meadow Village, the nearest neighborhood to Big Sky Town Center

Big Sky Vacation Rentals offers a selection of luxury vacation homes and condos within walking distance to Big Sky Town Center, the Big Sky Golf Course, and some of the top trailheads in Big Sky – fully equipped with modern comforts, luxury amenities, and all the bells and whistles for a memorable Big Sky vacation. 

Whether you’re planning a golf getaway, romantic escape or family reunion in Big Sky, Big Sky Town Center is a destination for endless summer fun and the team at Big Sky Vacation Rentals is ready to help you plan your trip and find your dream vacation home in the Montana mountains! 

Find more vacation inspiration in our Big Sky vacation blog and download our Big Sky Vacation Guide app so you don’t miss a thing that Big Sky has to offer, year-round!

Where Should You Stay In Big Sky, MT?


Looking to travel to Big Sky, Montana? With so many lodging options available in the area, it can be an overwhelming task to find the perfect vacation home for your stay.

To make things easier, Big Sky’s lodging is divided into 3 main areas:

– The Meadow Village
– The Mountain Village
– The Moonlight Basin area

The great news is that all three are great places for a beautiful Big Sky vacation with your friends and family. Within these three areas, you will find incredible neighborhoods, luxury accomodations, and custom homes. Browse below to find the neighborhood that fits your needs the best!

The 3 Main Big Sky Areas:

Meadow Village

Meadow Village properties are in the town center area of Big Sky, and an easy 7-mile drive (or a free shuttle) will get you to and from the mountain base in about 10 minutes. Meadow Village has more shops, restaurants and year-round amenities than lodging near Big Sky Resort. With a golf course and ice rink right in town, fishing and white water rafting a couple minutes away and more shops, restaurants and year-round amenities located in town center than on the mountain, this is a great option for both summer and winter if you are looking to explore more of Big Sky.

Mountain Village

All the resort amenities of Big Sky Resort near your luxury rental. With some of the best ski-in ski-out access in Big Sky, lodging in Mountain Village is a great option if you are coming to Big Sky to ski the resort. Some of the few winter lodging options where a rental vehicle is not necessary as you are within walkable distance from Big Sky Resort’s main base. Walk to dinner, shops, and be right at the center of the action of Big Sky Resort Lodging in Mountain Village.

Moonlight Basin Homes

Spanish Peaks views, serene pine forest surroundings and the occasional wildlife visitors are only some of the perks at Moonlight Basin homes. Exceptional ski-in ski-out access to the Biggest Skiing in America and close proximity to Moonlight Basin’s Madison Base and Big Sky Resort’s Mountain Base make these high-altitude homes the perfect starting point for your Big Sky adventures. From their sunny perches high on the mountain, these ski-in/ski-out abodes feature an abundance of natural light and alpine vistas. These incredible highland retreats have all the comforts of home in a mountain paradise. 

The Neighborhoods in Mountain Village:

Beaverhead Condos

Convenient Big Sky Resort Lodging at Mountain Village, Amenities and offering easy ski access, Beaverhead Condos provide the perfect base camp for all your alpine adventures. The prime location gives guests the unique option of vacationing without a vehicle, as ski school, dining, shops, apres ski, and all other Mountain Village amenities are only a short, 10-minute walk away. Catching that first chair, or getting the little ones to daycare or Big Sky Resort ski school will be a breeze from these lofty retreats.

Black Eagle Lodges

Located in the Mountain Village at Big Sky Resort, these luxurious, ski-in/ski-out Black Eagle Lodges, with picturesque views, provide a beautiful setting for your mountain vacation. Perfect Big Sky lodging option that does not require a car rental. Situated within walking distance of the Big Sky Mountain base area, a Black Eagle Lodge will give you easy access to alpine adventure and village amenities.

Custom Homes

These exceptional homes are located throughout the Big Sky Resort area. Most offer ski access to Big Sky Resort via access lifts or are slopeside to Big Sky Resort. These homes are located in Moonlight Basin, Cascade, Mountain Village, and the Meadow near the town of Big Sky. 

Homestead Chalets

The Homestead Chalets at Big Sky Resort are the newest development in Big Sky, Montana. Homestead Chalets are 5, 6 and 7 bedroom units with a mountain modern chic decor. Located near Mountain Village just above the Powder Ridge Cabins. Featuring immense views of the Spanish Peaks and plenty of room for groups to spread out or gather in the expansive living rooms. Ski Access is adjacent to White Otter Access and Rosebud Access. Big SKy Resort Lodging at its biggest and best is hard to beat at the Homestead Chalets!


Powder Ridge Cabins

If you are looking to ski Big Sky these cabins have easy access to all of the resort lifts and trails. In the winter all of the cabins provide some of the easiest ski in/ski out access anywhere at Big Sky Resort. In the summer these mountain luxury log cabins are less than one mile from a wide array of family-friendly activities including mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, paddle boating, paddleboards, ziplines, scenic tram rides to the top of Lone Peak, bungee trampoline, swimming and more. 

The Neighborhoods in Moonlight Basin:

Cowboy Heaven Cabins

Located just off the Powder River Run, many of these luxurious, cozy, free-standing cabins display sweeping, 360-degree postcard views of the surrounding mountain expanses. Perched high on the Moonlight side of Lone Mountain, these Cowboy Heaven Cabins offer a warm and inviting haven for travelers. Enjoy convenient access to lifts and easy ski access to both Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin terrain. TRUE ski-in/ski-out, these one of a kind luxury cabins make the perfect base camp to adventure, and will bring you back season after season.

Custom Homes

These exceptional homes are located throughout the Big Sky Resort area. Most offer ski access to Big Sky Resort via access lifts or are slopeside to Big Sky Resort. These homes are located in Moonlight Basin, Cascade, Mountain Village, and the Meadow near the town of Big Sky. 

Cowboy Heaven Luxury Suites

Located on the ski mountain and just steps from Moonlight Lodge make these Cowboy Heaven Luxury Suites one of Moonlight’s finest lodging options. Steps from the Moonlight Lodge and the Madison Base area, these units are the epitome of convenience and luxury in Moonlight Basin. 

Moonlight Mountain Homes

Moonlight Mountain Homes are located in Moonlight Basin and offer some of the most exceptional views and ski access in Big Sky. Many of these homes are directly adjacent to primary ski runs while some are located on access trails and secondary runs. Slopeside in style these homes have vaulted ceilings providing ample views of the endless mountain ranges in the endless distance. 

Silvertip Cabins

Luxury for the most discerning guests! This brand-new development boasts fantastic ski access and jaw-dropping views. From the picture-perfect perch in Cowboy Heaven, these contemporary mountain-chic homes overlook the stunning Spanish Peaks. The sweeping vistas and wide-open landscapes follow you inside with floor-to-ceiling windows and vaulted ceilings. The Silvertip vacation homes are conveniently located and feature ski-in/ski-out access to Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin.

Ulerys Lake Cabins

In the winter you have your very own access lift that makes getting to and from Big Sky Resort easy. These homes are located within Moonlight Basin and offer secluded stays in the woods. Not your typical cabin, these are the modern adaptation of a cabin in the woods.  

Big Sky Winter Events Calendar ’23/24 


Winter magic calls to you from beautiful Big Sky, Montana! From enchanting forest walks, to captivating holiday traditions, to world-class music and epic winter sports, Big Sky beckons travelers from far and wide to experience a winter wonderland amidst the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains.

The winter season starts early in Big Sky, MT. Wednesday, November 22nd marks the opening day of Big Sky Resort’s 2023-24 winter ski season, welcoming skiers and snowboarders to explore the slopes – and be the first to experience the all-new transformed Lone Peak tram coming Winter 2023. Big Sky’s bucket-list experiences don’t stop at skiing and snowboarding. Big Sky’s winter calendar is packed with off-slope activities and thrilling events that promise to make the season unforgettable. 

Bundle up, embrace the crisp mountain air, and come to Big Sky Montana this winter. In the meantime, check out this handy calendar of winter events…

Warren Miller Performing Arts Center 

The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC) opened its doors on March 12th, 2013 through a collaborative effort of the Big Sky Community, Friends of Big Sky Education, and the Big Sky School District. This incredible venue brings creative vision to the stage in Big Sky, through world-class acts, local performers, and community inspiration. The venue features only 280-seats that create an intimate experience, with dynamic sound and up-close visuals that draw in the audience members and engage the senses. Check out their schedule for the 2024 season HERE!

E: info@warrenmillerpac.org
P: 406-995-6345
VISIT WMPAC


Enchanted Forest

When winter blankets the stunning landscapes, a magical world awaits at Big Sky Resort’s Enchanted Forest. This enchanting experience is a must-visit during your winter getaway in Big Sky. Ride the Ramcharger 9 chairlift to embark on a journey through the woods, illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights. This immersive winter wonderland experience is perfect for couples, families, or solo adventurers! It’s a wonderful way to kick off your winter vacation in Big Sky, MT. 

Location: Big Sky Resort


Photos & Stories with Santa

December 24, 2023 | 7 PM 

There’s no better way to create lasting memories than by celebrating Christmas Eve with Santa at the Huntley Lodge in Big Sky. Bring your camera and holiday spirit as Santa Clause listens to your wishes and reads the enchanting holiday classic “T’was the Night Before Christmas”. After your visit with Santa, enjoy heartwarming holiday meals and festive slopeside après ski at one of Big Sky’s restaurants or bars. Reservations are essential at all Big Sky restaurants during the holiday season!   

Location: Huntley Lodge


Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade

December 24, 2023 | 7 PM 

Imagine mountain peaks lit up by the soft flow of torches as skiers and snowboarders descend! The Big Sky Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade is a captivating tradition where Andesite Mountain comes alive with a procession of torch-bearing skiers snaking down the slopes followed by festive fireworks lighting up Lone Peak. Hundreds of spectators gather around the base of Mountain Village for this highly-anticipated event. This winter season, you should too! 

Location: Big Sky Resort Mountain Village



New Year’s Eve Celebrations

December 31, 2023 

Bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the new with a bang at Big Sky Resort’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Indulge in a family-friendly New Year’s Eve buffet in the Huntley Lodge dining room, join the festivities and fireworks in Mountain Village, then ring in the new year with DJs and dancing at The Exchange. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening with a loved one, a lively party with friends, or festivities fit for the whole family, you’ll find the perfect way to usher in the New Year in Big Sky, MT. 

Location: Big Sky Resort Mountain Village

Annual Best in the West Showdown

February, 2024 

The Annual Best in the West Showdown transforms Big Sky Town Center into a hub of winter-themed activities and live entertainment. Presented by Big Sky Skijoring, this four-day family-friendly festival features fast-paced skijoring competitions, silent discos and street dances, pro ice carving competitions, Viking races, sledding, kids obstacle courses, and so much more! If you’re looking for the coolest way to enjoy winter in Big Sky, book your stay near Big Sky Town Center now

Location: Big Sky Town Center

International Guitar Night

February 17, 2024 | Time TBA 

For a change of pace, treat yourself to an evening of world-class entertainment at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky. The 24th Anniversary North American Tour of International Guitar Night brings together acoustic rock interpreter Luca Stricagnoli, award-winning classical guitarist Thu Le, internationally renowned Brazilian composer Marco Pereira, and blues slide guitarist and singer Minnie Marks for an enchanting musical experience. 

Location: Warren Miller Performing Arts Center


Big Sky Winter Market

March, 2024 | Date TBA 

Explore the local crafts, talents, and flavors of Big Sky at the Winter Market, held in the Wilson Hotel at Big Sky Town Center. This market showcases the best of the region, from handmade goods and artwork to locally produced food and beverages. The Winter Market is a delightful way to support the local community, discover the hidden gems of our mountain town, and find unique souvenirs and gifts to remember your winter adventure in Big Sky, MT. 

Location: Big Sky Town Center


Weekly Events in Big Sky, MT 


In addition to these annual events, Big Sky Montana offers a dynamic weekly calendar of winter activities and entertainment. From aprés ski, live music, and karaoke nights to fun family events, there’s always something happening during winter ski season in Big Sky! 

MONDAYS 

LIVE MUSIC AT MONTANA JACK | 4 PM – 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC IN VISTA HALL | 4 PM – 6 PM

MONDAY FAMILY NIGHT AT WAYPOINT | 5 PM to 7 PM

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE HUNTLEY LODGE AMPHITHEATER | 7 PM 

TUESDAYS 

LIVE MUSIC AT MONTANA JACK | 4 PM – 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC IN CARABINER LOUNGE | 4 PM – 6 PM 

WEDNESDAYS 

AVALANCHE DOG MEET & GREET AT THE HUNTLEY MOUNTAIN SIDE PATIO | 4:30 PM

LIVE MUSIC AT MONTANA JACK | 4 PM – 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC IN VISTA HALL | 4 PM – 6 PM

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE HUNTLEY LODGE AMPHITHEATER | 7 PM

WEDNESDAY TRIVIA NIGHT AT WAYPOINT | 8 PM to 10 PM

LIVE MUSIC AT TIPS UP IN BIG SKY TOWN CENTER | 9:45 PM – 11:45 PM 

THURSDAYS 

LIVE DJS AT WESTWARD SOCIAL | 3 PM – 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC AT MONTANA JACK | 4 PM – 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC AT TIPS UP IN BIG SKY TOWN CENTER | 9:45 PM – 11:45 PM 

FRIDAYS 

LIVE DJS IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE PLAZA | 3 PM – 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC AT MONTANA JACK | 4 PM – 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC IN CARABINER LOUNGE | 4 PM – 6 PM

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE HUNTLEY LODGE AMPHITHEATER | 7 PM

LIVE MUSIC AT TIPS UP IN BIG SKY TOWN CENTER | 9:45 PM – 11:45 PM

FRIDAY KARAOKE NIGHT AT WAYPOINT | 9 PM to 11:55 PM 

SATURDAYS 

AVALANCHE DOG MEET & GREET AT THE HUNTLEY MOUNTAIN SIDE PATIO | 4:30 PM

LIVE DJS IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE PLAZA | 3 PM – 6 PM

LIVE MUSIC AT TIPS UP IN BIG SKY TOWN CENTER | 9:45 PM – 11:45 PM 

SUNDAYS 

SUNDAY FUNDAY AT WAYPOINT | 2 PM to 11:55 PM

LIVE DJS IN THE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE PLAZA | 3 PM – 6 PM 


WINTER FUN AwaitS with Big Sky Vacation Rentals

When planning your winter escape to Big Sky, consider the comfort and convenience of a vacation rental! Stay near the best winter events in Big Sky with the flexibility of your own space and the freedom to create your own winter adventures. 

Whether you’re seeking a cozy mountain cabin, a contemporary condo, or a luxurious mountain chalet, you’ll find a range of accommodations to suit your needs with Big Sky Vacation Rentals and a team of local experts to customize your stay!   

We live here, we play here, we know Big Sky!

How To Enjoy The Gallatin River In Big Sky, MT

The mighty Gallatin River that flows through Big Sky is one of Montana’s most iconic rivers. The Gallatin River is wild and scenic with one of the best whitewater runs in the Yellowstone region, world-class flyfishing, free-roaming wildlife, and captivating Big Sky Country landscapes that will leave you in absolute awe! 

The Gallatin Canyon was first discovered by Native American tribes who survived by fishing the trout-rich waters, hunting wildlife, and trading with other tribes. The Gallatin River was originally named “Cut-tuh-o-gwa”, a Shoshone name meaning “swift water” and renamed in 1805 by Meriweather Lewis in honor of Albert Gallatin, the US Secretary of Treasury. 

The Gallatin River carves a channel between the Madison and Gallatin mountain ranges from Wyoming’s Gallatin Lake in the high peaks of Yellowstone National Park north through Big Sky and on to form the headwaters of the Missouri River in Three Forks, Montana. 

The river descends 4,800 feet between Wyoming and Montana with a wide variety of water changing from meandering trout streams to rapid whitewater and is a world-class recreational hub for hikers, bikers, rafters, anglers, and nature lovers of all ages.   


GETTING ON THE GALLATIN RIVER

Scenic Drive on US191

The scenic drive from Bozeman or West Yellowstone into Big Sky is an awe-inspiring introduction to Montana’s mighty Gallatin River. US Route 191 follows the Gallatin River from Bozeman south to Big Horn Pass near the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park with many pull-outs and trailheads to access the river. Plan to take your time! The Gallatin River Canyon is a wilderness corridor for bighorn sheep, black bears, elk, and moose so expect wildlife encounters! The drive to Big Sky, MT is beautiful.   

World-Class Fly-Fishing

The Gallatin River is world-renowned for its blue ribbon trout fishing. If you’ve watched Robert Redford’s classic movie “A River Runs Through It”, then you know all about the world-class fly fishing experience that awaits on the trout-rich Gallatin River. The Gallatin River hosts hovers of rainbow, brown, brook, and cutthroat trout for year-round flyfishing and is best fished with waders, from the river banks, or with a professional, local guide that knows the secret fishing spots on the Gallatin River. A Montana Fishing License is required!   

Scenic Float Trips

The Gallatin is one of the best rivers for whitewater rafting in Montana and most Gallatin River trips leave right here from Big Sky! The upper stretch of the Gallatin River between West Yellowstone and Big Sky features gentle waters and easy Class I-II rapids for a scenic float trip with stunning views and endless opportunities for wildlife sightings.

Wild Whitewater Rafting

The wild whitewater stretch of the Gallatin River is between Big Sky and Squaw Creek Bridge about 15 miles north. The lower whitewater section ranges from Class II-III rapids for a fun cruise through the cliffs to wild Class III-IV rapids with big waves, big drops, and extensive whitewater. Whitewater enthusiasts will find never-ending thrills on famous wild waters like Screaming Left, House Rock, and Mad Mile. For the wildest whitewater rafting experience, the Gallatin River reaches its peak flow in June with spring runoff.

Hiking & Biking Trails

If you prefer your feet on the ground, the Gallatin River is best explored on the riverside hiking and biking trails. There are endless trailheads along US191 accessing the Gallatin River. Our favorites are the Ousel Falls Trail, a short, stunning hike from the heart of Big Sky, and the Gallatin Riverside Trail which follows the river from the Lava Lake trailhead near Big Sky to Storm Castle Creek, an easy 5.5-mile round trip along the Gallatin River. Big Sky is bear country! Always carry bear spray and be on the lookout for our local wildlife sharing the trails.

Horseriding on the Gallatin River

During your stay in Big Sky, you can even experience the Gallatin River on horseback! The Original Paddle and Saddle Tour with Geyser Whitewater Expeditions includes a two-hour trail ride through the mountains followed by an afternoon of river running the Gallatin River. Saddle up for another unique outdoor adventure in Big Sky, MT.  


GALLATIN RIVER OUTFITTERS

Gallatin River Guides

Location: 47430 Gallatin Road, Big Sky, MT
Contact: (406) 995-2290

Take your Gallatin River flyfishing experience to the next level with Gallatin River Guides in Big Sky, MT. Serving visitors to the Gallatin Canyon for over 30 years, Gallatin River Guides know when, where, and how to fish our world-class blue-ribbon trout waters and offer a wide variety of professionally guided fly fishing trips for every angler, year-round! Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, you’ll find a fly fishing experience with Gallatin River Guides. Choose from flyfishing lessons, half-day and full-day walking & wading trips, full-day floats, three rivers in three days, or a flyfishing package customized just for you and your crew!

Gallatin River Trip Options
Winter Fishing Trips
Family Fishing Trips
Half-day & Full-day Walking & Wading Fly Fishing Trips
Duration: 1-hour to 8-hour trips 

Geyser Whitewater Expeditions

Location: 46651 Gallatin Road, Big Sky, MT
Contact: (406) 995-4989

Geyser Whitewater Expeditions are the local whitewater experts for rafting trips on the Gallatin River departing from Big Sky, MT.  Situated minutes from Big Sky, Geyser Whitewater Expeditions offers half-day and full-day trips on the gentle sections of the upper Gallatin Canyon and the raging rapids in the lower whitewater. 

Geyser Whitewater Expeditions also offer great combo packages like the Rafting & Zipline Adventure Park and the Rafting & Horseback Adventure. The Yellowstone Pass is another great value package for families with Gallatin River whitewater rafting, a pass to Zipline Adventure Park, unlimited entry to the climbing wall, savings on Yellowstone Park tours, and unlimited boat rentals at Big Sky’s Lake Levinsky

Gallatin River Trip Options
Half-day Gallatin River Rafting Adventures
Full-day Gallatin River Rafting Trips
Daily Kayaking Trips on the Gallatin River
Whitewater Rafting & Zipline Package
Saddle & Paddle – Horseback Riding & Rafting Package
Duration: 3-hour to 7-hour trips 


BIG SKY VACATION RENTALS

The charming mountain town of Big Sky Montana sits high in the Madison Mountains above the Gallatin Canyon and is the ultimate base camp to adventure and explore the wild and scenic Gallatin River. 

However you choose to experience the Gallatin River, you’ll find the perfect place to relax at the end of the day with Big Sky Vacation Rentals. Our elite collection of 125+ Big Sky vacation rentals ranges from classic cowboy cabins in the alpine peaks to luxury mountain lodges for large groups in the heart of Big Sky Town Center.   

Let the Gallatin River be the backdrop to unforgettable Montana memories with Big Sky Vacation Rentals! Search our selection of mountain-inspired homes, find travel inspiration in our Big Sky Travel Guide, or call our team at (888) 915-2787 to customize your vacation in Big Sky. 

We live here, we play here, and we know Big Sky!  

Top 5 Fall Activities in Big Sky, MT


Fall is the perfect time of year for epic leaf-peeping adventures in Big Sky with cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, festive fall events and the soft golden hues of the aspens and cottonwoods highlighting the spectacular outdoor beauty that surrounds Big Sky. 

1. Resort Activities


Big Sky Resort offers award-winning golf, ziplining, a bungee trampoline, disc golf, archery and scenic chair rides up Andesite Mountain for hiking, mountain biking or an off-road experience on the Lone Mountain Expedition. On a clear day you can see from the summit of Lone Peak across two National Parks and three states!

2. Fall Hikes in Big Sky


The trail lined mountains of Big Sky boast endless adventures for all ages, close to town and in the secluded backcountry. Below are a few of our favorite trails highlighted for vibrant fall foliage and gorgeous mountain views. Always be prepared for approaching wildlife and carry bear spray when adventuring in Big Sky country!

Ousel Falls

This popular fall trail is easy to access and hike! The 1.6 mile trail follows the South Fork ravine through the pines, along the river, creeks and pools to the beautiful Ousel Falls. The Yellow Mule Trail and South Fork Loop join this trail for a longer hike. There are several picnic sites along the trail for a picnic break.

Beehive Basin

Big Sky’s best hike is a scenic moderate 6.6-mile out and back hike that leads to Beehive Basin, a crystal clear lake surrounded by the incredible Spanish Peaks wilderness and overlooking Lone Peak. Pack a picnic and spend the day soaking up the fall colors, mountain views and cool alpine waters.

Storm Castle

The Storm Castle trail is a popular 5.3 mile moderate trail in the Gallatin River Canyon. The trail begins at Storm Castle Creek and climbs up steep switchbacks through the forest and rocky slopes to the summit of Storm Castle Peak for magical views of Garnet Mountain, the Gallatin River and the upper Madison Range.

3. Horseback Riding


Horseback riding in the Montana backcountry is best in the cooler months when beautiful fall foliage surrounds you and you can find many opportunities to observe wildlife. Book a trail ride on an authentic Montana ranch or combine a day in the wilderness with an epic fly fishing adventure on the Gallatin River.

4. Yellowstone National Park


Take a day-trip to Yellowstone National Park for leaf-peeping, geyser gazing and wildlife viewing! The west entrance of Yellowstone is only a 50 mile scenic drive south of Big Sky, Montana. Interested in learning more about what Yellowstone National Park is like in the fall? Click here!

5. Stargazing from our Luxury Rentals


Fall is one of the best times to see the Milky Way, and even the Northern Lights over the Montana skies. Stay with Big Sky Vacation Rentals and choose from our selection of vacation homes and condos with luxury amenities including outdoor hot tubs, private wrap-around decks and quiet, secluded settings ideal for a night under Montana’s big skies.

Best Things To Do In Yellowstone In The Fall


Yellowstone National Park is one of the top most visited and one of the most beloved parks in the USA. Yellowstone even broke records and set new visitor highs this summer! While the summertime brings in the most visitors to the area, locals know that autumn is Yellowstone’s better and quieter season. With thinning crowds, bright sunny days, cool crisp air and a vibrant display of golden aspens, these gorgeous times make for some of the best days the park sees all year. Read on to learn about our tips for visiting the park this fall.

1. Fall Foliage Hikes in Yellowstone


Prime time for fall foliage in Yellowstone is from mid-September in the higher elevations above 7,000 feet through to mid-October in the lower valleys. The best way to see the autumn glow is on one of the many Yellowstone National Park hikes with ample leaf-peeping opportunities, wildlife viewing and panoramic vistas. The Bunsen Peak Trail south of Mammoth Hot Springs boasts 360-degree views of the Gallatin Mountains and Yellowstone River Valley. Safety first!

Local’s Tip: Be sure to carry bear spray at all times and know how to use it!

2. Autumn Fishing in Yellowstone


Fishing in Yellowstone during the autumn months offers some of the best fly fishing and the potential for the perfect catch. The brown trout spawn between late-October and mid-November, perfectly timed with Yellowstone’s fall foliage season. The Madison River near the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park and the Gardner River near Mammoth Hot Springs are prime spots for fall fishing in Yellowstone.

3. Check Out Yellowstone’s Geological Wonders


More than half the world’s hydrothermal features (more than 10,000!) are preserved at Yellowstone National Park from hot springs and mud pots to the world-famous geysers. “Geyser Gazers” flock to Yellowstone throughout the year to view these geological wonders. Top geysers easily accessible on a day trip to Yellowstone from Big Sky include the spectacular Grand Prismatic Spring and Old Faithful to the south and Artists Paintpots, Norris Geyser and the terraces and thermal pools of Mammoth Hot Springs up north.

4. Wildlife Viewing


Fall is the best time to see the Iconic Yellowstone wildlife, with best viewing times at dawn and dusk. Herds of elk and humpbacked bison migrate from higher elevations to the valleys for winter grazing, bears forage for food in preparation for winter hibernation and the hawks and raptors begin their annual fall migration (best seen in the Hayden Valley). Mid-September to mid-June is prime time for wolf watching in Yellowstone and the musical bugle of the elk during rutting (breeding) season can be heard from September and often as late as mid-October (best seen at Mammoth Hot Springs). Safety first! Stay well away from wildlife as the park suggests 100 years from bears and wolves, 25 yards from all other animals.

5. Don’t Forget: Check the Weather & Road Closures


The autumn weather in Yellowstone can be highly unpredictable and snow can begin to accumulate as early as October in the higher elevations! Be prepared to experience a wide range of temperatures from cool lows of 20 F to highs in the 60’s. 

Many of Yellowstone’s restaurants, services and lodging facilities close by mid-October, however the roads remain open until November 8th for guided and self-drive tours of Yellowstone. Always check for seasonal road closures when planning an autumn trip to Yellowstone.

Big Sky Vacation Rentals offer a premier portfolio of vacation rentals near Yellowstone, an easy drive from the west entrance on Highway 191, and our local team are ready to help you choose the perfect home-away-from-home and best tour of Yellowstone National Park for a memorable autumn escape and fall-foliage trip to Yellowstone National Park. 

Big Sky PBR Bull Riding Event 2024


Come to Big Sky and enjoy three nights of professional bull riding and attend the toughest sport on dirt! The Big Sky PBR is part of PBR’s True Velocity Tour – a competition series following World Finals consisting of more than 60 events in 27 states across the United States. The Big Sky PBR has been voted Event of the Year by PBR bull riders for nine consecutive years (2013-2021) at the PBR World Finals, sharing Montana with the world one bull ride at a time.

Big Sky PBR’s high-octane show is a spectacle to witness, and a treat to experience in Big Sky’s intimate arena with one of Mother Nature’s best backdrops – the 11,166-foot Lone Mountain.

July 18th – 20th, 2024 –> GET TICKETS

Tickets for the 2024 PBR are on sale now. Enjoy three nights of Challenger Series Professional Bull Riding July 18-20 with some of the world’s top riders and bulls.


JOIN IN ON THE FUN AT THE AFTER PARTY!

Enjoy live music following the Big Sky PBR featuring some of the best music on the country circuit.

*After Party music is included with your Big Sky PBR ticket. Music-only entry tickets will also be available for purchase on March 4 at 10am MT

CORB LUND
Friday, July 19

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY

JASON BOLAND & THE STRAGGLERS
Saturday, July 20

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY

TICKET PRICES

Tickets range from General Admission to Golden Buckle VIP and are all first come, first served bleacher seating. Big Sky PBR is set in an outdoor arena and is a rain or shine event. All ticket purchases are final and non-refundable.

Babies/toddlers 2 years and under are free of charge.

**Big Sky Resort Tax (4%) is added into the price of each ticket.


General Admission Night #1

First come, first served bleacher seating on Thursday, July 18.

12000

  • Access to full bull riding event
  • Access to food vendors and cash bar

GA Kids 10 & Under Night #1

First come, first served bleacher seating on Thursday, July 18.

6500

  • Access to full bull riding event
  • Access to food vendors

GA Night #2 or Night #3

First come, first served bleacher seating on Friday, July 19 OR Saturday, July 20.

25000

  • Access to full bull riding event
  • Access to food vendors and cash bar
  • Entrance to PBR After Party

Golden Buckle VIP Night #2 or Night #3

First come, first served VIP bleacher seating on Fri, July 19 ($550) OR Sat, July 20 ($650).

55000+

  • Access to full bull riding event
  • Access to the covered VIP tent and catered food
  • Access to 2 VIP bars plus 2 complimentary drinks
  • Access to air-conditioned and flushable bathrooms
  • Entrance to PBR After Party

Entering its 13th season, the first Big Sky PBR event was a one-night show held in 2011 with a second night added in 2012. Since then, Big Sky PBR’s massive production has turned one week of the year into Big Sky’s Biggest Week, bringing economic boom to Southwest Montana and drawing over 30,000 attendees and the best bull riders from around the world.

Tickets sell out quickly for the series of events so act fast to secure your spot in one of the most exciting events to hit the greater Yellowstone region.

At the Big Sky PBR, it’s not just about bull riding. In 2023, over $290,000 was raised for local nonprofits throughout Big Sky’s Biggest Week events.

It’s a great week to plan a trip to Big Sky, Montana!


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OUTLAW BULLS

Meet the athletes behind the sport of bullriding and some of the best bucking bulls around. These 2,000-pound beasts are bred to buck and work in concert with the athleticism of their rider making for a unique match with each, nail-biting, 8-second run. Meet the bulls, keep track of their standings and purchase PBR gear online.


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ABOUT PBR

Headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) tour was founded in 1992 by a group of 20 bull riders looking to bring their sport mainstream. The PBR now holds more than 300 annual events in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, attracting more than 2.5 million spectators each year. “The Toughest Sport on Dirt,” combines intense sports action and world-class production that can’t be rivaled by any other major league sport. In just two decades, PBR has grown into a global sports sensation that has awarded more than $140 million in prize money. The PBR has rapidly transformed one of the fastest-growing sports in America into a worldwide phenomenon.


VISIT WEBSITE

ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY EVENTS

BIG SKY COMMUNITY RODEO

BeginJuly 12, 2024 at 7:30 pm
EndJuly 12, 2024 at 9:30 pm
LocationBig Sky Events Arena
Address450 Aspen Leaf Dr. Big Sky, MT 59730

Tickets on sale June 4th at 10AM MDT.

Presented by Yellowstone Club, the Big Sky Rodeo features some of Montana State University’s finest up-and-coming rodeo athletes as they entertain with a variety of rodeo disciplines including Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing and Bull Riding.

Mutton bustin’ and an additional special feature of 406 Rodeo miniature bucking stock ridden by junior roughstock kids will highlight the evening. Professional PBR and Western sports announcer Matt West will be announcing the event.

Ticket holders can enjoy food and drink options at the venue including food trucks and bar service.

COMMUNITY STREET DANCE

BeginJuly 12, 2024 at 9:30 pm
EndJuly 12, 2024 at 11:00 pm
LocationTBD
AddressBig Sky, MT

Join us in celebrating Big Sky PBR as the 10x Event of the Year! The Community Street Dance is a free concert following the Big Sky Community Rodeo to help us kickoff Big Sky’s Biggest Week. Grab your friends and family and enjoy FREE live country and rock music from Tony Marques Band.

The Tony Marques Band (TMB) (pronounced: “Mar-cus”) ranks at the top when it comes to Las Vegas’s premier country/rock bands. The attention this four-piece band has received came rather quickly since being established in early 2013. The incredible musicianship, smooth three-part harmonies, and energetic, audience-interactive shows have people talking, venues calling, and crowds wanting more. These key ingredients come together to create the perfect blend of today’s country/rock music.

Heading up the band, Tony Marques has been deeply rooted in the country music scene since he started performing over twenty-five years ago. Without question, his rich tenor vocals lend themselves to the country genre perfectly.

Tony has opened for some of today’s biggest country stars including Big & Rich, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Gary Allan, Charlie Daniels, and Diamond Rio, just to name a few. Fellow band members Tommy Cameron (Lead Guitar & Vocals), Mike Tucker (Drums, Percussion & Vocals), and Mike Riojas (Bass & Vocals), come from diverse musical backgrounds consisting of country, rock, pop, and R&B. This adds the edge you hear in the band’s live shows.

FREE COMMUNITY DAY & MUTTON BUSTIN’

BeginJuly 16, 2024 at 2:00 pm
EndJuly 16, 2024 at 10:00 pm
LocationBig Sky Events Arena
Address450 Aspen Leaf Dr. Big Sky, MT 59730

This year’s Community Day & Mutton Bustin’ will include an array of family-friendly activities including a petting zoo, carnival games and prizes, food trucks, and sheep riding through the arena for the highest score. We will have spots available starting March 4th.

MUTTON BUSTIN’

Mutton Bustin will include three rounds of 10 participants based on a first come first served reservation basis. Buckaroos must be 3-6 years old, weigh less than 60lbs. Reservations are now open.

SIGN UP NOW

DICK ALLGOOD COMMUNITY BINGO NIGHT

BeginJuly 16, 2024 at 6:00 pm
EndJuly 16, 2024 at 9:00 pm
LocationBig Sky Events Arena
Address450 Aspen Leaf Dr. Big Sky, MT 59730

BINGO! Everyone is familiar with the rush of adrenaline when you’re the first to get a row of perfectly inked stamps on your BINGO card. Join us for the 4th Annual Dick Allgood Community BINGO Night benefiting a local nonprofit. Events include a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, food and beverages, BINGO prizes and the chance to be the BINGO champion.

Entry into the tent is included with your 10-pack of bingo cards purchase. Must be 18+ to play unless accompanied by an adult.

Tickets on sale June 4th at 10AM MDT.

Big Sky Vacation Rentals offer a hand-picked selection of over 125 luxury vacation rentals in prime locations throughout Big Sky. We’ll find you the perfect home to suit your Big Sky vacation itinerary and assist with vacation planning

Book direct for the best Big Sky prices or call our vacation experts at (888) 915-2787 to start planning your vacation under Montana’s Big Sky. 

Why Visit Yellowstone In The Springtime?




Spring is one of the most dynamic times of the year in the Yellowstone National Park. The landscape changes almost daily as the hillsides start turning green and the days grow longer. The rivers run higher and the waterfalls become more prominent from the snow melt while snow still lingers in higher elevations. As the temperatures increases, wildlife including grizzly and black bears will start coming out of hibernation and become more active in the meadows. 

Escape the Crowds and Enjoy Yellowstone National Park as it Opens this Spring 2024!

While most visitors don’t come to Yellowstone National Park until the months of July and August, there is a certain beauty to the park in the spring time making it worth a visit before the crowded summer months. Please check the National Park Service website for current weather and road conditions. 

Travel Tips

Dress Warm While the weather is generally milder than in March, April still brings occasional snow storms with temperatures dropping below freezing on some days.

Rise Early Before sunrise if possible as Yellowstone in the spring has some of the most exciting wildlife watching. Rising early is the best time to observe animals in their natural habitat.

Be Prepared If you plan to hike make sure to bring bear spray, water, sunscreen and rain gear as Yellowstone is a mountain wilderness and being prepared will ensure you have an enjoyable trip.

Pack Your Lunch Most restaurants and services in the park will still be closed for the season so make sure you bring enough food for an entire day’s explorations.

Biking in Yellowstone National Park

Every spring, biking, including e-bikes are allowed on Yellowstone National Park roads while they are still closed to motorized, public travel. Spring bicycling season usually starts by early April with no set date as designated routes are opened once they are cleared from snow. The closest route to Big Sky that is open to biking is from the West Entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs.

This is a wonderful way to explore the vastness and wildlife of the park in all tranquility while getting some exercising in as well!

Yellowstone Wildlife in the Spring

Spring is the best season to view wildlife in Yellowstone. Baby animals start appearing all over the park, including grizzly and black bear cubs starting mid March, bison calves in April and elk calves later on from May to June. While bears and bison are incredibly exciting to observe, please be sure to respect wildlife, follow all park safety guidelines and keep your distance for your safety and theirs.

Bison calves tend to be born from late March through May and have a fuzzy, orange-reddish fur, earning them the nickname “red dogs”. The bison calves are able to keep up with their mothers just a couple hours after they are born and they are protected from danger by the rest of the herd surrounding them at all times. You will be able to see the herds with the red dogs in the meadows, make sure to watch from a distance as bison can get aggressive if too close.

Stay With Us! Check Out Our Big Sky Homes

After each full day of exploring Yellowstone National Park, hiking or biking around Big Sky, retreat to your luxurious, comfortable vacation home for an evening to remember. We proudly boast one of Big Sky’s largest selections of vacation rentals, so you’re bound to find one that perfectly suits your group’s size, style, and budget. Luxuries include private hot tubs, lavish outdoor patios and incredible mountain views. Please give us a call today at +1-888-915-2787 or email us at info@bookbigsky.com to inquire, or simply browse through our available properties