Big Sky is known for its world class skiing and snowboarding, with some of the best snow in the country. But what if you’re not here to ski but still want to enjoy the snow and have some winter fun?
Not to worry! The fun in Big Sky doesn’t start at the top of the mountain and end at the base area. Montana provides a variety of activities for all ages and there is always something new and somewhere new to explore. For guests who’ve never stepped foot on skis, family members who want additional options, or skiers and riders who just want to take a day to enjoy something new, Big Sky has something for everyone.
Here are some of our top choices for fun activities in Big Sky when you’re not hitting the slopes….
Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to get outside and enjoy the beautiful views of Montana. If you get lucky, you might even see some wildlife! Big Sky is tucked in the middle of the Madison Range and with the Gallatin Range and Yellowstone National Park close by, the opportunities to explore are endless. Just grab you pair of snowshoes or rent one at Grizzly Outfitters and go explore the wintery scenery.
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. If you are looking for a more backcountry feel, Big Sky has a large trail network that is suitable for cross country skiing as well, with rentals available through Grizzly Outfitters.
Conquer the snow in style! Take a snowmobile tour for a couple hours or a full day and enjoy slicing your way through the snowy mountains while taking in the beauty of Montana’s finest. With options around Big Sky and West Yellowstone, expert guides and top-notch equipment, snowmobile companies ensure a safe, enjoyable and memorable experience for you and your whole group.
The free ice skating rink in the heart of the Big Sky Town Center is opening back up on December 1st for the winter, come enjoy an afternoon of the ice with your family and friends! Ice skate rentals are available at Grizzly Outfitters and East Slope Outdoors in Town Center.
Big Sky offers some of the best dog sledding in Montana! This is truly a unique way to experience the wintry beauty of Big Sky and learn more about the art of dog sledding. Sit back and get ready for an exhilarating adventure that the entire family will enjoy. If you would like to get more involved and learn to mush, Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures offers half day experiences where you get to drive your own sled and team of dogs.
Offered from December to March, sleigh ride dinners at Lone Mountain Sports provides a relaxing and magical evening activity for the entire family. Guests load up in a sleigh and are taken on an enjoyable moonlight ride through the snowy landscape of Big Sky to the North Fork cabin for a family-style prime rib dinner, one of the most delicious meals you’ll ever have!
Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only ways to fly down the hillsides around Big Sky. Grab a sled at Grizzly Outfitters or Ace Hardware, and enjoy some fast runs down on sleds behind Town Center with the entire family!
8. Winter Tours in Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone receives millions of visitors every year, but only a small percentage visit the park in the winter. Without the traffic and the crows, Yellowstone National Park is a magical winter wonderland. Yellowstone snow coach tours are available to several park destinations including Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. If you are lucky you might see a herd of bison, elk and even some wolves!
Are you looking to get to your home without having to go through the hassle of picking up groceries? Have Alisa deliver them straight to you! Place your online order with any grocery store in Bozeman or Big Sky that offers curbside pickup and Alisa will pick it up and bring it to your home before you arrive. Bozeman Grocery Stores: Safeway, Smith’s and Albertson’s. Big Sky Grocery Stores: Roxy’s and Hungry Moose.
Family Meal By Phil
Whether ordering tailor-made dinners ready to eat, pantry staples to have on hand, or if you require Chef Phil on site for large parties, intimate dinners or individual cooking classes in your rental property, we provide custom menus using local & seasonal ingredients. With a well-trained eye for the freshest in-season produce, & utilizing his long-standing relationships with farmers, growers, cheesemongers, fishermen, & large & small purveyors of the finest ingredients, Phil combines his Michelin star hospitality and dining experience with the comfort of dining in your own home, into each of his dishes.
Forage & Fire provides elevated Montana cuisine with fresh local ingredients. Hire one of our chefs for private in-home services, maybe enjoy a delicious meal with the family, or make your special day remarkable with our upscale dining menu. Contact us to discuss menu selections and availability.
The Dinner Biz personal chef service offers premium service at an affordable price. Our offered services range from in-home dinner parties and brunches, to grocery delivery and leave behind meals ready for you at your convenience. The Dinner Biz is prepared to meet and exceed your expectations, on your schedule, and at your convenience.
A trusted reputation throughout Montana, J. Lake Chef brings a simple but sophisticated touch to any event from small intimate gatherings in your home to larger events such as weddings, social and corporate events.
Chef’s Table serves gourmet meals in your home, prepared with fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Bringing a fine-dining experience to your home for all occasions: dinner parties, luncheons, corporate gatherings, showers, and family meals.
Whether it’s a formal dinner, a luncheon or child’s birthday party, Montana Chef is happy to create a customized menu for you and are available on an as-needed basis. The Montana Chef`s culinary background provides a broad array of food styles and cuisines to pull from, handling everything from Superbowl parties to family get-together and holiday gatherings.
Sweet Buns Catering is committed to providing the best quality of food for any occasion . Our goal is provide delicious, natural options. That’s why we prepare all of our meals with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Creating a personalized menu for any night of the week. Ask about our GLUTEN FREE, VEGETARIAN, and VEGAN options!
Enjoy an experience created just for you by two chefs from Napa Valley. With over 20 years of combined professional experience in Michelin-level kitchens, we can design a meal for any occasion. Our food philosophy is to keep things simple, with great flavors, proper cooking techniques and using the best, locally-sourced ingredients through family owned purveyors.
Cinnamon and Sage Catering and Events provides world-class catering for weddings, private and corporate events, and parties in Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston, Three Forks and Helena We create customized menus with fresh vision befitting the expansiveness of Big Sky Country.
Food For Thought specializes in exquisitely presented, modern farm to table seasonal menus, utilizing the freshest, organic and local ingredients available. Our professionally trained culinary and hospitality teams provide unforgettable food experiences for occasions of all kinds, including freshly prepared foods and meal packages. Perhaps that’s why we’ve been voted Bozeman’s choice caterer for the last six years in a row!
Totally Tasty Offers Totally Awesome Sliders that will fill you up and give you the energy you need to keep your Montana lifestyle going strong! We also cook up some delicious Grilled Cheeses, Kurobuta Bratwursts, Catfish Hoagies, and tasty vegetarian sliders! We use mostly local, organic, and non-gmo ingredients and make everything from scratch. Totally Tasty not only dishes out awesome sliders, brats, and grilled cheeses, we also offer custom catering for any size event!
Seasonal Montana is a celebration of food and life in Southwest Montana. We are committed to providing a high-end, local, farm-to-table experience every time. We provide 100% customizable in-person and drop-off catering, and we love working with clients to create Montana magic for every occasion.
The Country Market is a full-service grocery store, offering the widest selection of groceries, deli items, produce, beer and wine. Delivery service and gift baskets available, what could be better than having your favorite snacks await your arrival!
Chef Austin Brown is delighted to offer his clients his experience and belief in using fresh and locally sourced ingredients to create unforgettable, and from scratch, experiences. Proudly offering all services from catered events, private dinners, rustic outdoor dining, and group cooking lessons to pre-prepared meals to maximize your time outdoors.