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Spring Ski Season in Big Sky

As many begin to pack away their winter gear for the season, there’s a bunch of wise (and often wild!) powder hounds that know the right way to end the ski season – spring skiing at one of the “Best Ski Resorts in the West” – Big Sky Resort, MT. Big Sky Resort stays open until 24 April 2022 (estimated) so there’s still time to book a last minute ski vacation to Big Sky.

What to Expect on a Spring Ski Vacation in Big Sky

Spring ski season in Big Sky is epic! The spring months are the best time to ski Big Sky - the sun stays up longer, shines brighter and delivers bluebird days with warmer temps and soft, slushy snow. Outdoor patios begin to open with live music and an awesome slopeside vibe, the sun only sets after 7pm, and the nights are still cold enough for cozy fireplaces and bubbling hot tubs under Montana’s vast skies.  

April is the snowiest month of the year in Big Sky so between the blue bird days expect spring storms to roll in with plenty of fresh pow all to yourself! Seasoned spring skiers and snowboarders will tell you that late season skiing offers a completely different experience to the peak of winter, and timing is everything! Warms days often bring slushing conditions by afternoon and you may not get a full day on the perfect conditions on the slopes - but you can ski in the morning, soak up the warm afternoon sun fat biking or hiking the trials, watch a spectacular alpine sunset, and retire to the comfort of a Big Sky Vacation Rental ski home for a hot-tub dip.   

Big Sky Resort’s Spring Skiing Terrain

Big Sky Resort is one of the “Top-Ranked Ski Resorts in the West” and is massive! Big Sky Resort boasts 5,850 skiable acres with a summit elevation of 11,000 feet, 4,350 of vertical drop, 7 awesome terrain parks, a deep spring snowpack, and north & south facing slopes for prime spring skiing – all ages, all levels & all abilities. 

Your time on the slopes is maximized at Big Sky Resort with some of the most modern and scenic chairlifts in the US. The iconic Lone Peak Tram offers views of the Montana Peaks as far as the eye can see, and the newly installed Swift Current 6 (the fastest six-person chairlift in North America) & Ramcharger 8 (North America’s first 8-seat chairlift) can move 6,600 skiers from the base area up the mountain - per hour.

Andesite Mountain is at a lower elevation with long, wide-open groomers, spaced out tree runs, and easy greens from the summit at Everett’s to the Mountain Village base area. If you’ve got the skill – Lone Peak delivers endless extreme adventures in the spring months or hit the sunny north-facing slopes of Moonlight Mountain. From fresh powder to freshly packed spring corn with panoramic peaks at every turn, we rate Big Sky Resort the best spring skiing destination in the west!

Top Off-Slope Spring Adventures in Big Sky

While you can explore Big Sky Resort all week and not ski or snowboard the same run twice - not all your time will be spent on the slopes. Big Sky offers plenty of off slope activities for the whole family. Here’s our favorite activities for time away the slopes during your spring break in Big Sky. 

Strap on your snowshoes and hike to Ousel Falls, it’s extra spectacular during spring snowmelt.

Bring (or rent) a fat bike to cruise through the spring snow & mud on the Big Sky trails.

Cross-country ski the Nordic trails or book a bucket-list sleigh ride dinner at Lone Mountain Ranch (weather dependent – currently open through end March)

Explore the backcountry of the Montana mountains on horseback.

Find a secret spot on the scenic Gallatin River for world-class spring fly-fishing.

Book a secluded Big Sky cabin for prime spring wildlife viewing.

Explore the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park! Take a scenic drive at your own pace (Yellowstone’s free admission day is on April 16th) or book a guided Yellowstone tour from Big Sky. 

Outdoor aprés ski on sunny patios with live music, cold brews, breathtaking views and good friends (old and new!) – as fun as the slopes in spring!

Looking for late night vibes – head to Tips Up Bar, Big Sky’s newest 1980s ski-themed dive bar with games for the kids, live music, and craft beers & creative cocktails for a night on the town.

If you’re a music lover plan your Big Sky spring ski trip in line with the Big Sky Big Grass Festival (Mar 31-April 3) – Big Sky’s epic spring skiing by day and world-class bluegrass late into the night!

Stay on the Slopes with Big Sky Vacation Rentals!

Big Sky Vacation Rentals represent the top luxury vacation rentals on the slopes of Big Sky Resort – from the hub of Mountain Village to the secluded slopes of Moonlight Basin. For Big Sky spring skiing at its finest – download our Big Sky Vacation guide app, browse our full selection of Big Sky vacation rentals, and start your inspiration here with a taster of our slopeside, ski-in/ski-out Big Sky ski condos, cabins & homes.

Big Sky Mountain Village

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 9

Ski-in/Ski-out to Big Sky Resort

Homestead Chalet 6 Claim Jumper

Big Sky Mountain Village

5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, Sleeps 14

Ski-in/Ski-out to Big Sky Resort

Powder Ridge Cabin Manitou 1

Big Sky Mountain Village

5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 16

Ski-in/Ski-out to Big Sky Resort

Cowboy Heaven Luxury Suite 7D

Moonlight Basin

4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 14

Ski-in/Ski-out to Madison Base Area

MMH 42 Cowboy Heaven

Moonlight Basin

3 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Ski-in/Ski-out to Madison Base Area

MMH 4 Shadow Ridge

Moonlight Mountain Home

3 Bedroom, 4.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

Ski-in/Ski-out to Madison Base Area