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Why Visit Big Sky This Summer

Discover the beauty of Big Sky in summer! Big Sky Resort is featured in the Ski Mag Resort Guide 2022 as one of the “Top Ski Resorts in the West” but what lies beneath the layers of perfect fresh powder is equally as exciting!

Big Sky is a four season vacation destination and the perfect base for summer fun, adventures in the mountains, day trips to Yellowstone and complete R&R in an alpine setting. Escape into nature, browse summer farmers markets, dine on outdoor patios with views, listen to live music under the stars and create lifelong memories with family and friends this summer in Big Sky, MT.

Fly Fishing

Big Sky is known for its world-famous Blue Ribbon waters, pristine alpine lakes, trout ponds and secret fly fishing spots known only to local river guides. Discover the thrill of fly fishing on a beginners fly fishing clinic, find seclusion on a horseback fishing trip to Big Sky’s alpine lakes, float or wade the waters alone, or book a bucket-list fly fishing trip to Yellowstone National Park.

Hiking & Biking

Lace up and breathe in the fresh mountain air on one of Big Sky’s scenic hiking trails. Take an adventurous journey on Big Sky’s multi-use community trails, explore miles of lift-served hiking and biking trails at Big Sky Resort, book a guided hike at Lone Mountain Ranch, or escape into Montana’s untouched landscapes for complete seclusion. 

Regardless of the adventure, you’re welcomed to the Montana wilderness with spring and summer wildflowers, vast and vibrant vistas, wildlife viewing with Bighorn sheep, elk, coyotes, bison, mountain goats and bear (always stay bear aware!), and crisp mountain air.


Big Sky Resort offers the longest ziplines in the Yellowstone Region with spectacular views of Lone Mountain and the Spanish Peaks and two thrilling courses, the Nature Zipline and Adventure Zipline Tour above the forest. If you’re taking a day trip to Yellowstone, the Zipline Adventure Park in Yellowstone has authentic guided adventure tours for the whole family. 

Horseback Riding

Big Sky boasts a wide variety of trails for horseback riding from wagon rides and beginner trails to horseback fly fishing tours and backcountry experiences for expert riders and wannabe cowboys! Whether you’re looking for beginner lessons or an adventure into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and Gallatin National orest on a unique Dude Ranch trail ride, horseback riding in Big Sky takes you places you’ll never forget.


Yellowstone Country is one of the top snowmobile destinations in the US and in the warmer months, these trails are open for visitors to explore amazing untouched scenery on an ATV adventure in Big Sky. Bring your own ATV, rent a high performance vehicle from a local outfitter, or book a guided ATV tour of Big Sky for an off-roading experience in the backcountry of Big Sky.

White Water Rafting

The Gallatin River is one of the premier river rafting destinations in the west with spectacular scenery, calm and challenging rapids, and excellent local river guides to get you on the water. Choose from lazy tubing trips, scenic kayak tours or exhilarating whitewater rafting expeditions on the Gallatin River. For more tranquil lake activities, Lake Levinsky has boat, canoe, and paddleboat rentals for hours of summer fun.

Yellowstone Tours

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most visited parks in the US and only a one hour scenic drive and easy day trip from Big Sky. There’s a wide variety of guided summer Yellowstone Tours departing from Big Sky from group tours and safari adventures to private and customized luxury tours of Yellowstone. Alternatively, pack a picnic and take a scenic drive to explore the iconic landmarks, natural wonders, and an abundance of wildlife in Yellowstone National Park.


Pack or ship your golf gear for a round of scenic golf on the award-winning, classic links style Big Sky Golf Course, designed by Arnold Palmer. Perched at an altitude of 6,500 feet above sea level, you’re guaranteed some of the best views in Big Sky and extra distance to your game.

Lone Peak Tram Tours

Lone Peak Tram Tours & Expeditions are one of the top summer attractions at Big Sky Resort. Embark on a journey on the Lone Peak Tram and on to the summit of Lone Peak on a 2.5-hour off-road adventure in an open-air vehicle up hair-raising switchbacks to Montana’s highest scenic overlook at 11,166’. This extraordinary Big Sky experience offers wildlife encounters,the best views in Big Sky and forever memories.

Big Sky Summer Vacation Homes

Enjoy a fun-filled Big Sky vacation under one roof this summer! Big Sky Vacation Rentals represent the top vacation rentals in Big Sky with fully-equipped kitchens, high-end amenities and luxury outdoor spaces for summer fun. Start planning your summer getaway to Big Sky with our selection of Big Sky summer homes, 3-day and 5-day summer itineraries for Big Sky and our complete Big Sky Vacation Guide for Android and iPhone.