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Purchase Big Sky Lift Tickets in Advance to Ensure Access for the Winter 23-24 Season

2023-24 Winter Lift Access


All-New Tram Experience

The brand new Lone Peak tram is due to start spinning for the winter 2023-2024 season. Skiers, snowboarders, and those enjoying the scenic lifts will benefit from a roomier cabin (up to 75 peopele per cabin), streamlined boarding process, and reduced waiting periods. The introduction of the new Tram brings modifications to its accessibility, enhancing the overall experience for visitors ascending Lone Mountain. Additinally new for the 2023-24 season is the Per Ride Tram Access. The tram rates are changing from per-day to per-ride. Rates will be posted daily and will vary dependent on snow conditions, open trails, weather, and visibility.

How much does a Big Sky Lift Ticket cost?

Prices are sourced from an online booking system. These prices may differ from those purchased at on-site lift ticket windows. Only Full-Day lift tickets are available to purchase online, and Half-Day and Beginner tickets cannot be purchased during the early season.

2023-24 Season Price Ranges:

What does a Big Sky Lift Ticket provide?

Access to all of Big Sky Resort’s open chairlifts and 5,850+ acres.

Big Sky Lift Hours:

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Big Sky Lift Ticket & Pass Pick-Up Locations:

Mountain Village Base Area

Madison Village


Don’t Forget To Reserve Your Big Sky Lodging

As you eagerly pencil in the dates for the 2023-2024 winter season and secure your Big Sky Resort lift tickets, remember to finalize your lodgings as well. With Wilson Peak Properties, eliminate the hassle of weary drives or early morning commutes to the mountain. Nestled right on the mountain’s edge, our exquisite vacation rentals offer you the convenience and luxury of waking up amidst the serene beauty of snow-capped peaks.

Choose from our diverse portfolio of accommodations, ranging from the coveted ski-in /ski-out locations to opulent single-family homes, each curated to enhance your mountain retreat. Every property is imbued with a blend of comfort, elegance, and amenities designed to make your stay unforgettable. And for those who consider pets a part of the family, we’ve got you covered. Our pet-friendly options ensure that no family member is left behind. Stay with Wilson Peak Properties and transform your winter getaway into an experience of comfort, convenience, and unmatched luxury amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of Big Sky. Your mountain haven awaits!

All Rentals Ski In/Ski Out With Hot Tub Pet-Friendly

Summer is here, and that means live music events are back in full swing in Big Sky, Montana. From weekly concerts to multi-day festivals, there’s no shortage of music to enjoy in this mountain town. Let’s take a look at some of the top live music events taking place this summer, including Music in the Mountains and the Wildlands Festival.

Music In The Mountains

Music in the Mountains is Montana’s finest FREE outdoor concert series that is held every Thursday, June through September and offers a mix of genres, including rock, blues, folk, and bluegrass and features both national and local artists. The Center Stage at Town Center Park is the perfect backdrop for you and yours to enjoy some fantastic tapping along with the beat music as it boasts state of the art technology and speakers along with beautiful scenery of Lone Peak, one of Montana’s most iconic mountains.

One of the highlights of Music in the Mountains is the community feel. The festival has a laid-back atmosphere, and attendees are encouraged to bring their blankets and chairs to relax and enjoy the music. No dogs or glass containers are allowed in the park though.

This year’s lineup features some fantastic artists, including Midnight North, The Tiny Band, and TK & The Holy Known-Nothings. Other notable acts include Pinky and the Floyd, Futurebirds, and Jesse Daniel. With such a diverse range of artists, there’s sure to be something for everyone at Music in the Mountains.

Wildlands Festival

If you’re looking for a more adventurous festival experience, look no further than Wildlands Festival. This three-day event takes place August 4 through the 6th at the Big Sky Events Arena in Big Sky and offers music, comedy, and more. Experiences that also benefit the Gallatin River Task Force and American Rivers charities. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Academy Award-winning film A River Runs Through It, as well as the 50th anniversary of the American Rivers charity.

The music lineup for Wildlands Festival features a mix of genres, including indie rock, folk, and electronic. Headliners for this year’s festival include Lord Huron, Foo Fighters, and James Mcmurtry. Other notable acts include Tom Skerritt & Friends, Orlando Leyba, Taipei Houston, Regina Ferguson, and Forrest Shaw. In addition to the performances, Wildlands Festival will have food vendors on hand, serving up tasty local options along with a merchedise tent and trailer for all Wildlands Festival and related artist.

Where To Stay

Big Sky, Montana, is home to some fantastic live music, festivals, and concert series that offer something for everyone. Ensure that you have the perfect place to rest your head after the music and the performances have all ended for the evening. With Wilson Peak Properties, you know you are getting the very best in what the Big Sky area has to offer. Discover all of our fantastic Big Sky, Montana vacation rentals today!

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Big Sky Spring Events & Activities

Are you feeling the spring fever setting in? Have you been dreaming of stunning wildflowers, vibrant blue rivers, and breathtaking mountain views? If so, there’s only one place to be – Big Sky, Montana in April! From the magnificent Lone Peak looming overhead to the adjoining Yellowstone National Park just a short distance away, this small town offers great events throughout the entire month. Enjoy end-of-winter activities or start to enjoy the Spring scenery, Big Sky is sure to make your April getaway a memorable one! PLUS rates on lodging, activities, and entertainment begin to drop. Check out some of the upcoming events & activities below & save with.


April 1st – Big Air Event
A FREE one-day festival the Big Air & Apress is free and presented by Sam Adams. Come watch the stunt show on snow where professional athletes perform amazing big air jumps and aerial acrobatics all culminating with fireworks and a chance to win the 2023 limited edition Sam Adams x Lago Snowboards collab board!


April 1st – Live Music at Tips Up
Head on over to Big Skys Town Center to the Tips Up establishment to enjoy some fantastic live music from the band Lost Ox a genre-blending jammers while you grab a cocktail or beer. Starts at 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

April 6th through April 9th – Big Sky Chapel Easter Holy Week
Big Sky Chapel LogoJoin the Big Sky Chapel as the Celebrate Easter with numerous events and activities starting on the 6th at 5 p.m. with Thursday of the Lord’s Supper Mass – St. Joseph Catholic Mission and at 7 p.m. for Holy Eucharist with Foot-washing Rite- All Saints in Big Sky.


April 8th – SheJumps Junior Ski Patrol Clinic
SheJumps Wild Skills Junior Ski Patrol is a one-day camp where girls learn mountain safety and first aid while working with the women of the ski patrol community and SheJumps volunteers. Participants are taught a range of outdoor skills that are utilized by ski patrollers to keep the mountain safe through first aid, avalanche control, snow science, weather stations, toboggans, avalanche rescue techniques, radio communication, avalanche dogs, and much more. Intermediate to advanced ability is required and is for female and non-binary identifying skiers and riders ages 8-17 years old.


April 21st – West Entrance into Yellowstone Opens
Visitors can expect an incredible outdoor experience at Yellowstone National Park with the re-opening of the West Entrance – making it a great place for families and nature enthusiasts alike! Yellowstone National Park is set to open its West Entrance on April 21, 2023. With the opening of this key entrance, visitors will have access to roads leading from Madison Junction to Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and Norris to Canyon. However, not all roads will be open upon the seasonal re-opening. Other roads and entrances such as the East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon to Lake Villageand and the South Entrance to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), West Thumb to Lake Village, Tower-Roosevelt to Tower Fall, Canyon to Tower Fall (Dunraven Pass), as well as Beartooth Highway (US-212), Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (WY-296) are not slated to open until later dates.


April 23rd – Winter Closing Day
Come Celebrate with Big Sky Resorts as they bring the 2022/2023 skiing & snowboarding season to a close with great entertainment and events.


Find a Home Base for All Your April Events & Activities

Wilson Peak Properties hosts a plethora of luxury condos, homes, and all other vacation rentals located near & in Big Sky Montana. Our beautiful accommodations, family-friendly environment, and easy access to all things Big Sky make staying with Wilson Peak Properties a great choice for anyone visiting the area. Want to amp up your time in Big Sky during April? Read more about April Skiing on our March 1st blog, April Skiing Under the Big Sky. Don’t hesitate, book your Big Sky vacation today!

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Let the snowfall of the 2022/2023 ski season keep on coming! Big Sky, Montana, is perfect for an unforgettable Spring adventure and this year is particularly exceptional. Our Big Sky spring skiing & snowboarding offers epic snow, fewer crowds, better pricing, fun celebrations, and more blue-bird days.

Locally Known Secrets…

Spring Moisture Brings BIG April Snow Showers
Crowds Start to Disappear
Blue Bird Days Shine Longer & Warmer
Lift Tickets Cost Almost 50% Less
Spring Apres are the Best Apres

Our Rentals Are 20% OFF!


Epic Snow

Big Sky is known for having some of the best powder in all of Montana. The mountain holds up well to weather conditions, and the snow is consistently top-notch throughout the season, including springtime! With over 159 inches of snow this season and more on the way, there looks to be no changes or surprises this year, just fantastic skiing and snowboarding conditions from now until closing day!

Blue-bird Weather

Most people don’t realize that as Spring approaches in Big Sky our days start to get sunnier and warmer, making our April skiing some of the best blue-bird days throughout the entire Big Sky Ski season.

Minimal Crowds

The great thing about springtime skiing in Big Sky is that you don’t have to worry about huge crowds like you would during peak times. This means you can enjoy more time on the mountain without waiting in long lines or feeling cramped on the slopes. Plus, with fewer people around, you have more room to explore and find hidden gems on your own!

Fun Celebrations

Longer Après, parking lot BBQ’s, and Big Sky Resort’s planned events. Join us for the most fun Big Sky sees on the mountain!


Great Pricing

April is a hidden gem in Big Sky. Most of the pricing starts to drop despite it typically being the best month of skiing here. You’ll find day lift tickets reduced by nearly 50%, and more specials and deals throughout local vendors and lodging. April in Big Sky offers some amazing deals!


Wilson Peak Properties Promo

Wilson Peak Properties has announced an exciting promotion for April reservations—20% off! This means that now is a great time to book your stay and enjoy all that Big Sky has to offer! With fantastic customer service, great amenities, luxurious rental options, and unbeatable locations, Wilson Peak Properties is definitely worth checking out if you’re planning a trip to Big Sky this Spring.

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Memories That Last A Lifetime

If you seek memorable ski Spring ski experiences, then look no further than Big Sky, Montana! With its fantastic snow, minimal crowds, and exciting promotions there really isn’t anything else you could ask for. This is America’s premier Spring ski destination. So grab your gear and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in Big Sky—there isn’t another skiing experience quite like it!


Big Sky is all about Skiing & Riding!
We have a variety of Ski-In/Ski-Out rentlas, plus others with great access
to the Resort and/or Nordic trails.

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Welcome to Big Sky, Montana, a premier destination for winter sports enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. With its vast and varied terrain and breataking views, Big Sky is a paradise for skiers of all levels, as well as offering a wide array of non-skiing activities for those looking to explore the beauty of winter around Big Sky in other ways.

Big Sky Resort: Best Skiing Around

Big Sky Ski Resort is a remarkable ski destination renowned for its vast and varied terrain. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert, Big Sky’s expansive 5,850 acres of skiable terrain offers something for everyone. With 320 named runs 38 lifts it can be a little overwelming so we have created a guide to help you navigate and enjoy the diverse ski runs at this winter wonderland.


Beginner Ski Trails

For those that are new to skiing, or maybe getting back into skiing after a ling time, Big Sky offers a comfortable and enjoyable learning experience or getting your legs back under you. 21% of the names runs are rated green. No matter you level though we find these green runs to be some of the best.


Intermediate Ski Trails

For those looking to challenge themselves a bit more, Big Sky Ski Resort has single blue runs which makes up 14% of the terrain and double blue runs that are sligtly more challenging making up 15% of the terrain.


Expert and Advanced Ski Trails

50% of the overall terrain at Big Sky is rated For advanced & pro skiers looking for a thrilling experience. 31% is rated Black Dimond, 11% is Double Black Dimond, and 8% is Tripple Black Dimond.

** For the most experienced and daring skiers. Must sign out with ski patrol **


Getting Around Big Sky Ski Resort

At Big Sky Resort, whether you choose to glide down the well-loved runs like Liberty Bowl or Mr. K, or carve your own path through the snow, a fantastic skiing experience is guaranteed. The resort’s diverse terrain is mapped out in four detailed guides, ensuring you can navigate the slopes with ease. These include the Winter Main Trail Map, giving you a comprehensive overview of the entire resort; the Winter Bowl Trail Map, highlighting exciting bowl skiing opportunities; the Winter South Face Trail Map, focusing on the sunny south face of Lone Mountain; and the Ski the Sky Loop Map, featuring an adventurous route across the resort. Each map opens a doorway to new discoveries, ensuring your day at Big Sky is as thrilling or relaxed as you wish it to be. Explore these maps and more at Big Sky Resort’s Trail Maps.


Beyond Skiing In Big Sky, Montana

Whether you’re taking a day off from the slopes or simply prefer other winter pleasures, Big Sky, Montana, has a wealth of activities to offer. In this picturesque setting, opportunities are everywhere for those eager to explore the winter landscape in ways that don’t involve skiing. Imagine embarking on a peaceful snowshoe journey through untouched forests, or feeling the rush of a dog sledding adventure across the expansive Montana terrain. Big Sky caters to all desires, from those seeking the quiet majesty of a snow-blanketed wilderness to thrill-seekers looking for an adrenaline-filled day in the crisp, clean air. With its diverse range of winter activities, Big Sky promises every visitor an enchanting and unforgettable experience, tailor-made for all types of winter enthusiasts.



For an exhilarating experience amidst the stunning landscapes of Big Sky, snowmobiling offers a unique adventure. Dive into the heart of Big Sky’s winter wilderness with a variety of snowmobiling options. You can embark on a guided tour through the Gallatin National Forest or the iconic Yellowstone National Park, experiencing their natural grandeur in a thrilling way. Alternatively, you have the option to rent a snowmobile for a self-directed exploration, or if you’re equipped with your own gear, the backcountry of Big Sky opens up endless possibilities for discovery. Snowmobiling here isn’t just a sport; it’s an unforgettable journey through some of the most breathtaking winter terrains.

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Snowshoeing in Big Sky, Montana, offers a serene and enchanting way to experience the winter landscape. As you step into your snowshoes, the vast, snow-covered terrain of Big Sky unfolds before you, inviting a peaceful exploration unlike any other. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the forests and meadows, with the crunch of snow underfoot and the crisp, clean air filling your lungs. Whether you choose a guided tour to discover hidden gems or set out on a self-guided adventure, snowshoeing here connects you intimately with nature. It’s not just a winter activity; it’s a journey into the heart of Montana’s pristine wilderness, offering moments of reflection and awe in the quiet, snow-laden surroundings. Embrace the slow pace and the majestic silence of Big Sky’s winter world through the simple, yet profound, act of snowshoeing.

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Dog Sledding

Dog sledding in Big Sky, Montana, is an extraordinary experience that captures the essence of a winter adventure. Imagine being whisked through the pristine landscapes of Big Sky, with a team of enthusiastic sled dogs leading the way. This exhilarating activity allows you to explore the breathtaking snowy terrains, cutting through the quiet, frosty air, surrounded by panoramic mountain views. It’s a perfect blend of adventure and harmony with nature, offering a unique perspective of the Montana wilderness. The rhythmic patter of the dogs’ paws on the snow and the crisp, clean air create an unforgettable atmosphere of exploration and excitement. Dog sledding in Big Sky isn’t just a mode of transportation; it’s an immersive journey into the heart of winter, offering both tranquility and thrilling moments in the great outdoors.

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Sleigh Rides

Embark on a charming journey through Big Sky’s winter wonderland with a horse-drawn sleigh ride. This enchanting experience allows you to traverse the snowy landscapes of Montana in a traditional western-style sleigh, enveloped in a warm blanket and sipping hot drinks. It’s an idyllic way to explore the untouched beauty of Southwestern Montana’s forests. Some sleigh rides even culminate in a delightful evening filled with a delectable dinner and lively music, creating memorable moments for the entire family. These sleigh rides, offered by local outfitters, provide a magical winter adventure that’s sure to leave lasting memories for everyone involved.

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Local Hot Springs

Immerse yourself in the soothing warmth of Big Sky’s natural hot springs, a perfect retreat amidst the chilly Montana winter. These thermal waters offer a serene oasis where you can relax and rejuvenate while surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the region. Picture yourself easing into steaming mineral-rich waters, feeling the contrast of the cool air and the warm embrace of the springs, all while taking in the breathtaking mountain views. It’s an idyllic way to unwind and soak up the tranquility of the great outdoors. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful solo escape or a cozy, memorable experience with loved ones, the hot springs in Big Sky provide a unique and unforgettable way to experience the essence of Montana’s winter wonderland.

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Winter Yellwostone Park Tours

Discover the enchanting beauty of Yellowstone National Park in winter with guided tours from Big Sky. These excursions offer a unique opportunity to witness the park’s landscapes transformed by snow and ice. As you journey through this winter paradise, you’ll be captivated by the steaming geysers against the backdrop of a frozen wilderness, observe wildlife in their natural habitat, and experience the serene beauty of Yellowstone under a blanket of snow. The guided tours provide not only safe and knowledgeable navigation through the park but also insightful information about the area’s geology, wildlife, and history. It’s an unparalleled way to experience one of America’s most iconic national parks, offering a tranquil yet awe-inspiring exploration of nature in its winter form. Whether for photography, wildlife watching, or simply enjoying the tranquility of a snow-covered Yellowstone, these tours are sure to provide an unforgettable winter adventure.

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Big Sky Resort is more than a ski destination; it’s a winter haven offering something for everyone. Whether carving down the ski slopes or enjoying a snowshoeing adventure, Big Sky promises an unforgettable winter experience.

Book your Big Sky Winter Wonderland Vacation Rental

Choosing a vacation rental in Big Sky, Montana, during the winter season positions you perfectly to dive into a world of enchanting outdoor activities. Imagine a cozy retreat, nestled in the snowy landscape of Montana, where the thrill of skiing down varied trails, the serenity of snowshoeing through pristine forests, and the unique adventure of dog sledding are just outside your door. Your rental becomes a haven where you can unwind after a day of exploring Yellowstone’s winter wonders or soaking in the soothing hot springs. It’s not just a place to stay; it’s your gateway to experiencing the magical winter activities that Big Sky has to offer, from the exhilarating to the tranquil. Whether you’re returning from a peaceful horse-drawn sleigh ride or an adventurous snowmobile trip, your Big Sky vacation rental is the ideal home base to relax, recharge, and relive the day’s adventures. 

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A winter wonderland during ski season, Big Sky offers exhilarating slopes and a vibrant apres-ski scene. From high-energy competitions to cozy bars and restaurants, Big Sky Resort is a hub of activity. This guide will explore the upcoming ski season events and the best apres-ski bars and eateries in Big Sky.

Ski Season Events at Big Sky Resort

Weekly Events:

Avalanche Dog Meet & Greet
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Discover the Avalanche Canines at Big Sky. Explore the world of these dogs, their ski patrol companions, and all the efforts made to ensure the safety of our slopes.

Peakside PoursTuesday and Fridays 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary tastings of wine, beer, and spirits, accompanied by live music every week. Join them on Tuesdays at the Summit Hotel Upper Lobby and Fridays at the Huntley Lodge Sunken Lobby.

Apres-Ski In The PlazaFridays to Sundays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Shake off your ski day with tunes from both local and visiting DJs at the Mountain Village Plaza.

S’mores In The Mountain Village PlazaMondays & Wednesdays 2:30 p.m.
Join everyone by the fire at the Mountain Village Plaza for a complimentary s’mores-making experience.

Live Music at Montana JackMondays to Saturdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Conclude your day on the slopes with delicious cuisine, the largest variety of draft beers in Big Sky, and live musical performances.

Live Music In CarabinerTuesdays to Fridays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Relax after a day of mountain activities with live jazz and a cocktail at the Carabiner Lounge.


2024 Big Sky Resort Big Events:

USASA Slopestyle & Rail Jam


January 20th, 2024


The United States Snowboarding and Freeski Association hosts a day-long event featuring U18 athletes in slopestyle and rail jam competitions!

Savor Big Sky Winter Wine Dinners


January 21st & February 4th, 2024


The Winter Wine Dinners at Peaks Chophouse & Wine Lounge, a wintertime version of the Savor Big Sky festival, features guest chefs and winemakers working together. This event in Big Sky, Montana, celebrates the fusion of food, wine, and spirits amidst a breathtaking setting. Attendees will have the opportunity to broaden their culinary horizons with creations by acclaimed chefs and selections from top wineries, breweries, and distilleries, all paired with the finest local produce.


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National Brotherhood of Snowsports Summit


February 24 to March 2, 2024


The annual summit of the National Brotherhood of Snowsports will occur in Big Sky, Montana, featuring a week filled with skiing, snowboarding, networking, and honoring the African-American community in snowsports. Founded in 1973, this organization is focused on enhancing diversity in winter sports and has consistently worked to create opportunities for African Americans in these activities. The NBS Summit is the highlight of their initiatives, providing a special opportunity for skiers of various skill levels to unite and celebrate their love for snowsports.


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International Women’s Day


March 8, 2024


Join Big Sky Resort for a special celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring a group ski and happy hour hosted by the women of the resort! Come along with your skis or snowboard on Wednesday, March 8th, and be part of an empowering and enjoyable day organized by Girl Get After It and Big Sky Resort. The day includes an afternoon of skiing and a delightful happy hour at The Umbrella Bar. This complimentary event welcomes all women and non-binary individuals who ski or ride. Please note, the group ski is not a lesson or clinic, and we recommend an intermediate to advanced ski level. Remember, lift tickets are necessary for participation in the on-snow activities.


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A Day For Jake


March 16th, 2024


Come together on March 16 for a worldwide celebration honoring the legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter. The event will feature a group ride followed by an afterparty. #rideonjake

Shedhorn Skimo


March 16, 2024


The Shedhorn Ski Mountaineering Race makes its exciting return in 2024 at Big Sky. This event challenges participants to ascend steep slopes and navigate through narrow chutes of Lone Mountain, testing both endurance and skill. Set to take place this March, the race is renowned as one of the most demanding SkiMo courses in the nation. Participants will face grueling uphill climbs and daring descents, including the infamous Big Couloir. This race is a true test for the brave-hearted.


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DJ Tanner at Montana Jack


April 6, 2024 from 9 P.M. until 12 A.M.


Get ready for a night filled with rhythm and dance at Montana Jack with DJ Tanner on April 6th. This 21+ event invites you to an unforgettable spring celebration featuring an evening of lively music and dancing. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity. Tickets are required for entry.


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Closing Weekend


April 28, 2024


Close out the 2023 – 2024 winter ski seson on April 28th 2024 with a all out bash!


The Apres-Ski Scene: Best Bars and Eateries in Big Sky

Apres Ski in Big Sky is all about relishing local flavors and relaxing with great company, especially after a day on the slopes. Immerse yourself in Big Sky’s apres-ski culture at these top spots on and around the ski slopes:

    1. Carabiner11 A.M. to 10 P.M. – Enjoy a relaxing lounge setting and a scenic patio vista. Unwind after your ski adventures with live music and artisanal cocktails at the Carabiner Lounge. Offering stunning views of Lone Peak and a globally-inspired menu, the newly revamped patio serves as the perfect apres-ski spot. Conveniently situated in the Summit Hotel.

    1. Chet’s Bar & GrillDining 5 P.M. to 10 P.M. Bar 4 P.M. to 10 P.M. – Experience a warm, family-friendly tavern ambiance offering local delicacies. After a day on the slopes, unwind in a comfortable setting ideal for apres-ski with family. The tavern boasts an extensive range of local craft beers and spirits, perfectly paired with a distinctively Montana-inspired menu. Situated in the Huntley Lodge, we recommend making reservations for the best experience.

    1. Montana JackDining 11 A.M. to 10 P.M. Bar 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.– Enjoy a vibrant taphouse atmosphere with artisan burgers and a selection of over 30 beers on tap. This family-friendly venue is perfect for a lively apres-ski session or a relaxed dinner accompanied by live music. Conveniently situated at the mountain’s base in The Exchange.

    1. Westward Social11 A.M. to 10 P.M.– Elevate your apres-ski experience at Westward Social with sophisticated Montana-style comfort food and craft cocktails. This is the ultimate spot for an upscale apres scene, blending local culinary traditions with a modern twist. Situated at the mountain’s base in The Exchange.

  1. Umbrella Bar12 to 6 P.M. Friday to Sunday– Indulge in a draft beer or a crafted cocktail while enjoying a prime view of Big Sky’s Lone Peak. Experience a European-style apres ski ambiance in Mountain Village. Surrounded by a panoramic 360-degree vista in an all-glass enclosure, you can savor your drink with an unparalleled view of Lone Peak. Situated next to the Summit Hotel in Mountain Village, the new umbrella bar provides an open-air apres experience on sunny spring days and a cozy, warm atmosphere for chilly winter days.


Find your Big Sky Apres-Ski & Events Home Base

If you’re planning a trip to Big Sky for the Apres-Ski & fantastic events this season, Wilson Peak Properties is your ideal choice. We offer an array of stunning vacation rentals in Big Sky, catering to diverse preferences and needs. Our team’s extensive local expertise will assist you in crafting the ultimate Big Sky adventure or vacation itinerary. Discover the convenience and excitement of slope-side living by browsing our Big Sky Resort Ski In/Ski Out rentals. Prepare for an unforgettable mountain vacation by delving into our comprehensive Big Sky Area Guide!

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April in Big Sky, Montana, is quite frankly, AMAZING. As the ski season winds down, the region ushers in a spring season filled with unique events, and a plethora of activities for all types of visitors. From the slopes to the trails, this time of year offers the best of both worlds: excellent skiing conditions with fewer crowds and an array of spring activities that beckon the outdoor enthusiast.

April Adventures, Attractions, & Activities

Spring Skiing at Its Best

Women Holding Skis & Dressed For Spring SkiingBig Sky’s spring skiing is a well-kept secret, offering some of the best conditions & value of the season. With warmer temperatures and plenty of sunshine, the snow remains in excellent condition, providing a perfect playground for both avid skiers and those looking to enjoy the slopes at a more leisurely pace. The mountain’s vast terrain and well-groomed trails promise an unforgettable skiing experience, minus the long lift lines typical of the high season and savings on lift tickets. Closing day for the winter season at Big Sky resort is slated for April 28, 2024.


Nordic & Cross Country Skiing

Nordic Skis and BootsEven as the winter snows begin to recede, opportunities for Nordic and Cross-Country Skiing are still plentiful in the Big Sky area. The region’s extensive network of trails offers something for every level of skier. Cross-country skiing in Big Sky during April is not only a fantastic way to experience the outdoors but also a unique chance to witness the seasonal transition, as the snow gives way to the first signs of spring. Whether you’re seeking a vigorous workout or a peaceful excursion into nature, the Nordic and Cross-Country Skiing trails around Big Sky in the Spring are meticulously kept and a beautiful experience.

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Spring in Yellowstone: Early Access for Bikers

A Couple of People Biking at Sunset In Yellowstone National ParkOne of the most unique aspects of visiting Big Sky in April is the early access for bikers to Yellowstone National Park. Before the park opens to motorized traffic, cyclists have the rare chance to explore its breathtaking landscapes in solitude. It’s an unparalleled opportunity for adventure and connection with nature, amidst the backdrop of one of America’s most iconic natural wonders. Specifically, road segments from Mammoth Hot Springs to the West Entrance, spanning 49 miles, and the East Entrance to the east side of Sylvan Pass, covering 6 miles, become exclusive havens for cyclists. This access allows for an intimate experience with Yellowstone’s vast wilderness, offering 55 miles of scenic beauty to explore by bike, without the usual crowd or vehicles. This unique window provides a way to admire the park’s wildlife and majestic spring landscapes in a way no one else gets to enjoy, making it a must-do for any nature enthusiast or cyclist visiting Big Sky in April.

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Other Outdoor Activities in April

Beyond skiing, April in Big Sky offers a variety of other outdoor activities. Included are: fly fishing in the Gallatin River, hiking the local trails that begin to emerge from their winter slumber, and lower elevation bike trails, the opportunities to connect with nature are always endless in every season Big Sky offers.

Fishing Hiking Biking

Epic Big Sky Spring Events

Person in Costume Pond Skimming On SkisApril in Big Sky is bustling with activities and events that cater to all interests. From outdoor adventures to live music and a party on top of the mountain, it’s here. The area comes alive with the spirit of spring, inviting visitors to engage with the community and immerse themselves in the fun Big Sky has to offer.


Why Visit Big Sky in April

A Relaxing Escape from the Crowds

Empty Ski Chair LiftOne of the greatest advantages of visiting Big Sky in April is the significant decrease in crowds. This quieter atmosphere allows for a more local and relaxed experience. It’s an ideal time for those seeking peace and solitude amidst the natural beauty of Montana, whether on the slopes, exploring Yellowstone National Park, or enjoying the town’s amenities.

Unpredictable Weather and Scenic Beauty

The weather in Big Sky during April is as unpredictable as it is beautiful. Days can be sunny and warm, inviting outdoor dining and leisurely walks, or they can bring late-season snowfall, adding a fresh powder layer to the mountain. This variability adds to the adventure, making every day a unique experience.

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Unbeatable Savings

Chalk Board Next to Piggy BankAs April ushers in the transition from winter to spring in Big Sky, Montana, it also brings with it a welcome decrease in prices across the board. This time of year, visitors can find significant savings on lodging, spring skiing, and even shopping and restaurants as they prepare for the off-season. Lift tickets for the tail end of the ski season are often available at reduced rates, allowing skiers to enjoy the slopes without the peak season prices. Furthermore, local restaurants and services join in, presenting specials and discounts that enhance the overall value of a visit to Big Sky during this month. This reduction in costs, combined with the smaller crowds and the beauty of the season, makes April one of our favorite seasons to promote to guests, especially those who haven’t visited before.

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Planning Your Spring Vacation to Big Sky

Spring Purple Flower Breaking Through SnowPlanning your trip to Big Sky in April? It’s essential to prepare for all weather possibilities. Layered clothing will serve you well, allowing for comfort no matter the day’s conditions. Booking your Big Sky spring skiing accommodations and activities in advance is recommended to secure the best rates and availability. And remember, this time of year offers a chance to experience Big Sky like never before, with fewer crowds, exceptional deals, and a wealth of activities that make for an unforgettable visit.


Elevate Your Big Sky Spring Adventure

A Wilson Peak Property With Lone Peak in BackgroundNeed local help determining where you want to stay? The best places to visit? Or who has something special planned? Let Wilson Peak Properties help. Our team of long-time locals know everything there is to know about Spring time adventures in Big Sky. Make your April visit to Big Sky truly unforgettable by choosing the unparalleled hospitality and exquisite charm of Wilson Peak Properties’ vacation rentals. Your adventure into the heart of Montana’s beauty awaits.

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Nestled within the majestic Montana mountains, Big Sky welcomes winter enthusiasts with its pristine slopes and breathtaking landscapes. While April skiing has its charm and is another fantastic time to visit, early to mid-December stands out as one of the best times to visit Big Sky Resort for an unparalleled skiing experience.

Embrace the Serenity: Low Crowds, High Spirits

Lone Skiier Riding Ski LiftThe true magic of early December skiing lies in its peacefulness. As the holiday rush is yet to set in, you’ll find the slopes less crowded, offering a peaceful retreat for both beginners and seasoned skiers. This serene atmosphere not only enhances the skiing experience but also ensures easier access to ski lifts and amenities.

Skiing in December: A Snow Quality Surprise

A Close Up Of Snow Showing TextureContrary to popular belief, early December doesn’t mean compromised snow conditions. Big Sky Resort, starting its season as early as November 22nd, ensures well-groomed trails and consistent snow quality. While the snow volume may not peak until later, the quality of the snow in early December is often exceptional, providing a solid base for all levels of skiing.

Affordability Meets Accessibility

A major benefit of planning a ski trip in early December is the cost-effectiveness. During this time, lift ticket prices are typically lower than in the peak season, offering a more budget-friendly experience. Additionally, with greater availability in accommodations, it becomes an fantastic choice for those looking for an affordable ski holiday.


Beyond the Slopes: A Festive Atmosphere

Early December in Big Sky isn’t just about skiing. The town starts to buzz with festive energy, offering a plethora of activities from cozy aprs-ski gatherings to vibrant local events. This festive backdrop adds a special charm to your skiing adventure, making it a memorable experience.

Planning Your Early December Ski Trip

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A great way to fully enjoy the early ski season, is opting for a vacation rental in or around Big Sky as it offers the perfect blend of comfort and convenience, placing you right in the heart of this winter wonderland.

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In conclusion, early to mid-December presents a unique opportunity to experience the best of Big Sky skiing. With favorable snow conditions, fewer crowds, and better accessibility, its a time when the true essence of a ski vacation comes alive. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful escape or a festive winter adventure, Big Sky in early December is the place to be.

As the vibrant tapestry of summer transitions into a golden-hued masterpiece, this charming mountain town comes alive with a unique blend of outdoor adventures, cozy moments, and captivating experiences. Whether you’re an avid outdoor enthusiast seeking thrilling escapades or someone looking to savor the tranquility of the changing seasons, Big Sky offers an array of activities that capture the essence of fall in all its splendor. Join us as we unveil the most captivating things to do in Big Sky, Montana this September, October, and November ensuring an unforgettable and enriching escape into the heart of nature’s grandeur.

Things To Do in Montana This September

September unfolds as an exhilarating period in the heart of Big Sky, Montana. As the sun-kissed days of summer gradually wane, temperatures ease, and the majestic peaks often receive a delicate dusting of early snow. With a seamless blend of refreshing late-summer climate, this month emerges as the opportune moment to bask in serenity beneath the expansive canopy of the Big Sky. Whether your inclination leans toward relishing the final stretch of the Big Sky Farmers Market, conquering cross-country trails on your trusty mountain bike, engaging in thrilling battles with sizable trout in the Gallatin River, complete a epic round of golf, or embarking on invigorating hikes to conquer peaks within the Gallatin National Forest – September graciously presents itself as the quintessential window to immerse yourself in the splendid outdoors. Augmenting this allure are the myriad captivating activities that Big Sky offers in September, culminating in the ultimate recipe for crafting an unforgettable sojourn in our beloved mountain community.

Treverse the Scenic Trails

As the foliage transforms into a rich tapestry of reds, oranges, and yellows, Big Sky’s extensive network of hiking trails becomes an irresistible playground for hikers and general nature enthusiasts. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a journey through the pristine wilderness, where trails like Ousel Falls, Beehive Basin, and Lava Lake and so many more offer a kaleidoscope of fall colors. The crisp mountain air and the soothing sound of rustling leaves create an enchanting atmosphere perfect for reconnecting with nature and your inner self.

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Embrace Serenity Through Fly Fishing

Fall is an ideal time for fly fishing in Big Sky’s blue-ribbon rivers and serene alpine lakes. The Gallatin River, renowned for its trout population, offers a tranquil escape for anglers seeking the thrill of the catch amid stunning autumn backdrops. Guided fishing expeditions provide both beginners and seasoned anglers with the opportunity to experience the region’s abundant aquatic treasures while basking in the serene ambiance of fall.

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Scenic Chairlift Rides

For a more leisurely approach to fall exploration, don’t miss the chance to take a scenic chairlift ride up the mountains. As you ascend, you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas that showcase the majesty of Big Sky’s landscape as it transforms with the season. Whether you’re enjoying a solo journey or bringing the whole family along, the view from above is sure to be a highlight of your fall adventure.

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Explore Yellowstone’s Tranquil Side

Big Sky’s proximity to Yellowstone National Park opens up a world of opportunities for exploration. During the fall, the park experiences fewer crowds, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural wonders at your own pace. Witness the dramatic geothermal features, catch glimpses of wildlife preparing for winter, and marvel at the geysers that seem even more mesmerizing against the backdrop of fall’s fiery colors.

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Indulge in Culinary Deligths

Fall in Big Sky is also a time to savor the local flavors that define the region. From hearty Montana cuisine to gourmet dining experiences, the town’s eateries offer a diverse range of options to satisfy your taste buds. Imagine relishing a warm bowl of bison chili or treating yourself to a delectable slice of huckleberry pie after a day of outdoor exploration.

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Things To Do in Big Sky Montana In October

October unveils its captivating charm in the heart of Big Sky, Montana. As the vibrant foliage of September transitions into a more rustic palette, the town takes on a new and enchanting persona. The air turns crisper, and the landscape transforms as if painted by an artist’s brush, making October an alluring time to immerse yourself in the wonders of this mountain paradise.

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For the adventurous souls, mountain biking takes on a new thrill as the trails wind through a landscape painted in golds and reds. Passing by the Gallatin River becomes an even more serene and reflective experience as the waters mirror the colors of the surrounding trees. The trails that lead to hidden peaks within the Gallatin National Forest become pathways to breathtaking vistas, where the crisp air sharpens the senses and the vistas stretch out in a panoramic spectacle.

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Horseback Riding

Embarking on a horseback ride near Big Sky, Montana, during the enchanting month of October is a journey into a realm of natural beauty and autumnal splendor. As the landscape transforms into a breathtaking tapestry of all the different colors, the rhythmic hoofbeats of your noble steed create a harmonious melody with the rustling leaves underfoot. The crisp mountain air carries a hint of anticipation as you traverse winding trails that meander through forests and valleys, offering panoramic views of the changing scenery. With each gentle sway of the saddle, you’ll feel a profound connection to the land and its seasonal transition, making the horseback ride an immersive experience that captures the essence of Big Sky’s fall charm. Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a novice, October’s embrace provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable equestrian adventure that etches the beauty of Big Sky into your heart.

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Beautiful Drives

Taking on a scenic drive near Big Sky, Montana, during the month of October is akin to journeying through a canvas painted by nature herself. As leaves transition into a symphony of fiery hues and the landscape undergoes a breathtaking transformation, each curve of the road unveils a new masterpiece of autumnal beauty. The air carries a refreshing crispness that invigorates the senses, while the expansive vistas unfold like a panoramic tapestry against the backdrop of the majestic mountains. Whether you’re meandering through the enchanting Gallatin Canyon, exploring the picturesque routes around Yellowstone, or venturing towards the hidden gems of the region, October’s golden sunlight and vibrant foliage create an irresistible ambiance. This experience beckons you to indulge in the joy of the journey, inviting you to capture the very essence of Big Sky’s fall splendor, all from the comfort of your own vehicle.


Things To Do In Big Sky Montana In November

November brings a captivating shift of seasons to Big Sky, Montana, as the town’s vibrant pulse adapts to the rhythm of the approaching winter. With a graceful transition from the golden embrace of autumn, the landscape takes on a quieter charm. The sun’s warm caress gradually gives way to crisper days, and the majestic peaks often receive their first delicate blankets of snow. In this evolving tapestry, November offers a unique opportunity to embrace the serene side of Big Sky.

Opening Day: Big Sky Resort

November marks the exhilarating dawn of the downhill skiing season at Big Sky, Montana, as the rugged terrain transforms into a winter wonderland. As the month unfolds, anticipation builds and excitement reverberates through the crisp mountain air. With the first flakes of snow adorning the majestic peaks, skiers and snowboarders alike eagerly prepare to carve their way down the slopes of one of North America’s premier ski destinations. Big Sky’s slopes, which lay dormant during the warmer months, come to life in November, inviting enthusiasts to experience the thrill of gliding through freshly powdered trails. The opening month heralds a return to the slopes, a dance with gravity, and a communion with the breathtaking surroundings. Amidst the breathtaking alpine scenery and the soft crunch of snow beneath your skis, November at Big Sky sets the stage for an unforgettable winter season, promising exhilaration and memories that will warm the soul for years to come.


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Fat Tire Biking

Embracing the spirit of adventure, fat tire biking in Big Sky, Montana, during the enchanting month of November is a thrilling escapade that captures the essence of winter’s arrival. As the landscape transforms into a pristine blanket of snow, the allure of off-road biking takes on a new dimension. The wide, knobby tires of the fat bikes provide an exhilarating experience as they navigate through the snowy trails, creating a sense of freedom and exploration like no other. The brisk mountain air carries a sense of invigoration as you pedal your way through the winter wonderland, surrounded by the hushed beauty of the surroundings. November’s arrival brings with it a sense of anticipation, and fat tire biking becomes a way to embrace the changing seasons and connect with nature in a unique and unforgettable way. Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to the sport, the joy of fat tire biking in Big Sky’s snowy landscapes during November is an experience that promises both adventure and tranquility.

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Unwind in Comfortable Lodgings

After a day filled with outdoor activities whether in September, October, or November, retreat to the comfort of Big Sky’s Wilson Peak Properties cozy lodgings. From rustic cabins to luxurious mountain resorts, the accommodation options we have cater to various tastes and preferences. Picture yourself nestled by a warm fireplace, a cup of hot cocoa in hand, as you recount the day’s escapades and anticipate the delights yet to come. Go one step further and complete your Big Sky Fall vacation with a relaxing soak in the properties Hot Tub as your sore musles will thank you!

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Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Famous for its geysers, hot springs, and diverse wildlife, Yellowstone is a must-visit destination for nature lovers. Every year, millions of visitors come to Yellowstone to explore its stunning natural beauty.

If you’re planning to visit Yellowstone this spring or early summer, you’ll be pleased to know that the park is set to open on April 21st and that our beautiful vacation rentals are within driving distance of the park. Here’s some help for planning the perfect trip to Yellowstone this year.

When to Visit Yellowstone National Park

Spring Flowers above Yellowstone LakeCome early! The best time to visit Yellowstone National Park is from late April to early June. During this time, the park’s flora and fauna come to life after a long winter. The weather is also mild and pleasant, making it perfect for exploring the park. Accommodations in the early season are a little easier to come by and off-season pricing exists for many early season dates.

Road Access

Yellowstone’s roads are usually closed during the winter season due to heavy snowfall. However, the roads start opening in late April, and by mid-May, most of the park’s roads are open to the public. The roads are scheduled to open in stages this year. Starting on April 21st with West Entrance to Madison Junction, then Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon then on May 5th, the park estimates having the East entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon to Lake Village open. May 12th will see the South Entrance to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), West Thumb to Lake Village, Tower-Roosevelt to Tower Fall opens, and on May 26th Canyon to Tower Fall (Dunraven Pass) will open.

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How to Prepare for Your Visit

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To make the most of your trip to Yellowstone, here are some things you should consider before visiting:


Things to Do in Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with plenty of activities to enjoy. Some of the best things to do in Yellowstone during the spring and early summer months include:

For even more amazing ideas for things to do in Yellowstone National Park check out our Experience Yellowstone National Park information.

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Visit Yellowstone National Park Today

Yellowstone National Park is a destination that every nature lover should visit at least once in their lifetime. With its stunning natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and endless outdoor activities, Yellowstone is sure to fascinate and inspire you. Plan your trip today to experience the joy and wonder of Yellowstone National Park!

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Vacation Rentals Near Yellowstone National Park  – Big Sky

Everyone has to visit the world’s first National Park, as it’s such an amazing American destination filled with wonders and adventures, but crowds can be a concern as more and more people visit the park. Avoid some of that and the frustration by staying in a nearby Wilson Peak Vacation Rental, perfectly located close to the park but away from all the crowds. Bring you and yours and experience Yellowstone National Park during the day and relax and find peace and quiet in the evening and at night. Book today to secure the closest and best Yeallowstone National Park vacation rental.

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