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.

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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.

  • Top Spring Big Sky Events During April:
  • March 29th – April 13thSpring Series Apres – The Spring Series is making a return! Big Sky invites you to enjoy post-ski gatherings every Friday at Everett’s 8800, with additional celebrations happening from Friday to Sunday in the Mountain Village Plaza.
  • April 6th – DJ Tanner at Montana Jack – Join the movin’ and groovin’ going down at Montana Jack’s, provided by the fantastic DJ Tanner.
  • April 28th – Big Sky Resort Closing Weekend – Join the best party at the best mountain and help close out the 2023-24 winter ski season.
  • April 22nd – 28th4th Annual Downtown Bozeman Restaurant Week – Spanning seven days, this event promises an array of delightful culinary experiences, featuring special off-menu items, unique dining opportunities, and the chance to indulge in delicious food and drink offerings. Participants will also have the opportunity to win exceptional prizes courtesy of our community sponsors, making this a must-attend event for food lovers.


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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