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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