Big Sky Ski Vacations & Winter Activities
Delve into southwest Montana’s rugged and picturesque winter landscape, where the natural beauty gives way to an array of snow-filled family vacation adventures. Explore the Biggest Skiing in America, discover Yellowstone National Park, and hit the Moonlight Spa. Here’s a glimpse of the many winter activities that can be enjoyed from your Big Sky vacation rental, and planned with the support of the Moonlight Lodging Mountain Concierge team.
Skiing & Snowboarding – As part of the Biggest Skiing in America, Moonlight Basin’s world-class terrain offers a wide variety of terrain for all types of skiers and snowboarders for your Big Sky ski vacation. Explore family-friendly groomers and wide-open glades, or challenge yourself with the steep and deep chutes in the Headwaters and North Summit Snowfield. Also try the Zero Gravity Terrain Park, with easy tricks for beginners and big air for the more advanced. Ask about special ticket pricing when you book with Moonlight Lodging.
Moonlight Basin SnowSports School – Elevate you snow-riding skills with Moonlight Basin’s experienced and professional instructors, ready to coach skiers and snowboarders of every level, from beginner to extreme. Children and adult lessons and packages available throughout the ski season.
Moonlight Kids – The ultimate kiddo entertainment awaits, with Moonlight Basin’s daycare facility. Mom and dad can enjoy a day together on the mountain or in the spa, while kids enjoy safe and stimulating activities with the trained and experienced staff.
Yellowstone National Park Winter Tours – Yellowstone National Park springs to life as you sit back and relax in the heated luxury of a snowcoach. Tours come complete with an expert guide, who will provide a narrated overview of the geology, wildlife, history, and current issues of the world’s first national park, going all the way to the infamous Old Faithful Geyser. Great for families with small children and large groups. Or bundle up and head out for a guided Yellowstone National Park snowmobile adventure.
Dog Sledding – Experience the beauty of Moonlight Basin in an unforgettable dog sled adventure with a trip from Spirit of the North outfitters. By dog sled, you’ll gain access to stunning backcountry landscape rarely experienced by the public. It’s a truly unique form of winter travel.
Snowshoeing – As easy as walking, snowshoeing allows you to experience Moonlight Basin’s winter backcountry, with unforgettable views and trails that take guests to places that most people will never see. Moonlight Basin’s own designated snowshoe trails include a 3-mile loop that winds through Moonlight’s winter wonderland with nothing but the wildlife, scenery, and snow blowing off the branches. Rentals and guided tours are available through the Mountain Concierge.
Sledding & Tubing – Kids and adults both love the wild adventure of Moonlight Basin’s Blazing Saddles sledding hill. Complimentary sledding tickets are available along with sled rentals. Or visit Big Sky Resort’s tubing park in the evening for family fun under the lights.
Swimming & Soaking – Swim steamy laps in the Moonlight Spa’s heated slope-side pool, or melt into the cascading waterfall hot tub. Complimentary swimming and soaking for all Moonlight Lodging at Big Sky guests.
Cross Country Skiing – Experience the beauty of Montana’s finest terrain by gliding through some of the most breathtaking trails in North America. Lone Mountain Ranch, only 10 miles from Moonlight Basin Resort, is home to the number one Nordic Center in North America. The town of West Yellowstone also offers many miles of cross country skiing and access into skiing in Yellowstone National Park.
Sleigh Ride Dinners – Go dashing through the snow and experience Montana’s winter wonderland by horse-drawn sleigh. Lone Mountain Ranch offers trips to their remote North Fork Cabin for a spectacular dinner cooked the old-fashioned way, with live entertainment.
Snowmobiling – Explore trails through Yellowstone National Park and around the Big Sky area while zooming on a snowmobile. It’s a great way to appreciate winter thrills and enjoy the stunning Montana landscape.
Winter Fly Fishing – Bundle up and hit Big Sky’s Gallatin River, one of Montana’s blue-ribbon trout waters. Hire a local guide to show you the best spots or enjoy the solitude of the river in winter all to yourself.
Winter Horseback Riding – Travel through the snow with a guided winter horseback adventure. The family-friendly rides explore terrain suited for all levels.
Zipline – Soar through the sky on a zipline adventure from the base of Big Sky Resort and see Lone Peak from new heights.