- With 3,812 acres of skiable terrain, a vertical drop of 4,350, and three mountain faces to ski on within driving distance of Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Ski Resort lives up to its name: Big. Located approximately 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park, and 45 miles from Bozeman and airport services, Big Sky is one of Montana's most popular winter destinations.
The resort's 150 main ski runs are weighted toward advanced skiers (40 percent) with the remainder divided fairly evenly between expert (20), intermediate (26) and beginner (14) runs. Big Sky gets an average snowfall of 33 feet or more, and more than 15 lifts operate across the three mountains (including one 15-passenger tram and four high-speed quads). The resort notes that it is regularly mentioned in ski magazines for its short wait lines.
Big Sky's lodging options affords easy access to the runs, as well as those of its Moonlight Basin Ski Resort. A combined pass and ski-in ski-out lodging in one of its cabins, condos, suites or lodge accommodations provides ready-made access.
Its real draw however, is the variety of activities both on and off site. Its proximity to Yellowstone National Park provides the skier with some of the most dramatic and unusual scenery in North America, with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and backcountry tours almost next door.
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