Not a Skier, Not a Problem: Top 5 Things to do in Big Sky Besides Skiing
1. Sit Back & Relax
A Montana vacation may be full of adventures, including the Biggest Skiing in America®, but the Big Sky area is also a great place to nurture your body, mind and spirit. From invigorating facials, to soothing hot stone massages, energizing mineral salt glows and slope side hot tubs, sink into your vacation at one of the area’s spas. The Solace Spa at Big Sky Resort, the Spa at Moonlight Basin and other area boutique spas offer an array of relaxing beauty and body treatments, including full-day spa packages custom tailored to you. And ask about on-site treatments at your rental home or lodging facility.
2. Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing
Get away from the slopes and take a peaceful trek in the wilderness on cross-country skis or snowshoes, delving into the winter landscape at your own pace. Nearby Lone Mountain Ranch offers 85 kilometers of cross-country ski trails for all abilities, including opportunities for customized private and group lessons. At Moonlight Basin, head out on designated snowshoe trails on your own, or take a guided snowshoe hike and learn about Montana’s winter wildlife.
3. A Dining Adventure
Whether you are in search of fine dining or something casual, Big Sky offers a vast array of restaurants that will indulge your taste buds. From fresh trout to local bison and wild game, and Asian inspired flavors to classic cowboy fare, the options are vast and certain to please every palate. Enjoy a classic burger on the slopes or a world-class meal prepared by renowned chefs. And try a backcountry dining experience with the yurt and sleighride dinners.
4. Yellowstone Winter Tours
Yellowstone National Park, just an hour’s drive from Big Sky, is the ideal day trip. Take a heated snowcat excursion deep into the interior of Yellowstone National Park and experience the uncongested magic of the park in the winter, including incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing and a visit to the world famous Old Faithful Geyser and historic lodge. For the adventurous spirits, get outside with cross-country skiing or a guided snowmobile tour.
5. Shop ‘til you Drop
From slope-side apparel to authentic Montana-made gifts and souvenirs, unique hand-crafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts, peruse one of Big Sky’s many locally-owned stores for something perfect for you or your loved ones. Find a vast array of shops, from quirky to classic and everything in between, in both the Mountain and Meadow Villages.