Big Sky, Big Grass And Beyond
The West Yellowstone, Gallatin National Forest area of southern Montana, which includes Big Sky Resort, offers plenty of winter adventures to choose from. It ranks high among western trip choices for skiers/riders from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas.
Big Sky, located 45 minutes from the western entrance to Yellowstone National Park, is a great location with lots of lift and lodging packages, snowmobile tours and transportation to the park and snowcoach tours that take you to Old Faithful, bison viewing and more.
The seventh annual Big Sky Big Grass concert at the resort is Feb 8-10, which includes some of the top bluegrass acts in the country; The Sam Bush Band, Del McCoury Band, Emmit-Nershi Band, Travelin’ McCoury's, Special Consensus, and more. A weekend pass is $146, which gets you into all shows. Single show tickets are $35 each. Lodging specials for the weekend begin at $99 per night, and some include breakfast.
Big Sky slopeside ski and stay packages start from $109 per person, per day, based on double occupancy, includes three nights lodging in the Huntley Lodge, two days of skiing/riding and breakfast for two people each day. A three night minimum stay is required for the package.
It’s some of the biggest skiing and riding in America. The resort encompasses over 5,000 acres spread out across three mountains and 220 named runs covering over 110 miles. The longest downhill run, Mountain Mall is six miles in length. Nineteen chairlifts, including five high-speed, and a tram keep things moving very smoothly. Lift lines are non-existent.
Be sure and also check out SnoCountry Vacations' Deal of the Week offers weekly specials on lift and lodging deals to more than 35 winter western destinations across the U.S. and Canada. Complete vacations are available including airfare, lodging, rental car, lift tickets, equipment rentals, lessons, and excursions.
Photo: Big Sky Resort