The Marvels of Montana

Less than an hour drive from West Yellowstone and a mere two-hour drive from the Northern Range, Montage Big Sky provides a gateway to exploring one of the world’s most treasured regions, from the majestic geysers to the wildlife and winter wonders of Yellowstone National Park.

Bison bison, Plains bison in snow

Winter at Yellowstone National Park

Experience Yellowstone’s winter splendor with guided snowcoach tours that ramble through the park’s iconic geothermal marvels. Amidst steaming geysers and bubbling hot springs, an otherworldly scene unfolds against the crisp air and snow-blanketed landscape. Watchful eyes might spot bison donning their thick winter coats, bighorn sheep, elk, moose and gray wolves. While most of the park’s roads are restricted, snowmobiles and snowcoaches provide passage and allow winter sports to flourish, as over 3,000 acres of ski-able terrain and a plethora of groomed trails welcome sportsmen of all kinds to explore the greater Yellowstone ecosystem.

Yellowstone National Park

Guided Winter Tours
November – April | Full-Day Tour December – April | Full-Day Tour
November – April | Full-Day Tour

Northern Range Wildlife Safari

Experience first-hand why we call this region the Serengeti of North America. With only 50 miles of road open to vehicles during the winter, your guide will expertly navigate this terrain while providing in-depth details on the history, the geology and the wildlife that have shaped this landscape. With high-powered optics you’ll have the opportunity to observe different species, including remarkable apex predators, like the gray wolf, in the wild.

December – April | Full-Day Tour

Winter Wonders National Park Tour

Witness the most iconic natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park amidst the picturesque winter scenery. You’ll be escorted to West Yellowstone from Montage Big Sky in luxury transportation where you will join a group snowcoach tour to enter the West Gate. Expert naturalist guides will take you along scenic roads and lead you through historic boardwalk traverses while you enjoy the peace of snow-covered natural landscapes and majestic wildlife sightings. Witness iconic national treasures including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring and the frozen marvel of the Upper Yellowstone Falls.

November – April | 4 – 8 Hours November – April | 4 – 8 Hours
November – April | 4 – 8 Hours


Journey into the greater Yellowstone ecosystem with an outdoor nature guide where you’ll venture through the snowbanks of Specimens Creek or the panoramic mountain vistas of Fawns Pass, Black Butte Trail or Big Horn Pass.

November – April | 4 – 8 Hours

Cross-Country Skiing

Glide through towering trees and along winding trails as you journey through the pristine, snow-blanketed terrain of one of the park’s meticulously groomed trails including the Northern Loop and Dailey Creek Trail.


Experience the magic of spotting wild bears, wolves, elk, bison, bighorn sheep, moose and more year-round in Yellowstone National Park. Expert Yellowstone guides offer both a keen eye and insight on the animals that call this breathtaking national park home. Back on property, guests can enjoy the world-class birding of Big Sky — hundreds of species pass through our region during the spring and fall, while others call this place their home year-round.

Winter Attractions

Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky Resort

Home to 38 chairlifts, 400 inches of annual snowfall and 5,850 acres of world-class skiable terrain, Big Sky Resort is an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders of all experience levels.

Big Sky Town Center

Experience Big Sky Town Center’s charming allure in the winter with boutique shopping, dining and winter activities the whole family can enjoy. Glide across the skating rink with glee, sip a warm beverage, gather around the fire and experience the magic of this bustling mountain community.


There’s no place that offers more breathtaking vistas than Big Sky, Montana. With the area’s conservation-focused approach to preserving the native habitat and mission to keep a significant percentage of land undeveloped, uninterrupted mountain views are a hallmark of this special destination. From the striking facade of Lone Peak to the rugged outline of the Spanish Peaks and the surrounding 3 million acres of national forest, everywhere you look offers something spectacular to see.

Big Sky Town Center | Open Daily Ousel Falls Trail
Big Sky Town Center | Open Daily
Closeup view of ice skater

Ice Skating

Visit the community Ice Skating Rink for endless winter fun with family and friends.

Ousel Falls Trail

Winter Hiking

Meander along the river and through the woods to witness the frozen marvel of Ousel Falls in the winter, just down the road from the resort.

Yellowstone National Park

Guided Summer Tours
April – October | Full-Day Tour April – October | Full-Day Tour
April – October | Full-Day Tour
Grand Prismatic Spring

Natural Wonders Safari

You’ll be captivated by the most iconic natural wonders of the park, including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

April – October | Full-Day Tour
Yellowstone Park

Southern Wildlife Safari

Delight in the Southern region of the park, where the rugged landscape is teeming with wildlife moving against the scenic backdrop of Hayden Valley.

Summer Attractions

Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky Resort

Summer activities at Big Sky Resort offer centralized adventures the whole family can enjoy including scenic chairlift rides, mountain biking, zipline, disc golf and Adventure Mountain for kids.

Big Sky Town Center

Experience the best of Montana summer in Big Sky Town Center with community events like the Farmer’s Market and Music in the Mountains concert series where you can sample fresh produce from local farmers, peruse goods from local artisans and enjoy live music surrounded by eponymous Big Sky views.

Big Sky Farmer’s Market | Wednesdays | June – September

Music in the Mountains | Thursdays | June – September

Hiking along the Beehive Basin Trail, with Big Sky Resort's iconic Lone Peak in the background.


Wander alongside processions of colorful wildflowers, up lushly shaded hills and through blue-skied clearings on a summer hike in Big Sky. Encompassing nearly 30 trails, there’s one for every experience level, whether you’re seeking a brief, heart-pumping trek or a leisurely, drawn-out morning spent entirely in nature. The area’s top five hikes include:

  • Ousel Falls | Meadow | 1.5 Miles Round-Trip | Elevation Gain: 500 feet
  • Beehive Basin | Mountain | 6.6 Miles Round-Trip | Elevation Gain: 1,625 feet
  • Lava Lake | Gallatin Canyon | 6 Miles Round-Trip | Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet
  • Storm Castle Peak | Gallatin Canyon | 4.7 Miles Round-Trip | Elevation Gain: 1,850 feet
  • Porcupine Creek | Gallatin Canyon | 2.3-Mile Loop | Elevation Gain: 442 feet