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Recreation

Welcome to the Great Outdoors

From memorable summer days spent under clear blue skies to the crisp mountain air of winter, Big Sky Country is a renowned destination for recreation enthusiasts in every season.

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Compass Sports

At Compass Sports, our on-site outfitter, expert guides are here to curate the perfect hike, mountain bike ride, archery lesson, snowshoe adventure, horseback ride and more for you and your family based on ability and preference. You’ll find everything you need for your outdoor adventure with on-site rentals, maps, personal guides and all the gear you need.

Summer | Yellowstone National Park Tours

April – October | Full-Day Tour April – October | Full-Day Tour
April – October | Full-Day Tour
Yellowstone Old Faithful Geyser

Yellowstone Wonders National Park Tour

Experience the most iconic natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy the serenity of natural landscapes and wildlife sightings as your led by your own private naturalist along scenic roads and historic boardwalks. Delight in seeing many National treasures including Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

Call (406) 993-8385 for Reservations
April – October | Full-Day Tour
Bison in Yellowstone Park

Southern Yellowstone Wildlife Safari

Adventure through the southern regions of Yellowstone National Park, where the rugged landscape is teeming with wildlife moving against the scenic backdrop of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake and Sylvan Pass. Through the day, abundant wildlife sightings and awe-inspiring natural wonders will be interpreted by your professional naturalist guide.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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April – October | Half-Day Tour April – October | Half-Day Tour
April – October | Half-Day Tour
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Guided Half-Day Yellowstone Hike

Journeying into the Yellowstone ecosystem with an outdoor nature guide is an essential highlight of every guest experience. Specimen Creek and Fawn Pass are at the top of our list. With a variety of trails to choose from and guides with a vast knowledge of local wildlife, flora and fauna, your adventure will be completely customized to the preferences of your group.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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April – October | Half-Day Tour
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Scenic Mountain Biking

Ascend the 10,000 ft summit of Mt. Washburn on a bike for a unique vantage point to witness Yellowstone’s scenic beauty. Cycle alongside wildflower blanketed meadows and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife encounters on the trails. When you reach the peak, behold panoramic views of expansive canyons and distant peaks past the park’s boundaries including the Beartooth Mountains to the North and the Grand Tetons to the South.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Yellowstone National Park Waterfall

Yellowstone National Park GuideAlong

If you prefer to venture into Yellowstone National Park on your own, we offer a personal GPS-guided tour through the GuideAlong App. GuideAlong is a satellite, GPS-based real-time map and audio tour of the Nation’s first National park, starting from Montage Big Sky’s front drive. With GuideAlong, explore at-your-own-pace while learning about the history and wildlife of the park. Please visit our Concierge for additional information.

Aviation Experiences

Bison roaming in a valley in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Photo Flight

Venture over vast wilds of remote areas with seasoned guides explaining the wildlife, flora and fauna. Spot moose, bears, elk, deer and other animals in their natural habitat. These tours are offered in every season and may be customized based on guest’s preferences.

Tour includes round-trip transportation to helipad and 1.5 – 2 hour helicopter ride.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Hydrothermal Features Photo Flight

Photograph our country’s first National Park from above and enjoy vast views of the stunning thermal features without the crowds. From the spectacular colors of Grand Prismatic to the dramatic burst of Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park has over 10,000 hydrothermal features to explore.

Tour includes round-trip transportation to helipad and 1.5 – 2 hour helicopter ride.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Enjoy breathtaking views of the Grand Tetons in Montana

Grand Teton National Park Photo Flight

Fly over one of the most stunning mountain ranges in our country while capturing highly sought-after viewpoints of the terrain. Dotted with lakes, valleys and towering mountains, there are sure to be plenty of photo-worthy stops. On this trip, guests will travel over Yellowstone National Pak to get to the Grand Tetons, getting to see two incredible National Parks in one day.

Tour includes round-trip transportation to helipad and 8+ hour helicopter ride.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Digging Dinosaur Fossils

Dino Dig & Missouri Breaks Ranch Excursion

Transport back in time millions of years on this extraordinary journey to a private ranch and known fossil excavation site in the heart of Montana. Experience the thrill of discovery as you play paleontologist and scour the landscape for the opportunity to uncover dinosaur fossils and the prehistoric life that shaped the region’s landscape.

Tour includes round-trip transportation to helipad and 8+ hour helicopter ride.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Fly Fishing Excursion

Embark on a fly fishing expedition into the unspoiled waters of the backcountry, teeming with an abundance of trout and other native fish. Discover an angler’s paradise as you venture into remote locations accessible by helicopter where you’ll find yourself at the helm of the region’s preeminent fly fishing.

Tour includes round-trip transportation to helipad and 8+ hour helicopter ride.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

Call (406) 993-8385 for Reservations

Destination Adventures

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Horseback Riding

Channel the authentic spirit of the Mountain West on horseback. Rugged treks up mountain trails and across wildflower-blanketed fields invoke the sense of a time gone by, when the west was truly wild and the unspoiled beauty of the Montana wilderness was nearly undiscovered.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

Call (406) 993-8385 for Reservations
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Guided Mountain Biking

A privately guided bike adventure is a great way to discover Montana’s picturesque spaces, at your own designated pace. Choose from electric or analog mountain bikes as you explore the Spanish Peaks trail system or enjoy a road tour with breathtaking views. A variety of world class trails for all skill are accessible from the resort, with bike and gear rentals available through Compass Sports.

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

Guided Adventure Hike

Journeying into the Big Sky ecosystem with an outdoor nature guide is an essential highlight of every guest experience. With a variety of hikes to choose from and guides with a vast knowledge of local wildlife, flora and fauna, your adventure will be completely customized to the preferences of your group.

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Guided Ousel Falls Hike

Hosted by a Compass adventure guide, explore one of Big Sky’s most iconic and picturesque trails leading to the cascading Ousel Falls.

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Guided Trail Run

Embrace the freedom and serenity of movement in nature when you embark on an exhilarating Guided Trail Run. Run along lush forest paths and let the rhythm of your footsteps sync with the natural landscape.

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Fly Fishing

Big Sky’s world-class fly fishing draws in avid anglers from around the globe, each one eager to cast their lines into the teeming Blue Ribbon trout streams of the Madison and Gallatin Rivers. Enjoy a day on the river where thousands of rainbows, cutthroats and Montana brown trout swim in abundance, and the soundtrack of chirping birds and rushing whitewater canyons lulls you into the state of peace that can only be found while fishing. Spend the day on the Gallatin River with a walk-and-wade guided trip or meander down the Madison River on a guided float trip.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Archery and Axe Throwing

Enjoy this classic outdoor experience with friendly guidance from our Compass team. Choose from our Intro to Archery and Axe Throwing course or our 3D Archery course and experience.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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UTV Tours

This unforgettable, 4-wheeling adventure journeys through Montana’s wildlands and adds in the signature touches of a true Montage experience. Inclusive of your very own GPS, this exhilarating experience is destined to be the highlight of your Big Sky vacation.

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Rodeos

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Lone Mountain Ranch Rodeo

June 11 – October 22 | Tuesdays | 6:00pm

Experience the authentic spirit of the Wild West. Saddle up for the rodeo with our friendly neighbors at Lone Mountain Ranch as cowboys and cowgirls showcase their skillset in horsemanship, barrel racing, bull riding and team roping.

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West Yellowstone Rodeo

June 14 – August 17 | Tuesdays – Saturdays | 7:00pm

Immerse yourself in the heart of West Yellowstone’s annual summer rodeo against Montana’s breathtaking backdrop. Experience an exhilarating lineup featuring Bareback Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding and the family-friendly Calf Scramble.

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PBR Rodeo

July 18, 19, 20 | Big Sky Events Arena

Experience Big Sky’s biggest weekend at the PBR Pro Division Rodeo with three nights of exhilarating bull riding and artisan village featuring local artists and culinary experiences.

Sundays | 4:00pm
Sundays | 4:00pm
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The Art of Fly Tying

Join our fly-fishing experts to learn the basics of fly tying, casting, and other tips & tricks to prepare you for your next fly-fishing adventure.

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Golf

To the delight of both casual golfers and experienced enthusiasts, guests of Montage Big Sky enjoy access to two golf courses, the famed Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and the Big Sky Golf Course. The private Tom Weiskopf-designed championship golf course, Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, features 18 holes of exciting, yet supremely playable terrain, complemented by 40-mile views overlooking majestic Big Sky Country. Additionally, guests can enjoy the award-winning Arnold Palmer designed Big Sky Golf Course with 18-holes of stunning views.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

Call (406) 993-8385 for Reservations
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Pickleball & Tennis

Enjoy friendly competition with a game of outdoor Pickleball or Tennis on a private Spanish Peak’s court surrounded by Big Sky views.

Whitewater Rafting on Nahatlatch River

White Water Rafting

Experience an exhilarating adventure through the majestic Gallatin River, made famous by the movie “A River Runs Through It.” River classifications vary from Class I to IV, depending on the specific stretch of the river you choose to explore. Half and full-day options available.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

Call (406) 993-8385 for Reservations
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Hot Air Balloon Ride

Float high above the mountains in a hot air balloon ride. Experience elevated views of Lone Peak. the Spanish Peaks mountain range and the Gallatin river. Commemorate your tour with a traditional champagne toast.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Big Sky Resort

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Ziplining

Soar through forest terrain on a Nature or an Adventure Zipline Tours to experience Montana’s breathtaking horizons and take in its striking scenery of Lone Mountain and the Spanish Peaks of the Madison Range.

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Disc Golf

Disc Golf is a fun way to enjoy the fresh air and great views. Play the 9-hole beginner course off of Explorer, or play the advanced 9-hole course from the top of Ramcharger down.

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Adventure Mountain for Kids

Spend a memorable day with family and friends at Adventure Mountain’s fun activities including bungee trampolines, giant swings, gemstone mining, marble runs and mini-golf.

Winter | Yellowstone National Park Tours

December – April | Full-Day Tour November – April | Full-Day Tour
December – April | Full-Day Tour
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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 snow coach 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 marvel of the Upper Yellowstone Falls.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

Call (406) 993-8385 for Reservations
November – April | Full-Day Tour
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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.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Winter Fly Fishing & Ice Fishing

Home to blue-ribbon streams of the Gallatin River, Big Sky is a world-renowned destination for fly-fishing in every season. Experience this classic Montana past time as you wade through the water with half or full-day walk and wade tours or discover the unique art of ice fishing on a full-day excursion.

Reservations are available by emailing [email protected].

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Tubing Hill

Take a thrilling ride on our Tubing Hill right outside our front steps and sip on hot chocolate in-between runs to warm up. Weather permitting.

Two Cross Country Skiers in Big Sky, Montana

Cross-Country Skiing

Grab all the gear you need at Compass Sports and head out for a refreshing cross country ski on beautiful groomed trails set against the Spanish Peaks mountains.

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Ski with Dan Egan

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Private Experiences

Discover new techniques and explore Big Sky Resort with a new perspective with world-renowned skier, Dan Egan. Dan is known for his roles in thirteen Warren Miller films, where he fearlessly conquered the world’s most remote skiing destinations, earning him a well-deserved place in the US Skiing & Snowboarding Hall of Fame. As a ski ambassador and guide, Dan is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and passion for the sport. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to enhance your skills, this adventure promises a one-of-a-kind skiing experience.

*Private experiences with Dan Egan are available upon request based on availability. 

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Early Bird & Steep Camps

Dan Egan Early Bird Camp | For skiers eager to kick off the season by honing their all-terrain skills and discovering new dimensions of balance and stance, be sure to explore Dan Egan’s Early Bird Camp.

Dan Egan Steeps Camps | Lone Peak boasts some of the most exhilarating and challenging terrain in the country. Learn to acquire the tactics needed to explore black diamond terrain confidently and safely at Dan Egan’s Steep Camps.

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Snowmobiling

Explore the snowy Montana Mountains through gentile terrain on a snowmachine. Riders take a scenic route up Buck Ridge with gradual inclines, through snow covered trees that makes way to sweeping vistas at the top.

Riding Horses in the Snow

Winter Horseback Riding

Embark on a magical winter trail ride through Big Sky Country. This winter season offers a unique opportunity to revel in the tranquil beauty of serene landscapes, majestic snow-covered peaks and the fresh aroma of pine trees on horseback.

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Dog Sledding

Experience Big Sky Country from a new perspective and explore the world of dog sledding. Receive firsthand knowledge on the art of mushing and canine training before you embark on an unforgettable journey through breathtaking landscapes.

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