Top 5 Things to Do in Big Sky, MT

published on December 6, 2013 by

High in the Gallatin National Forest, where majestic Lone Peak looms, is scenic Big Sky, MT offering a year-round playground for everyone in the family. Stay in a Big Sky, MT timeshare and explore the top 5 things to do in Big Sky season by season:

1. In the Winter: Visit Lone Peak. Take the tram to the top and snap a photo of yourself or your family from 11,166 feet. Lone Peak features world-class skiing and snowboarding with over 1500 acres of ski terrain. Insider tip: Cross Country Skiing at Lone Peak is phenomenal and is often overlooked, be sure to check it out when you go. Web: Lone Peak. Location: 50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky, MT.

2. In the Spring: Discover Pond Skim at Big Sky Resort. This spring staple attracts skiers and riders who want to glide down a ski slope and then slide across double icy ponds. Bring a camera, Pond Skim is very entertaining with people in costumes and thousands of cheering fans. Web: Big Sky Resort. Location: 50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky, MT.

3. In the Summer: Check in at Big Sky Golf Course and enjoy playing on the award winning 18-hole par 72 course. The Arnold Palmer course is 6,500 feet above sea level and features spectacular views; keep an eye out for deer and moose along the Gallatin River. Insider tip: If you have kids take them zip lining or rafting in the summer months. Web: Big Sky Golf; Zip lining and Rafting. Locations: Big Sky Golf: 1 Black Otter, Big Sky, MT; Zip lining and Rafting: 46651 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, Mt.

4. In the Fall: Gallop along with Jake’s Horses. Horse lovers will enjoy the nearby trails while riding a horse for just an hour or up to a week, your choice. During your ride keep an eye out for fly fishers dotting the area (or join the fly fishers). Dress warm, bring a hat, don’t forget gloves, and reserve a spot to ride like John Bozeman did when he established the Bozeman Trail and was a key founder of nearby Bozeman, MT back in August 1864. Web: Jake’s Horses. Location: Three miles south of Big Sky on Highway 191, Doe Creek Road.

5. In July and August (weekends only): Take a guided tour at the Crail Ranch Homestead Museum. Explore log structures from the days of the earliest settlers of what is now called Big Sky, MT. In 1902, The Crail family established a 160-acre homestead in the Gallatin Basin and ran a ranch operation for over 50 years. Today, Crail Ranch is a homestead museum featuring two preserved log structures, historic documents, photographs, and artifacts depicting the Crail family during their homesteading days. Insider tip: The historic Crail Ranch is on the National Register of Historic Places. Web: Crail Ranch Homestead Museum. Location: 2110 Spotted Elk, Big Sky, MT.

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