Escape the Heat this Summer at Montana’s Highest Scenic Overlook

Wednesday May. 24th, 2017

No snow? No problem.

Big Sky Resort is charging into the summer season with lots of fun, sun-filled activities: Take an aerial tram ride to Montana’s highest scenic overlook at 11,166 feet on a Lone Peak Expedition. There’s also golfing, ziplining, skeet shooting, downhill biking and the list goes on. The resort’s restaurants are open and mark your calendars with these events: Kids Adventure Games, Brewfest, Vine & Dine and the Rut Mountain Runs. Escape the sweltering heat this summer in the beautiful mountains of Big Sky Resort.

Big Sky Resort opens its hotels and its many basecamp activities May 29th, weather and conditions dependent.

Big Sky Resort has one of the top five best bike parks in the Northwest, according to It’s the third consecutive year that Big Sky Resort’s downhill trails have ranked among the top in the Northwest. That’s because Big Sky continues to invest in its trails. This year, the resort is adding two new mountain biking trails totaling almost 4 miles. At the bottom of Soul Hole, a black diamond trail on the Swift Current chairlift, Big Sky Resort is adding a jump line with ten tabletops or hip jumps and two big redirect berms. The jumps are bigger than the ones on Snake Charmer, a popular flow trail constructed last year.

The other new downhill trail is a 3.4-mile blue square flow trail off Swift Current chairlift. This trail is to help those bikers transition from the easier runs off the Explorer Chairlift to the more challenging trails on the Swift Current chairlift. This new trail will also connect into the bottom of other downhill trails on the Swift Current Chairlift, allowing bikers to ride a flow trail all the way to the base area.

The bike rental shop is getting a facelift, this summer operating out of the resort’s newly renovated rental center. Big Sky is not only expanding its downhill bike fleet in size and number but also offering expanded maintenance and retail services. Plus, Big Sky Resort has several new electric mountain bikes for those who need a little more help on the steep uphill sections.   

Big Sky Resort also offers mountain biking lessons, guides and youth programs to improve those downhill biking skills. Big Sky Resort has biking trails for all ages and abilities.

For those looking for a less arduous exercise, there is ziplining, spa treatments, skeet shooting, archery or paint ball. Families can enjoy the mini golf, bungee trampoline, climbing wall or giant swing in the plaza. The activities at Big Sky Resort’s Basecamp to Yellowstone are endless.

Escape the summer heat at 11,166 feet. Big Sky Resort offers trips to the top of Lone Peak, Montana’s highest scenic overlook. The Lone Peak Expedition involves a chairlift ride, a safari vehicle and an aerial tram ride to experience majestic views of the Madison, Gallatin, Bridger, Absaroka and Beartooth Ranges. 

Big Sky Golf Course opened May 19th with an updated fleet of golf carts and new sand in the bunkers. Also, check out the new golf boards to pick up the pace of the game and spice up your outing with these hip new modes of golf transportation.

Activities often stir up an appetite. Big Sky Resort offers a number of food options during the summer. Enjoy lunch on the deck at Everett’s 8800, a burger at the Montana Jack or enjoy a glass of wine and one of Andiamo’s signature Italian dishes.

Whether you’re looking for a family-fun getaway, a relaxing golf outing or an adventurous afternoon of mountain biking, Big Sky Resort is the place to live big this summer. Visit to book your summer activities.