There’s a reason why Big Sky, Montana, is one of the most sought-after winter destinations in the world. The opportunities for skiing and snowboarding in Big Sky, Montana, are as far as the eye can see. With pristine snow conditions, easy access to equipment rentals, one-on-one lessons, and a fully-equipped mountain village, you can’t beat the convenience. Big Sky Resort is famously known for the biggest skiing in America, and naturally, the conditions are also an oasis for snowboarding! If you’re ready to hit the slopes, read on. You can also find more Big Sky travel tips in our Winter Vacation Guide. Here, we handpicked the top attractions and activities in town, including apres-ski activities, outdoor recreation, and more. Now, you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your winter vacation!
5 Things You Need to Know About Big Sky, Montana, Snowboarding
1. Where to Go
World Cup alpine ski racer, Bode Miller, knows: Big Sky is a dream destination for hitting the slopes, and the atmosphere is perfect for people of all ages. Miller and his family officially made Big Sky their home in 2019, and we understand why! Every year, an average of 400+ inches of snow blanket the mountains of Lone Mountain and the Big Sky Resort. The 2019 ski season officially launches on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, and we can’t wait! The 2019 conditions look promising. How do we know? Our hotel is only five minutes from the resort. With a quick peek outside the window, we’re already seeing snow caps on the mountains!
2. Your Snowboarding Essentials
On the one hand, we know that many snowboard enthusiasts prefer to pack their own gear. If that’s your case, take advantage of our ski storage at The Wilson Hotel. On the flip side, we also know that many families prefer to pack light. Conveniently, you can rent all your snowboarding equipment in the Mountain Village or at Madison Base in Big Sky. Another great option is getting your equipment rentals at Big Sky Resort; the resort offers several packages, and their team is always happy to help you with size and fit. Remember to check out our Big Sky Vacation Packing List for more tips on what to bring. We also included information on amenities included in your stay!
3. Learn the Basics or Level Up Your Game
This Big Sky, Montana, resort offers a variety of private and group lessons for novices and enthusiasts alike. Half and full-day lessons are separated according to participants’ skill levels. Private lessons are often comprised of two individuals of the same age group. A full-day lesson provides expert guidance and is fully is curated to your specific needs. Reservations are often required. Consider one of the group lessons if you thrive best in a group setting.
4. After the Slopes, Enjoy the Town
After a day of snowboarding at the resort, Big Sky offers a variety of apres-ski activities. Whether you prefer relaxation or excitement, Big Sky Town Center has it all. Our full-service hotel is in the heart of Town Center, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Park your car and forget about it, because shopping, award-winning restaurants, and nightlife are just a short stroll away. And when relaxation calls, take advantage of all the amenities included with your stay. Take a dip in our heated outdoor pool, enjoy s’mores by our fireplace, or simply relax in your private, luxury suite. It’s all up to you in Big Sky, Montana.
5. Winter Perks & Travel Tips to Help You Plan
For the ultimate Big Sky snowboarding vacation, our thoughtful amenities* can help you make the most of it! After check-in, join us at our bar and lounge for a toast to the snow-covered slopes ahead. Enjoy a swim in our heated pool, or roast a few s’mores by the fireplace. For every night of your stay, enjoy complimentary breakfast in our lounge area. Our shuttle is happy to take you straight to Big Sky Resort afterward.
When you are ready to plan your trip, enjoy 15% to 20% off your stay when you book direct at least seven days in advance. This offer is available now through April 18, 2020!
*Select amenities are seasonal in nature. For a current list of amenities, our 24/7 guest services team is always a phone call away. We welcome your call, email, and questions. Most of all, we welcome you to Big Sky, Montana!