Here Is Why You Need to Visit Big Sky in October

When is the best time of year to visit Big Sky, Montana? It’s hard to decide! Each season brings about its own unique weather, fun-filled events, and exciting outdoor activities. Have you ever visited the mountains during the fall months? It’s a magical experience! We’ll tell you why you should visit Big Sky in October 

No matter when you plan a vacation to Big Sky, MT, you’ll need somewhere to act as your home away from home. The best accommodations in the area are found at The Wilson Hotel! Take a look at our guest rooms and suites and find out for yourself what makes our hotel so special.  

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What To Expect When You Visit Big Sky in October 

Chilly Mountain Weather 

Big Sky in October packingWhen you visit Big Sky in October, you can expect chilly weather with an average temperature ranging from 27 degrees to 45 degrees. Compared to September (when the average temperature is around 63 degrees), October brings about winter vibes and will make you want to roam the snow-covered mountains. You can expect snow to fall for 13 days during this month, with a total accumulation of about 12 inches.  

Shop the Little Bear Antique Fair & Vintage Market 

The Little Bear School House was built in 1912 in Bozeman, MT. It was used as a one-room school until 1950 and reopened to the public as a museum in 1998. Today, the museum showcases displays from around the area, including family artifacts of historic settlers, local baseball team memorabilia, and authentic school supplies. Each year during April and October, the schoolhouse opens for a fantastic antique fair and vintage market. You’ll find incredible souvenirs here! 

Watch the Show at the Big Sky Classic 

Gallatin County is home to many horse farms and exciting equestrian events. The mission of the Big Sky Classic is to provide top-notch equestrian events, including horse shows, clinics, and other educational opportunities. The Big Sky Classic hosts various “Jump Into” season events throughout the year and Jump Into Autumn takes place in October.    

Reel in a Big Catch 

The best fishing in Big Sky and surrounding areas takes place between April and October. Some rivers are too warm in the summer months, so as the water begins to cool off in October, you can expect to reel in some big target fish. Some of the best places to go fishing this time of year are the Madison River and Yellowstone River in West Yellowstone. A day trip to Yellowstone National Park from The Wilson Hotel is an hour-long drive and offers breathtaking views along the way.  

Stay at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky 

The Wilson Hotel ExteriorWhen you stay at The Wilson Hotel, you’ll always be close to the best Montana adventures. Our stunning hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, laundry room, pristine pool and hot tub, complimentary breakfast, pet-friendly accommodations, and more! We offer guest rooms and suites paired with excellent amenities such as complimentary WIFI, coffee/tea makers, ironing boards, and refrigerators. Our accommodations even feature fully functioning kitchens with dishes and silverware. It doesn’t get better than that! 

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