Discover the Best Spring Activities in Big Sky, MT

There are many spring activities in Big Sky, MT, to engage in that will make your vacation exciting and fun. It’s a great season because the temperatures are warming up, but you still have the snow to enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing.

But moving through the season, the snow starts to melt off, lending to some early enjoyment of activities you can do or enjoy more in the summer, like fishing, mountain bike riding, and ziplining! Spring gives you the best of both worlds and some unique experiences. Read our blog to learn some of the best spring activities in Big Sky, MT!

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Best Spring Activities in Big Sky, MT

Skiing and Snowboarding

Big Sky Resort is famous for its skiing and snowboarding terrain. During the spring, there is still plenty of snow up until April. It has around 5,850 acres of terrain perfect for skiing and riding.


Young family skiing down a snowy slopeOnce the snow melts too much for snowshoeing, a great alternative is hiking! There are miles and miles of trails to explore in the scenic Gallatin National Forest. Take a guided tour with a local outfitter or go out on your own.

Fly Fishing

A couple of great places for fishing near Big Sky are the Gallatin and Madison Rivers. Both are the perfect places if you’re trying it for the first time or are a seasoned expert. These rivers have a hundred miles of majestic scenery and fish populations in the thousands per mile. Chances are you will catch some fish and have a great time!


One of the best places for ziplining in Big Sky is at the Big Sky Resort, where you can get your adrenaline pumping on two different lines. Try the Adventure Tour, built for speed and 150 feet in the air. You will fly down 1500 feet of cable! Or try the Nature Tour, which is perfect for beginners or those that want the scenic route!


Yellowstone Snowmobile ToursSnowmobiling can be a lot of fun when snow is still on the ground at the beginning of spring. Getting out in the thawing landscapes lends to a great time when the weather is nicer, the days are longer, and you might even encounter less traffic from other snowmobilers. If you want to snowmobile, some great companies in or near Big Sky are Alpine Adventures and Canyon Adventures.

Snowshoe Tours

While there is still snow on the ground, take a snowshoe tour in the early morning or afternoon, and enjoy the scenic nature around Big Sky.

Big Sky Resort offers tours through Moose Tracks Gully, where you can enjoy a peaceful trek through the mountains.

Mountain and Fat Tire Biking for Spring Activities

If you love mountain biking, Big Sky has plenty of trails for you, and as spring marches on, more trails become accessible for all bike types. If you like Fat Tire biking, you can enjoy many of these trails year-round.

There are trails for all skill levels, making it a great family activity or just for you and your friends. Some great places to try are Beehive Basin and Moonlight basin.

Wildlife Watching

Woman hiking with a dogWith Yellowstone’s west entrance just an hour away, it is a great place to watch the many species found there, like bears, elk, bison, and moose! Yellowstone has great wildlife tours where the tour guides will guide you to the best places for viewing while keeping you safe!

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding throughout the country can be an amazing and unique experience. The fresh mountain air, beautiful landscapes, and the peaceful and inviting atmosphere of nature can be therapeutic in their own way. Big Sky has many companies close to The Wilson Hotel, where you can enjoy a trail ride through the gorgeous Montana mountains.

This blog is just a short list of some of the most favorite activities to do in the spring. There are plenty more, whether you want to get outdoors or relax in the beautiful mountain landscapes.

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You will love all the great things about The Wilson Hotel. We are situated next to many great restaurants with mouthwatering dishes and centrally located to endless indoor and outdoor activities in Big Sky!

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