The Best Fall Things to do in Big Sky, Montana

Skiers and snowboarders travel from near and far to experience the snowy peaks in Big Sky, Montana. We’re here to let you in on a secret, though. Fall in Big Sky, MT, is hands-down one of the best times to visit. The weather is mild, the crowds are thin, and the town is still bustling with excitement. Read on to learn about what makes this secret season so unique. 

If you’re curious about what it’s like in our mountain town during the summer or winter, take a look at our seasonal guides below! 

Summer activities guide

Winter activities guide

What Makes Fall in Big Sky, MT, So Great?

It’s always the right time of year to visit Big Sky, but to learn what makes the fall season so special, just keep reading!

The Weather Is Perfect

The temperatures in Big Sky in the winter begin to drop rather quickly. However, the temperatures during autumn are lovely! During September, you’ll enjoy weather in the 70s, and in October, it will hover around the 50s. This is ideal weather for outdoor activities and exploring everything that this area has to offer. 

Leaf Peeping in National Parks Is Outstanding

When leaves begin to change colors during the fall, it gives you a warm, blissful feeling inside. Take day trips to parks throughout the state and experience the fall colors in a whole new way. Head to southwest Montana and visit Yellowstone National Park. If you drive from West Yellowstone to Mammoth Hot Springs, you’ll find dazzling red firework and yellow aspens. Or, head northwest to Glacier National Park and gaze at golden aspens. 

Outdoor Activities Are Bountiful

Big Sky is known for being a nature lover’s paradise. During the fall, there are so many ways to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Thanks to the mild temperatures, you won’t get too hot or cold when you’re outside. Some of the most popular activities to enjoy during the fall in Big Sky, MT, include:

fly fishing

The Season Comes Alive With Fall Events

We might be part of a small town, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not booming with excitement. Between Big Sky Resort and Town Center, there are always events taking place that celebrate the season. Some of the most popular fall events include Music in the Mountains, Big Sky Farmers’ Market, Haunted Peaks Halloween Festival, Big Sky Biggie Bike Race, and more! Before your visit, be sure to check the Special Events Calendar to see what’s going on in town. 

Stay at The Wilson Hotel This Fall

Outdoor Fire pits at The Wilson Hotel

If you want to stay near the best things to see and do throughout Big Sky, stay at The Wilson Hotel. With incredible amenities, easy access to all of the area’s most exciting activities, and proximity to Yellowstone, The Wilson Hotel is hands-down one of the best places to stay in the area. Plus, during the fall, we often offer lower rates on our accommodations

The fall season is upon us! Don’t wait any longer to plan your getaway to Big Sky. Check our availability and start getting excited about your vacation today. 

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