With all of the warm weather activities available in Big Sky, you’ll be thankful that the sun doesn’t set until well after 9pm in the summer months! The Gallatin River offers thrilling whitewater rafting and deep fishing holes while the mountains are full of incredible hiking trails, zipline adventures and wildflower-covered vistas. Fill your summer days with fly-fishing, horseback riding, trips to Yellowstone and rounds of golf and spend summer evenings admiring Montana’s big, star-filled sky.
Try some Xplore team favorites:
Buck’s T-4 – Traditional Montana fare, perfect for families
By Word of Mouth (BYWOM) – Great bar area, eclectic menu
Carabiner Lounge – At Mountain Village, live music and fun après ski
Gallatin Riverhouse Grill – Outdoor seating and games in the summer, known for their BBQ
For such a small town, there is always something exciting going on in Big Sky!
Big Sky Big Bluegrass Festival – Early February
Music in the Mountains, free concert series – Mid-June through mid-September
Big Sky 4th of July Celebrations – 4th of July
Big Sky PBR (Professional Bull Riders) – Late July/early August
Kid’s Adventure Games – Late August/early September
The Rut Adventure Race – Late August/early September
Enjoy the "Biggest Skiing in America" where a single lift ticket gives you access to two world-class resorts: Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin. Other snow adventures include some of the best Nordic skiing in the country, snowshoeing, horseback riding, dog sledding, snowmobiling and much more! And be sure ask our Xplore Team about some truly fantastic après ski options.
You can’t go wrong with a family vacation in Big Sky, MT! Not only is Big Sky a great place for little ones to learn how to ski, but there is plenty of family fun off the slopes, too. Introduce your children to the beauty of Yellowstone, spend some quality time at the Big Sky Community Park, go on a family trail ride, bundle up in a dog sled or sleigh ride or fly through the air on a zipline. Kids of all ages will love a vacation in Big Sky!
No trip to Big Sky is complete without a visit to nearby Yellowstone, America’s very first national park. No matter the season, this national treasure is full of natural wonders, so be sure to bring your camera! Experience the legendary Old Faithful geyser, see buffalo, moose and other wildlife in their natural habitat, wet a line in one of the many rivers and streams and marvel at the countless geologic wonders found within the park. Explore by foot, boat, or bike in the summer, or by snow coach or snowmobile in the winter.