Southwestern Montana's Big Sky Resort, with more than 50 miles of hiking and biking trails, is open for the summer season.
Chairlift-serviced downhill mountain biking is available for all levels and abilities, with connector trails that allow bikers to ride six miles of flow trail through forests and meadows to Big Sky Town Center.
Many trails are being improved this summer, including a complete rework on Tango to better fit in the progression between Rabbit Run and Gambler.
“We are identifying gaps in our trail progression and adding trails to fill the gaps," said Christine Baker, Mountain Sports manager. "Tango, one of our existing trails, is being reworked as a machine-built freeride trail, maintaining its current corridor and shifting corridors when needed to maintain a lower grade. The goal is to create an easier blue freeride trail.”
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Bike rentals are available at Different Spokes, Big Sky’s bike shop located in Mountain Village. Rentals include mountain bikes and Strider bikes for children. Different Spokes is a one-stop shop for all biking needs, including downhill bike coaching, bike haul tickets, and scenic lift tickets. Additionally, RAD Bikes will be open in Mountain Village this summer for bike tuning and repairs.
With more than 30 miles of hiking trails at Big Sky, escaping the rigors of everyday life is just a few steps away. Guided hikes with experts introduce hikers of all ability levels to the tranquil summer trails, plus information about local Big Sky flora and fauna. Many hiking trails connect to U.S. Forest Service lands, allowing for full-day treks into Montana’s beautiful backcountry.
Visitors can also escape the heat this summer to Montana’s highest scenic overlook: Lone Peak. Ride a chairlift, expedition vehicle, and tram to 11,166 feet — no hike required — to the summit of Lone Mountain for views of three states, two national parks, and mountain ranges for miles. Additionally, guides are available daily for the Nature and the Adventure zipline tours, guided hiking, and downhill mountain biking.
An abundance of family-friendly activities are available in Mountain Village. Parents and children alike will enjoy the bungee trampoline, climbing wall, giant swing, miniature golf, gemstone mining, jungle gym playground, marble run, archery, and disc golf.