Big Sky

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  • Big Sky - Skiiers' Paradise

    Oct 20, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge slope; lots of runs/variety.
    Cons: It doesn't snow 365 days a year.

    Summary: I have been an avid skier for the last fifteen years and Big Sky, Montana has recently become one of my favorite places to ski. I've been there two years in a row now, both times in March.This review is limited to skiing. I don't snowboard and so ... read more

  • Beautiful Big Sky

    Apr 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, clean air, affordable lodging, lots to do
    Cons: The distance to travel to get up there although the scenery is beautiful.

    Summary: If you haven't been to Big Sky Montana, let me tell you why you will love it there and want to go back again and again. My experience shows that there is something about the combination of old fashioned hospitality and crisp, clean air and wood burning ... read more

  • Big Sky

    Jan 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Uncrowded, Lots of Terrain to Explore, Good Snow, Very Scenic
    Cons: Fairly Expensive

    Summary: Went in early January, and the snow was great compared to other parts of the region. Not too much of a problem with rocks even this early in the season. Lone Mountain is stunningly beautiful in addition to having great terrain. And you can ski ... read more

  • Big Sky...great ski mountain!

    Apr 1, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good snow ... no crowds!
    Cons: None...really.

    Summary: I've been skiing for 47 years (really) ... have skied at dozens of mountains from Vermont to Alaska ... Big Sky is close to the top of my favorite list. I (we) have been visiting Big Sky for the past decade ... I just returned from two days of excellent ... read more

  • Excellent for skiing

    Mar 9, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This is a place one comes to ski and it is great at that
    Cons: Relatively expensive, kind of hard to get to, could be cold at times.

    Summary: Reaching Big Sky . Gallatin Field Airport in Bozeman is the closest airport(about 50 miles North of Big Sky). From there it is possible to ride a shuttle bus (round trip ticket is $55.00/person for the 2003/4 season). A second, and usually ... read more

  • Wonderful Family Vacation

    Feb 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: No Crowds, beautiful scenery, snowmobile in Yellowstone
    Cons: can be expensive

    Summary: Our family includes four children ages 6, 12, 16, and 18. Big Sky provided the backdrop for a wonderful ski vacation. The terrain is varied to make all levels of skier happy. We used the ski school with our youngest and he excelled under their direction. ... read more

  • Big Mountain for Less

    Jan 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: no lift lines wide runs verity of terrain friendly personal
    Cons: expensive air tickets or a long drive unreliable snow in December

    Summary: I was at Big Sky in December of 2002. even by the middle of december there was almost no new snow, we had to get by on artificial stuff. Resort does have plenty of snow guns to put a good cover on the selected runs. The only complaints that I have ... read more

  • Good but not exceptional.

    Jan 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No lift lines. Good terrain for all levels.
    Cons: Not the hospitality of other resorts. Flying into Bozeman is difficult and expensive.

    Summary: I've skied at most of the ski resorts in the West. Iím the kind of skier who goes to ski the most challenging terrain I can find. Apres ski for me is a beer, the hot tub, dinner, and bed. I was looking forward to trying Big Sky because it is a skierís ... read more

  • The Very Best

    Jul 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No lines. Cool lifties. Endless terrain. Downright scary runs. Remote.
    Cons: Nightlife hot-spots not obvious to tourists. Not open year-round.

    Summary: I grew up in Bozeman, MT which is about 30 miles north of Big Sky. My family has a condo in Big Sky and we would make weekend trips regularly. I learned to ski in Big Sky. I have never had a purely horrible day of skiing in Big Sky in my entire 18 ... read more

  • Big Fun

    Oct 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Huge mountain, a challenge for everyone
    Cons: Not cheap.

    Summary: I went to Big Sky last spring for 3 days of skiing. It was great. The runs are long and there's lots of choices for where you want to go. The locals were complaining about the lack of snow and there was still powder on many of the runs. The intermediate ... read more

  • all I can say is amazing

    Apr 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great skiing
    Cons: none

    Summary: Big Sky Montana is the most amazing place. I go skiing every winter to different places and I have found the Big Sky is the most enjoyable ski resort that I have visited yet. There is the best skiing here than many places and the skiing never gets old. ... read more

  • Big Sky is the Limit for Families

    Feb 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Family Friendly, Beautiful Terrain
    Cons: Limited Flights into Bozeman

    Summary: Big Sky....It's name, says it all, this place is a winter wonderland. Clear skies, fresh mountain air,and some of the best powder I have ever skied. My husband and I have been to Big Sky several times, but the most memorable one was when ... read more

  • The Best Mountain

    Feb 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything from lift lines to hotels
    Cons: This mountain is quickely becoming more recognized

    Summary: In my opinion, the best mountain in the united states is that in Montana.The lift lines are about 4 minutes at most, and there are lots of on mountain, "ski in, ski out" hotels. The best of these is the Shashonee lodge. it is right below the ... read more

  • Big Sky Fun!

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: side trips available, fun place, great skiing
    Cons: far away from airport, expensive

    Summary: Big Sky Montana represents all thatís great about skiing. With remarkable views of the Rockies, amazing skiing, and Yellowstone only an hour away Big Sky makes for an unforgettable vacation. I went there last year and have not yet seen their recent ... read more

  • Great Snow, No Wait

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: No Wait in the Lift Lines
    Cons: the flight

    Summary: Of all the places that I have skied throughout the country Big Sky is one of the two best place that I have skied along with Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When I went to Big Sky three years ago I was amazed with the view of the senery and wildlife as you ... read more

  • Big Sky

    Jan 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great skiing
    Cons: sometimes too cold

    Summary: Montana..What a beautiful place to visit. Skiing has always been my favorite winter activity and where else would I rather ski than Big Sky in Montana. The mountains are great and therre are so many slopes, skiers are in total ectasy. The weather is ... read more

  • Big Sky: The perfect ski experience

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful skiing environment
    Cons: some may not want to make the trip up to a Montana ski resort.

    Summary: Big Sky Montana is one of the most beautiful and most exciting ski resorts i have ever visited. I have been all over the rockies and visited many resorts such as Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, etc., but none can compete with the memories and all around ... read more

  • Ultimate Outdoor Vacation

    Jan 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful Skiing, Living, Snowboarding, Lift Lines
    Cons: No night life

    Summary: I have been to Big Sky, and it is the best resort I have ever skied. Within an hour's drive of Bozeman, Montana, Big Sky is a very easily reachable resort, with a colorful drive through the Galatin National Forest. The skiing is wonderful because there ... read more

  • Awesome Resort for All Types of Skiers

    Jan 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: no lift lines!, wide open spaces, beautiful mountain peak
    Cons: not much night life (but their changing that in the next 2 years)

    Summary: Big Sky is an awesome resort and provides much opportunity for a great vacation. There are virtually no lift lines, usually an enormous amount of snow, kind and friendly staff and best of all so much terrain you might never cross you own tracks twice. ... read more

  • Heaven in the Snow

    Dec 4, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Short Lines, A Great Staff, Lots of Snow
    Cons: Far from any Towns, Not Much in the Way of Shopping or Eating

    Summary: My first ski trip ever was to Big Sky Montana. It was a great trip! The staff there was very attentive. I had to learn to ski because I had never skied before. My teacher was very patient with me as picked up the technique. Also, all of the lifts at ... read more

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