Big Mountain Resort, near Glacier National Park in the northwest of Montana, is renowned for its spectacular panoramic views, stunning powder slopes, intriguing snow ghosts and friendly ambiance. Individuals of all snow skiing abilities will have an unforgettable experience at Big Mountain Resort. Located just eight miles from the town of Whitefish, Big Mountain has all that a winter vacationer could desire.
Big Mountain Resort boasts 3,000 acres of ski area with well-groomed runs, large bowls, impressive chutes and stunning glades. Skiers and Snowboarders explore the 91 runs on a vertical of 2,500 feet, suitable for all types and rated as follows: 20% beginner, 50% intermediate and 30% advanced. The longest run at Big Mountain measures in at 3,4 miles. Big Mountain Ski Resort’s terrain is wide and diverse, featuring the well-known Snow Ghosts scattered all over. Travel up the side of the mountain on one of the eleven lifts. Fortunately the queues are seldom long and you can look forward to getting up to the snowy trails quickly. Covering such an extensive area, there’s no battle for your own space at Big Mountain Resort. Night doesn’t stop the skiing and riding as 4km of the runs are well-lit. The Nordic Center near Outpost Lodge opens up 16km of gorgeous trails through the glistening white landscape. Snowshoeing is also possible from the Nordic Center. A fantastic terrain park means hours of fun for snowboarders who will skid across rails, fly over jumps and try out the table tops. Grab a snowmobile and hit 200 miles of groomed trails and endless area through Flathead Valley. For something different try the dog sledding tours. If you are starting out or want to improve your skills, Big Mountain Resort has an amazing ski school with professional instructors. Before you know it you’ll be hitting the slopes on your own with confidence.
Over and above the memorable skiing, Big Mountain Resort, provides a number of facilities and services for the convenience of all its patrons. A variety of equipment for several snow sports can be rented from the rental store. Ski shops have equipment and clothing for sale. Child care is available for families. When stomachs begin to grumble, there are a couple of dining options including Bierstube, Moguls Bar & Grill, Alpinglow Inn Restaurant, Aunt B’s , Perkin Beans, Hellroaring Saloon, Cafe Kandahar, Big Drift Coffee House and Summit House Restaurant. A certain amount of ski-in/ski-out accommodation can be found on the mountain and further lodging is located at Whitefish.
The ski season at Big Mountain Resort lasts from November through to April, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Big Mountain Resort is also an ideal summer getaway with great activities such as gondola rides, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, wagon rides, golf, a walk in the treetops, the Brewfest, concerts and Summit Nature Center.
No matter the time of year, make Big Mountain Resort your vacation destination. With the most amazing snow, abundant activities and excellent facilities, you’ll certainly want to return.