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Big Sky + Bozeman, Montana

 5 days, 4 nights


HIGH SEASON - summer sports & winter snow sports

  • July, Aug, Sept (Summer)

    • Hi 68°F - 78°F (20°C-25°C)

    • Low 32°F - 40°F (0°C-4°C)

  • Dec,​ Jan, Feb, March (Winter)

    • Hi 28°F - 43°F (-2°C-6°C)

    • Low 6°F - 16°F (-14°C- -8°C)

SHOULDER SEASON - slightly less people, cooler weather

  • April, May June (Spring)

    • Hi 50°F - 68°F (10°C-20°C)

    • Low 22°F - 36°F (-5°C-2°C)

  • Oct, Nov (Fall)​

    • Hi 38°F - 54°F (3°C-12°C)

    • Low 15°F - 24°F (-9°C- -4°C)

When did we go?

FEBRUARY - Peak ski month, and the snow did not disappoint. Big Sky saw a foot and a half of fresh snowfall during the weekend we were there, providing perfect ski conditions for us. Big Sky Ski Resort is the largest ski area in the US, so it never feels super packed or crowded. Short lift lines, ample ski space, and some of the best skiing we've experienced!

Budget $$$$

Let's cut to the chase, snow sports are expensive. Lift tickets in Big Sky are pricey, at $186 per day. Slightly cheaper on weekdays and a small discount for 2 or more consecutive days. Rental gear will run you around $70 per day. Food in restaurants is fair priced. Many food options to fit all budget types. There are also a few grocery stores to stock up on food in your hotel room or Airbnb. You can rent a car or take the shuttle from Bozeman airport to Big Sky Resort, so that will be an additional cost. 

Refer to this post for the top 10 things to do in Big Sky, Montana >>>



Fly into Montana


  • Fly into Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport - from Orlando via United Airlines:

    • Duration of flight - 7 hours (1 short layover)​

  • Pick up rental car​ OR take shuttle to Big Sky

    • Duration - 1h, 15 minutes​

  • When in Big Sky, you can stay in 1 of 3 areas:

    1. Big Sky Mountain Village (recommended)​

    2. Big Sky Meadow Village

    3. Moonlight Basin

    • The first two are your best options, in my opinion. Although if skiing, I recommend Mountain Village because you are already at the lifts and not having to wait in a mile long car line to get to the resort. There any also many ski-in ski-out accommodations.

  • Check into Airbnb at Shoshone Condominiums

    • These condos are ski-in, ski-out, and in a perfect location. Walking distance to everything. Attached to Big Sky Resort and included amenities



Ski Day + Dinner


  • Early wake up - head to Hungry Moose Market to pick up breakfast food (opens at 6:30am)

    • Cook breakfast at Airbnb

  • 8:00am - pick up ski rental gear at Lone Mountain Sports, short walk  

    • TIP - opens at 8:00am, be first in line to​ secure your gear to avoid long lines 

  • 9:00am - Big Sky Ski Mountain opens!

  • 11:00am - grab an early lunch at Hungry Moose or Montana Jacks to avoid huge lunch crowds

  • 4:00pm - last lift closes for the day

  • Store ski gear and boots in complimentary storage room at Shoshone condos

  • Drive to Meadow Village (or take free shuttle)

    • Duration - 10 minutes​

  • Dinner at The Copper - delicious! Highly recommend. A little on the pricey side.



Hot Pool + Ski Day


  • Early wake up - head down to outside heated pool, opens just in time for sunrise

    • We were the only ones here and it was a truly magical​ experience

  • Cook breakfast at Airbnb

  • 9:00am - Big Sky Ski Mountain opens

    • Be the first on the slopes!

  • 11:00am - grab an early lunch at Hungry Moose or Montana Jacks to avoid huge lunch crowds

  • 4:00pm - last lift closes for the day

  • Return rental gear to Lone Mountain Sports

  • Dinner at Swifty located at Shoshone Condos

    • Tip - Swifty is a new delicious Thai spot. Take food to go​ and sit by one of the huge fires outside of the lobby area



Hot Springs + Bozeman


  • Cook breakfast at Airbnb

  • Check out of Airbnb and drive to Bozeman Hot Springs, about 1 hour north

  • Bozeman Hot Springs - consists of 12 natural hot spring pools ranging from 57°F-106°F (14°C-41°C), both indoor and outdoor, HIGHLY recommend

    • Cost - ​Adults: $21 weekend / $17 weekday

    • Discounts for kids, seniors, and military

  • Drive to downtown Bozeman, about 20 minutes

  • Check in to The Element Bozeman

  • Explore downtown Bozeman

  • Dinner and drinks at Rocking R Bar, walking distance

    • Good quality bar-style food. Get the beer flight!​



Explore Bozeman + Fly Home


  • Breakfast at Jam!

    • HIGHLY recommend. It was delicious!​

  • Walk around downtown Bozeman, explore

  • Grab tea at Steep Mountain Tea House

    • Their grand opening was the day we went and it's a beautiful tea cafe with over 100 different teas to try​

  • Check out of hotel

  • Lunch at Co-op downtown

  • Drive to Bozeman Airport, drop of rental car

  • Fly back home via United Airlines. To Orlando:

    • Duration of flight: 6h, 30m (1 short layover)​


Be sure to check out these links below for detailed information on excursions, adventure, food, and more!

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