While usually mentioned in the context of most extreme inbounds terrain, bucket list runs or at the very least, best views via tram, Big Sky is also a haven for family skiers. Don't believe us? Your fellow skiers can corroborate.
Through the OnTheSnow App's firsthand comments tool, skiers had this to say about the ski resort: “Perfect family skiing,” “Affordable for families,” “4th time to return for spring break as a family and we just love it. Excellent conditions, excellent service and perfect for family spring breaks,” and “Very family friendly, courteous lift operators and resort staff made it a great experience. This could become our favorite, not to mention great snow and breathtaking scenery. We will be back.”
Our visitors also praised the mountain's terrain variety suitable for all levels, non-existent lift lines or crowds, and vast expanses to explore. “Big Sky Resort is about families spending time together," Sheila D'Amico, Big Sky public relations manager, adds to the list of things to love. "The layout and flow of the mountain’s terrain allows family members with different skiing levels to still be able to experience the resort together.”
That also includes non-skiing members of the family, according to D'Amico, who says that they're happy to cater with other outdoor activities, such as snowshoeing, ziplining, tubing and a full service spa. The resort's community partners also offer dog sledding, cross country skiing and Yellowstone National Park tours.
“What really speaks to families is kids ages 10 and younger ski for free and can attend Kids Club (après ski for kids) when staying in Big Sky Resort managed properties, which majority of the hotels, condos, cabins and individual homes are slopeside and in close proximity to the main Mountain Plaza with multiple restaurants and shopping options,” D'Amico goes on.
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