Embrace the winter season in Montana by venturing outdoors with snowshoeing. It's a refreshing and affordable way to relish in the crisp mountain air. As they say, "If you can walk, you can snowshoe," making the ease of this activity suitable for a variety of ages. With our helpful "Know Before You Go" guide, you'll be ready to take on the trails in no time.
Where to rent snowshoes: Presumably, most visitors traveling to Big Sky won't be lugging along their own set of snowshoes, but that's no problem at all. Snowshoe rentals are available at the following gear shops in Big Sky:
What to Pack: As with other outdoor winter sports, it's important to stay warm and dry on the trails. Before you go snowshoeing, ensure you have appropriate layers for a day outside. Use our Winter Essentials Packing List as a guide. Be sure to also check the weather forecast; bring a friend; and a backpack with sufficient water, snacks, and extra layers.
Where to Snowshoe in Big Sky, MT:
- Big Sky Resort - Big Sky Resort offers guided snowshoe tours through Moose Tracks Gully, which includes your snowshoe rentals. Book your adventure with Big Sky Basecamp at the Mountain Village or online.
- Lone Mountain Ranch - Lone Mountain Ranch has 30 km of snowshoe trails that are separate from their Nordic trails. They can be enjoyed with or without a guide. Visit or call for more information.
- Big Sky Community Trails - The Big Sky Community Organization has a map of easy-access trails where you can enjoy snowshoeing on your own. Hummocks, Uplands, and Ousel Falls trails are all popular and easy options close to Big Sky's town center.
- National Forest and National Park Trails - There are hundreds of miles of trails in and around the mountains of Big Sky with options to travel into Yellowstone National Park and the Gallatin National Forest. As you venture into the mountains, be sure to practice safe backcountry travel and be aware of avalanche hazards.
Embarking on a snowshoe adventure in Big Sky unveils a world of enchantment. From the mesmerizing sparkle of snowflakes in the Montana sun to the delicate imprints of snowshoe hare and elk tracks on pristine snow, every outing is a visual feast.