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There's no way around mud season.
It's part of the natural cycle of mountain town life. While many skiers and riders get the mud season blues after the ski slopes shut down for the season, other find this is to be a prime to relax and recharge before summer kicks in.
For those that don't know, mud season is the off season between the ski season and the summer season. It's called mud season because the snow is melting rapidly and creating a muddy and dirty place to play. Mud season typically runs from mid-April to mid/late May.
Most people think that Big Sky grinds to a total halt during mud season. Sure, a good chunk of Big Sky residents take off for road trips to Moab, head home to see family, or take a well deserved vacation to a far flung locale, but the people who stick around or the guests who come into town are in for a special treat because mud season is actually a great time to visit Big Sky.
Melting Snow | Pixabay Image
While mud season may not sound appealing, it's still a fun time of the year to visit Big Sky. The crowds are gone, there are plenty of discounts on food and lodging, and there are so many things to do during mud season in Big Sky. While we still may get the occasionally snow storm, the weather is typically ideal for getting outside and having an adventure in Big Sky's backyard. For some people, this might be the perfect time to plan your trip.
Don't dread the day that the lifts stop spinning. Instead of letting mud season get you down, embrace mountain town life and make the most of the off season. We hope to see you during mud season in Big Sky. What will you do first?
And you know what happens after mud season, right? The wildflowers come out and it's time for summer in Big Sky! Are you ready for that?
See Also: Summer: Big Sky's Best Kept Secret