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While visitors flock to Big Sky for epic skiing and snowboarding, there are plenty of other reasons to come to town. Each winter brings a variety of events. Here are a few of our favorites:
Christmas Stroll in Town Center
Typically taking place on the first Friday in December, the Christmas stroll is a community-wide event in which all businesses stay open late for shoppers and holiday merrymakers. With snacks, drinks, and holiday cheer, this event is the perfect place to get a start on your holiday gift shopping. Snap a picture with Santa in the Town Center, take a sleigh ride around the snow-covered streets, or catch a performance from the local Acapella group as they serenade guests with classic Christmas carols. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks show over the ice rink in Town Center.
Big Sky Blue Grass Festival at Big Sky Resort
This music event brings blue grass musicians in from all over the country. Spend the day skiing and the afternoon and evenings warming up while dancing to classic blue grass. Also enjoy food, drink and lodging specials at Big Sky Resort.
Glide & Gorge at Lone Mountain Ranch
There’s nothing better than Cross Country skiing in the winter - except for delicious, soul warming food. Taking place in mid-March, this event combines both! Participants meet at the Outdoor Shop at Lone Mountain Ranch and can ski or snowshoe the ranch’s many miles of groomed trails while stopping along the way to enjoy snacks and treats prepared by Lone Mountain Ranch, Buck’s T-4 and other area restaurants. Beverages are also provided by local Breweries.
Pond Skim at Big Sky Resort
This is the quintessential winter event in Big Sky, and one that the locals look forward to all winter long. It takes place on the second to last day of the ski season. The competition is open to all ages. Participants ski down the face of Hangman’s ski run, over a jump, and then try to clear a pond of water. About 1 in 5 skiers make it across. Most wear crazy costumes, and those that don’t make it across are left wet but always emerge with a smile. The hillside along the ski run is packed with spectators, making it a great party to end the ski season.