Cross Country Skiing

Big Sky is home to Lone Mountain Ranch, voted the #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America by Cross Country Skier magazine.

With 85 kilometers of groomed trails and a trail system that encompasses 2,200 vertical feet, there is terrain for all abilities and enough space to feel a sense of quiet alpine solitude without having to bust your own trail. Lone Mountain Ranch has Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) certified instructors to teach all levels, guided tours and gear rentals. Both season passes and day tickets are available.

Along with Lone Mountain Ranch’s groomed trails, there are a number of backcountry trails to explore throughout the Gallatin National Forest, ranging from mellow gliding to more rigorous terrain. Some popular trails include Porcupine Creek, Teepee Creek, and Beehive Basin, among many others. Area outdoor shops can recommend trails with the best ski conditions.