Top Spring Activities in Big Sky

The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer. Spring is just around the corner. With milder temperatures, fun slushy snow, sun-drenched patio dining, and still plenty of snow falling from the skies well into April and May, spring is an excellent time to visit Big Sky, Montana. It’s also an optimal time to experience the area’s many outdoor activities.

Here are a few of our favorites:

#6 - Big Sky Ziplining

With two stripes of ziplining experiences and warmer weather, spring is an excellent time to zoom among the Gallatin Mountain treetops. 

Adventure Zipline Tour

Ride up then zip down on Big Sky Resort's Adventure Zipline Tour which is designed for speed. Swoop your way down the mountain on four adrenaline-pumping lines spanning up to 1500 feet long and 150ft above the forest floor, including a Twin Zipline where you can race your fellow adventure zippers.

Nature Zipline Tour

The family-friendly Nature Zip begins with a 15-minute hike up Moose Tracks trail. The tour consists of four zip lines ranging from 275' to 490' in length and 30 to 50 feet in the air. The lines crisscross Moose Tracks Gully and finish toward the bottom of Moose Tracks. Be sure to wear or bring layers and wear close-toed shoes.

#5 - Snowmobiling in Big Sky Area & Yellowstone

Whether you want to enjoy the beauty of Gallatin National Forest and on Buck Creek Ridge or see Yellowstone National Park on your mechanical steed, snowmobiling is the perfect springtime activity. 

Yellowstone re-opened to visitors this past winter, but the number of daily trips into the park is still limited by the Park Service. That said, spring may be one of the best times of year to see the world-famous Yellowstone wildlife as they come alive in the warmer temperatures and longer days.

Yellowstone Snowmobile Operators

Yellowstone Vacation Tours
(800) 426-7669

Two Top Snowmobile Rental
(800) 522-7802

See Yellowstone
(800) 221-1151

Gallatin National Forest Snowmobile Operators

Canyon Adventures
(800) 520-7533

#4 - Fly Fishing in Big Sky

Spring is a gorgeous time to fly fish in the Big Sky area. With a handful of world-class rivers within a couple of hours' drive, this area of southwest Montana is an angler’s heaven. Guided experiences and lessons for all ability levels are available.

The local experts at East Slope Outdoors provide a range of trip options including:
  • Half-day on the Gallatin River
  • Full-day on the Gallatin River
  • Full-day on the Madison River
  • Full-day float trip on the Madison or Yellowstone River
  • Missouri River Jet Boat Trips with Capt. Sean Efferson

#3 - Snowshoe Tours

Spring is an excellent time to enjoy a morning or afternoon snowshoe tour on Big Sky Resort! Meander peacefully through the Moose Tracks Gully. Guided tours depart daily from the Mountain Village at 9:45 am and 1 pm.

#2 - Outdoor Patio Dining

Carabiner’s newly renovated slopeside patio in Mountain Village is the perfect spot to enjoy a sun-drenched lunch or apres-ski experience. Come here to enjoy a globally-inspired menu, live music, and craft cocktails with incredible views of Lone Peak.

More Big Sky Restaurants with Outdoor Dining:
  • Rainbow Ranch Restaurant - Gallatin riverside patio dining featuring wild game, artisanal cocktails, award-winning wine list or local brews.
  • Olive B’s Big Sky Bistro - Enjoy patio views of Lone Peak and locally sourced American fare plus beer, wine & house cocktails.
  • Peaks Restaurant - Also located in the Summit Hotel, offering New American cuisine & a robust wine list, and beautiful views.

#1 - Spring Skiing and Snowboarding at Big Sky

Spring skiing at Big Sky is incredibly memorable and a highlight for many locals. Springtime slush snow on warm sunny days often leapfrogs with bluebird powder days throughout March, April, and May in Big Sky Resort. Plus, a spring sunshine soak is an unrivaled apres-ski experience in Big Sky.

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