Winter Wonderland


Winter activities abound in Big Sky. Trust us and resist the temptation to ski every day, and instead explore all that winter has to offer. Below are just a few of our favorite winter activities. 

The beauty of this place is so serene and majestic when covered in a blanket of pure white snow. Whether you like to go fast and be adventurous or want to slow down your pace, there is something for everyone this winter at Happy Trails.



Downhill Ski

Biggest Skiing in America

5,800 acres, 300 named runs on 4 connected mountains make Big Sky Resort the biggest skiable acreage in America. Snow enthusiasts come to leave crowds and traffic behind, lapping ski runs with hardly a wait. The Resort is consistently recognized in national ski magazines for short or nonexistent lines even during peak times and holidays. Varying terrain provides fun for all levels of skiing ability.

X-Country Ski


The North Fork Trail -steps from our back door- is just part of the 85 groomed kilometers of nationally ranked cross-country ski trails maintained by our neighbor, Lone Mountain Ranch. How about snowshoeing? Yes, please! Trails also meander around our property. So accessible, so easy.


Dog Sledding

mush! mush!

Now this is something you will never forget. Bundle up and hang on, you are in for quite a ride. Experiencing a dog sled ride zooming through the snow-covered pines is nothing short of exhilarating.

Snowmobile at YNP

Experience the park in winter

Starting just outside the park in West Yellowstone, climb onto a powerful snow machine and be guided through Yellowstone to reach Old Faithful. Between the heated seats and spectacular views, you hardly notice the winter weather.


Sleigh Rides

Snow Shoe

Summer Adventures


So much to do, so little time to do it. But with sunset as late as 9:30 pm in the summer, you'll have more time than usual. There just isn't anything like Montana in the summer. From hiking, to fly-fishing, to mountain biking and horseback riding, to...well the list just goes on and on. Below are just a few of our favorite summer activities. We are happy to provide you with recommendations for all activities. (sample itinerary here) 


Word Class Hikes

Take a Hike

Some of the best hiking is just outside your back door. The North Fork trailhead borders our property and offers plenty of hiking options. Three of the top ranking hikes in Montana are just a few miles away. (Ousel Falls Hike, Beehive Basin Hike, Laval Lake Hike)


Go Fish

Anglers from all over the world head to the rivers surrounding Big Sky, Montana. The blue ribbon rivers include: Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Big Hole, and Missouri.


Mountain Biking

Whitewater Rafting


Horseback Riding

Cowboy Cookout

Bridge Jumping

Yellowstone National Park


Basecamp at Big Sky Resort