Big Sky is, well, BIG! And for years the Big Sky Bike Park has attracted riders seeking rowdy downhill mountain biking with old school flavor. Riders will find mostly advanced and expert downhill trails, but there are beginner and intermediate offerings as well.
Big Sky has been long known for mostly ungroomed techy trails. This year, with expansion to include trails off three lifts, there is something for everyone. Want to go straight to the gnar? Natural techy singletrack trails with a splattering of man-made features can be found on Key Hole, Jacob's Ladder and Lobo.
New to the sport? Try "Easy Rider" off the Explorer lift. Like machine built flow trails? Try Otter Slide also off Explorer. Swift current offers a blend of machine built sections with technical riding. Cairns Way, Nameless, Tango and Soul Hole will give you a slightly mellower taste of the trails at Big Sky.
Big Sky also means miles of incredible scenery, abundant wildflowers and more wildlife sightings than human encounters.
For riders looking to climb or seeking a fun pedal through the forest, you too will be stoked to find that Big Sky Resort is surrounded by National Forest Service land that offers hundreds of miles of forest service roads and trails for mountain biking.
Riders can also explore 28 miles of cross country bike trails; for fun, flowing cross-country trails, check out Otter Way and Upper South Fork, both newly machine built last year.
What's new at Big Sky?
Summer of 2015 plans include an additional four miles of trail to be added to Upper South Fork which will complete the Mountain to Meadow trail—sure to be a must do of Big Sky cross country riding.
Last year brought four new machine built trails (two downhill and two cross country), new bike access off the Explorer Chair Lift and machine built improvements to Tango and Soul Hole.
New for 2015, Big Sky will have three lifts spinning for bike access. Both the Lone Peak and Andesite sides of the mountain will be open for downhill and cross-country riders. Easy Rider will have continued improvements and plans for a new trail or two are in the works.
2015 Operating Schedule
Open seven days per week: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2015 Ticket Prices
Day Ticket Adult: $35
Day Ticket Youth/Junior/Senior: $30
September Day Ticket Adult: $30
September Day Ticket Youth/Junior/Senior: $20
Season Pass Adult: $299
Season Pass Youth (6-10)/Junior (11-17): $99
Season Pass for Winter Pass Holders (purchased by April 30th): $99
2015 MTBPARKS PASS PERKS
-One FREE day
-Half-off or two-for-one tickets on return visits when you bring a friend