The Best of Big Sky

By Jackie Dreyer

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Ditch those Mickey Mouse ears and Disneyland for snow suits and ski goggles for this year’s family vacation. Instead, try Big Sky, Montana, on for size! While Big Sky is renowned for having the Biggest Skiing in America—a great perk for winter sports-loving families—it’s also a highly kid-friendly vacation destination, no matter what time of year.

Winter brings about skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, snow coach tours, sledding, and sleigh rides, followed by oversize mugs of hot cocoa overflowing with marshmallows. The mini glampers will have a blast learning how to ski at one of the ski resorts mini ski camps and making snow angels around the luxury cabin.

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Come summertime, don’t forget to pack the sunscreen! With temperatures this agreeable, you’ll be dying to spend each day outside in the sunshine all day long. Try horseback riding, fishing, wildflower picking, zip-lining, hiking, and so much more while glamping in Big Sky. There are even specialized kid’s concerts held here in the summer! You can’t forget to take a day trip to the nearby Yellowstone National Park while on your family vacation, too.

The sun doesn’t set until late into the evening, giving glampers plenty of time to take advantage of Big Sky’s great weather and opportunities for outdoor adventure and activity. Spend nights grilling out with the family—with s’mores for dessert!—and relaxing while gazing out upon the tranquil natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and woodlands.

When scoping out luxury accommodations in Big Sky, families of up to six people are sure to fall in love with this cozy cabin or this family-friendly cabin, both with ski access right from the rental. Meanwhile, larger groups won’t be able to help themselves from booking this upscale ski rental, which sleeps 10 guests, or this luxurious lodge, which sleeps 13 glampers.

For more glamping accommodations in Big Sky, Montana, check out this curated collection of The Best of Big Sky on Glamping Hub.