What can I do with my kids in the summer in Big Sky?
- Big Sky Resort Base Camp
The base area at Big Sky Resort is a kids playground. Enjoy a bungee trampoline, zipline rides, high ropes course, climbing wall, and mini golf.
- Scenic Chairlift Ride
Take a round-trip chairlift ride up Big Sky and go on a short hike at the top.
- Kids Club
Big Sky also offers a kids day camp where activities and crafts change on a daily basis.
A handful of local businesses offer ziplines. What an unforgettable experience?
- Canoeing or Kayaking
Lake Levinsky near the base of Big Sky Resort offers canoe, kayak, and SUP rentals. It's a small lake but fun for an afternoon of activity.
- Hike to Ousel Falls
This short 2 mile hike is great for families. There is a waterfall at the end and a lovely pool where you can dip your toes.
- Whitewater Rafting
A great day activity in the heart of summer for the older kids.
- Yellowstone National ParkBig Sky is a great jumping off point for visiting Yellowstone Park. If you can take at least a few days to explore the park with your kids.
- Nearby Attractions
If you are heading south towards West Yellowstone, make sure to take in a movie at the Imax Theater and visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.
What can I do with my kids in the winter in Big Sky?
Kids may not be able to tackle the Big Couloir on top of Lone Peak quite yet, so enroll them in ski or snowboard camp at Big Sky Resort for a half or full day.
- Big Sky Base Area Activities
Big Sky hosts a number of fun kids activities at the base including a bungee trampoline, zipline, snow tubing hill, and more.
- Kids Club
From 3:30-5:50 grab an après ski drink while kids participate in the Kids Club. From mask-making to outdoor field games, Kids 4 and up love hanging out at the “kids only” clubhouse at Big Sky resort (free for resort guests).
- Sleigh Rides
Snuggle up with your little ones as they experience the magic of a sleigh ride through the snow-covered Narnia-esque forest of Big Sky. Depending on the outfitter you choose, your horse-drawn sleigh will take you to a gourmet dinner and live music or board games and marshmallow roasting in a toasty mountain yurt. Check out the providers below to book your ideal sleigh adventure.
- Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone
See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility. Experience: a new River Otter & Riparian Habitat, live Bird-of-Prey Exhibits, view wolves from the Naturalist Cabin, Keeper Kid's (hide food for the bears), Wolf Enrichment, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Park Ranger Talks, a World-Class Bear museum, intriguing films and presentations. All the animals at the Center are unable to survive in the wild for different reasons and serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts. Open 365 days (GWDC bears do NOT hibernate!). Admission is good for two consecutive days. One block from Yellowstone National Park. Children 5 to 12 are $8.00 children under 5 are free.
- Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman
Check out the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skull ever unearthed or catch a show at the Digistar planetarium. Kids also love the Living History Farm, where re-enactors dress in frontier period costumes ($10 for adults, $9 for senior, $7 for children 5-18, free for children 4 and under).
Kids over three feet tall love swinging like Tarzan through the trees and over the slopes on Big Sky Resort’s Zipline. You’ll zip on three different lines over two hours, speeding 25 mph 60 feet above the ground.