Big Sky Montana Weather & Seasons

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Big Sky is located in the southwest corner of Montana surrounded by the magnificent Gallatin Range of the Northern Rockies. The elevation at the top of Lone Peak is 11,150 feet. The Mountain Village sits at 7,500 feet. The Meadow Village elevation is approximately 6,200 feet. The Canyon elevation is in the vicinity of 5,900 feet. The advantage of Montana's weather system is that whether it's hot or cold, Montana is dry, and, therefore, neither oppressively hot nor oppressively cold.

Summer: (June through September)

Weather: If you're primarily interested in the state's historical, cultural and sightseeing attractions, it is advisable to visit during the summer months. The warmest temperatures occur in July, when the statewide range is 64-88°F (17-31°C), although most places will record 90°F (32°C) a few times each summer. Parts of Montana west of the Continental Divide are generally cooler than the southeast. On summer nights, temperatures can drop to a cool 50-60°F (10-15°C), so a sweater will be more than welcome!

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Fall: (September and October)

Weather: Autumn is also an excellent time of year to visit Montana, when services are still available, but the crowds have diminished considerably.

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Winter: (November through March)

Weather: Average winter temperatures hover around 20 F. There is very little humidity, which makes the snow less dense, lighter, fluffier and ultimately...more fun! Average annual snowfall is 400 inches. Average daytime temperature in the state of Montana is 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius) in January. Montana's cold spells are frequently alleviated by Chinook winds.

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Spring: (April and May)

April and May are rainy and muddy as the snow melts and the temperatures slowly start to rise to summer norms.

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