A Local’s Guide To The Best Tree Runs At Big Sky Resort

Are You Ready To Discover The Best Tree Runs At Big Sky?

By: Derek Lennon      December 21, 2015

 

Do you enjoy skiing and riding in the trees? Then you need to visit Big Sky, Montana for some good old-fashioned tree skiing fun. Big Sky is proud of their reputation as a big mountain destination, but the resort is also a prime place to ski some of the best tree runs in the world.

Tree skiing at Big Sky can be a life-changing experience. There's nothing like skiing or riding through perfectly thinned glades and finding untouched powder days after a storm. Plus, the trees are the place to be on those flat light days or when the upper mountain is closed. At Big Sky you can lap new tree runs all day long. It's a blast.

Big Sky Resort boasts 5,800 acres of ski terrain with 300 named runs on 4 connected mountains. As you can imagine, there are plenty of tree runs to explore. Some of Big Sky's best tree runs are hiding in plain sight. You just have to know where to look.

When you take a look at the Big Sky Resort trail map, it's easy to be overwhelmed. The place is massive! Below you'll find some of the best named tree runs in Big Sky. These trails are marked blue and black and you can find them on the map.

Here they are sorted by mountain and by chairlift:
• Andesite Mountain
   o Southern Comfort Chair Lift
      Blue Runs - Pomp & Lizette
   o Thunder Wolf Chair Lift
      Black Runs - Bear's Lair, Snake Pit, Shady Chute, Wolf's Den
   o Ramscharger Chair Lift 
      Black Runs - Blue Room, Colter's Hell, Black Foot, Wounded Knee
      Clue Runs - Congo/Congo Line, Madagascar
• Lone Mountain
    o Swift Current Chair Lift
       Blue Run - Lois Lane
       Black Runs - Soulhole, Tango Trees
    o Challenger Chair Lift
       Black Runs - Midnight, St. Alphonse Trees
    o Six Shooter Chair Lift
       Black Runs - Hollywood/Woodward, Big Tree Cutoff
    o Lone Tree Chair Lift
      Blue Run - Whiskey
      Black Runs - Broken Heart, Marshall, Double Jack
• South Face of Lone Mountain
    o Shedhorn Chair Lift
      Black Runs - Bacon Rind, White Pine
    o Dakota Chair Lift
      Blue Run - Badlands
      Black Runs - Bavarian Forest, Erika's, Cadio Trio 


Did we hit them all? Of course not! We can't give away all of our secret stashes. Let's just say that the tree skiing is endless. Did you know that Big Sky often glades new tree trails in the summer? That means the tree skiing at Big Sky only gets better every year.

Grab a buddy and go explore the best tree runs at Big Sky Resort. When you're giggling with excitement, you'll quickly realize that Big Sky offers some of the best tree skiing in the world.

What do you consider the best tree runs at Big Sky?