No snow, no problem! Big Sky Resort continues to open its grounds for fantastic outdoor activities all summer long. Here’s a look at a few of the upcoming events.
Before heading outside to soak up the last days of summer, the 5th Annual Vine & Dine will take place Wednesday through Sunday, August 15th–19th. The premier destination event features
sommeliers, winemakers, regional and celebrity culinary talent, as well as distinguished guests gathering to wine, dine and network at beautiful Big Sky Resort.
Experience an incredible array of food artisans, wineries, purveyors of epicurean delights, and Montana-inspired art at this
incredible food and wine experience. Whether you are looking for tempting food or obscure wines, you are sure to find more than one event to exceed your expectations at the Vine & Dine. There is something for everyone – from food and wine tastings, seminars, cooking demonstrations, amazing lunches, stimulating dinners, silent auction, wine sales and outdoor adventure.
Who’s the best golfer in Big Sky? The 2018 Big Sky Open brings this tournament back to the green below Lone Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, August 25th–26th beginning at 10am each morning. This annual event serves as the qualifier for the Canyon Cup to be held in late September. Get one step closer to winning the title! This tournament is $50/player.
Register for either the Big Sky Open in advance at http://bit.ly/2M4alYS. Note: online registration closes 7 days prior to start at 6pm. See website for further details.
Happening the same weekend is the 2018 Big Sky Biggie, a rigorous mountain bike race with events set for Aug. 25th–26th. The main event on Saturday, with 50 and 30-mile courses, starts in Big Sky’s Town Center at 7am. Riders will do a counter-clockwise loop through public and private land. The race offers jaw-dropping
views of Lone Peak and riders will pedal some of the area’s most exhilarating (and challenging) pieces of single-track, double-track, gravel roads and the occasional paved segment.
Live music by Little Jane & the Pistol Whips and an award
ceremony will be held in Town Center Park post-race from 3–5pm. Food trucks and additional vendors will be available at the race venue all day. A Short Track XC race
follows on Sunday at 10am. Find registration and further event
information by visiting www.bigskybiggie.com.
Closing out the last-ish month of summer is The Rut Mountain Running Festival with events set for Friday, August 31st through Sunday, September 2nd. The Rut is an extremely challenging mountain run held on Big Sky Resort property. Race participants will find themselves covering ALL types of terrain including jeep roads,
forested single-track trails, alpine ridge lines and even to the iconic summit of Lone Peak! This is a world-class event hosted at Big Sky Resort. Professional runners from all over the world descend on the mountain to appreciate and be challenged by the beautiful ruggedness of Lone Peak. This is unquestionably one of the hardest 50K races in the United States.
Please note: The Ramcharger Lift, which takes spectators to the top of Andesite Mountain to cheer on racers, is being replaced this year and will NOT be in service for The Rut. Spectators are still encouraged to hike up and cheer if you’re willing and able! Registration for this year’s Rut is FULL. Learn more about the races and weekend events at www.runtherut.com.
Established in 1973, Big Sky Resort is located in the Northern Rockies of Southwest Montana between Bozeman and Yellowstone National Park. Big Sky Resort is the Biggest Skiing in America with 5,800+ acres offering an average of two acres per skier and 4,350 vertical drop. Learn more about the mountain and all Summer 2018 activities at