Serious Freeride Skiing at Big Sky Resort

One of the largest playgrounds for outdoor adventurers in the United States awaits you in southwestern Montana.



Skier carves a turn on upper 5th Gully Ben Brosseau

by Ryan DeLena

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Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana, has a whopping 5,850 acres of skiable terrain, 400 inches of annual snowfall, and 4,350 vertical feet. With 60 percent of its terrain fit for advanced/expert skiers, Big Sky is serious skiing.

Navigate windswept ridges and descend steep, technical sidecountry chutes with this selection of routes. Freeriding around Big Sky is a guaranteed adventure. You’ll need to be fully prepared with a beacon, shovel, and probe, and sign in with ski patrol before setting out.



Far Side Wall 4

The farthest and shortest line in Lone Lake is clean, steep, and fun

Secret Entrance

While not as secret as the name suggests, this ramp offers good snow and fun turns.

Cornrows 1

A popular descent in Cornrows section of the Lone Lake Cirque

Wyoming Bowl

A beautiful back country ski on the south side of Lone Mountain.

5th Gully

An amazing upper section, with a rarely skiable lower section.

4th Gully

Similar to 3rd Gully, but more exposed.

Tits Up

A rarely open short steep chute on the east face.


A tricky line that isn't always open.

6th Gully

The most tame of the bunch in Gullies 4-6