Big Sky, Montana
is a family's dream. Less traffic than most of the bigger resorts means fewer lines, less wait time and, ultimately, more skiing. By itself, Big Sky's Lone Mountain provides skiers and snowboarders with 3,832 acres of skiable terrain -- certainly no small feat.
But with the addition of neighboring Moonlight Basin, thanks to a connecting ski chair, Big Sky boasts more than 5,500 acres of Montana's freshest, most beautiful snow. And with 27 lifts and over 250 trails between the two resorts, families will never be bored.
But just in case, Big Sky is loaded up with tons of alternative options for family fun. Check out sleigh rides, cross-country skiing, snow tubing and guided snowshoe tours. For those looking for more of a rush, the resort offers zip lines, laser tag, a bungee trampoline, a giant swing and a climbing wall, as well as an assortment of other fun activities at the Basecamp for Kids and Basecamp for Teens.
As if all those activities weren't enough, Big Sky Resort is located a short 18 miles away from beautiful Yellowstone National Park
. If by some astounding reason the kids get bored with everything on the mountain, a wonderful family trip to one of America's most beautiful, well-preserved national parks is only a short car ride away.
Recommended Hotel: Mountain Sky Guest Ranch