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Explore the best Big Sky has to offer with a specialized guide

Private Mountain Guides

  • Explore the best Big Sky has to offer with a specialized guide
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  • Available at Mountain Village
    Mountain Village
  • Available at Madison Base
    Madison Base
  • Full Day Timing
    Full Day
    9 AM - 4 PM
  • Half Day Timing
    Half Day
    9 AM - 12 PM
    1:15 - 4:15 PM

Whether you're looking to scope out the best powder stashes, hidden corduroy, or get an overview of the whole mountain, our guides can help you find it. Our focus is on the total mountain experience customized to your ability and expectations. Our guided experiences are meant to show you the ins and outs of the mountain, cultivated for your level and tastes, but no full instruction. It's the best way to explore America's Biggest Skiing.

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 Book online up to 3 days in advance.

Value Season Regular Season
Full-Day Guide $925 $875 $975 $925
Half-Day Guide $625 $575 $675 $625

Value season includes November 26 - December 18, 2020, January 3 - February 10, and April 5 - 18, 2021.

Session Details

  • Ski or snowboard
  • Intermediate or higher ability required
  • Available at Mountain Village and Madison Base
  • Depending on your terrain goals your guide will equip you with avalanche safety equipment

Additional Persons & Tram Line Policies for Guided Sessions

  • Mountain Guide pricing allows up to 5 participants per group.
  • Guided Experiences with 3 or more participants are not given fast lane privileges for the Lone Peak Tram. Groups of 2 may still skip the Lone Peak Tram line, and Guided Groups of all sizes may use fast lane privileges at all other lifts.
  • If you are looking to ski Managed Access terrain like the North Summit Snowfield or the Big Couloir, we recommend only 2 guests per instructor. Managed Access lessons must be booked for a full day due to the nature of the evaluation and sign out process with Ski Patrol. The max is 4 participants.
  • If you are looking to ski or ride double black, triple black, managed access terrain and are interested in hiking the Headwaters or A-Z chutes must be booked on a full day guide. The max of guests per instructor is 2.

Save on Rental Equipment!

Show your lesson or guide confirmation email when picking up your rental equipment and save 10%.

Mountain Sports Information

  • Big Sky Resort offers programs based in two different meeting spots: Mountain Village and Madison Base. Please note which location you have booked your sesson.
  • Save by booking online! 3 days required to book online in advance. To book within 3 days, contact the Mountain Village Mountain Sports office at (406) 995-5743 or Madison Base at (406) 993-6062.
  • Lift tickets are required during sessions and are not included in the session price.
  • Please add 4% tax to all prices.

Cancellation Policy

Private Lessons, Group Lessons, and Private Guides can be cancelled or rescheduled more than 48 hours in advance without penalty. Within 48 hours, there is a 50% charge to cancel or reschedule lessons or guides.