Guided Experiences
Choose from a variety of guided experiences

Guided Experiences

Make the most of your time on the mountain with our certified guides.

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 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.

Please note that Big Sky Resort offers lessons based in two different meeting spots: Mountain Village and Madison Base. Offerings differ between the two locations, so please note at which location you have booked your lesson.

Lift tickets are required during lessons and are not included in the lesson price. Children 6 and under always ski free. For students 7-14 a discounted lift ticket can be purchased for $49 online at the time of purchase or in the office at check-in. Lessons are non-transferable.

Regular season includes December 22, 2019 - January 4, 2020, and February 8 - March 31, 2020.
Value season includes November 28 - December 21, 2019, January 5 - February 7, 2020, and April 1 - 19, 2020.

Please add 3% to all rates. Rates and taxes are subject to change.



Big Sky Exclusive Guided Experiences

Everett's 8800 First Tracks

Be the first up the mountain with this exclusive, guided experience and delicious breakfast.

  • Lessons
Headlamp Night Skiing

A night skiing experience like none other. Strap on your headlamp and ski under the stars.

  • Lessons



Personal Mountain Guide

  • Availablility
    Mountain Village
  • Availablility
    Madison Base
  • Timing
    Full Day sessions: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Timing
    Half Day sessions: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:15 - 4:15 PM

Explore the best terrain Big Sky has to offer and challenge yourself while skiing or snowboarding with a professional guide. Our focus is on the total mountain experience customized to your ability and expectations. Through our guide service, you will have access to avalanche safety equipment to enable you to experience some of Big Sky's more challenging terrain.

Intermediate or higher ability required. The Mountain Guide program allows up to 2 participants. Cost is $25 per additional person in a 3-hour lesson and $35 per person for a full-day lesson.

Reservations required. Book online or call the Mountain Village Mountain Sports office at (406) 995-5743 or Madison Base at (406) 993-6062 to book.

Product Value Season Regular Season
Full Day $815 $850
Half Day $565 $590



First Tracks Guided Experience

  • Availability
    Mountain Village only
  • Timing
    Full Day session: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Timing
    Half Day session: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Check in
    Check-in at 7:45

Get on the mountain before the lifts open to the public! This experience pairs you with a Big Sky Resort Mountain Guide for a half or full day. Price includes up to 2 people. For each additional person, there is a charge of $25 for a half day and $35 for a full day. Max of 5 people per guide.


Meet your guide at the Mountain Sports office at 7:45 am. Your guide may take you up Andesite Mountain on Ramcharger 8, or possibly up Swift Current and Powder Seeker lifts on your way to ascend Lone Peak via the Tram, weather & snow conditions pending.


Reservations required, not available for purchase online. Please call the Mountain Village Mountain Sports office at (406) 995-5743 to book. 

Product Value Season Regular Season
Full Day $945 $985
Half Day $685 $715