By Tucker Harris
Treat yourself to a luxurious mountain getaway at Montage Big Sky. The new Montage, nestled on the east side of Lone Mountain and in view of the sweeping Spanish Peaks, has a full lineup of winter happenings for both their guests and the Big Sky community to take advantage of. From s’mores and hot chocolate, a Veuve Cliquot themed après scene and tubing under the lights, all of these activities Montage offers are open to the public are a must-try this winter season—and, most are free! VIEWS. is excited to bring you a complete guide to winter activities at Montage Big Sky.
Après at Backcast
12-6 p.m. daily, Backcast
Montage’s newest outdoor dining and champagne bar just opened this winter season, and they’re celebrating ski season in style! Just steps from the ski hill, Backcast will host their elevated après every afternoon from noon to 6 p.m. featuring the first global activation from La Grande Dame by Veuve Cliquot. Paola Paronetto Creations, an Italian ceramic artist has designed the packaging of the La Grande Dame 2015 in beautiful pastel colors. Enjoy the ultimate après experience and pair your champagne with caviar, pumpkin fondue and Montana bison chili—this is an experience you do not want to miss.
S’mores and hot chocolate
FREE, 5-7 p.m., Alpenglow Firepit
Cozy up by the fire and indulge in a sweet treat for the whole family. This is not just your regular s’more however—Montage offers a full platter of s’more toppings and they even have an attendant available to help you create the perfect golden brown marshmallow.
Guided snowshoe or cross country skiing
8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Compass Sports
Explore a winter wonderland with guided snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Take in the beautiful views and get your heart pumping on secluded tree-lined paths and groomed trails set against the Spanish Peaks. Complimentary for resort guests, stop into Compass Sports to get your gear for guided snowshoeing offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays or cross country skiing Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Tubing under the lights
3:30-6:30 p.m., Montage Tubing Hill
A fun activity for the whole family, take a thrilling ride on Montage’s tubing hill. Steps away from the Alpenglow Firepit, you can warm up with hot chocolate in-between runs. This activity is complimentary for resort guests.
Live local music
7-10 p.m., Alpenglow Firepit
Settle in for a handcrafted cocktail or an alpine-inspired beer at the Alpenglow lobby bar and enjoy live music from local musicians. With a new custom-built stage and a variety of local genres, the music will set the mood for both pre-dinner cocktails and your evening nightcap.
Fine dining at Cortina
Breakfast 7-11 a.m., Lunch 12-3 p.m., Dinner 5-10 p.m.
Northern Italian cuisine meets the Mountain West. Cortina offers elegant seasonal and locally sourced meals including a breakfast buffet and à la carte options, a lunch buffet spread and dinner. From fresh handmade pasta and an open-hearth wood-fire oven to the extensive wine list, Rachel Wiener and her team offer fresh amazing meals for everyone.
6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Montage Lobby
Fuel up for a day in the mountains with coffee and tea, grab and go meals and delectable pastries made by renowned Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Vitou. The Wildflower Market also offers picnic baskets for all your outdoor adventures.
Beartooth Pub & Rec
The Beartooth pub is the perfect way to escape the cold and find entertainment for everyone. Reserve a lane and shoot for a strike at the bowling alley, then grab some wood-fired pizzas and satisfy your sweet tooth with extravagant ice cream sundaes and milkshakes (with the option to make it boozy). Throwing darts and vintage arcade games will keep everyone having fun while you wait.
4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday
Montage’s premier sports bar has games for everyone. Enjoy top-shelf tequila and bourbon as you try out the exclusive state-of-the-art golf simulator bays and an array of other on-screen sports games. Rivalry will offer special events for larger sports matches such as the Super Bowl on the big screens for everyone to cheer on their favorite team.