Big Sky Ski Resort Jobs

Area Profile
Winter Activities
Summer Activities
Big Sky Resort Employment

Big Sky Ski Resort Overview

  • Annual Snowfall: 400″
  • Ski Season: Mid-November-Mid-April
  • Summer Season: Mid-June- Late September
  • Average Cost to rent a room in Big Sky: $900
  • Lift Ticket Prices

Big Sky Resort Area Profile

Big Sky Resort was founded by the former NCB Newsman Chet Huntley in 1973. He purchased the 10,000 acres of ranch land surrounding our lovely Lone Peak. In 1976 Boyne Resorts purchased the area and has owned it ever since. Nestled in the Gallatin National Forest, surrounded by the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area, Big Sky is situated between the Spanish Peaks and the rest of the Madison Mountain Range. Boyne USA Resorts owns a variety of different Ski and Summer resorts around the nation.

This area earns its name because of its unbroken horizons, crisp, clean air, and the sheer magnitude of open space around it. With the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park only 45 minutes away, Big Sky sees guests traveling from around the world to experience the rugged ambiance of Montana country.

Bozeman is just 40 miles north of Big Sky and is home to Montana State University, Museum of the Rockies, and a rustic downtown full of fun. Bozeman has been the #1 fastest growing micropolitan (Population less that 50,000) for the last 4 years, as of 2021. Bozeman is located in the Gallatin Valley, between the Bridger Range and the north ends of the Gallatin and Madison Mountain Ranges. With mountains found on all sides of Bozeman there is endless hiking, biking, and exploring for the adventurous soul.

Winter Activities

Big Sky is known for pushing the limits of skiing. Whether it is providing 4,350 vertical feet of terrain from the top of Lone Peak or installing North America’s most technologically advanced chairlift-we are always looking for new ways to create exceptional experiences for our guests. 300 degrees of skiing off the towering Lone Peak, surrounded by three other mountains, spans 5,850 acres of terrain to explore. If you are just starting out on snow, 2,300 of those acres are beginner and intermediate terrain that is perfect for learning and improving your technique. For the experts, Big Sky provides lift-served access to some of the most aggressive in-bounds terrain in the world.

With Yellowstone National Park located 45 minutes south of Big Sky we have easy access to beautiful views and exciting adventure. While the town of West Yellowstone is quiet during the winter, it is the mecca for motorized adventures into the park. During the wintertime, the only way to access the Park is via Snowmobile, Snow coach, or alternate motorized snow tours. Winter is especially interesting in this part of the country as the icy air mixes with the boiling steam of the geysers, the hot pots, and mud cauldrons.

Lone Mountain Ranch, located between Big Sky Town and Resort has 85K of world-renowned cross-country ski trails. Between the Gallatin National Forrest and the trails provided by BSCO and LMR the ability to adventure outside in the wintertime is never-ending. Big Sky is surrounded by the Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area which provides quiet adventures uninhibited by motorized vehicles.  Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, and backcountry skiing are some of the more popular activities to enjoy.

Other activities include horseback rides, dinner sleigh rides, hunting, and fishing. For more information, please visit our website: Winter Activities.

Summer Activities

Big Sky Resort is located in the heart of Southwest Montana and has a backyard of dreams. With Yellowstone National Park just down the road, mountains on all sides, surrounded by rivers with world-renowned fishing, and hiking to last you a lifetime, Big Sky has it all! The greater Big Sky area is home to the headwaters to the Missouri River, both the Gallatin and the Madison Rivers. The Madison River is known for its Fly Fishing and mellower waters great for floating and enjoying the day. The Gallatin River, also great for fly fishing, is a faster flowing river with access to Whitewater Rafting providing Class I-IV rapids.

Biking in the Big Sky Community has been growing exponentially in the last many years. With over 40 miles of trails, Big Sky Resort provides over 20 miles of the area’s only Lift Accessible terrain. There are trails and styles for all ages and abilities, from downhill at Big Sky Resort to Road Biking through Yellowstone, we have it all. The greater Big Sky/Bozman community has countless trailheads to explore the wilderness and Bozeman is filled with easily accessible trails for exploring town.

Big Sky Golf course is an 18-hole, par-72, Arnold Palmer designed golf course, nestled in the Meadow Village of Big Sky.  Golfing in Big Sky is a great summer activity, the views of Lone Peak from any tee box are unforgettable.  In addition, there are 3 other public golf courses in the Big Sky/Bozeman Area.

For more summer activities please visit our Website: Summer Activities


With direct flights to 19 cities in the winter,   During the winter season, the airport offers non-stop flights to Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, New York City (JFK), Newark, Phoenix/Mesa, Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. In the summer season, air service increases, and BZN offers direct non-stop flights to a total of 22 destinations.

Rental cars are available at the airport. Karst Stage (800-287-4759) runs private shuttle service from Bozeman to Big Sky Resort, however, you should make reservations prior to arrival. If you stay in Bozeman upon arrival, you can use the Skyline Bus –Link to the Peak to provide access to and from Bozeman as well as around the Big Sky Area.


Like in most mountain towns, it can be difficult to find affordable housing. Fortunately, Big Sky Resort makes affordable, dorm styled Employee Housing available to all full-time seasonal team members. Once formally hired, you can submit an Employee Housing Application through the Housing Portal (link will be provided).

If you’re interested in securing a lease on your own apartment or condo outside of Big Sky Resort’s Employee Housing program, we suggest actively checking Craigslist and the Big Sky Housing Network Facebook page. In addition, it may be helpful to expand your search to include Bozeman.

Employee Housing Room Types & Rates

  • Double Occupancy-two people per room
    • $12/night per person.
  • Triple Occupancy- three people per room (larger rooms)
    • $10-$12/night per person
  • Deposit- $100, refundable, due 72 hours prior to move in

Application Fee- $50, non-refundable

Big Sky Resort Employment

Big Sky posts winter jobs starting in September of every year and continues to hire into the Winter season. We open Thanksgiving Day and stay open into Mid-April. Summer positions are posted in March of each year and continue the hiring process into the summer season.  Our summer season runs June-September. Please visit our Employment Page to apply! We look forward to seeing your application. For more questions please call: 406.995.5706

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