The perfect day biking Big Sky Resort
Start your morning off with a coffee and burrito at Caliber Coffee. Next, park your vehicle near the Big Sky Town Center. I would shoot just east of BASE Community Center. Our plans are to take the free public bus system called Skyline to the resort. So pack your extra tubes, snacks, gloves, Pit Vipers, and beer(s) in a fanny pack and get over to the bus stop at the roundabout on Lone Peak Drive.
Get there early because the first one there has the honor to load first on the bus. Typically, the bus can only hold 5 bikes on the back and maybe two on the front depending on the bus. Trust the process—there’s a very good reason why we're taking the bus . . . you’ll find out in a second.
Also, make sure the bus is going uphill to the resort. It will drop you off right at the bottom of the Mountain Village. If you forgot any food or snacks, the Hungry Moose Market and Deli will take care of you.
Once you’re on the Swifty Chair Lift, look into the Gambler Trail. It’s a blue run with plenty of big berms to drop some speed with some flowy jumps that are all jump/roll optional.
Happy Hooves Trail is the next one. Don’t knock it until you ride it. That’s off the Ramcharger Lift.
After that, you are good to go and explore. There are some technical trails like Keyhole that are classified as Black Diamond/Expert.
So why did you take the bus? For your very last run of the day, you’ll take the Ramcharger Lift to the Snake Charmer Trail. That’s the one that is just to the right of the chairlift. You’ll get into some thicker trees, but keep looking up to your left and you’ll see some wood bridges. Stop right off the trail and you’ll be at the Bear Slayer “rest area.” Make sure you packed a beer and some local recreational marijuana for a safety meeting. Local joke!
Now you’ll be leaving the resort via Mountain to Meadow. Look at it on a map or Trails Fork first. There is a new Y in the trail, which you’ll have to take a left at or you’ll end up at the Montage. This is one of the best and most ridden flowy trails in the area. It's a smooth single track with a few small incline rollers so it should be good to go for any type of rider. Take that bad boy all the way to the Poop Chute. Ride the road back into town and all the way to your car. There are some road signs to follow. Maybe make a quick pit stop at The Independent movie theater, which has the best outside seating in town.