Where better to learn or progress, but on uncrowded, wide trails? The Big Sky Resort beginner skiing is all this and more. The Moonlight Basin area of the resort offers beginners a large swath of green terrain. On the Big Sky area of the resort offers more experienced beginners the opportunity to ski higher up on the mountain, plus an incredible up-front view of Lone Mountain.
When skiing at Big Sky beginners want to start out at the Mountain Village base area, there they can smooth at the basics on the magic carpets and poma lift. When they’re ready, the Explorer Lift is a great lift to start out on. This short ride brings beginner skiers to several meandering green circle trails, including Lower Mr. K and Chet’s Knob. The Southern Comfort Lift offers novice skiers their own little private playground. Once beginners feel ready the Swift Current High-Speed Quad offers great alpine views and longer sustained green runs, like Upper Mr. K and Natural Half Pipe.
Moonlight Basin’s entire bottom, left half of the mountain is green trails only—specifically between Pony Express Lift and Derringer Lift. Moonlight’s lack of crowds and beginner area is perfect for beginners looking to pick up the sport in the most comfortable environment possible. Beginners who’ve skied a couple times beforehand, and feel they’re ready to mix it up on the slopes with skiers of other levels can take Six Shooter Lift to the top and enjoy skiing down winding Lazy Jack.
Big Sky's certified, professional ski instructors will guide you through the basics, so learning to ski or snowboard is fun and stress-free. They will review everything from how to operate your equipment and ride the lift to sliding on the snow and stopping. For beginner youngsters, the ski school recommends starting with a half-day program, so they aren't overwhelmed and ready to come back again the next day, learn more and have fun.