BIG SKY – The 2015 summer season at Big Sky Resort begins on Saturday, June 6, including all facilities, as well as guided and self-guided activities, weather and trail conditions permitting. This season, the resort is introducing guided mountain bike tours and downhill mountain bike coaching.

Guided activities this summer include the Lone Peak Expedition, a tram ride to the top of 11,166-foot Lone Mountain; the Nature and Adventure zipline tours; the High Ropes Course; and guided hiking and downhill mountain biking.

Big Sky Golf Course opened May 22, and will host the Two Player Spring Draw on Saturday, June 13.

The Mountain Village area activities include the Scenic Chair Lift Ride; the bungee trampoline; the resort’s climbing wall; a giant swing; archery; miniature golf; Gemstone Mining; a jungle gym playground; and the sand volleyball court, among others.

All Resort lodging will open June 6, along with the swimming pools, hot tubs, spa, and the wellness center. New this summer is a plan to offer visitors some incredible vistas. All guests staying in Big Sky Resort-managed properties – as well as 2015-2016 winter season pass holders – will ride the Scenic Chair Lift free of charge. The scenic chair runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

“Since we’re located between Bozeman and West Yellowstone, our resort [has] always been a great home base for not only our summer activities, but [other] area excursions,” said Sheila D’Amico, Public Relations Manager at Big Sky Resort. “Our Basecamp to Yellowstone activity center offers a great variety of outdoor adventures families and friends can do together.”

The Basecamp to Yellowstone activity center will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until June 29. During the peak summer season and Labor Day weekend the hours will expand to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. From Aug. 30, until closing day on Sept. 27, hours of operation will return to 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Various restaurants will be open for sit-down service, including Andiamo Italian Grille; Chet’s Bar and Grill; the Carabiner; Bunker Bar and Grill; M.R. Hummers; The Cabin; and Black Bear Bar and Grill. For quick bites before any adventure, try Mountain Mocha; Hungry Moose Market and Deli; Montana Smokehouse; Yeti Dogs; and Pizza Works Delivery.

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