Coming to Big Sky, Montana for our 25th Annual Summer Conference on Women’s Health?

 Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this vibrant destination offers an array of dining, recreational, and relaxation options that will make your stay at Big Sky unforgettable. Here’s a guide to weather, transportation, restaurants, activities, and spas in the Big Sky Resort and Big Sky town area.

Big Sky Weather

In July, Big Sky, Montana experiences pleasant summer weather, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities. Expect daytime temperatures to range from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-29°C), with cooler evenings dropping to the 40s and 50s Fahrenheit (4-15°C). With low humidity and plenty of sunshine, the weather is perfect for exploring the great outdoors.

Transportation to Big Sky

MapQuest directions BZN to Big Sky Resort

A car is the best way to see the sites around Big Sky. For information getting to/from the resort go to:

Skyline Bus offers service throughout Big Sky. Most routes are free. For more information, routes & schedules, go to:

Please note: There are no ride-share (Uber, Lyft) or taxi companies in Big Sky.

Dining in Big Sky

On-Mountain Restaurants:

  1. Big Sky Resort Restaurants: There are several options for dining at the resort, from hot dogs, tacos, pizza, deli & coffee roasters, to informal sit-down restaurants. A list of dining outlets at the resort can be found here:

2. There are two restaurants located in the Arrowhead Mall (adjacent to Summit Hotel):

The Cabin Bar & Grill: Located within Big Sky Resort, The Cabin offers a cozy dining experience with hearty dishes like prime rib and seafood pasta. It’s the perfect spot to unwind after a day on the trails.

Scissorbills Saloon: Scissorbills is known for its laid-back atmosphere and comfort food favorites. Enjoy burgers, wings, and a wide selection of local beers.

3. Big Sky Meadow/Town Center Restaurants (Make your reservations early to avoid disappointment):

a. Michelangelo’s: Michelangelo’s offers an Italian dining experience in Big Sky. Enjoy classic Italian dishes like pasta, risotto, and seafood, all crafted with authentic recipes and fresh ingredients.

b. Olive B’s Big Sky Bistro: For a blend of American and French cuisine, Olive B’s is a must-visit. Known for its warm atmosphere and delectable dishes like the lamb shank and duck confit, this bistro is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

c. The Rocks Restaurant, Tasting Room and Liquor Store: A unique spot to sample local spirits and wines, The Rocks also offers a menu of charcuterie, salads, unique flatbreads & delicious soups (Ben’s Pho!) to complement your tasting experience.

d. Ousel & Spur Pizza Co.: This popular spot in Big Sky town offers delicious wood-fired pizzas and a welcoming environment. Their creative toppings and fresh ingredients make for a memorable meal.

e. The Waypoint: Located near the river, The Waypoint is perfect for grabbing a quick bite or a refreshing drink. Their shareable dishes, sandwiches, salads, and excellent bar are perfect for a casual meal.

f. Thai Basil: Satisfy your cravings for Asian cuisine with Thai Basil’s authentic Thai dishes. From flavorful curries to fresh spring rolls, this restaurant is a local gem. (No reservations).

g. BYOM (By Word of Mouth): BYOM is a local favorite offering a diverse menu with everything from excellent burgers to wonderful seafood dishes. It’s a perfect spot for a casual lunch or hearty dinner. (No reservations)

h. Wrap Shack: Known for its fresh and flavorful wraps, Wrap Shack is ideal for a healthy and satisfying meal. Their menu features a variety of wraps, salads, and smoothies. (No reservations)

i. Block 3: A trendy spot at the Wilson Hotel, Block 3 offers a modern take on classic American dishes. Enjoy a range of options from burgers to creative appetizers in a stylish setting.

j. Alberto’s Mexican Cuisine: Enjoy vibrant Mexican flavors at Alberto’s. Their menu features everything from tacos and burritos to traditional dishes like mole, fajitas, enchiladas, and chile rellenos. (No reservations)

k. The Corral Steakhouse & Bar: Known for its hearty Western fare, The Corral serves up steaks, burgers, and ribs in a classic Montana setting. Hearty breakfasts for those headed to West Yellowstone!

l. Taco Buses: For a quick and delicious meal, visit one of Big Sky’s two taco buses. These mobile eateries offer a variety of tacos, burritos, and other Mexican favorites. One is located next to Ace Hardware. The other one is across from Conoco gas station.

Exciting Activities in Big Sky

Big Sky Resort Activities: World class mountain biking, zip lines, archery, paddle boarding and lots more can be found at the resort. More information can be found at:

Hiking: Explore the vast network of trails that Big Sky has to offer. From the serene Ousel Falls Trail (in Big Sky meadow) to the challenging Beehive Basin (just north of the resort), there’s a hike for every skill level. Hiking apps like AllTrails & Komoot can lead you to a hiking adventure you won’t soon forget.

Yellowstone National Park: Just a short drive from Big Sky (West entrance), Yellowstone National Park offers an unforgettable day trip. Join a guided tour to see iconic sights like Old Faithful, the Grand Prismatic Spring, and the abundant wildlife (please, don’t pet the hairy cows), or drive yourself and discover the park at your own pace. The GuideAlong app provides a narrated driving tour of the park (download prior to entering park- cell service is non-existent in most parts of the park). At this time, no reservations are required for entry into the park.

Fly Fishing: Big Sky is renowned for its world-class fly fishing. Book a guided trip on the Gallatin River and experience the thrill of catching trout in some of the most beautiful settings imaginable. Fly fishing outfitters can be found here:

Whitewater Rafting: Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Gallatin river.  Guided trips offer an exhilarating adventure through our stunning Montana landscapes. For information on other tours provided by Montana Whitewater Rafting, please visit They are offering our group a 10% discount, you can add in the promo code BIGFUN24 to get discounts.

Bozeman: Located an hour from Big Sky, Bozeman has lots of things to do for all ages. The Museum of the Rockies is a cultural and natural institution and has one of the best collections of dinosaur bones in the the Rockies. Bozeman Hot Springs is one of the top hot springs/spas in Montana.  More information on Bozeman events can be found here:

West Yellowstone: Nestled at the western entrance to Yellowstone National Park, West Yellowstone, Montana, offers a perfect mix of natural beauty and small-town charm. Stroll down Canyon Street for shopping, dining, and local crafts. Visit the West Yellowstone Historic Center to dive into the town’s rich history. Here’s a quick guide to making the most of your visit:

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center: Observe grizzly bears and gray wolves up close, and learn about conservation efforts through interactive exhibits.

Events during our Conference Week:

Farmers Market: Wednesday, July 10th,  5-8pm. Located in Town Center. Has more crafts than produce. Food trucks and live music.

Music in the Mountains: Thursday, July 11th, 6-10pm. Family friendly concert with opening acts at 6:30pm & the headliner following at 8pm. Ample food trucks & beverage vendors. Located at Len Hill Park (Town Center). Headliner is El Laberinto del Coco (Puerto Rican bamba-style fusion).

Big Sky Rodeo: Don’t miss the Big Sky Rodeo on July 12, 2024. This exciting event showcases traditional rodeo competitions such as bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling & roping. It’s a perfect evening of entertainment for all ages. For tickets and more information, visit


Reset Big Sky: Located in the Big Sky Meadow Village, Reset Big Sky offers a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate and relax. Choose from Massage & Compression chairs, PEMF & Red Light Therapy, Oxygen Therapy, Infrared Sauna, Sound Therapy, Ozone Sauna & IV Therapy. Reset Big Sky is giving our group 20% off their services. Book services online and use the code Medicus2024 when checking out. Their website is

The Solace Spa at the resort offers massage & body treatments as well as facials and a spa store. More information can be found at:

Whether you’re here for the conference or extending your stay to explore, Big Sky & the Greater Yellowstone area offers a blend of natural beauty, thrilling activities and excellent dining and entertainment to provide memories for a lifetime.