Air Travel Options to Big Sky Montana

Air Travel to Big Sky Montana

A List of Summer Air Travel Options to Big Sky

It’s getting easier to come and go from Big Sky, Montana, which is good news for residents as well as those who consider Montana their home away from home. The newly renovated Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport reported a 9.3 percent increase in passengers in 2014 and is fast becoming the busiest airport in Montana.

This summer, the opening of a brand-new I-90 interchange will make the airport that connects tourists and locals alike to Big Sky country even more accessible to busy travelers.

In recent years, the Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the airport to bring more direct flights to Big Sky, Yellowstone and Bozeman visitors and residents. Their efforts have resulted in expanded service to New York-LaGuardia and New York-Newark airports as well as weekly nonstop service to George Bush International Airport in Houston, TX. Airport officials say they are working on adding a direct flight to Dallas, Fort Worth, as well as increase the number of nonstop flights from Bozeman to popular destinations.

Whether you’re coming or going to the Big Sky area this summer, here’s the rundown on your air traveling options:

Air Travel : Seasonal summer service
New York: Beginning July 1, United Airlines will once again offer nonstop flights to New York/Newark Airport on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Aug. 16. Delta will also offer non-stop service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Saturdays from June 27-Aug. 29.

Portland, OR: Non-stop service to Portland, OR, offered by Alaska Airlines, will resume June 7 and continue through the summer.

Air Travel : Nonstop daily destinations (includes both in and outbound service)
Seattle, WA: Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air offers five nonstop flights to Seattle / Tacoma daily. During the winter season, additional service to Seattle is offered by Delta on Saturdays.

Chicago: United Airlines offers seasonal daily nonstop service to Chicago O’Hare Airport three times per day.

Minneapolis, MN: Daily nonstop service provided two times per day by Delta Airlines year-round.

Salt Lake City, UT: Three daily nonstop flights provided by Delta Airlines year-round.

Denver, CO: Daily service to Denver, CO is available through either Frontier or United Airlines year-round. Flights are available four to five times daily.

Air Travel : Nonstop weekly destinations
Atlanta, GA: Saturday and Sunday nonstop service to Atlanta, GA is available through Delta Airlines.

Los Angeles: Nonstop service to Los Angeles is available Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through United or Delta.

Houston, TX: Direct service to Houston is offered by United Airlines Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

Phoenix, AZ: Allegiant Air offers nonstop service to Phoenix/Mesa, AZ every Monday, Wednesday and Friday year-round.

San Francisco, CA: Direct service provided Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday by United Airlines during the winter season only.

Las Vegas, NV: Allegiant Air offers nonstop service to Las Vegas on Thursdays and Sundays year-round.


To further help in planning your trip to Big Sky, Montana, please go to the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport link for a current list of airlines, websites, flight schedules and status updates.

Top 10 Ways to Warm up in Big Sky


It’s rare that sub-zero temperatures will persuade any hardcore Big Sky skier to stay inside on a prime powder day; but it sure is nice to get rid of the winter chill when the day is done. Check out these ideas on how to get the warm blood flowing again after a cool day on the slopes.

1 – Get into hot water: Nothing remedies that chilled-to-the-bone cold like a long, hot soak in one of the nearby Big Sky hot springs. Visit Norris Hot Springs for a laid back evening in a funky atmosphere to enjoy good food, microbrews and live music (on the weekends). Visit Bozeman Hot Springs for a more extensive choice of hot pools, sauna and fitness equipment, and a family-friendly vibe.

2 – Rock your body: For a warm up that will also work out any lingering muscle aches, try a hot stone massage at one of Big Sky’s local spas. Smooth, warm stones are placed at specific locations on the body for a relaxing and warming effect.

3 – Drink up: Warm up from the inside-out with a hot toddy or a great après ski drink. We hear the toddies at Headwaters Grille and Andiamo Italian Grille are first rate; or try the Kuhns Cocoa or a Tram Shot at Scissorbills Saloon.

4 – Feel the fire: There are plenty of establishments in Big Sky that offer the chance to lounge or dine by firelight. Buck’s T-4 and The Ranch Saloon at Lone Mountain Ranch are two popular spots to get cozy and relax fireside for a while.

5 – Break a sweat: Stretch, dance, or pump it up by checking out local fitness, yoga, and Zumba classes. Try Big Sky Fitness Fusion & Pilates or the Big Sky Resort Wellness Studio for a variety of drop-in options.

6 – Get in the groove: Get out on the dance floor and shake the chills away – Big Sky establishments like Choppers, the Broken Spoke, and Scissorbills Saloon offer DJ nights or live music several nights a week. Follow the link below for a complete listing of live music events for January 2015.

7 – Have a latte: Beat the brrr with a hot beverage from one of Big Sky’s favorite coffee shops. Enjoy some good conversation with friends over a hot cup of joe, a steamy latte, or luxurious hot chocolate – with plenty of whipped cream, of course. Blue Moon Bakery and the Hungry Moose Market & Deli offer a variety of espresso and other hot drinks. If you’ve got time, you might as well stay for breakfast, too.

8 – Go play: Whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or some heated competition, Big Sky offers plenty of options for indoor recreation, from the game room at Bucks T-4 to weekly live poker games at the Gallatin Riverhouse Grille.

9 – Humor yourself: Laugh until you cry or at least until you get warm by getting out to see some comedy in Big Sky. Choose from the family-friendly “Buscrat’s Porch” (offered every Tuesday through March at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center).

10 – Catch a flick: Stay under the covers or venture out to the Lone Peak Cinema for some hot indoor entertainment. Don’t forget the popcorn.

Follow these suggestions and you won’t have any trouble staying warm this winter in Big Sky!