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The Summit At Big Sky
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Big Sky
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Stayed in my favorite hotel in Big Sky again. Again took the corner unit facing Lone Peak. If you can afford it, this is the place to stay in Big Sky. Service level is improved even from prior visit. we were greeted with a stack of huge baked cookies and a four pack of ski DVDs on arrival. Front desk phoned up shortly after check in to see if accomodations were all OK. Bell staff (cowboys) were waiting when we pulled up to check in and they brought our bags and week's worth of groceries and Costco items up to the room quickly. Free valet parking -- indoor garage in sublevels of the hotel--nice when you call for your car it is nice and warm and no snow to sweep off.
I first got around to skiing Big Sky at Christmas 2004. I have skied no where else since. This is the best ski area for me--awesome mountain with challenges for every level skier ( I survived the Big Couloir) and never a lift line (except the tram on sunny days--they let sight seers up so they fill the line--30-40 minutes on those days). I have previously skied many areas out west and in Canada (Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Whistler, Vail, Beavercreek, Steamboat, Alta, Canyons, Deer Valley, Park City, Taos, Sunshine, Big White, Whitefish, Revelstoke, etc) so I can compare.
The Summit is a Condohotel so as such it is a combination. You have the benefits of a hotel (spa, pool, service, twice daily maid service,ski valet*) and the condo aspect of a kitchen and in room dining area.
*Ski valet--this is new this season. The hotel is right next to the two main highspeed lifts (Ramcharger and Swiftie) and your skis are kept oon th patio right next to the lift. They check them in and out for you, they have carried my wife's skis over to the lift for her and when you ski up at day's end they pick them up and put them in the racks for you. Last time anyone did that for me was in Courchevel 1800--Hotel de Niege.
Also, be aware the Summit is the only accomodation that is right at the lifts. Huntley Hotel and the Shoshone have a lift out front of them but it is the Explorer beginner's double chair. If you stay there just be aware there is a 100 yard hike to the main lifts in the morning (you can manage to ski back to those accomodations though--so they are Ski-in but not ski-out.
If you stay and get the breakfast plan included be aware that that is the Peaks restaurant in the hotel which is good, but also you can take a short walk over to the Huntley breakfast buffet which is a feast and is included as option (double check that they don't change that).
TIPS FOR TRAVEL: Bozeman (BZN) is the closest airport (~ 1 hr drive), options of Helena, Billings, and Butte are going to add a lot of road travel. You actually land in Belgrade when going to BZN. There are several good Grocery chains in Bozeman (Smith's, Superwalmart, Target, and also a Costco)--all on the Belgrade side of town just go East on I-90 one exit. Rental cars are plentiful and if booked well in advance will run you $300-400 a week for standard SUV (Hotwire can be good or directly with Alamo or Hertz). Please note all rental car companies are on airport except Avis (shuttle).

Room Tip: This is a multistory hotel in an L shaped layout. the two best sides--onne side faces Lone peak, one...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at The Summit At Big Sky, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2014

Thank you so much for your loyalty to Big Sky and the Summit. We really appreciate your business and taking the time to share your review with us. We will gladly share your kind words and feedback with our team. If there is anything we can do to make your next visit with us more enjoyable just let us know. We look forward to seeing and skiing with you again.

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

The Summit is a great property. Awesome skiing. Amazing views. Very convenient. The folks serving in the restaurants was very friendly, very attentive. The same can not be said for concierge and housekeeping. Both were very erratic. Not consistent with prices for the rooms.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at The Summit At Big Sky, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Thank you for responding to our team's inquiry with further information about your experience. We really appreciate your time. Our team is actively using your feedback to improve our Summit Housekeeping and Concierge teams, and we expect that you'll notice a marked improvement upon your next stay with us. As always, please don't hesitate to contact us directly at info@bigskyresort or through our prior correspondence if there is anything we can do to make your next Big Sky stay more enjoyable.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

The Summit is decorated beautifully. We had a package that included breakfast. Breakfast was awesome and the Manager was charming. He made us feel right at home from day one. We booked a Studio because it had a full kitchen. Our first room was a Mountain View/Fireplace. Room was nice enough except there was NOWHERE to put your belongings. The bathroom had one small stand. We called to see if a chest of drawers could be brought in. The next morning the manager called and moved us to Room to 314. Wow! What a difference! It was much larger, had plenty of counter space in the bathroom along with a spa tub that my husband and I could both fit into. Even the kitchen was larger and the Murphy Bed could have stayed down all day.

Ski in and Ski out could not be any more convenient. You walk out of the magnificent hotel lobby with your ski boots on, the ski valet hands you your skis (convenient and secure ski storage is included with your room) and you walk 5 yards and you are at the lift. At the end of the day, you ski directly to the hotel, ski valet takes care of your skis until the next time you need your skis. We will be back again next year.

Room Tip: The view from 721 was excellent. It is a small studio best for one person that travels light. Gre...
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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at The Summit At Big Sky, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review of the Summit and our staff. We will pass them along to our team. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and visit us again next time you are in Big Sky.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

After visiting Aspen for the past few years we tried Big Sky. The change was great. The skinning was every bit as good if not better but with no lift lines- none!

The Summit may not be as posh as the nicer Aspen hotels but the friendly staff more than meets expectations. I recommend this local over Snowmass and Aspen for the high end family ski vacation.

Stayed: March 2014
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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at The Summit At Big Sky, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2014

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We appreciate your kind words and your business. If there is anything our team can do to make your next stay with us more enjoyable just let us know.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We have a party of eight that spent the week and can't say enough about the friendly helpful staff. Ellie is always smiling and helping at the front desk. Jasmine took incredible care of our room.. We asked to change rooms to have a view of Lone Mountain. They arranged it within 24 hours. Our luggage did not arrive on our plane and the incredible staff kept us informed on when it arrived. The indoor/outdoor hot tub pool was extremely clean and had such great view of the mountain. Skiing was great and we had two of the lifts right outside the door. Skis also stored outside the door which was so convenient. We look forward to coming back!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at The Summit At Big Sky, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Wonderful to hear you were so pleased with your service and Big Sky experience. We will be sure to share your comments and kind words with our staff. If there is anything we can do to make your next visit with us more enjoyable just let us know. Please come back and ski with us again.

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Arrived there with a large group of friends on a four day ski trip. Although very pleasant, the check in staff and the staff in general always seemed a bit overwhelmed by our group, our reasonable requests and our normal east coast ways. Mind you, we were very respectful and low key! The bar in the hotel was good, and the bar tenders were very nice and more than capable. The hotel restaurant (Peaks) on the other hand was tough all around. Breakfast was the best meal of the day at the hotel. I'd go back to Big Sky but would probably not stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at The Summit At Big Sky, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thanks for sharing your Summit experience with us. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your service. One of our team members will be reaching out to you shortly to get some additional information about your experience and see what we can do to improve it for your next stay with us. Thanks again for your time.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Spent a week here and could not have been happier. I had a studio. Murphy bed was very comfortable. Maid service made it up in the morning and, when I came back after dinner, it was already down and turned back, ready for sleep. Walk about the doors on Level 1 and the ski valet is right there. Put on your skis, push yourself up a short, slight incline and you've got your choice of two lifts. Great buffet breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at The Summit At Big Sky, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2014

Thank you for the rave review! We really appreciate it. Please come back and see us again.

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Additional Information about The Summit At Big Sky

Address: 50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT 59716
Region: United States > Montana > Big Sky
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Big Sky
Price Range: £172 - £460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Summit At Big Sky 4*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The elegant Euro-Western Summit at Big Sky has been the vacation choice of both President Obama and Vice President Biden. The Summit is one of the finest slopeside properties in the Rockies with primary high-capacity lifts only 100 yards away. The Summit combines luxury appointments with a prime location in the heart of the Mountain Village Center. ... more   less 
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