Big Sky, MT Climate

The Big Sky, MT climate region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm summers and cold winters. Big Sky has a Sub-Alpine climate for most of the area, but the lower elevations of the Big Sky Meadow Village are closer to a dry continental climate.

The Big Sky Mountain Village, including Spanish Peaks and Moonlight Basin are at an elevation of 7,500 feet, which is approximately 1,300 feet higher than the Meadow Village. Higher altitudes are cooler than lower altitudes due to differences in compressional heating.

Big Sky, MT Current Temperature

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Average high daytime temperatures in Big Sky vary from 31 °F in January to 78 °F in July. Average low daytime temperatures in Big Sky vary from 8 °F in January to 40 °F in July. Summer nights are generally cool and pleasant. Extremely hot weather is less common at these elevations.

Average snowfall for the year is 144 inches. Heavy snowstorms may occur any time from September through May, though most snow falls from November to March. Snowfall has been recorded in all months of the year, though it is rare in July and August.

Average precipitation for the year is 19.92 inches, with May and June bringing the most moisture.

Big Sky, MT Weather Monthly Averages


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average high in °F: 31 35 43 50 59 68
Average low in °F: 8 8 16 22 29 36
Av. precipitation in inch: 1.46 0.94 1.3 1.65 2.76 2.76

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high in °F: 78 77 68 54 38 28
Average low in °F: 40 39 32 24 15 6
Av. precipitation in inch: 1.46 1.57 1.57 1.77 1.42 1.57

Big Sky, MT Climate Graph

Big Sky MT Climate Graph