There are almost two dozen eateries at Big Sky, so you know you won't go hungry. But the closer you are to the slopes, the more expensive the food is. Restaurants range from simple snack bars to the upscale Huntley Lodge Dining Room (tel. 406/995-5783), which has a good breakfast buffet in the morning and fine dining in the evening. Big Sky also has more than a dozen nightspots.

In the Meadow Village area, there are about a dozen restaurants, including the Blue Moon Bakery (tel. 406/995-2305), which is open for all three meals and has good sandwiches and fresh-baked pastries, along with salads, soups, and pizza, and free delivery after 5pm. The local's favorite is the Corral Bar and Steakhouse, 42895 U.S. 191 about 5 miles south of the turnoff to Big Sky (tel. 406/995-4249), serving primarily steaks -- including buffalo T-bone -- and seafood. Main courses run $10 to $35 at dinner.

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