Big Sky


Winter Fly Fishing

Big Sky skiing is epic; in fact, it’s the Biggest Skiing in America.  But some days, the call of the river is greater than the call of the mountain.  Most people don’t think about fishing during the winter months in Big Sky, but trust me, you should.   Southwest Montana offers some of the world’s best fly fishing, all year long.  Some people think I’m crazy when I tell what I did with my day as they’re recalling tales of record snowfall and a great day of skiing on the mountain when I say “Cool, I went fishing today!” There’s nothing… READ MORE

Top 5 Ski Runs at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort, located in Big Sky, Mont., is infamous for its miles of expert terrain and 400+ inches of snowfall each winter season.  But, our majestic mountain in the Rockies has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye.  As a Midwest native who learned to “ski” on snow covered trash dumps that had reached their max, and after moving to Big Sky two years ago from San Francisco, a city that sits at 50 feet above sea level, Lone Mountain (elevation 11,166 at the top) was daunting the first time I saw it.  I strapped on… READ MORE

New Year’s Eve 2013

Ring in the New Year in a big way in Big Sky this year. New Year’s Eve events are happening all around town in the Mountain, Meadow, and Canyon. If you’re planning on spending New Year’s Eve in Big Sky, here are some of the ways you can welcome in 2014: Mountain Village: Start with some après live music at one of three great locations or swing by all: Lone Mountain Trio will be playing from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Carabiner Lounge located in the Summit Hotel. Dos Mayos will perform at Chet’s Bar from 4:30 to 6:00… READ MORE

New Student Fitness Scholarship Fund Established

In keeping with their mission to support children’s health programs, the Rapier Family Foundation has established a scholarship program for local children who would like to take local gymnastic and climbing classes and camps. “Both gymnastics and climbing offer kids full-body fitness experiences,” says Kym Rapier, who started multiple fitness centers in Texas before moving to Big Sky.  “They help kids develop coordination, balance, strength and flexibility. And of course, kids feel great about themselves when they learn a new trick or make it to the top of a climb.” The Rapier Family Foundation’s gift will be administered through the… READ MORE

Turkey for a Ticket at Big Sky Resort

On December 13, 2013, Big Sky Resort will host the 7th annual Turkey for a Ticket, the largest one-day food drive benefiting Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Madison Valley Food Bank and the Big Sky Food Bank. Participants receive a free lift ticket to the Biggest Skiing in America® when they donate a frozen turkey or 20 cans of food and businesses can receive a lift ticket voucher for every 20 pounds of food donated.   “Thankfully, food drives like this enable us to scale up our operations to meet the need,” said Lori Christenson, Program Manager for Gallatin Valley Food… READ MORE

Thanksgiving in Big Sky

Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of ski season here in Big Sky, and if you want to enjoy a great day on the slopes, but don’t want to miss out on a delicious turkey dinner, there are a number of great Thanksgiving Day specials in town. Before you eat or ski this Thanksgiving stop by Firepit Park in Big Sky Town Center for the 4th Annual Big Sky Ski Education Foundation’s Turkey Trot. This 5K & Kids Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with a $20 entry fee for… READ MORE

Pre-Season Ski Training

The ski season is fast approaching. You have one beautiful fall month before the lifts start turning and trails open. Be prepared! If you’ve spent your summer on your bike, hiking favorite mountain trails or trail running, you’ve had fun and done some maintenance training for the upcoming ski season. Now is the time to do focused work to prepare your body for another long ski season. Core muscles can be tuned up with sit ups and crunches. Yoga practice and Pilates-inspired routines done three to four times a week lead to strong abdominal and back muscles as well as… READ MORE

Top 3 Hikes for Fall in Big Sky

Fall is an amazing time to hike in Big Sky. The weather is cool, the leaves are changing, and the trails are nearly deserted, allowing for a calm, relaxed exploration of nature. There are countless trails throughout Big Sky, enough to keep an avid hiker busy for weeks. While sometimes the number of trails can be overwhelming, there a few hikes in Big Sky that shouldn’t be missed: 1. Ousel Falls: Ousel Falls Trail is perhaps the most popular trail in Big Sky because of its beautiful waterfalls and easy accessibility. Ousel Falls trailhead is just two miles down from… READ MORE

A Winter Weekend in Big Sky

In an ideal world, every vacation would be long and lavish, but we all know that life doesn’t always work out that way.  Sometimes, a weekend is the longest we can break away.  If Big Sky is your winter weekend destination, here are a few “don’t miss” attractions that are sure to make, even the shortest stay, feel like a winter wonderland escape. Big Sky offers three main options for downhill skiing or snowboarding.  The Biggest Skiing in America lift ticket provides access to both Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin.  Together, the two adjacent ski resorts boast more than… READ MORE

Big Sky Summer Weekly Programs

  The Big Sky Community Corporation has a lot of activities going on this summer.  Their organization manages 16 miles of trails and 3 large parks – with more to come! We are also home to Camp Big Sky, Crail Ranch Conservators, Tennis Association, Softball, Disc Golf, Parks, and Trails Committees.  Here is a list of activities happening at the Community Park this summer. For more information visit Softball: Watch the locals play co-ed softball on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 5:45pm and 7:00pm. Disc Golf League: Open league game night on Tuesdays at 6pm.  18-hole course open to the public the rest of the week. Rugby: Rugby… READ MORE