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Thanksgiving Traditions from Our Home to Yours

‘Twas the Night before Thanksgiving… It was the night before Thanksgiving and all through Big Sky; not a creature was stirring not even the elk. Boys and Girls all through the meadow were gathering up their Ski Gear. While visions of fresh powder days, and blue bird skies danced all through their heads. Thanksgiving in Big Sky, Montana is a unique experience that offers the residents of Big Sky a different set of traditions that is customary to other snow filled areas around the U.S. The Chamber of Commerce and Visit Big Sky share just how uniquely they celebrate thanksgiving… READ MORE

Who was Chet Huntley: The Founding Father of Big Sky

Plenty of guests to the Big Sky Resort stay at the Huntley Lodge or take turns down Tippy’s Tumble, but few may be aware of the namesake behind them. Chet Huntley and his wife, Tippy, founded the Big Sky Resort in the winter of 1974. Huntley is best known for his role on the NBC flagship evening news program “The Huntley-Brinkley Report,” which ran from 1956 – 1970. Chet Huntley met David Brinkley during the National Republican Convention in the summer of 1956 and their coverage of the event gained quite a favorable audience response. From there, NBC decided to… READ MORE

Lessons from the Montana Women’s Fly Fishing School

Written by Margo Magnant, Membership Director, Big Sky Chamber of Commerce I’m pretty good at catching fish. That is, with my training wheels on. For most of my 31 years, I’d receive a rod (likely a nice Sage), with the perfect fly setup handed to me—might as well be on a silver platter—and when the fish was caught, well, I’d hand it right back. To my father, that is. A somewhat legendary local career ski patroller, river rat and all-around outdoor enthusiast, my father has worked as a part time fly fishing guide for many years in the blue ribbon… READ MORE

RFP for Website Redesign for visitbigskymt.com

As requested by the Visit Big Sky board of directors, the Big Sky Convention & Visitor Bureau has issued this Request for Proposal (RFP) with the intent of obtaining proposals from interested and qualified agencies in accordance with the terms below. Submissions are due May 31, 2017 Please CLICK HERE to download the RFP.   Question: “Is there an annual budget for this contract?” The annual budget will be determined by the level of service provided by the development team (hosting, support, SEO, maintenance etc.)

2017 Big Sky PBR

2017 Event Schedule: Thursday June 1 Bull riding tickets on sale at bigskypbr.com   Wednesday July 26  Rider Relief Golf Tournament 18 teams of 4 plus a PBR cowboy will play a 9-hole, 5-person team scramble tournament with a shotgun start. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Rider Relief Fund with the mission to provide financial assistance to athletes, bull riders and bullfighters, injured in the competitive sport of bull riding. 12:30pm, Moonlight RESERVE Golf Course Buy a team and be paired with a cowboy at riderrelief.org  Big Sky Community Hometown Hoedown  A free barn dance, live dance calling… READ MORE

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Big Sky Resort Announces $150 Million Investment Plan To Create A Better Big Sky

Are You Excited For A Bigger And Better Big Sky? We Are! On August 24, 2016 Big Sky Resort released Big Sky 2025: A Focused Vision For The Future. This detailed press release and website highlight what will happen in the upcoming years – and it’s super exciting! Big Sky Resort’s official press release states that improvements will include “one of North America’s most advanced chairlift networks to serve the highest vertical in the United States, newly created on-mountain activities and elevated lodging, dining and shopping experiences, active engagement in leading the Big Sky region to its full potential among the most livable… READ MORE

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Celebrate National Park Week At Yellowstone National Park

Celebrate National Park Week With FREE Admission To Yellowstone National Park From April 16-24 2016! Visiting Yellowstone National Park is the perfect day trip from Big Sky, Montana. Yellowstone’s northwestern border is just 15 miles south of Big Sky, but the official park entrance is located 47 miles south of Big Sky in West Yellowstone. Why not head there to celebrate National Park Week? After another snowy winter, Yellowstone National Park will open to visitors on April 15, 2016. The Park is opening just in time too. April 16-24 is National Park Week. During National Park Week every NPS site will offer FREE ADMISSION. That’s… READ MORE

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Big Sky Resort Plans Two New Chairlifts For 2016/2017 Season

Many people have been wondering what’s going on with the Challenger Lift at Big Sky Resort this season. Unfortunately, the aging chairlift is down for the rest of the 2015/2016 season – but there’s always a bright side. First off if any chairlift had to be shut down mid-season, Challenger Lift is a good option. All of the excellent steep runs, chutes, glades, cliffs, and moguls is still easily accessible from the Headwaters Chair. Sure it may be a little more difficult to access, but that just means less traffic, less tracks, and more fun. That’s great news. But the news continues… READ MORE

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Did You Know That Big Sky Resort Allows Uphill Ski Traffic?

People have enjoyed skiing since the beginning of time. Long before the chairlift was invented, people would walk uphill and enjoy fresh turns back down their favorite slopes. Now uphill skiing, commonly referred to as alpine touring or skinning, is back and it’s booming in popularity. Skinning is a fantastic way to experience the mountains and it’s a great way to get exercise during the winter. Did you know that in February 2016, Big Sky Resort updated their uphill ski traffic policy to appeal to the masses of skinning fanatics? Here’s a quick outline of Big Sky Resort’s Uphill Ski Traffic Policy:… READ MORE

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American Airlines Starts Direct Flights From DFW To BZN In 2016

Visit Big Sky, Montana When You Book The New American Airlines Direct Flights From DFW To BZN Today Big Sky wants to send out a big Montana welcome to the great state of Texas! With the new, seasonal, direct flight from DFW to BZN on American Airlines, Southwest Montana, Big Sky, and Yellowstone National Park are closer than ever. It’s all just a short, scenic drive from the Bozeman airport. American Airlines has connections to over 200 destinations in over 26 countries. Their newest destination is the Big Sky State. We are thrilled to see that American Airlines will begin to offer direct, non-stop, seasonal flights from Bozeman… READ MORE