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Balloon Over Lone Mountain | Photo: E. Morrison/iExplore

Explore Big Sky Lodging And Find The Perfect Place To Stay

Nestled in the Madison Range of SW Montana, Big Sky provides everything you need for the perfect vacation. Our little mountain town delivers world class skiing, fishing, hiking, biking, and more. Whether you’re looking for high end adventure and outdoor recreation or you’re keen to kick back and relax, Big Sky obviously needs to be your destination of choice.   The one thing that everyone needs when they visit Big Sky is a place to stay. Before you just call the first hotel that pops up in Google, we encourage you to explore all of the Big Sky lodging options.… READ MORE

Storm Castle Peak as seen from the Gallatin Riverside Trail | Photo: A Mountain Journey

Experience The Mighty Gallatin River Near Big Sky, Montana

If you’ve ever visited Big Sky, Montana or you’ve kicked back and enjoyed the Hollywood hit A River Runs Through It, you’re familiar with the mighty Gallatin River. It’s one of the most spectacular rivers you’ll ever see. The Shoshone originally called the Gallatin River “Cut-tuh-o-gwa,” which means swift water. In July 1805, the river was renamed by Meriweather Lewis in honor of Albert Gallatin, the US Treasury Secretary from 1801-1814. The Gallatin Mountain Tange to the east of the Gallatin River and the Gallatin National Forest bordering Yellowstone National Park in Montana are also named after Albert Gallatin. The Rivers… READ MORE

How Many Of The Raptors Of Big Sky Country Can You Spot?

Montana’s vast terrain and abundance of public lands makes it an ideal place for raptors to thrive. When you head into the endless backyard of Big Sky Country, it’s likely that you’ll spot a raptor if you know what to look for. Whether you’re skiing, biking, hiking, rafting, snowmobiling, driving, or fishing, keep your eyes peeled for the raptors of Big Sky Country. Raptors are birds of prey that dominate the skies. It’s always exciting to spot one. A keen eye might spot a raptor perched on a telephone pole alongside Highway 191, swooping in for a kill along the… READ MORE

Mountainfilm on Tour Returns To Big Sky, Montana On September 15-16, 2017

In 2016, Mountainfilm on Tour stopped in Big Sky, Montana for the first time. The one-night only film festival was the 1st event of its kind in Big Sky and it was a total success! In 2017, both locals and guests alike are excited for the return of Mountainfilm on Tour in Big Sky. Mark your calendars for both Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 because this year the event will be a two night event! If you’re a film fanatic, an outdoor enthusiast, Big Sky local, or out-of-towner, you’re going to want to check out the fantastic selection… READ MORE

National Cheese Pizza Day

With the Labor Day Holiday in our rearview, it’s time to look forward to the next holiday worth celebrating. Luckily for us, that day is today! September 5th is National Cheese Pizza Day and that is surely a day that anyone can rally around. Big Sky is the happy home of multiple establishments that can fill this festive need. Take the tour de Pizza with a stop at Ousel and Spur, Milkies,  Blue Moon Bakery or head up the mountain to Pizza Works for Delivery at Adiamos at the Big Sky Resort to try out their cheesy selections. If you’re… READ MORE

Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park | Pixabay Image

Maximize Your Big Sky Experience With A Guided Tour Of Yellowstone National Park

Have you been on a guided tour of Yellowstone National Park yet? Experiencing Yellowstone with a knowledgable and local tour guide is the ultimate way to bring the park to life. If you’re using Big Sky as your basecamp for adventure, there are numerous tour guide outfitters that can show you the natural wonders of Yellowstone in a way you can’t even imagine. One of the highlights of summer in Big Sky is the close proximity to Yellowstone. Yellowstone is the ultimate national park. Boasting 3,472 square miles of protected park, there’s plenty to do. Active geysers, countless waterfalls, towering… READ MORE

Northern Lights | Pixabay Image

Can You See The Northern Lights In Big Sky, Montana?

The Northern Lights are perhaps the ultimate natural phenomena. This dazzling display of dancing lights paints the night sky with vibrant greens, blues, reds, and yellows. It’s an otherworldly experience to see the night sky come alive with an all natural light show. If you’ve never seen the Northern Lights, you need to add it to your bucket list. It’s mind blowing. Did you know that you can see the Northern Lights in Big Sky? While it’s not an everyday occurrence, the Northern Lights are most certainly visible in the great state of Montana. If you’re in Big Sky Country,… READ MORE

Smoke Over The Absaroka Range In Yellowstone | Pixabay Image

10 Ways To Prevent Forest Fires In Big Sky Country

Montana is the 4th biggest state in the United States. With an area covering just over 147,000 square miles (94 million acres), it’s one of the last best places. People from around the world visit Montana to escape the hustle and bustle of the real world. They are attracted to the vast forests, towering mountains, stunning lakes, abundant wildlife, impressive national parks, world class rivers, and endless adventure. Everyone can appreciate the wild lands that spread across Montana and everyone needs to treat those lands with respect too – especially during fire season. Every year, ferocious wildfires ravage the landscape,… READ MORE

View From Storm Castle Peak | Photo: D. Lennon

Things To Do In September In Big Sky, Montana

September is an exciting time to be in Big Sky, Montana. As the summer season starts to wind down, the temperatures drop slightly, and the peaks often see their first dusting of snow. With nearly perfect end-of-summer weather, September is prime time to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation under the Big Sky. Whether you want to enjoy the final month of the Big Sky Farmers Market, crush cross country trails on your mountain bike, catch monster trout on the Gallatin, hunt elk in the Hilgards, or go for a hike to bag a few peaks in the Gallatin… READ MORE

Big Sky PBR 2017 | Photo: D.Lennon

The Big Sky PBR Delivers High Energy Entertainment In Big Sky, Montana

In 1992, twenty bull riders founded The Professional Bull Riders (PBR). Since that date, the PBR has grown rapidly and has been “declared the fastest growing sport in America” (PBR.com). Every year the PBR hosts hundreds of events around the world. At each high-energy event, the best cowboys in the world compete to riding bucking bulls in front of cheering crowds. If you’ve never been to a PBR event, you need to put it on your bucket list. Since 2011, the Big Sky PBR has been a staple event in Big Sky, Montana. After 7 exciting years, Big Sky is… READ MORE