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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

Timber Clearing in Gallatin Canyon Will Lead to Traffic Delays

BUTTE, Mont. – February 27, 2014 – Continued timber clearing in the Gallatin Canyon could lead to traffic delays on U.S. Highway 191 the week of March 3-7 and temporary access restrictions the week of March 11-13. The timber clearing is part of a significant transmission upgrade being undertaken by NorthWestern Energy. The timber clearing and removal work beginning March 3 will take place on National Forest System land south of Portal Creek between mile markers 52 and 54. One lane of U.S. 191 will be closed while work is under way. A pilot vehicle will shuttle traffic through the… READ MORE

320 Guest Ranch to Hold 4th Annual “Ski Joring”

Public Invited, “Cold Hard Cash” to play Free Concert Big Sky, Montana, January 2014 … The 320 Guest Ranch announces the 4th Annual Ski Joring this February 1st and 2nd.   Families and individuals are invited to come to the ranch for this exciting event and watch a horse & rider team pull a skier through twists, turns and jumps, competing for the fastest time to win!  The 320 Guest Ranch is also seeking riders and skiers for the competition.  The team entrance fee is just $50 per team with guaranteed Bonus Money & Prizes.  Ski Joring begins Saturday, February 1st… READ MORE

Winter Health and Wellness Services in Big Sky

After an invigorating and challenging day of winter play in Big Sky, your body may be crying out for wellness therapy…massage, body treatment, skin care, yoga or acupuncture. All are available at spas and wellness centers in Big Sky and here to serve visitors, part time residents and locals. To identify and book an appointment/class for your particular need, pick up a 2013/2014 Visitor Guide and turn to page 32 to find the names and contact information of Health and Wellness services in Big Sky. The Big Sky Chamber and Visitor Information Center located at the corner of Hwy 191… READ MORE

MSU Hosting NCAA Ski Race at Big Sky Resort

Big Sky, Mont. (December 30, 2013) Big Sky Resort is the home of the Montana State University Ski Team and together with Big Sky Ski Education Foundation and Montana State University will be hosting the MSU Invitational NCAA Division 1 FIS-University race January 10-12, 2014. The course will be set on Andesite Mountain, accessed by Ramcharger chairlift, on Tippy's Tumble. The MSU Invitational is one of eight Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association (RMISA) ski races. The women's and men's GS (Giant Slalom) Qualifier is Friday, January 10th, starting at 10:00 a.m., with the finals on Saturday, January 11th, starting at… 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

Christmas Events and Specials in Big sky

On Christmas Eve, stop by Town Center for open skating at the Big Sky Resort Ice Rink in Town Center Park. Free skate is from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and supported by the Big Sky Skating and Hockey Association (BSSHA). Follow ice skating by heading to Big Sky Resort for a Christmas Eve buffet and its annual torchlight parade followed by music and fireworks. Christmas Eve events at Big Sky Resort are as follows: 5:00 pm: St. Joseph's Catholic Mass at Yellowstone Conference Center 5:30-9:00 pm: Christmas Eve Buffet 5:30-7:00 pm: Look for Santa around Big Sky Resort. He… 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