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View The August 21 Solar Eclipse In Big Sky, Montana

What are you doing on August 21, 2017? If you’re looking for something extraordinary to do, come and enjoy the solar eclipse in Big Sky, Montana. Solar eclipses are quite rare. They occur when the Moon passes between the Earth and Sun. As the moon completely blocks out the sun, a massive shadow will be cast across the planet. It’s absolutely wild to see. In fact this natural phenomena may be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Where Is Big Sky, Montana? The last time the path of totality of a solar eclipse passed through part of the United States was… READ MORE

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

Things To Do In July In Big Sky, Montana

Summer in Big Sky is one of the best times of the year in our mountain town. Now that the warmest months of the year are in full swing, everyone seems to be outside playing in Big Sky’s backyard. There’s nothing better than getting outside during the summer months. Make the most of July in Big Sky and be sure to add the following things to do in July in Big Sky, Montana to your busy calendar. We hope to see you out and about! What Big Sky events will you be attending this month? Check out these things to… READ MORE

Grizzly Bear In Taylor Hilgards | Photo: D. Lennon

Do You Carry Bear Spray In Big Sky Country?

Picture this: You’re on a leisurely hike with your dog in Beehive Basin. As you round the corner on this popular trail, you find yourself face-to-face with a massive grizzly bear. Yikes! What are you going to do? If you are heading into Big Sky’s backyard, you need to carry bear spray. Big Sky is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and that means it’s grizzly country. In the event of a bear encounter, you’re going to want bear spray. Be Bear Aware In Big Sky Country According to NPS.gov, there were 717 grizzly bears in the GYE in 2015. Always… READ MORE

Big Sky’s Music In The Mountains 2017 Is Going To Be A Blast!

It’s summer time in Big Sky, Montana. That means it’s time to mark your calendars for Big Sky’s Music In The Mountains 2017! This FREE summit concert series is one of the best things about summer in Big Sky. Every Thursday at 7pm from June 22 to August 31 the Big Sky Arts Council presents a family friendly musical act that will perform live at Center Stage in Town Center Park in Big Sky. This is an activity that everyone will enjoy. Whether you like to bring your chair to sit back and relax, mingle with friends, or dance the… 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

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9 Reasons To Climb Lone Mountain This Summer

When people think about Big Sky, Montana they immediately picture the iconic Lone Mountain. At 11,166′, Lone Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Madison Range and it’s easily the most recognizable summit in Big Sky. Since you can see Lone Mountain from all over the region, it draws outdoor enthusiasts from near and far who want to climb it. Lone Mountain is more than just a stunning pile of rocks. It’s also home to Big Sky Resort. During the winter season, the Lone Peak Tram whisks skiers and riders to the summit for snowy descents. In the summer, one of… READ MORE

Soldiers Chapel, Big Sky, Montana

12+ Must-See Summer Events In Big Sky 2017

Summer is here in Big Sky, Montana. Whether you’re here for the season or just a weekend, you don’t want to miss any of the biggest summer events in Big Sky 2017. This summer is going to be one of the best summers ever in our mountain town! Big Sky’s Best Kept Secret: Summer Now is prime time to mark your calendars, set reminders on your smartphone, and make plans for some big events in Big Sky. It’s easy to work these events into your hectic schedule of hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, and working. There are really no excuses to miss… 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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How Many Of These Wild Animals Have You Spotted In Big Sky?

In Big Sky, we share our mountain town with all sorts of wild animals. Keep your eyes peeled for wild animals in Big Sky because you never know what you might see. It’s not uncommon to spot a moose on the golf course, see wolf tracks on a hike, hear a coyote howling in the night, spot a bear running along the road in Yellowstone, get stuck in a bison traffic jam in the Park, capture an image of a mountain goat while riding the Lone Peak Tram, or spook a herd of elk on the drive up to the… READ MORE