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What’s On Our Skiing Playlist

What’s on your Winter Sport Playlist? With a mid-mountain base of 26” and an upper-mountain base of 39” and more powder on the way, it is shaping to be an incredible weekend of shredding. With all that adventure waiting to be had, Visit Big Sky can’t help but wonder what are you listening to this ski season? Through a process of powerful deduction, a sophisticated algorithm and hot debate, below is the perfect mix for a weekend of shredding the gnar at Big Sky Resort. “Snow (Hey Oh)” by Red Hot Chili Peppers “Riptide” FlicFlac Remix, (original by Vance Joy)… READ MORE

Winter Safety Tips

With Big Sky Resort opening more and more terrain for the season, winter is officially here! It’s easy to head out in to the winter wonderland with nothing but excitement but its important to have safety in mind as well. Here are some winter safety tips to make sure any visitor or local has a safe a wonderful winter here in Big Sky.   While Adventuring Stay dry. There is nothing more important than avoiding hypothermia. Wet clothes lose all insulating value and transmit the cold rapidly. Layer your outfits while hiking, skiing or general exploring so that you can… READ MORE

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

Big Sky Resort | Photo: D. Lennon

Start The Countdown To Winter In Big Sky, Montana!

Are you ready for winter? We’ve been excited for winter since Big Sky’s closing day in April 2017. Now that it’s officially Fall in Big Sky Country, we can start the countdown to winter in Big Sky, Montana. Woohoo! Now if you’re a true summer fanatic, it’s easy to be a bit reluctant to embrace the countdown to winter in Big Sky. Summer’s great and no one’s denying that, but winter in Big Sky is something special. Maybe you need a reminder of how fun and exciting winter in Big Sky really is? Check out this highlight reel of the 2016/2017… READ MORE

Avalanche In Beehive Basin | Photo: D. Lennon

Take An Avalanche Course In SW Montana In 2017/2018

Skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, snowshoers, ice climbers, fat bikers, and cross country skiers love to play in the mountains of SW Montana. During the winter months, Big Sky Country provides outdoor enthusiasts with one of the coolest mountain playgrounds in the entire world. If you plan to enjoy it, please do so safely. When you choose to recreate in the backcountry during the winter, you are responsible for your own actions. The proper knowledge, skills, and experience can help you stay safe and avoid hazards while having fun in avalanche terrain. Besides investing in the proper gear, reading the Gallatin National… READ MORE

Things To Do In October In Big Sky, Montana

The Autumn Equinox occurs on Friday, September 22, 2017. This marks the official start of fall. Autumn is an exciting time to be in Big Sky, Montana. The fish are biting, the temperatures drop, the leaves change colors, and the steady flow of visitors takes a small break before ski season. It’s the ideal time to visit our mountain town. Whether you want to kick back and relax, enjoy a stunning hike in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness on a crisp afternoon, spot wildlife in Yellowstone, go hunting for bighorn sheep, or take a scenic drive throughout the Treasure State, you… READ MORE

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