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Independence Day & Historic Crail Ranch

Guest Blogger – Anne Marie Mistretta, author of Images of America: Montana Series|Historic Crail Ranch Conservators On this Independence Day, the saga of Frank Crail teaches us a lesson about the value of our country. When Crail emigrated from Indiana to Montana, the State of Montana had yet to be minted.  Our country was not quite 100 years old and had recently emerged from a bitter Civil War.  In the midst of that deadly conflict, the 37th Congress in 1862, comprised solely of Union state representation, passed legislation that would have a tremendous impact on both the country and Frank Crail:  the… READ MORE

Uplands Trail | Photo: D. Lennon

The BSCO Hike And Learn Series Offers Free Guided Hikes And Activities This Summer

Do you  like to ride your bike along Ralphs Pass? Take your dogs on a hike on Hummocks Trail? Trail run on the Southfork Loop? Or wander down to Ousel Falls on a lazy Sunday? If you like getting outside in Big Sky, Montana you have the Big Sky Community Organization (BSCO) to thank. The BSCO is a not-for-profit organization that “connects people to recreational opportunities by acquiring, preserving and promoting sustainable places and programs for all.” You’ll see their contribution throughout our mountain town via trails, public spaces, facilities, collaborations, and recreational opportunities. BSCO makes getting outside easy. 12… READ MORE

Aerial Photo Of Big Sky | Photo: Arts Council of Big Sky

4 Reasons Why Big Sky Is One Of The Best Mountain Towns In The West

What are the best mountain towns in the West? Immediately people think of iconic destinations like Aspen, Park City, Jackson, Vail, Hood River, Durango, or Taos. But if you want to escape the crowds and get outdoors, you need to visit Big Sky, Montana. Where Is Big Sky, Montana? Big Sky is located in SW Montana. Nestled into the heart of the Madison Range in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Big Sky is an outdoor lover’s paradise. This up and coming mountain destination has hit the mainstream in the past few years. If Big Sky isn’t on your radar yet, it will… READ MORE

Erik Lovold Skiing Below Lone Peak | Photo: Love Street Media

Things To Do In February In Big Sky, Montana

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s also one of the most exciting. The snow is here and it’s prime time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. This month is jam packed with exciting events, so mark your calendar and get ready for all sorts of fun things to do in February in Big Sky, Montana! What Big Sky events will you be attending this month? Check out these things to do in February in Big Sky: February 1-3 – The Great Kindness Challenge February 2 – Groundhog Day February 2 – Fly Tying… READ MORE

Big Sky | Photo D. Lennon

Explore Big Sky Presents The Best Of Big Sky 2016

After tallying the votes, Explore Big Sky is ready to present The Best Of Big Sky 2016. This annual, crowdsourced poll recognizes the people, businesses, and organizations that make our mountain town great. Explore Big Sky is the #1 source of local news in Big Sky. They organize and publish The Best Of Big Sky every single year. This year they went paperless and the 2016 results were voted on by people just like you. If you voted, you helped to shine the spotlight on the best of the best in this corner of the Greater Yellowstone. Explore Big Sky ranks… READ MORE

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Kickstart The Holidays With The 19th Annual Big Sky Christmas Stroll 2016

Happy holidays! Now that ski season has officially started here in Big Sky, Montana, it’s time to gear up for one of the best local events of the year – the 19th annual Big Sky Christmas Stroll 2016. Are you ready to get your stroll on? Clear your calendars from 5:30 PM to 9:15 PM on Friday, December 9, 2016 because you’re going to want to hit the streets and enjoy the holiday cheer at the 19th annual Big Sky Christmas Stroll 2016. This free, family-friendly, annual event is a time for the community to join together and celebrate the holidays.… READ MORE

Happy Thanksgiving | Pixabay Graphic

Who’s Celebrating Thanksgiving In Big Sky, Montana In 2016?

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for? Friends and family? Mountains? Freedom? Health? Fresh Montana air? Skiing? There are millions of things that we can be thankful this Thanksgiving. One thing we’re thankful for is our mountain town, Big Sky, Montana. Will you be celebrating Thanksgiving in Big Sky, Montana this year? It’s always nice to take a few minutes during Thanksgiving and think about the things that make you smile in life. This is the time of year where you can be thankful for all the big and the little things that the world has given you. Besides being… READ MORE

Snow Angel | Photo: Love Street Media

Things To Do In December In Big Sky, Montana

December is here! The snow is falling from the sky, the chairlifts are spinning, and the holiday vibe is in the air. December is one of the busiest months and also one of the most exciting. This December, friends, family, and guests from all over the world will flock to Big Sky, Montana to spend time in this winter wonderland. Be sure to mark your calendars for some of December’s biggest events so that you don’t miss out. What Big Sky events will you plan to attend this month? Check out these things to do in December in Big Sky: December 1-2… READ MORE

Shop Local At Big Sky’s Small Business Saturday 2016

Attention all shoppers! Mark your calendars for Big Sky’s Small Business Saturday 2016 on Saturday, November 26. This is your chance to shop local and support Big Sky businesses. Everyone knows that the end of November is a busy time for friends, family, and shopping. It all starts with Thanksgiving (aka Big Sky Resort’s Opening Day) then it’s followed by Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It’s a bit of a shopping blitz that has to mesh with riding the chairlifts and getting your first turns of the season. This shopping weekend is one of the busiest of… READ MORE

What's Your Favorite Big Sky App? | Pixabay Image

Tap Into Social Media To Connect To The Big Sky Community

Social media is changing the way that we communicate with the world. It’s easier than ever to grab your smartphone, twiddle your thumbs, and let the world know what you’re up too. Billions of people around the world are on social media and the chances are pretty good that you are too. Whether you’re posting your coolest ski photos on Instagram, changing your relationship status on Facebook, or tweeting your thoughts about climate change on Twitter, social media is a fantastic communication tool to stay connected with your friends, family, and community. If you’re on social media, you might as well… READ MORE