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Big Sky Thundershowers

In Big Sky, it’s a normal afternoon to feel the wind pick up and see the sky deepen to gray.  This is followed by a short, sometimes drenching, rain usually between 2:00-5:00 pm. (Especially on Farmer’s Market Wednesdays… how is that?) Afternoon showers are routine until the snow has completely melted off the peaks, according to cowboy lore.  The day will start with deep, royal blue skies and a few puffy cumulus clouds.  By mid-day, a darker hue of grey quietly sneaks up over the horizon, followed by an ominous darker wall of atmospheric tumult.  A low rumble of thunder… READ MORE

SUMMER IS HERE!

Finally, the sun is shining – locals and visitors are venturing out on foot, with bikes, on horses and with kayaks or fly rods!  The mountains beckon after the spring snow melt.  Here are some the Big Sky Visitors Center’s favorite adventures: Top ‘O The World Hike –Named one of the world’s greatest hikes for the stunning alpine terrain with lakes and towering peaks on a 6.6-mile loop. Enjoy views of Lone Peak and the Lee Metcalf Wilderness from several points throughout the hike, stopping for the best view of the Peaks and Wilderness at the alpine lake at the… READ MORE

Winter Essentials Packing List

With all the snow coming down and being the best conditions in the Rockies at the moment you are no doubt scrambling to get up and enjoy all that Big Sky has to offer. In that rush it might be easy to forget all the essentials, but here are a few things to remember when venturing into the snow packed gateway. Snow Gear: A hearty set of gloves. Whether you are just cleaning off your car or shredding down the mountain a good set of gloves is essential to have a wonderful stay in Big Sky. Be sure you have… READ MORE

Getting Engaged in Big Sky

The sparkling new snow Big Sky received recently isn’t the only thing glistening around here lately. With no lack of stunning vistas, Big Sky has long been known as the perfect place to pop the big question in a big way. According to Wedding Wire, nearly 1 in 5 engagements happen in December, more than in any other month. With many families gathering to spend their holidays together while enjoying the outdoor recreation Big Sky is best known for, it’s the perfect time for any couple to say “yes” to forever. When considering asking the question, consider some of the… READ MORE

Top 5 Instagram Worthy Spots in Big Sky

People come from all over the world to enjoy the plentiful year-round outdoor adventure and thrills found in Big Sky. In today’s digitally connected society, an important part of any trip is sharing your adventures with friends and family back home. We’ve compiled a list of the top five Instagram-worthy locations in Big Sky that are likely to make them envious of your travels.                  The Top of Lone Mountain – Ride the tram at Big Sky Resort in summer or winter and take in the magnificent views. On a clear day you can see the iconic Teton Range,… READ MORE

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

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