Big Sky



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

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

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

Northern Lights | Pixabay Image

Can You See The Northern Lights In Big Sky, Montana?

The Northern Lights are perhaps the ultimate natural phenomena. This dazzling display of dancing lights paints the night sky with vibrant greens, blues, reds, and yellows. It’s an otherworldly experience to see the night sky come alive with an all natural light show. If you’ve never seen the Northern Lights, you need to add it to your bucket list. It’s mind blowing. Did you know that you can see the Northern Lights in Big Sky? While it’s not an everyday occurrence, the Northern Lights are most certainly visible in the great state of Montana. If you’re in Big Sky Country,… READ MORE

View From Storm Castle Peak | Photo: D. Lennon

Things To Do In September In Big Sky, Montana

September is an exciting time to be in Big Sky, Montana. As the summer season starts to wind down, the temperatures drop slightly, and the peaks often see their first dusting of snow. With nearly perfect end-of-summer weather, September is prime time to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation under the Big Sky. Whether you want to enjoy the final month of the Big Sky Farmers Market, crush cross country trails on your mountain bike, catch monster trout on the Gallatin, hunt elk in the Hilgards, or go for a hike to bag a few peaks in the Gallatin… READ MORE

Love Food & Wine? Don’t Miss Big Sky’s Vine & Dine 2017

Do your tastebuds deserve a vacation? If so, mark your calendar for Big Sky’s culinary event of the summer: Big Sky’s Vine & Dine 2017. The 4th annual Vine & Dine event is a world-class wine and food tasting festival that’s held from Wednesday, August 16 to Sunday, August 20, 2017. Tell your friends and family because you do not want to miss this cool summer event in Big Sky, Montana! Big Sky’s Vine & Dine 2017 is prime time to “experience an incredible array of food artisans, wineries, purveyors of epicurean delights, and Montana inspired art” in a stunning mountain… READ MORE

Summer Horseback Riding | Photo: Lone Mountain Ranch

Things To Do In August In Big Sky, Montana

Can you believe that it’s almost August already? Time certainly flies when you’re having fun. Summer in Big Sky is jam-packed with cool events and endless outdoor activities, so book your trip to Big Sky, Montana right now. We know you’re going to love our Montana mountain town. Whether you’re here for a weekend, a week, a month, a season, or a lifetime, grab your calendars because there are a few things to do in August that you don’t want to miss! What Big Sky events will you be attending this month? Check out these things to do in August… READ MORE

Kids Bouldering In The Big SKy Community Park | Photo: Big Sky Community Organization

13 Adventurous Things To Do In Big Sky With Kids

Big Sky will bring a smile to anyone’s face. Often the people with the biggest smiles in this Montana mountain town are the kids. For children, Big Sky is the coolest outdoor playground in the world. It’s big, it’s fun, and it’s never-ending. When you plan a trip to Big Sky, your kids are bound to have a blast – and so will you. There are lots of adventurous things to do in Big Sky with kids. Here are a few of the coolest things you can with your little ones: Kids Adventure Games – Enter the annual Kids Adventure… 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

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