Big Sky

Big Sky is most known for its skiing opportunities, but also offers a multitude of other recreational opportunties. It is beatiful year-round and famous for a reason. 

Big Sky Snowmobiling
Drews, Debbie
Recreating beyond the resort. Read more >>
Big Sky Resort, Downhill Mountain Biking, Montana
Tucker, David
Downhill riding gets a boost in the Big Sky. Read more >>
Beehive Basin, Backcountry skiing Montana
Lennon, Derek
Exploring Beehive Basin. Read more >>
Photo by Kene Sperry
Pogge, Drew
Live music is like nothing else. The sound is raw, the lights are blinding, the volume is cranked, and nothing tastes better than an $8 Bud Light after a couple of hours of jamming to your favorite band. Read more >>
Each winter, the Big Sky area brings us more than just the biggest skiing in America. Here are some of the best events around town and the surrounding resorts that you don’t want to miss.  December 15 – March 31 Read more >>
Harrison, Melynda
I’m kicking and gliding along the impeccably groomed Nordic trails at Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky. Snow-laden trees line the edge of the trail, threatening to drop gobs of snow; North Fork Creek gurgles near the trail, verdant green moss peaking out from under the snow. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Think Big Sky is only fun in the winter? Think again. Over the last few years, Big Sky Resort has been ramping up their snowless activities, building a tasty menu of summer options that’s nearly on par with their wintertime fare. Read more >>
England, Mike
If you’re looking to get out in the Gallatin National Forest but don’t want to pack around a stack of USGS topo maps, keep in mind that modern graphics programs and desktop publishing have allowed some nice alternatives in recent years. Read more >>
Dave Reuss
Beyond the slopes at Big Sky. Read more >>
Stoops, Kira
There's a reason tourists arrive in droves come summer: to bug you. Their unscuffed hiking boots mock your hard-won, raggedy Chacos; their souvenir-shop tees proclaim showy affection for the state you love best. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
These events took place in 2011; for updated dates, visit our event calendar.  Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Featuring the largest compilation of ice and mixed routes on the planet, Big Sky Ice (self-published, $35) outlines over 600 different frosty climbs. Read more >>
Stoops, Kira
While Big Sky has a reputation as a ski town, there are plenty of other diversions in this little mountain hamlet. For starters, there's skimming for skiing discounts. Read more >>
Stoops, Kira
Bozeman summers are often a blur of hot, languid days fishing, floating, hiking, and biking in the long-awaited sunshine. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
With its “Biggest Skiing in America,” Big Sky Resort draws both locals and visitors to its incredible terrain every winter, but it’s always been somewhat sleepy in the summertime. Not anymore. Read more >>
Hurlbut, Brian
Each summer area residents and visitors head to Big Sky for the annual Music in the Mountains outdoor concert series, which has featured top-notch national entertainment on the Meadow Village Pavilion stage every year since 1989. Read more >>
England, Mike
As dusk creeps down the southern flank of the Spanish Peaks, the gusty alpine wind subsides and a pervasive calm settles over Big Sky. The day’s pale blue sky has turned gray; light snowflakes begin to fill the air. They descend slowly, drifting toward the ground like tiny paratroopers. Read more >>
England, Mike
Resting on my ski poles atop a small knoll, I survey the white-and-green landscape below, with its broad ravines and gentle, pine-flecked slopes. Between the trees, the layer of snow is thick and even, interrupted only by the occasional long and narrow profile of a fallen pine or fir. Read more >>
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