Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
3091 Pine Drive
P.O. Box 160100
Big Sky, MT 59716
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Big Sky, Montana is the kind of place you dream about. Wide open skies over awe-inspiring mountains and valleys surrounded by vast unspoiled wild lands. Envision all of that beauty, add world-class amenities and more recreation under one sky than you can imagine: this is Big Sky.
Located just 48 miles from Yellowstone National Park in the heart of Gallatin National Forest, Big Sky is home to some of the greatest scenery, the most abundant wildlife, and some of the most exciting recreation in southwest Montana.
The drive to Big Sky through the Gallatin Canyon is arguably the most beautiful drive in the state, and the area surrounding the resort is arguably some of the most beautiful and dramatic mountain scenery found anywhere in the country. From atop the singular and majestic Lone Peak the view is one of endless mountain peaks. To the immediate north are the dramatic Spanish Peaks and the Spanish Peak Wilderness Area. The nearby Gallatin River is one of the best blue-ribbon trout streams in the world and was honored as the site where Norman Maclean’s “A River Runs Through It” was filmed. Just 18 miles to the south is the boundary of Yellowstone National Park. Over 3 million acres of pristine land surrounding Big Sky is set aside as wilderness area. Not to mention, it sits in the middle of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, which has some of the cleanest air and water quality in the world. This extraordinary piece of Montana has been gifted with the beauty and serenity that only Mother Nature could supply. The area is truly intoxicating, providing one of the most inspiring playgrounds for any outdoor activity.
Big Sky in the wintertime is known primarily for its 3600 acres of ski-able terrain and the country’s longest vertical drop at 4350 feet. Although, if downhill skiing or snowboarding is not your greatest of interests, Big Sky offers plenty of other options. Not only is Big Sky home to two downhill ski areas and the top Nordic ski center in America, but winter here also brings opportunities for sleigh ride dinners, backcountry snowcat dinner rides, dogsled adventures, and local festivals. And miles of phenomenal cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails cannot be overlooked.
But Big Sky isn’t just a winter wonderland; the summer season offers visitors and residents alike its own allure. Big Sky boasts numerous trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, while the Gallatin River calls the whitewater enthusiasts and beacons the serene fly fisherman to its waters. The recreation possibilities seem to be endless. Most activities in Big Sky can be accompanied by a guide or enjoyed alone, so there is no excuse for missing out on this wonder.
It’s easy to play hard in Big Sky. Fortunately, they have the premier amenities to help you relax as well. Home to over 25 restaurants, bars and eateries, and over 40 shops selling everything from groceries to toys, clothing, jewelry, books, fine art, antiques, and more. For all the pampering, relaxation and rejuvenation one could ask for, step into one of their full service spas. When your day is done you will be happy to lie your head down in one of their many hotels and lodges, which cater to special needs and offer visitors the finest accommodations.
Whether you visit in winter, spring, summer or fall, each season in Big Sky reveals something new. It holds a bounty of unparalleled winter and summer recreation, amazing scenery, and abundant wildlife. Big Sky has everything you need for your vacation or even if you’re looking to make Big Sky your home.