Living in Big Sky: Things to Do and See in Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky—Your Backyard Redefined

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Living in Big Sky

Big Sky represents all there is to love about Montana, the Big Sky state. With awe-inspiring vistas, an ideal location close to national parks and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, as well as a balanced blend of both winter and summer activities, Big Sky is the idyllic destination for the discerning traveler.

What to Do and See in Big Sky?

Big Sky offers unlimited access to outdoor recreation, with a welcoming community who have chosen Big Sky as their home. This is an area full of adventure and entertainment options. It is a vacation experience that draws people back year after year and a hometown to those who know they’ve found the best in the West.The possibilities are as endless as the big sky.

Outdoor Activities

Warmer weather transforms not only the landscape, but the activities of the area. Whitewater rafting may be enjoyed on the Gallatin River, directly east of Big Sky. When the rapids calm down, the same river turns into one of the most sought after fly-fishing destinations in the country. Miles of trails are at your fingertips which vary from the easy Ousel Falls Trail to the advanced all-day adventure up to Bear Basin and beyond. The hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails around Big Sky are some of the most scenic in the world. If a day filled with green fairways and views of Lone Peak pique your interest, spend the day at Big Sky Resort’s golf course, located in Meadow Village. Evening may be filled with a few IPA’s at a local brewery, enjoying fine cuisine, farmer’s markets on Wednesdays, and Music in the Mountains on Thursdays. Of course, Big Sky is just 40 miles from the beauty and wonder of Yellowstone National Park.


Winter turns your backyard into the Biggest Skiing in America at Big Sky Resort. Nearly 6,000 pristine, skiable acres combine with 400 inches of annual snowfall to deliver some of the most diverse skiing in the Northern Rockies. Four mountains, connected by chairlifts, provide minimal lines and the ability to lap runs all day long, leaving the traffic and crowds behind. The most adventurous head towards the tram where they can be whisked to the top of Lone Peak, reaching a height of 11,166 feet, to discover various terrain descending all faces of the mountain. After a day on the slopes, warm up at one of the local eateries or take a horse-drawn dinner sleigh ride through snow covered trees. You can also enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating at your leisure.

How Many People Live in Big Sky?

Population: 2,300

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