Welcome to Big Sky
An adventurous community with unique outdoor activities.
Big Sky is an outdoor-focused, up-and-coming mountain community in southwestern Montana, Big Sky is known for the ski and downhill mountain-bike trails of Big Sky Resort, the blue-ribbon trout fishing along the Gallatin River, the proximity to Yellowstone National Park, and its world-class mountain town vibe and high-end real estate. It is a census-designated place surrounded by a vast, magnificent wilderness of wild and expansive mountain terrain. Besides the great outdoors, Big Sky boasts excellent dining options, boutique shopping, exceptional services, incredible nightlife, and memorable events.
Big Sky is home to a handful of distinctive areas: Mountain, Canyon, Meadow, Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, Moonlight Basin, and Yellowstone Club. The Mountain area is home to a multitude of hotels, shops, vacation homes, and condominium complexes. The Meadow offers proximity to Big Sky Town Center and a wide range of real estate options. The Canyon features the local school, shops, and restaurants along with homes, ranches, and access to the Gallatin River.
Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, Moonlight Basin, and Yellowstone Club are private, member-only clubs. Spanish Peaks Mountain Club features a Tom Weiskopf golf course, the Montage Big Sky, and access to the slopes of Big Sky Resort. Moonlight Basin features the Reserve golf course, an abundance of ski-in/ski-out real estate and is home to the One&Only Moonlight Basin. Yellowstone Club is a gated community with high-end homes, a private ski resort, and much more. All of the clubs feature their own amenities, lodges, restaurants, bars, trail systems, outdoor programs, and community events.
What to Love
- Quiet, fresh atmosphere
- Excellent ski and downhill mountain bike trails
- Local events like Farmer's Market and Music in the Mountains
- Annual events like PBR, the Rut, the Biggie
- Unique dining, shopping, and entertainment scene
- Memorable outdoor adventures
Big Sky offers a mountain town feel surrounded by beautiful Montana terrain - perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Most residents love spending their time outdoors year-round, exploring a balanced mix of fun winter activities and exciting summer adventures. The area also represents everything you will love about Montana, with awe-inspiring vistas close to national parks and easy access to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. You will also find numerous dining and shopping venues, including great entertainment destinations, luxury real estate, and top-rated schools.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Big Sky offers endless places to enjoy your favorite food, explore boutique shopping destinations, and have fun. When looking for an illuminating, down-home eatery, check out Riverhouse BBQ & Events
along the Gallatin River. The barbecue restaurant is perfect for hearty smoked BBQ meats, sides, and burgers with great beers. An excellent fine dining restaurant is Horn and Cantle
, serving mouthwatering steaks and seasonal recipes at a cozy, rustic dude ranch.
offers made-to-order, locally sourced Thai and other Asian staples in a vibrant setting. Head to Montage Big Sky
for a fine dining meal or a quick round of bowling. Big Sky Resort
features resort dining options and memorable restaurants.
When shopping around Big Sky, East Slope Outdoors
is a must-visit outdoor sports store, providing high-quality ski gear, including skiing, boot fitting, fly fishing, and ski tuning. Other outdoor shops include Gallatin Alpine Sports
or Christy’s Sports - both offering ski & snowboard and bike rentals and equipment.
Things to Do
Big Sky has a lifetime of things to explore and attractions to discover, making it a perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts. Yellowstone National Park
is one of the many exquisite tourist destinations offering fun-filled, year-round outdoor recreation. It is the busiest getaway in the area, with numerous geysers and hot springs, including a wide range of wildlife, waterfalls, geologic wonders, and spectacular views.
The Big Sky Farmers Market
is also a weekly summer event worth checking out, with over 100 vendors selling farm fresh produce, plants, flowers, herbs, log furniture, antler art, woodworking, baked goods, and more. If you want a true Montana experience, check out Lone Mountain Ranch
, featuring a sprawling dude ranch with world-class cross-country skiing and endless horseback adventures.
Big Sky residents and guests enjoy annual events throughout the year. Music in the Mountains
is a weekly outdoor music festival that draws musicians of a higher caliber, creating an exceptional summer event every Thursday. The PBR, or Professional Bull Riding, tour stops every year for a rip-roaring good time. Other top events and festivals in the area include Wildlands Festival, a two-day music festival; Big Sky Biggie, Montana's premier mountain bike race; and The Rut Mountain Runs.
Big Sky features some top-rated public and non-profit schools in the region that serve families with school-going children.
- Morningstar Learning Center – 6 months to 5 years
- Ophir Elementary and Middle School, grades K-5
- Big Sky Discovery Academy – Early Childhood to 12
- Lone Peak High School, grades 9-12
Let’s connect to discuss more of the activities, amenities, and real estate options in Big Sky, Montana.
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