Local Expertise, National Strength
The scenic community of Big Sky (population approx. 2000) nestles high in mountain meadows of Gallatin Canyon, surrounded by timberland, the Spanish Peaks Primitive Area and the Gallatin National Forest. Majestic 11,166-foot Lone Mountain towers over this paradise. Big Sky is located in southwestern Montana, 40 miles south of Bozeman and 47 miles north of West Yellowstone on US Highway 191.
Big Sky is a small community that provides amazing outdoor activities for the outdoor enthusiast. There are three ski and golf resorts in the area; Big Sky Ski Resort and Moonlight Basin along with one private ski and golf resort, Yellowstone Club. Big Sky was conceived and built by the late NBC newscaster, Chet Huntley. It first opened for skiing in December 1973. With 17 lifts transporting skiers and snowboarders over 3,500 skiable acres, the resort has set the standard for uncrowded slopes and non-existent lift lines. With the addition of Moonlight Basin to the area a few years ago, the resort adds 80 runs, 6 lifts and nearly 2000 acres of terrain to the mountain. Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin have teamed up to offer a dual-pass to both ski resorts. This Lone Peak Ticket allows skiers and snowboarders all-mountain access to over 220 runs and 5,500 skiable acres.