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Visit Big Sky

OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE

2019/2020

Visit BigSky

DISCOVER BIG SKY, MONTANA A how-to guide for your inner adventurer

SOCIAL

CLOSER THAN YOU’D THINK

FLY BZN

in under an hour

flights daily

FAR FROM ORDINARY,

Yellowstone

17 direct

FIND YOUR TRAIL 50+ amazing hikes, plus tips for

THE BEST DAY EVER

Share your pics! Tag #visitbigsky #mybigskylife #hikebigsky to join the online fun!

“Adventure is the invitation to common people to become uncommon.” Warren Miller American ski and snowboarding filmmaker

VISIT BIG SKY 2019/2020 OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE

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Hiking, skiing, dining out, or just exploring town?


JOIN US!


We are so excited to share this incredible place with you that we call home. We hope your time spent here will be filled with one-of-a-kind experiences that provide unforgettable memories, yet leave you wanting to return for more.

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Come Visit Big Sky!

Our welcoming community is full of people, who like you, came for a visit, but stayed for a lifetime. Big Sky is a playground for unlimited outdoor recreation! The wet and wild whitewater adventures, blue ribbon trout streams, 60+ hiking trails, meandering wildlife and widespread wildflowers are all beyond your imagination. The wideopen skies and endless views, be it day or night, provide the perfect backdrop for your Big Sky summer vacation. Our vibrant town alive with events and activities has something for everyone. Whether you are traveling alone or with your family or friends, for business or for pleasure or both, as a romantic getaway or the perfect place to say “I do”, Big Sky is the place for you. And if that weren’t enough, located only a mere hour’s drive from Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky is your basecamp to a world of geologic wonders, thermal features and abundant wildlife.

So from our community to you—we hope you choose to #visitbigsky. We look forward to helping you find your trail or your way on the mountain. Cheers from TEAM Big Sky COME RECRE ATE, RECHARGE, REJUVENATE, REBOOT

and Retu rn h om e Refreshed.

VISIT BIG SKY 2019/2020 OFFICIAL VISITOR GUIDE

Born a ski resort in 1973, Big Sky is now home to Boyne’s Big Sky Resort and the Biggest Skiing in America® with 5,800 acres of skiable terrain spread across four mountains and 4,350 feet of vertical drop. As a part of the Ikon and Mountain Collective pass products, now it’s even easier to put Big Sky on your skiing bucket list. In addition, Lone Mountain Ranch, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World, provides 85km of award-winning Nordic trails for all ski levels. If you’re not into skiing, Big Sky still has lots to offer! From snowshoeing to dogsledding, snowmobiling to winter fly fishing, you’ll never be bored.

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Planning Your Trip

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Summer Adventures

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Winter Adventures

32 Yellowstone 38 Lodging 46 Dining 52

Arts + Culture

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Health + Wellness

62 Shopping 66 Galleries 68 Directory

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Planning Your Trip Big Sky

Planning Your Trip Big Sky, Montana, is a vibrant mountain town and outdoor wonderland, where adventures await year-round. We invite you to visit and enjoy the local culture: friendly, down-toearth folks who are always up for an adventure.

This Official Visitor Guide is designed to help you plan your trip to Big Sky, and make the most out of every day here. 4


What time of year are you visiting? For summer activities, turn to page 14. For winter fun, start with page 24.

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HOW TO GET HERE How will you be traveling?

Planning Your Trip Big Sky

SEASONS

Learn more about getting to and around Big Sky.

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WHAT TO DO Ziplining, skiing, or a day at the spa? Plan your trip with local adventures.

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WHERE TO STAY Down home accommodations, luxury lodging or a family dude ranch?

Choose the perfect place to overnight.

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WHERE TO EAT Local Dining

Explore spots to fuel up & get your foodie fix.

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HAPPENINGS Year-Round

Check out the best of Big Sky happening each month.

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Planning Your Trip Big Sky

Area Maps

#FlyBZN #FarFromOrdinaryMT

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U.S. Highway 191 follows the Gallatin River through a beautiful canyon lined with towering rock cliffs and spires. Keep an eye out for fisherman or a group of whitewater rafters!

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER

BIG SKY

TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

THE MEADOW The Meadow is Big Sky’s version of “downtown,” and where you’ll find the heart and soul of the community.

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Planning Your Trip Big Sky

Getting Here

THE MEADOW

Big Sky, Montana Big Sky is located in beautiful Southwest Montana, nestled halfway between the charming college town of Bozeman, and the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Far from ordinary, closer than you’d think. There are 17 direct flights from US cities to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Montana’s busiest airport. Most rental car companies are stationed in the main terminal, along with locally owned agencies that will meet you at the pick-up area. There are also several shuttle options to Big Sky, including coach bus transportation, and private or shared rides.

Transportation and Shuttles BSS Luxury Travel Service specializes in private luxury travel for airport service to Big Sky, Bozeman, and West Yellowstone.

CLASSIC LIMO

Montana’s elite transportation company provides chauffeured transportation service for the greater Bozeman, Big Sky, and Yellowstone area of Montana.

KARST STAGE

Provides airport shuttle transportation directly from the Bozeman Airport to the most popular destinations in Big Sky and West Yellowstone.

SHUTTLE TO BIG SKY & TAXI

Big Sky’s only taxi offering safe & reliable personalized door-to-door service in and around the Big Sky area, to and from the Gallatin Field Airport, Bozeman and West Yellowstone.

1-866-661-6836 bigskyshuttle.net

406-585-5466 bozemanlimo.com 406-556-3540 karststage.com

406-995-4895 bigskytaxi.com

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How to use this visitor guide:

DRIVING THE CANYON? Keep an eye out for fishermen, whitewater rafters and rock climbers in this section, made famous by the well-known fly-fishing novel and movie, A River Runs Through It, which is right in Big Sky’s backyard.

STORMCASTLE PEAK MONTANA WHITEWATER

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The location of a business is indicated by one of three symbols—the green circle (Meadow), the blue square (Canyon), and the black diamond (Mountain).

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Big Sky History Ancient peoples use the Gallatin area for big game hunting and camps Shoshone tribes (who called themselves Tukudika, or “eaters of meat”), as well as Bannock, Nez Perce, Crow, and others spend their summers in and around Big Sky, using the Cut-tuh-o’gwa (or Swiftwater), our Gallatin River, as a source of fish and plants for food, and the Gallatin Crest Trail as a “highway” for trading and travel

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1803: Most of Montana is purchased from France in the Louisiana Purchase 1805-1806: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark explore and map the northwestern United States, guided by Sacagawea, a young woman of the Shoshone tribe Mid-1880s: Mountain men trap fur-bearing animals along the valley and prospectors search the canyon for minerals

HISTORIC CRAIL RANCH

1872: Congress creates Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first national park 1880s: Ranchers begin moving herds of sheep, cattle, and horses to the area, seeking meadows for grazing 1889: Montana is admitted to the Union, becoming the 41st State

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1890s: Homesteaders and ranchers begin building cabins and staking out homesteads in what is now Big Sky Early 20th century: Dude ranches begin to welcome visitors to experience a taste of Montana life

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1973: Big Sky Resort opens on Lone Mountain, with a gondola and three chairlifts

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2003: Moonlight Basin ski area opens on the north slopes of Lone Mountain 2013: Big Sky Resort adds the former Moonlight Basin ski operation to create the Biggest Skiing in America® with more than 5,800 acres of skiable terrain and 4,350 feet of vertical drop

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1960s: National TV newscaster Chet Huntley purchases ranchland from the Crail family to begin developing what will become Big Sky Resort

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With so much to do in Big Sky, we’ve created a few one-day itineraries for you to explore. Experience one of these classic Big Sky days sunriseto-sunset, or mix & match depending on your mood and interests.

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Stop at the Hungry Moose Market for breakfast, and grab lunch supplies for later

Grab a delicious breakfast and some treats for the road at Caliber Cafe, then head towards West Yellowstone and into the park Get wild in whitewater with a guided rafting adventure on the Gallatin River

Head north up the canyon to the Storm Castle Trailhead for a hike with amazing views you’ll have to earn with a steep climb

At historic Old Faithful, take a few hours to meander the Upper Geyser Basin and Morning Glory Pool

Refuel at Slider’s Deli in the canyon

Cool off on your way back by taking a dip in the river, at the green Deer Creek Bridge

Head south to take in the majestic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Keep the adventure going with ziplining at Big Sky Resort

Enjoy local brews and pub fare at Lone Peak Brewery

Head back towards Big Sky and call ahead for some comfort food from China Cafe

Relive the day’s fun over pizza pies at Pizza Works

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Hit the river while the trout are rising with a halfday of guided flyfishing

Nothing starts a day of skiing like coffee and baked treats from the Lone Perk Coffee Hut at the canyon entrance

Start your day on top of the world, with a tram ride to the top of Lone Mountain

Grab some fresh baked goods at the Blue Moon Bakery, then travel up the canyon towards Bozeman

Step into the Riverhouse Grill for a late lunch in view of the Gallatin

After ripping up the slopes all morning, grab afternoon lunch and après on the deck of Everetts 1880

Meander through the cool forest with an afternoon walk to Ousel Falls

After exploring the dinosaurs and wonders of the Museum of the Rockies, head downtown for a bite and some shopping

Relax with the craft brews and open-air seating at Beehive Brewery

Take the tram to the summit for the best views around

Enjoy the good energy of a couple’s massage

Soak, swim, and play at the 12 hot and cold pools of Bozeman Hot Springs

Take in a show at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center and leave inspired

Still skiing? No need to take your boots off— walk right into Montana Jack’s for a satisfying, laid back meal

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Make reservations at Horn and Cantle for an intimate, delicious dinner experience

Back in Big Sky, finish the day with hearty fare at Alberto’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine

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Summer Adventures Big Sky’s summer months are all about long hours of daylight, beautiful sunshine, and incredible access to outdoor adventures for all levels of experience, interest, and ability. From peaceful morning hikes to multi-day epics, there’s something for everyone in Big Sky’s mountain backyard. We invite you to browse the following pages as fuel for your vacation dreams…

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Check out our online hiking guide for trails and tips visitbigsky.com/ recreation/hiking

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Planning Your Hike • Practice “Leave No Trace” principles to help keep our landscape healthy • Bring the right gear, water, and food, and dress in layers • Have a hike plan that also accounts for extra altitude, unexpected weather, and drive time—as well as little to no cell coverage (enjoy being “off the grid!”)

• Bring the kids—plus extra water, snacks, and clothing • Rover is welcome on our trails, but please keep your pup on a leash to protect them, wildlife, and other hikers, and have baggies handy to pick up after them

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Explore Big Sky’s backyard playground! Every hike offers a different view of beautiful Montana, from family-friendly trails to town-to-summit scrambles.

Hike Big Sky: Tuesday Trail Series Join the Big Sky Community Organization and TEAM Big Sky for our summer hiking series. Each Tuesday morning from late June through August you can experience a new hike in the Big Sky area and learn about a fun new topic. From bird watching, to wildflower hunting, to a hike and paint looking over the town of Big Sky, each Tuesday is sure to bring something exciting and adventurous. For more information call BSCO at (406) 993-2112, visit www.bscomt.org or stop by the Big Sky and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Information Center.

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Elevation Gain: 500 feet

Beehive Basin | Mountain | 6.6 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 1,625 feet

Lava Lake | Gallatin Canyon | 6 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet

Storm Castle Peak | Gallatin Canyon

4.7 miles round trip | Elevation Gain: 1,850 feet

Porcupine Creek | Gallatin Canyon | 2.3 mile loop Elevation Gain: 442 feet

BE BEAR AWARE: Be sure to grab bear spray if you’re headed out biking or hiking, and know how to use it. Make noise on the trail, and try to avoid hiking alone.

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Rafting Take on the wild whitewater of the scenic Gallatin River and experience the excitement of whitewater rafting! Just north of Big Sky, you can go big on a stretch like the Mad Mile, or opt for a more scenic, relaxing float. Preparing for your adventure • Go for half a day or a full day (3 or 6 hours) • Both group and private tours are available • The typical season runs from May–September, depending on water levels • Wetsuits, booties, and life jackets are available at all rafting locations

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GO FISH

Fly-fishing is also a unique way to experience Yellowstone National Park. Fish for brook trout, brown trout, rainbows, cutthroats, and grayling in Yellowstone’s many streams, rivers, and lakes May–October.

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FIREHOLE RIVER, YELLOWSTONE

Fly Fishing Big Sky is surrounded by blue ribbon trout fishing, with rivers, alpine lakes, and mountain streams that make the area a fly-fishing paradise. Throughout the winding canyon are plentiful fishing holes and walk/wade access for all experience levels.

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• For those new to fishing, experienced guides can teach you everything from how to tie knots to the perfect casting techniques • Lucky for us, fly fishing isn’t just a summer activity—you can fish in Big Sky any time of the year! • For permit information visit www.fwp.mt.gov/fish. For tips on the best fishing holes, and what they’re biting today, contact any local fishing outfitter or guide service listed on page 70.

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Two-Wheeling Fun Road biking, mountain biking, or just cruising around town, Big Sky has bike trails for all ages and skill levels. Check out our wellmaintained bike path running through town to the Ousel Falls trailhead. Local bike shops have trail maps and all the gear you’ll need, for rent or for purchase. Mountain Biking Epic singletrack, well-maintained trails, and mountain bike friendly dirt roads can take you to alpine lakes and mountain peaks. Check out the classic Porcupine, Garnet Mountain, Ramshorn Lake, and Mica Creek trails. Some of the best single track and downhill mountain biking is on the slope of Lone Mountain at Big Sky Resort, with lift access and a well-kept trail system, and terrain for all levels.

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Road Biking Travel Big Sky’s scenic roads and highways, choosing routes that follow the Gallatin Canyon/U.S. Highway 191 all the way from the Big Sky area into the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park, and on to West Yellowstone. Or pedal from your door to the Big Sky Spur Road (Lone Mountain Trail).

WHERE TO RIDE: Use the Big Sky Resort Summer Trail Map to navigate the trails. Download it at: visitbigsky.com/recreation/biking For information on bike outfitters turn to page 70.


BIG SKY SUMMER

Outdoor memories you’ll love forever, and the best views money can’t buy. Sling a hammock up between two trees, find a flat piece of dirt to pitch a tent, or pull your camper up into a great spot, because you’re sleeping under the stars tonight. There are campgrounds to suit all styles of camping here. After a day spent hiking, fishing, or mountain biking, there’s nothing like an evening by the campfire roasting hotdogs and s’mores.

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WHERE TO CAMP: Check out page 72 for a list of area campgrounds, plus answers to camping frequently asked questions, including facilities info, reservations, and more.

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DO MORE, SAVE MORE: Many area zipline outfitters offer package deals when combining a zipline or high ropes excursion with another activity like whitewater rafting, horseback riding, fly-fishing, or even lodging! Most operate from end of May until beginning of October.

Ziplining Experience the thrills of a ziplining adventure Fly through the air with true freedom! Scenic zipline courses let you sail across the scenic Gallatin River, explore the canopy of the Gallatin National Forest, and feel the rush at the Mountain Village, right below Lone Peak. For ziplining outfitters, turn to page 70. Preparing for your adventure • Be sure to wear or bring closed-toed shoes, comfortable shorts/pants, and weather appropriate clothing!

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Get out of your comfort zone, discover your own strength, and earn those views of incredible mountain vistas. The Gallatin Canyon is home to many classic routes. Go with a professional instructor to experience rock climbing for the first time, or hire a guide for an epic multi-pitch adventure—the possibilities are endless. For a guided rock climbing experience, contact Montana Alpine Guides. Or, try your hand on the 25-foot climbing wall at Big Sky Resort, or the indoor climbing wall at Geyser Whitewater.


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Giddy Up! There’s nothing like seeing Big Sky Country from between the ears of a good horse. Discover—or rediscover—your western roots and explore Big Sky on horseback. • The quintessential Western way to travel is an exciting way to get further into the backcountry

• Beginners can learn the basics, and advanced riders can explore exciting terrain

• Head out for a half or full-day journey, in summer or winter

• Some outfitters also offer boarding accommodations

Pack Trips For adventurous souls, an overnight pack trip by horseback into the rugged high country of Montana’s mountains offers a unique wilderness experience of memorable beauty. For a list of horse guides and pack outfitters, see page 70.

Golf Tee off in the heart of Big Sky’s Meadow Village, under the backdrop of towering Lone Peak. The Big Sky Resort Golf Course is an Arnold Palmer 18-hole, par-72 public course with beautiful vistas, long drives, and the occasional deer, elk, or moose crossing the greens alongside the river. Gear sales and rentals are available at the Pro Shop, along with golf lessons, clinics, and tournaments. Visit the Bunker Bar and Grill for food and refreshments—burger & beer specials every Monday! The Reserve at Moonlight Basin: Private 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Play is available to non-members through select lodging. moonlightbasin.com Spanish Peaks Mountain Club: Access to the Tom Weiskopf Signature Golf Course is available to guests through Spanish Peaks Luxury Rentals. spanishpeaksluxuryrentals.com BIG SKY RESORT

*Green fees and restrictions apply at private courses

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Winter Adventures The true allure of Big Sky is its mountain location —a shared love of skiing and snowsports sits at the heart of what first created this community, and what makes it special today. Montana’s winter months are the perfect mix of powder days and bluebird skies. Whatever your favorite winter activity, you’re sure to experience unforgettable fun in Big Sky.

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Skiing & Snowboarding The Biggest Skiing in AmericaŽ Big Sky Resort is the beating heart of our mountain community. The resort boasts 5,800 acres of skiable terrain and 4,350 feet of vertical drop spanning across four different mountains, plus we’re known for no-wait lift lines! Lessons Lessons are offered for beginners needing extra confidence or experts wanting to improve their technical skills. Big Sky Resort offers individual or group lessons on varied terrain, whether your goal is making your first parallel turn or completing a full twist off a rail. Backcountry Big Sky is perfectly located for backcountry skiing and splitboarding enthusiasts. We encourage you to go with a local guide, a great way to experience epic skiing and untouched powder while staying safe in avalanche terrain. Turn to page 70 for a list of backcountry guides and get current conditions at mtavalanche.com.

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Big Sky Town Center Ice Rink Top off your winter day with skating at our outdoor rink. Located in the Big Sky Town Center, this full-size rink is the perfect place to create timeless and treasured Big Sky memories. Skate rentals available in the Town Center. Rink schedule and events at bssha.org • Ice Skating • Hockey

• Curling • Broomball

Big Sky is at the heart of some of the best ice climbing in North America. This amazing sport is a way to connect with nature during winter like nothing you’ve ever expereinced. Contact Montana Alpine Guides for firsttime excursions and advanced objectives, as well as gear rental.

Snowshoeing Experience the tranquility of the forest and fields in winter. Trek through the snow at your own pace on Big Sky’s miles of trails. Explore on your own, or go with a guide to learn more about the winter wildlife and the Big Sky environment. Lone Mountain Ranch has 18 km of trails for snowshoeing! Snowshoe rentals and trail info are available at many local outdoor retailers.

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Cross Country Skiing

Dog Sledding

Lone Mountain Ranch 50+ miles of groomed trails for all levels of experience. Enjoy alpine views and solitude without having to bust your own trail. Guided tours, gear rentals, and all-level lessons from PSIA certified instructors. Season passes and day tickets available. Lone Mountain Ranch was voted the #1 Nordic ski resort in North America by Cross Country Skier Magazine. lonemountainranch.com/ adventures/winter/#nordic

Mush! Travel through Montana’s backcountry in a dog-powered sled.

Backcountry Trails Explore the Gallatin National Forest via beautiful backcountry Nordic trails, ranging from mellow gliding to more rigorous terrain. Area outdoor shops can recommend trails with the best ski conditions. See page 70 for crosscountry ski rentals and gear.

Experience a half-day dogsled trip in Big Sky, featuring tours and hands-on instructions for those eager to drive their own team of dogs. Did you know? Most working sled dogs are Alaskan Huskies —a mixed breed carefully selected for temperament, athleticism, enthusiasm, and trustworthiness. Alaskan Huskies come in every color, and some even have floppy ears—but these dogs are truly born to run!

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Snowcoach Tours

Snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy this old-fashioned western adventure.

The magic of Yellowstone National Park comes alive when the park roads close.

Stop for dinner at a backcountry yurt or cabin, with a hot meal waiting and a fire to warm up by. Depending on the season’s snow conditions, most sleigh ride dinners run from mid-December to late March/early April. Private sleigh rides available for special occasions. Find more information on page 70.

Explore it from the warmth and comfort of a snowcoach, and skip the winter driving. Public and private snowcoach tours are available for all ages and physical abilities. These excursions leave from West Yellowstone and travel to places like the Old Faithful Geyser, the historic Old Faithful Snow Lodge, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. For more information visit destinationyellowstone.com

Preparing For Your Adventure

Yellowstone Snowmobile Tours

• Many outfitters offer full body suits, boots, gloves, and helmets for an additional cost.

Experience Yellowstone National Park on a guided snowmobile tour. Tours are typically a full-day adventure and stop at iconic points like Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.

• Maximum speed limit on all groomed Forest Service trails is 45 mph. • All snowmobiles must be registered, and out-of-state snowmobilers must purchase a non-resident snowmobile user permit.

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Year-Round Adventures

Visit Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone Park is open to visitors year-round. During summer months, take a guided tour or go self-guided in your own vehicle. During winter, heavy snowfall closes most of the roads, including the West Yellowstone entrance, but visitors are welcome to explore via skis, snowshoes—or by snowmachine and snowcoach. See more details on visiting YNP on page 32, and a list of local guides and shops on page 70.

Take a Hike Hiking is a great way to get out and experience Big Sky’s beautiful trails, any time of year. During summer months, it’s easy to find a hike to match your level of adventurousness—trails weave and connect from the base camp of Big Sky, through the wilderness all the way to Bozeman, Yellowstone National Park, and beyond. In the winter, check out the 1.6 mile hike to beautiful, frozen Ousel Falls, where you might see a few ice climbers, or the 6-mile snowshoe to the splendid mountain views of Beehive Basin.

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Wildlife Tours and Birding Experience the magic of seeing wild bears, wolves, elk, and more year-round in Yellowstone National Park. With expert guides and options for every season, a wildlife safari is a memorable way to see the real beauty of the park. And the birding in Big Sky is world-class! Spot hundreds of species, some that pass through in the spring and fall during migration and many others that call this place their permanent home.

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GREAT OUTDORS

Fishing and Hunting Big Sky sits at the heart of some of the world’s very best fishing. During the summer, follow hatches along the Gallatin River or one of its many creeks and tributaries. And the great fishing doesn’t stop in the winter—much of Big Sky’s waterways stay open, and so do the opportunities to catch beautiful fish. Big Sky Country is surrounded by National Forest and wilderness areas, offering fine opportunities for hunting. For a list of hunting guides and sporting goods stores, see page 70.

Take the Tram

WINTER FISHING TIP: Try nymphing during the warmest times of day (10am–2pm) and look for deep, slow runs where fish may be treading water to conserve energy.

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Big Sky Resort’s famous tram takes fifteen passengers at a time to the summit of Lone Peak, at 11,166’. Views from the top include two national parks, three states, and many mountain ranges. In the summer months, Big Sky Resort offers a guided experience via chairlift, expedition vehicle, and tram. During the winter, the tram takes skiers to extreme terrain at the top of the mountain and provides scenic up-and-down rides for those traveling to the top on foot. Don’t forget your camera!

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Yellowstone National Park Big Sky

Yellowstone Big Sky is your base camp to Yellowstone National Park. Visiting Yellowstone is truly a grand adventure! Big Sky is less than an hour’s drive from West Yellowstone, the park’s west entrance. Having a vehicle to explore the park makes it easy to check out different areas and set your own schedule.

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Every season in Yellowstone means new activities to enjoy, and different services available to visitors. Yellowstone National Park’s road, lodges, and campgrounds begin to open for the summer season in May and June, and usually remain open until September and October. Once roads are open for the summer, they are ungated for public access 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Summer Big Sky is less than an hour’s drive from West Yellowstone, the park’s west entrance. Having a vehicle to explore the park makes it easy to check out different areas and set your own schedule. Summertime Travel Tips: • Get there in the early morning to beat the crowds, and stock up on food, water, and gas before entering the park—it can take a while to get from point A to B!

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Big Sky— Your Gateway Community to America’s First National Park

• Be prepared for traffic delays— “wildlife traffic jams” are common (but make for great roadside sightseeing). • Cell phone service is spotty— remember, you’re there for the experience! • If you’re staying in the park overnight, try to book/plan lodging in advance. • Unsure about wildlife interactions? Be sure to talk to a friendly ranger for safety tips. When in doubt, give animals extra space and time. Remember—they’re wild animals, and as park visitors, we’re entering their habitat.

Private, non-commercial vehicle................................ $35 Motorcycle......................... $30 Individuals by foot, bicycle, ski, etc................... $20

America the Beautiful

National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands (Interagency) Pass Program

Interagency Annual Pass... $80 Interagency Annual Pass for US Military......................... Free Lifetime Senior/ADA Passes Interagency Senior Pass.......$80 Interagency Access Pass.....Free Interagency Volunteer Pass ..............................................Free

GRAND CANYON OF YELLOWSTONE

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Additional Information

Yellowstone is a beautiful place under cover of snow. While most of the park roads are closed from October to May, travel by snowmachine, skis, or snowcoach makes for an unforgettable experience! Book a room in the grand Old Faithful Lodge, for the overnight winter adventure of a lifetime.

Seasonal Access During the winter, visitors can drive between the park’s northern entrance at Gardiner, and northeast entrance at Cooke City / Silvergate, while other roads are not maintained by snowplows and closed to vehicle travel. The town of West Yellowstone remains open, but access to the park from the west is limited to skiers and snowshoers, snow machines, and snowcoaches. nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/hours Camping and Lodging Nine lodges in Yellowstone offer 2,000 rooms for park visitors. Some campgrounds are first come, first served, and others allow advance reservations, for both RVs and tent camping. Backcountry permits are available no more than two days in advance and must be purchased in person. They are required for all overnight stays. yellowstonenationalpark lodges.com/stay/ Fishing Permits Angling in Yellowstone is permitted on certain streams, rivers, and lakes. Permits range from $18–$40 and can be purchased in and around the park. Regulations and more information available at nps.gov/yell/planyour visit/fishing.htm Pets in Yellowstone Yes, Rover can come along! Dogs in Yellowstone are allowed to travel in your vehicle, walk on-leash near roadways, and camp with you. Please follow park rules for safety!

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Lodging Big Sky

Lodging When choosing the perfect lodging for your Big Sky vacation, consider your budget, preferred activities, the season, the amount of space you’ll need to stretch out and relax, and where in the Canyon, Meadow, or Mountain you want to rest your head.

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HOTELS

Simple or Luxurious Hotels can be luxurious or simple depending on your tastes, with easy access to Big Sky’s many activities, convenient locations, lots of amenities, and a simple room reservation process.


There’s plenty of fun wherever you stay. Nearly every location has something unique to offer. Ask your local host about the best activities nearby.

DUDE RANCHES

Perfect for extended stays or larger groups

A Unique Experience

Vacation rentals can be great for families needing extra rooms, comfort during longer stays, and the freedom to cook your own meals.

Dude ranches and lodges are a unique way to experience Big Sky Country, with guaranteed memories. Big Sky’s guest ranches range from rustic country charm to elegant mountainside retreats.

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Buck’s T-4 Lodge has been a Big Sky tradition for over 50 years. Visitors to Big Sky Ski Resort and Yellowstone National Park experience unparalleled Montana hospitality and nationally acclaimed dining.

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The historic Lone Mountain Ranch aims to share the true experience of Yellowstone Country. Horseback riding, year-round fly fishing, Yellowstone Park naturalist tours, plus 80 miles of world class Nordic trails. Stay in a historic private cabin and enjoy delicious Montana fare.

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Dude Ranches

A Classic of the American West Like an all-inclusive resort, but in timeless, homey ranch accommodations. The Dude Ranch experience is an American vacation classic, rooted in the late 1800s but perhaps more relevant than ever today. Unwind for a few days, or adventure for a week.

320 Guest Ranch Year-round guest ranch with a warm, friendly, classic Western atmosphere. Ideal family vacations, weddings, and company events. Flexible accommodations —stay a day, a month, or anything in between. 320ranch.com 205 Buffalo Creek Road (406) 995-4283

Covered Wagon Ranch A mountain guest ranch with charming vintage cabin accommodations, hardy western meals served family style, and horseback riding for all ages and abilities. coveredwagonranch.com 34035 Gallatin Road (406) 995-4237 44


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Elkhorn Ranch Located south of Big Sky, just one mile from Yellowstone National Park, this traditional Montana dude ranch specializes in family vacations that include horseback riding, flyfishing, and outdoor activities. elkhornranchmontana.com 33133 Gallatin Road (406) 995-4291

Nine Quarter Circle Ranch

ninequartercircle.com 5000 Taylor Fork Road (406) 995-4276

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This historic Montana dude ranch is rooted in history with a welcoming, accessible feel. Owned by the same family for over seventy years, the Nine Quarter Circle offers guests horseback riding, flyfishing, country dancing, trips to Yellowstone, and more.

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Dining Much like the beautiful scenery surrounding Big Sky, a meal here can be equally inspiring. Imagine dining alongside a mountain stream, underneath a majestic peak, or riding a horsedrawn sleigh to a gourmet dinner in a rustic log cabin. All of these are possible here in Big Sky.

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A Shared Meal is at the Heart of Montana Hospitality

From mouth-watering steaks to wild game and delicious vegetarian dishes, foodies and families alike love our fresh ingredients and local, farm-to-table flair.

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Try a Montana Mule! The delicious local twist on a hundredyear-old drink— whiskey, ginger beer, and twist of lime in a chilled copper mug.

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Big Sky has a wide variety of dining choices for every budget. In the morning, local bakeries and coffee shops will help you start your day off right. When the sun sets and you gather with friends and family, Big Sky offers a variety of après bars and lounges. Local breweries serve up delicious microbrews and specialty cocktails. From historic saloons to quaint lounges with an upscale ambiance, you can find just the right atmosphere to help you wind down after a long day of playing in the mountains.

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The Meadow B Breakfast BR Brunch L Lunch D Dinner $ Less than $15 $$ $15–34 $$$ $35 or more Alberto’s Mexican Cuisine albertosbigsky.com (406) 995-2326 118 Ousel Falls Rd. Mexican | D | $

Caliber Coffee (406) 995-7311 80 Snowy Mountain Circle Café, Bakery, Breakfast B | GF/V | $

Beehive Basin Brewery beehivebasinbrewery.com (406) 995-7444 245 Town Center Ave. Brewery, No food || $

China Cafe bigskytowncenter.com/ directory/china-cafe (406) 995-4488 112 Ousel Falls Rd. Chinese | L | D | $

Blend Big Sky blendbigsky.com (406) 993-2583 33 Lone Peak Dr., Unit 103 Bistro, Bar D || $$ Blue Buddha Sushi Lounge bluebuddhasushilounge.com (406) 993-2583 99 Town Center Ave., Unit A5 Sushi D || ✦ | $$ Blue Moon Bakery bigskybluemoonbakery.com (406) 995-2305 120 Big Pine Dr. Bakery, Pizza, Sandwiches B | L | GF/V | $

The Country Market bigskygrocery.com (406) 995-4636 66 Market Place Grocery, Deli | $ Enoteca bigskywinebar.com (406) 995-4414 33 Lone Peak Dr. Wine Bar, Italian | D |  | $$

Broken Spoke Bar brokenspokebigsky.com (406) 995-2750 120 Big Pine Dr., Ste 7 Bar, Snacks || ✦ | $

The Gourmet Gals Catering thegourmetgals.com (406) 570-3616 33 Lone Peak Dr. Catering Service

The Bunker Bar & Grill bunkerdeckandgrill.com (406) 995-4047 2100 Black Otter Rd. American, Pub || ✦ | $

Horn and Cantle hornandcantle.com (406) 995-4644 750 Lone Mtn Ranch Rd. Fine Dining B | BR | L | D | GF/V | | ✦ | $$–$$$

By Word of Mouth bigskycatering.com (406) 995-2992 77 Aspen Leaf Dr., #3 Fine Dining, Bistro, Catering GF/V | $$

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Choppers Grub & Pub choppersgrub.com (406) 995-3830 77 Lone Peak Dr. American, Sports Bar | L | D || ✦ | $

Hungry Moose Market & Deli hungrymoose.com (406) 995-3045 209 Aspen Leaf Dr. Grocery, Deli | $


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GF/V Gluten-free/Vegetarian options ✦ Live Entertainment  Bar/Lounge Lone Peak Brewery lonepeakbrewery.com (406) 995-3939 48 Market Place Brewery, Pub Fare | L | D | | ✦ | $

Roxy’s Market roxysmarket.com (406) 995-2295 20 Huntley Dr. Grocery, Deli | $–$$

Lotus Pad lotuspad.net (406) 995-2728 47 Town Center Ave., D1 Thai | D | GF/V | $–$$

The Rocks Tasting Room (406) 995-2066 33 Lone Peak Dr. #102A Bistro, Bar | D | GF/V | | $–$$

Michaelangelo’s michaelangelosbigsky.com (406) 995-7373 1554 Center Ln. Fine Dining, Italian D | $$–$$$ Milkies Pizza & Pub milkiespizza.com (406) 995-2900 77 Aspen Leaf Dr. American, Pizza, Bar | D || $

Sit and Spin Laundry Lounge sit-and-spin-laundry-lounge. business.site/ (406) 600-8416 115 Aspen Leaf Dr., Suite 1F Bar  | $ The Standard standardbigsky.com (406) 539-5397 47 Town Center Ave., Unit B1 Bistro, Bar D |  | $$ Steele Pressed Juices steelepressedjuice.com (406) 489-2900 25 Town Center Ave. Juices, Smoothies, etc. | $

Olive B’s Bistro olivebsbigsky.com (406) 995-3355 151 Center Ln. Fine Dining, Bistro | D | GF/V | $$–$$$

Toast toastbigsky.com (406) 995-2333 25 Town Center Ave. Café, Breakfast, Bakery B | L | $

Ousel & Spur ouselandspurpizza.com (406) 993-7175 50 Ousel Falls Rd. Pizza, Italian | D | GF/V | $$

The Wrap Shack werollemfat.com (406) 995-3099 2815 Aspen Leaf Dr. #1 Wraps, Burritos, Bowls | L | D | $ GALLATIN RIVERHOUSE GRILL

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Mi Pueblito Taco Bus (406) 223-6421 1567 Lone Mountain Trail Mexican L | D | $

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The Mountain B Breakfast BR Brunch L Lunch D Dinner $ Less than $15 $$ $15–34 $$$ $35 or more Andiamo Italian Grille bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/andiamo-italian-grille (406) 995-8041 48 Big Sky Resort Rd. Italian | D | $$–$$

M.R. Hummers bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/mr-hummers (406) 995-5732 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. Pub & Bar | L | D || $

The Cabin Bar & Grill cabinbarandgrill.com (406) 995-4244 3rd Floor of the Arrowhead Mall Pub & Bar | L | D | | $$–$$$

Montana Dinner Yurt bigskyyurt.com (406) 995-3880 Big Sky Resort American D | GF/V | $$$

Carabiner Lounge bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/carabiner (406) 995-8078 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. Pub & Bar | L | D |  | $$–$$$

Montana Jack bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/montana-jack (406) 995-5786 52 Big Sky Resort Rd. Pub & Bar | L | D | |✦ | $$

Chet’s Bar & Grill bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/chets-bar-and-grill (406) 995-5784 1 Lone Mountain Trail American | D | | $$

Mountain Mocha bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/mountain-mall-mocha (406) 995-5786 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. Coffee Bar | $

Everett’s 8,800 bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/everetts-8800 (406) 995-8800 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. Fine Dining | D | | $$–$$$

Peaks Restaurant bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/peaks (406) 995-8076 60 Big Sky Resort Rd. American | B | BR | L | D | $$

Headwaters Grille bigskyresort.com/headwaters-grille (406) 993-6655 66 Mountain Loop Rd. American | L | D | $–$$

Pizza Works pizzabigsky.com (406) 995-8047 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. American | $

Hungry Moose Market & Deli hungrymoose.com/mountain-mall (406) 995-3075 52 Big Sky Resort Rd. (Mtn Mall) Grocery, Deli | $–$$

Scissorbills Saloon scissorbills.com (406) 995-4933 39 Black Eagle Rd. Pub & Bar | L | D | |✦ | $–$$

Huntley Dining Room bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/huntley-dining-room (406) 995-5783 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. American | B | BR | $–$$

Shedhorn Grill bigskyyurt.com/shedhorn-grill/ (406) 995-3880 On Mountain, under the Shedhorn Lift

Lone Peak Café bigskyresort.com/mountain- village-dining/lone-peak-café (406) 995-5876 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. American | B |L | $

Yeti Dogs Snowcrest Bldg, Big Sky Resort American | L | $


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GF/V Gluten-free/Vegetarian options ✦ Live Entertainment  Bar/Lounge 320 Ranch Dining Room 320ranch.com (406) 995-4283 205 Buffalo Horn Creek Rd. Steakhouse, Bar | D | | $$

Rainbow Ranch Lodge rainbowranchbigsky.com (406) 995-4132 42950 Gallatin Rd. Fine Dining, Bar | D |GF/V | |✦ |$$

Buck’s T-4 Lodging & Dining buckst4.com/dining (406) 995-4111 46625 Gallatin Rd. Fine Dining, Bar | D | GF/V | | $$–$$$

Slider’s Deli (406) 995-2566 91 Lone Mountain Trail American | $

Caliber Café and Spirits calibercoffeeinc.com (406) 995-7311 47995 Gallatin Rd. #101 American |B |BR |L |$

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The Corral Steakhouse & Bar corralbar.com (406) 995-4249 42895 Gallatin Rd. Steakhouse, Bar | D | |✦ | $

Lone Perk Coffee Hut (406) 995-3112 90 Lone Mountain Trail Coffee, Baked Goods |$ Gallatin Riverhouse Grill gallatinriverhousegrill.com (406) 995-27427295 45130 Gallatin Rd. Steakhouse, Bar | D | |✦ |$

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These annual highlights are held year after year. Browse by month to see what’s happening during your stay. Be sure to check the community calendar of events at visitbigsky.com for up-to-date local events. VISIT BIG SKY 2019/2020 VISITOR GUIDE

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TEDxBigSky Bringing the Ted Talks mission of sharing ideas worth spreading to the community of Big Sky. tedxbigsky.com

BIG SKY RESORT opens for the summer season with numerous recreational activities including the Lone Peak Expedition, ziplining, and mountain biking. bigskyresort.com

February BEST IN THE WEST SHOWDOWN – SKIJORING Watch skiers and horse riding teams compete! In these exciting races, a horse and rider pull a skier on an actionpacked course featuring curves and jumps. bigskyskijoring.com

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY Join BSCO and VBS as we celebrate our amazing trail system on National Trails Day. visitbigsky.com/ recreation/hiking/

April

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION Join us for Big Sky’s Fourth of July event! Run the 5k race, or head to the Big Sky Community Park to enjoy family friendly games, activities and a barbeque lunch. The all-day celebration includes a free concert and ends with an incredible fireworks show! bscomt.org

BIG SKY BIG GRASS FESTIVAL Music sounds better in the mountains. This annual four-day festival includes a mix of smallstage and large-venue shows at Big Sky Resort. Spend the day on the slopes making first tracks before spending the evening tracking up the dance floor. bigskyresort.com

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July

BIG SKY PBR Professional Bull Rider’s six-time Event of the Year returns for three nights of bull riding with nightly post-event concerts, plus an art auction and calcutta. bigskypbr.com

Fun foreveryone!

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Summer Concerts Bring a lawn chair and a blanket or a light jacket for outdoor summer evening concerts, the nights can be chilly.

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK ROADS OPEN All roads open to vehicular traffic for some of the best wildlife viewing in the country’s first national park. nps.gov/yell

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August MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS Bringing professional actors to perform for free in the Big Sky Town Center. bigskyarts.org MOONLIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL The annual Moonlight MusicFest brings world-class musicians to Big Sky for two days of incredible music. Stay tuned for the 2020 lineup. moonlightmusicfest.com BIG SKY BIGGIE Montana’s premier mountain bike race, featuring 50- and 30-mile courses. Starting and finishing in the heart of Big Sky’s Town Center. bigskybiggie.com VINE & DINE A festival designed to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of wine, food, and art. bigskyresort.com

September THE RUT No matter the distance you choose to run, the Rut courses are made up of challenging terrain and gains in vertical feet, spread over 12, 25 or 50 kilometers of incredible trails at Big Sky Resort. Cheer for world-class athletes and locals trying their hand at this stop on the Skyrunning World Series. runtherut.com MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR This offshoot of the annual festival in Telluride, Colorado is a collection of documentary films designed to celebrate indomitable spirit and inspire change, with a selection of film especially curated for the Big Sky community. bigskyarts.org/ mountainfilm

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Full calendar of events at visitbigsky.com

HAUNTED PEAKS HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL A three-day Halloween celebration hosted by Lone Peak Cinema, The Big Sky Real Estate Co. and Big Sky Town Center. This all-ages event is filled with traditional holiday activities, live music and great Fall fun. Join us for the FREE block party in the Town Center—costumes encouraged! bscomt.org

November YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WEST ENTRANCE CLOSES Most park roads close to auto travel in early November. nps.gov/yell OPENING DAY AT BIG SKY RESORT Big Sky Resort opens on Thanksgiving for the winter season. bigskyresort.com

December YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK WINTER TRAFFIC OPENS Enjoy the wonders of Yellowstone National Park by snow coach or snowmobile starting December 15 with tours daily. nps.gov/yell CHRISTMAS STROLL The Big Sky community comes alive during its annual Christmas Stroll with festivities taking place the second weekend in December. Pictures with Santa, tasty treats, holiday sales, and other family friendly holiday activities. visitbigsky.com OPENING DAY AT BIG SKY RESORT


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Summer Weekly Events HIKE BIG SKY TRAIL SERIES Join the Big Sky Community Organization and TEAM Big Sky for our summer hiking series. Each Tuesday morning from late June through August you can experience a new hike in the Big Sky area and learn about a fun new topic. bscomt.org

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MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS Montana’s finest free outdoor concert series, featuring the best up and coming touring musicians in the country as well as established, well-known artists. Concerts every Thursday night from late June to the end of August. bigskyarts.org

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FARMERS MARKET Starting midJune and happening every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, a vast assortment of local and regional vendors participate in the Big Sky Farmers Market. bigskyfarmersmarket.com

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Arts Council of Big Sky bigskyarts.org From exciting events, to community-driven public art projects and installations, the Arts Council of Big Sky brings art to the people! • Music in the Mountains free summer concert series • Shakespeare in the Parks • Madrigal Dinner • Annual ‘Nutcracker’ performance and more!

Crail Ranch bscomt.org/crail-ranch-homestead-museum The Historic Crail Ranch is a timeless, tangible reminder of the life in Big Sky as it used to be. • Guided and self-guided tours • June through September • Open for picnicking • Connect with the Big Sky trail system via the Crail Ranch Trail

Shakespeare in the Parks shakespeareintheparks.org An annual summer highlight, bringing the Bard to Big Sky! Free, fun, family-friendly outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s classics. • Join us on the lawn! • Bring a picnic blanket and a light jacket • Don’t forget your snacks (libations welcome!) • Previous Shakespeare or theatre knowledge not needed

Warren Miller Performing Arts Center warrenmillerpac.org Present. Inspire. Create. Warren Miller Performing Arts Center showcases international and local talent, in a unique, small-venue format. • Diverse array of live shows • Intimate, pin-drop theatre experience • Year-round events with an exciting winter lineup

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Catch a show at Lone Peak Cinema (406) 995-7827 | lonepeakcinema.com


Bozeman Hot Springs Relax, rejuvenate, and play! Perfect for family get-togethers, birthday parties, or relaxing after a day’s skiing. bozemanhotsprings.com • 12 different pools with temperatures ranging from 59 to 106 degrees • Indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, lap swimming, water aerobics and more • Natural hot springs, chemical-free, drained and cleaned daily • Full fitness facility, plus wet and dry saunas • Live music Thursday and Sunday evenings (see events page for current details)

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Montana Science Center An interactive experience for kids. Hands-on play with a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math focus. cmbozeman.org

Museum of the Rockies Home to the largest collection of North American dinosaur fossils in the country, consisting entirely of discoveries made in and around Montana. MOR’s planetarium and regional, native, and visiting exhibits make for learning for all ages. Wave to “Big Mike,” the life-size T-Rex at the outdoor entrance, as you pass by! museumoftherockies.org

Say “I Do” under the Big Sky Getting married in Montana is as romantic as our fields of wildflowers and vistas of snowy peaks. With venues ranging from rustic ranches to luxe resorts, catering for all tastes, and a touch of Western hospitality, Big Sky weddings stand out as lasting memories for the bride and groom, and all the lucky guests.

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Health + Wellness Care for your body and stay healthy, happy, and well. From beauty to fitness, massage to chiropractic, Big Sky’s health and wellness experts provide everything you need for a sense of true wellbeing, from the outside in.

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RECOVER

After a day of skiing, hiking, climbing, or work, there’s nothing like a massage to work out those knots and aches that come with an active lifestyle.

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Rejuvenate + Refresh Chiropractic Healing Hands Chiropractic drandreawick.com (406) 641-0932 1131 Center Lane 145, Unit B Full chiropractic and applied kinesiology office Montana Chiropractic bigskychiro.com (406) 995-4050 116 Ousel Falls Rd. Chiropractor

Churches Big Sky Chapel bigskychapel.com (406) 995-3336 510 Little Coyote Rd. Soldiers Chapel (406) 995-4089 47875 Gallatin Rd.

SOLDIERS CHAPEL

Gyms Big Sky Health and Fitness lonepeakperformance.com (406) 995-4522 32 Market Place Personal training, gym memberships, and physical therapy Big Sky Fitness Fusion & Pilates bigskyfitnessfusion.com (406) 579-2489 145 Center Suite Lane Offering barre, spinning, kickboxing, yoga, power pump, pilates and more! Memberships and drop-ins available.

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Moving Mountains Fitness movingmountainsmt.com 245 Town Center Ave., Unit 1A Training gym featuring classes and open gym


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Big Sky Medical Center bigskymedicalcenter.org (406) 995-6995 334 Town Center Ave. b2 UrgentCare Big Sky

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Massage, Spa, Yoga The Cauldron Apothecary (406) 995-7222 245 Town Center Ave., Unit 1B Alternative medicine practitioner

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Hospitals

OZssage ozssage.com (406) 995-7575 32 Market Place Therapeutic massage, skin care and spa treatments Santosha Wellness Center santoshabigsky.com (406) 993-2510 169 Snowy Mountain Circle Yoga, massage, skin care, sauna, Ayurveda, and bodywork to help you reach a state of santosha, sanksrit for “contentment.� The Spa at Solace bigskyresort.com/solace-spa-and-salon (406) 995-5803 169 Snowy Mountain Circle Ensure renewal and relaxation with our body treatments, facials and massages

Salons

The Sonic Touch schedulicity.com/scheduling/tstjy2 (406) 995-3168 Spanish Peaks, Big Sky, MT Offering sound therapy through the use of Tibetan and crystal bowls, Reiki treatments and training, and meditation instruction

Full service hair salon, offering nail and waxing services

Body and Soul Massage bodyandsoulmassage.abmp.com (406) 600-2599 616 Curley Bear Rd. Available to bring massage right into your home or rental anywhere in Big Sky

A full menu of beauty services including haircuts, coloring, nail services, waxing and eyelash extensions

sanookbigsky.com

(406) 539-3625 235 Snowy Mountain Circle, Suite 4 A full range of facials, massage, body wraps and exfoliations, waxing, and private yoga

Hair Ninja

hairninjasalon.com (406) 995-7510 32 Market Place

Tribe Salon

tribesalonbigsky.com (406) 993-2434 145 Center Lane, Unit D

Enhancing your natural beauty. Hair, nails, and waxing services

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Sanook

Hair Shop of Big Sky

hairshopofbigsky.com (406) 993-4511 48025 Gallatin Rd. #1

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Shopping Big Sky

Shopping Shopping in Big Sky can be its own kind of adventure. Diverse local stores offer Montana-made products, art, sporting goods, clothing and jewelry, decor and more. Forgot your base layer or sandals? Looking for a vacation keepsake? Simply want to do some shopping? Remember— Montana has no sales tax. With Big Sky’s many shops, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes.

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Shopping Big Sky

BIG SKY TOWN CENTER

Adventure Supplies and Montana Memories Check out some of Big Sky’s retail stores and boutiques after a day on the mountain, river, or trail. Or, hit the shops for a full day of exploring—because shopping in Big Sky can be its own kind of adventure! You’ll be able to find everything you need or want in Big Sky, whether you’re searching for that one-of-a-kind Montana souvenir to take home, or a good excuse to replace that aging fly fishing rod and reel. No big retail chains here, just small businesses run by friendly folks—waiting to help you find just what you’re looking for.

Clothing, Jewelry + Accessories Ari O Jewelry ariojewelry.com (406) 995-2303 50 Ousel Falls Rd., Unit 2 A Montana-based designer with a worldly attitude creating unique jewelry pieces Antlers Clothing Co. antlersclothingcompany.com (406) 995-2196 33 Lone Peak Dr., #101 Big Sky’s modern haberdashery Big Sky Sports bigskyresort.com (406) 995-5523 50 Big Sky Resort Rd. Offers a full line of the latest equipment, apparel and accessories Montana Supply (406) 995-3490 25 Town Center Ave. Original designs, inspiring gear, and curated local goods Pendleton bigskyresort.com (406) 995-5573 Mountain Village High-quality wool clothing and goods

Provisions bigskyresort.com (406) 995-8008 50 Lone Mountain Trail (Summit) Slopeside boutique featuring luxury brands Rhinestone Cowgirl rhinestonecowgirlbigsky.com (406) 995-2298 151 Center Lane #1 A Montana chic boutique with contemporary urban flair; clothing, boots, jewelry Shelly Bermont Fine Jewelry shellybermont.com (406) 995-7833 32 Market Place, Ste. #2 Fine jewelry company offering handmade pieces and custom jewelry design Sky Boutique shopskyboutique.net (406) 993-2021 99 Town Center Ave., A-4 Women’s clothing boutique Willow Boutique willowoutwest.com (406) 995-4557 32 Town Center Ave., Unit A Eclectic mix of clothing, jewelry, home furnishings and gifts

Gas Stations + Convenience Stores Big Sky Conoco & Slider’s Deli (406) 995-4275 90 Lone Mountain Trail The new gourmet gas station. We are your one stop shop! 64

Exxon, Casey’s Corner (406) 995-4090 47650 Gallatin Rd. The Exxon on Hwy 191 providing gas, diesel, wine, beer and snacks


Liquor Store

Consignment Cabin of Big Sky (406) 993-9333 48025 Gallatin Rd. Resale of quality, lightly used goods

The Cave Spirits and Gifts thecavespiritsandgifts.com (406) 995-4343 223 Town Center Ave. Suite A-4 Full service liquor store & retail shopping

Horse of a Different Color horsebigsky.com (406) 995-3113 50 Meadow Village Dr. Gifts, art, decor, home accessories, interior design services The Trove West thetrovestore.com (406) 995-2373 145 Center Lane, Unit I A store of delightful things!

Grocery Stores Country Market of Big Sky bigskygrocery.com (406) 995-4636 Meadow Village Dr. Big Sky’s full service grocery store. Heart of Meadow Village Center Hungry Moose Market & Deli hungrymoose.com (406) 995-3045 209 Aspen Leaf Dr. Groceries, wine, beer, deli, bakery, and espresso. Let us stock your kitchen before you arrive! Hungry Moose Market & Deli hungrymoose.com (406) 995-3075 52 Big Sky Resort Rd. Ski-in, ski-out grocery and deli. Wine, beer, fresh food, healthcare items

Hardware ACE Hardware acebigskytools.com (406) 995-4500 1565 Lone Mountain Trail A full service retail hardware store

The Rocks Tasting Room (406) 995-2066 33 Lone Peak Dr. Ste. 102 Full service liquor store, bar and restaurant

Outfitters East Slope Outdoors eastslopeoutdoors.com (406) 995-4369 44 Town Center Ave. Skiing, fishing, outdoor gear and guides Gallatin Alpine Sports gallatinalpinesports.com (406) 995-2313 169 Snowy Mountain Circle Rentals, ski and snowboard gear Grizzly Outfitters grizzlyoutfitters.com (406) 551-9470 11 Lone Peak Dr., Ste. 101 Ski and snowboard tune shop, custom boot fitting, and outdoor retailer

Specialty Big Sky Sugarbuzz bigskysugarbuzz.com (406) 995-2255 81 Snowy Mountain Circle Get your candy, balloons and wedding favors from the local candy shop

Treat yourself!

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Roxy’s Market roxysmarket.com (406) 995-2295 20 Huntley Dr. Fresh produce, meat & fish, gourmet cheeses, wines & craft beers, GF section

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Gifts + Home Accessories

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Galleries Big Sky

Galleries Inspiration isn’t hard to come by in a place like Big Sky, and our small population has produced some incredible artists. From cowboy legends Charlie Russell and Will James, to modern notables like Ted Waddell, Rudy Autio, Deborah Butterfield, and Kevin Red Star, Montana’s art scene is a breath of fresh air. Visit Big Sky’s many galleries for local flavor and exceptional artistry.

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Contemporary, classic, and more

Galleries Big Sky

Local Art Scene Creighton Block Gallery creightonblockgallery.com (406) 993-9400 88 Ousel Falls Rd.

Fine art, jewelry, home furnishings

Dave Pecunies davepecunies.com (406) 595-0497 33 Lone Peak Dr.

Landscape, wildlife and scenic photography fine art prints

Gallatin River Gallery gallatinrivergallery.com (406) 995-2909 114 Ousel Falls Rd.

PUBLIC ART

Driftwood Sculpture

Jill Zeidler Ceramic Art Studio jillzeidler.com (406) 599-1390 47995 Gallatin Rd., #105 Specializing in handmade bowls, cups, mugs and dinnerware sets

Kira Fercho Gallery kirafercho.com (406) 661-1030 32C Town Center Ave., Unit C

A modern impressionistic oil painting gallery.

Ryan Turner Photography ryanturnerphotography.com (406) 580-5997 47995 Gallatin Rd., Ste 102A

Landscape, wildlife and adventure fine art prints

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Artist Deborah Butterfield used driftwood collected from the Yellowstone, Madison and Gallatin rivers to create this piece named “Winter.” Located in Big Sky’s Town Center Plaza.

The longest running gallery in Big Sky shows contemporary art inspired by nature

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THE CORRAL STEAKHOUSE & MOTEL corralbar.com (406) 995-4249 | 42895 Gallatin Road

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THE HUNTLEY LODGE (800) 548-4486 | Big Sky’s Mountain Village

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THE INN ON THE GALLATIN innonthegallatin.com (406) 763-4243 | 65840 Gallatin Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

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THE LODGE AT BIG SKY lodgeatbigsky.com (406) 995-7858 | 75 Sitting Bull Road

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RAINBOW RANCH rainbowranchbigsky.com (406) 995-4132 | 42950 Gallatin Rd.

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$$–$$$

THE RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT BIG SKY/ THE WILSON HOTEL marriott.com/hotels/travel/bznrk-residence-inn-bigsky-the-wilson-hotel/ (561) 719-9864 | 145 Town Center Avenue

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SHOSHONE CONDOMINIUM HOTEL bigskyresort.com (800) 548-4486 | Big Sky’s Mountain Village

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$$$

SUMMIT HOTEL bigskyresort.com (800) 548-4486 | Big Sky’s Mountain Village

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VILLAGE CENTER AT BIG SKY RESORT bigskyresort.com (800) 548-4486 | Big Sky’s Mountain Village

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$$$

THE WHITEWATER INN bigskyresort.com | (406) 995-2333 47214 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716

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Traveling with kids?

For rentals for your family: BIG SKY BABY GEAR (406) 995-2994 | bigskybabygear.com

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AREA OF BIG SKY

$–$$

SKI IN/SKI OUT

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BREAKFAST

CINNAMON LODGE cinnamonlodgeandevents.com (406) 995-4253 | 37090 Gallatin Road

DOG FRIENDLY

$$–$$$

POOL/HOT TUB

72

WI-FI

PRICE RANGE

BUCK’S T-4 buckst4.com (406) 995-4111 | 46625 Gallatin Rd.

HOTELS

PARKING

# OF UNITS

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Lodging


$$$– 120 $$$$$

BROWNSTONE LUXURY HOMES browncorp.com/vacation-listings (701) 772-0265

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$$$– $$$$$

MOONLIGHT RENTALS moonlightbasin.com/lodging/ (406) 600-4721

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$$$$– $$$$$

NATURAL RETREATS naturalretreats.com | (406) 995-4148

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SADDLE RIDGE RENTALS saddleridgerentals.com | (406) 640-4721

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$$$– $$$$$ $$$– $$$$$

SPANISH PEAKS LUXURY RENTALS spanishpeaksluxuryrentals.com (406) 999-0040

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$$$$– $$$$$

STAY MONTANA VACATION HOMES staymontana.com | (888) 871-7856

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TWO PINES PROPERTIES twopinesproperties.com | (406) 995-2299

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$$$– $$$$$ $$$– $$$$$

VACASA vacasa.com/usa/Montana/Big-Sky/ (406) 995-4455

$$$– 165 $$$$$

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COVERED WAGON RANCH coveredwagonranch.com (406) 995-4237 | 34035 Gallatin Rd.

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ELKHORN RANCH elkhornranchmontana.com (406) 995-4291 | 33133 Gallatin Rd.

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LONE MOUNTAIN RANCH lonemountainranch.com (406) 995-4644 | 750 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd.

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NINE QUARTER CIRCLE RANCH ninequartercircle.com | (406) 995-4276 5000 Taylor Fork Rd. Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

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*Prices vary depending on time of year and length of stay. Please call the individual property for more information.

320 GUEST RANCH 320ranch.com (406) 995-4283 | 205 Buffalo Creek Rd.

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RANCHES

ACCESS TO TRAILS

BIG SKY VACATION RENTALS bookbigsky.com | (888) 915-2787

PRIVATE CLUB ACCESS

$$$– $$$$$

AREA OF BIG SKY

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BIG SKY CENTRAL RESERVATIONS bigskyresort.com/accommodations (800) 548-4486

BREAKFAST

$$$– $$$$$

DOG FRIENDLY

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POOL/HOT TUB

BEEHIVE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT beehivemanagement.com/vacation-rentals-homes (888) 571-0119

WI-FI

PRICE RANGE

$$–$$$

PARKING

# OF UNITS

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AFFORDABLE BIG SKY CONDO’S bigskycondos.com | (701) 290-2490

PROPERTY RENTALS

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Guides + Outfitters

BIG SKY GOLF COURSE 2100 Black Otter Rd | (406) 995-5780 | bigskyresort.com/summer-activities/golf BIG SKY RENTALS Big Sky Resort | (406) 995-5841 | bigskyresort.com/rentals-demos-and-repair BIG SKY SPORT DEMO CENTER Big Sky Resort | (406) 995-5849 bigskyresort.com/rentals-demos-and-repair/big-sky-sports-rentals BIG SKY SPORT RENTALS Big Sky Resort | (406) 995-5840 bigskyresort.com/rentals-demos-and-repair/big-sky-sports-rentals BIG SKY ADVENTURES AND TOURS (406) 451-1650 | bigskyadventuretours.com BIG SKY TROUT 47520 Gallatin Rd #1C | (406) 579-7094 | bigskytrout.com/wp/ BLACK TIE SKI RENTALS OF BIG SKY 19 Meadow Village Dr, Unit #1C | (406) 995-3372 | blacktieskis.com CACHE CREEK OUTFITTERS Moose Creek Rd | (406) 995-3888 | cachecreekoutfitters.com CANYON ADVENTURES 47200 Gallatin Rd | (406) 995-4450 | canyonadventuresmontana.com EAST SLOPE OUTDOORS 44 Town Center Ave | (406) 995-4369 | eastslopeoutdoors.com GALLATIN ALPINE SPORTS 169 Snowy Mountain Circle | (406) 995-2313 | gallatinalpinesports.com GALLATIN RIVER GUIDES 47430 Gallatin Rd | (406) 995-2290 | montanaflyfishing.com GEYSER WHITEWATER BOAT RENTALS 46651 Gallatin Rd. | (406) 995-4989 raftmontana.com/boating-at-lake-levinsky-big-sky-resort.html GEYSER WHITEWATER EXPEDITIONS 46651 Gallatin Rd | (406) 995-4989 | raftmontana.com GRIZZLY OUTFITTERS ON THE RIVER 47855 Gallatin Rd | (406) 995-2950 | grizzlyoutfitters.com GRIZZLY OUTFITTERS SKI & BACKCOUNTRY SPORTS 11 Lone Peak Dr. Ste. 101 | (406) 995-2939 | grizzlyoutfitters.com JAKE’S HORSES, INC 200 Beaver Creek Rd | (406) 995-4630 | jakeshorses.com LONE MOUNTAIN SPORTS Big Sky Resort | (406) 995-4471 | lonemountainsports.net MONTANA BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURES Big Sky Resort | (406) 646-9317 | bigskyyurt.com MONTANA WHITEWATER RAFTING & ZIPLINE CO. 63960 Gallatin Rd | (406) 763-4465 | montanawhitewater.com SKI BUTLERS 120 Big Pine Dr Unit 6 | (406) 640-2846 | skibutlers.com/big-sky-ski-rentals SPIRIT OF THE NORTH SLED DOG ADVENTURES Moonlight Basin | (406) 995-3424 | huskypower.com WILD TROUT OUTFITTERS 47520 Gallatin Rd #1C | (406) 995-2975 | wildtroutoutfitters.com

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YELLOWSTONE LUXURY TOURS 11 Lone Peak Drive, Suit 207 | (406) 995-4895 | yellowstoneluxurytours.com


ZIPLINES & HIGHROPES COURSE

WHITEWATER RAFTING

SPORTING GOODS

SNOWSHOEING

SNOWMOBILING

SLEIGH RIDES & SNOWCATS

SNOWBOARDING

ICE SKATING

HORSEBACK RIDING

HIKING

GOLF

FISHING

DOWNHILL SKIING

DOG SLEDDING

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

CLIMBING

BIKING

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Yellowstone Luxury Tours offers tours into Yellowstone National Park. Contact for more details.

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BAKERS HOLE CAMPGROUND (877) 646-1012 | recreation.gov/camping/poi/236073 3 mi NW of West Yellowstone on Hwy 191, by the Madison River Latitude: 44.70629N, Longitude: -111.10081

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BEAVER CREEK CAMPGROUND (877) 646-1012 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233181 8 miles north of West Yellowstone on Hwy 191, then 16 miles west on Hwy 287. Near Madison River and Earthquake Lake. Latitude: 44° 51’ 41.0000” N, Longitude: 111° 22’ 22.0001” W

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Y

N

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BOZEMAN HOT SPRINGS CAMPGROUND (888) 651-5802 | bozemanhotsprings.co/bozeman-campground 81123 Gallatin Rd, Hwy 191, Bozeman, MT

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Y

Y

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CABIN CREEK CAMPGROUND (877) 646-1012 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233334 8 miles west of West Yellowstone on Hwy 20, then 4 miles north on Hebgen Lake Rd (Denny Creek Road). Latitude: 44° 52’ 17.9400” N N, Longitude: 111° 20’ 38.4000” W

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Y

N

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GREEK CREEK CAMPGROUND (877) 444-6777 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233742 58200 Gallatin Rd, Hwy 191, Gallatin Gateway, MT Latitude: 45° 22’ 50.0002” N, Longitude: 111° 10’ 54.0001” W

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Y

N

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LONESOMEHURST CAMPGROUND (877) 646-1012 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233331 8 miles west of West Yellowstone on Hwy 20, then 4 miles north on Hebgen Lake Rd (Denny Creek Road). Latitude: 44° 44’ 9.5600” N Longitude: 111° 13’ 52.6800” W

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Y

Y

Y

Y

MOOSE CREEK FLAT CAMPGROUND (877) 444-6777 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233738 56100 Gallatin Rd, Hwy 191, Gallatin Gateway, MT Latitude: 45° 21’ 24.0001” N, Longitude: 111° 10’ 17.0000” W

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Y

Y

N

Y

RAINBOW POINT CAMPGROUND (877) 646-1012 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233131 5 miles north of West Yellowstone on Hwy 191. Turn west (left) onto Rainbow Point Rd for 3 miles, then north (right) 2 miles. Latitude: 44° 46’ 45.0001” N, 111° 10’ 49.0001” W

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Y

Y

Y

RED CLIFF CAMPGROUND (877) 444-6777 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233736 41120 Gallatin Rd, Hwy 191, Gallatin Gateway, MT Latitude: 45° 10’ 27.0001” N, Longitude: 111° 14’ 30.0001” W

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Y

Y

Y

SPIRE ROCK CAMPGROUND (877) 444-6777 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233746 65100 Gallatin Rd on Hwy 191 to the Storm Castle turnoff. Cross the river bridge, turn right and continue 3 miles to the campground. Latitude: 45° 26’ 29.0000” N, Longitude: 111° 12’ 23.0000” W

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Y

N

Y

SWAN CREEK CAMPGROUND (877) 444-6777 | recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233739 57100 Gallatin Rd, Hwy 191, Gallatin Gateway, MT Latitude: 45° 22’ 21.0000” N, Longitude: 111° 10’ 5.0002” W

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Y

N

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HIT THE TRAIL

Planning Your Camping Adventure • Laundry: Check out the

Sit and Spin laundry lounge for clean clothes and a one-of-a-kind experience. Located in the Meadow, this retro-themed laundromatlounge boasts a full bar. • RV / camper dumps: In an effort to keep the delicate watershed of the Gallatin River clean, Big Sky doesn’t offer tank dump services. Please make a quick stop to empty your tank in Bozeman (north of Big Sky), in West Yellowstone (south of Big Sky), or near Hebgen Lake (south of Big Sky).

• Campsites are first come, first served, but some reservations can

• For backcountry, or “dispersed,”

campsites in the Gallatin National Forest and Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area, no permits are required, but please observe all regulations. • For all camping in and around Big Sky, see fs.usda.gov/activity/ custergallatin/recreation/campingcabins for helpful regulations and information. • Most cell phone providers have coverage in the Big Sky town area, but much of the rest of the Gallatin Canyon is out of reception. Enjoy being off the grid, and plan accordingly!

be made in advance at recreation.gov

Food, gear, and other camping supplies

12 campgrounds with over 2,000 sites. Yellowstone National Park Lodges takes reservations for five of these campgrounds: the rest are first come, first served. nps.gov/yell/ planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

Need to fill your cooler, pick up a few camp chairs, or replace that old headlamp before starting your camping trip? See our list of outdoor supply shops and outfitters on page 70.

• Yellowstone National Park offers

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Set up your Big Sky adventure base camp under the stars! Get out in the woods and find your happy place with the perfect camping excursion.

Top Five Camping Tips 1. Camping can be comfortable! With a few gear additions like a tent footprint, sleeping pads, and camp chairs, you don’t have to sacrifice creature comforts for those great outdoor views.

3. Bring games and reading materials. Embrace classic, non-electronic pastimes. A game of cribbage or even the card game War is fun for all ages and will bring families together over the picnic table. 4. Dreading the morning chill? Putting your next-morning clothes in the bottom of your sleeping bag the night before makes that AM transition a lot more pleasant. 5. Store your food in a bearsafe cooler, a bear can, or inside your vehicle. Remember —squirrels, magpies, and even an unattended pup from a neighboring campsite can get into your snacks, too. It’s not just bears! BEARS AND THEIR NOSES: Bears have incredibly strong senses of smell. Store your food, toiletries (toothpaste, etc.) and anything that may put off a scent in a bear-safe storage container, especially when you’re away from your campsite or turning in for the night.

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2. Prepare for cooking outdoors. Do you have salt + pepper, the right pots + pans, utensils? Coffee? S’mores? Whether you’re cooking on a two-burner stove or hoping for the full “campfire cooking” experience, planning simple meals and taking stock of your cook kit and supplies will help eliminate frustration—and maybe even bring out your inner gourmand.

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2019/2020 Official Visitors Guide for Big Sky  

The official visitors guide for Big Sky, Montana. A comprehensive resource for information about lodging, dining, outdoor recreation and eve...

2019/2020 Official Visitors Guide for Big Sky  

The official visitors guide for Big Sky, Montana. A comprehensive resource for information about lodging, dining, outdoor recreation and eve...