Big Sky Ski Resort
Photo courtesy: Big Sky Resort
Photo courtesy: Big Sky Farmers Market
Big Sky Golfing
Photo courtesy: Big Sky Golf Course
Lone Peak Mountain
Photo courtesy: Lone Peak Brewery
The scenic community of Big Sky nestles high in mountain meadows, surrounded by timberland, the Spanish Peaks Primitive Area and the Gallatin National Forest. Majestic 11,166-foot Lone Mountain towers over the paradise, where in 1969, Chet Huntley, the late newscaster, and a group of corporate investors purchased some ranchland. Chet loved his native Montana and wanted to contribute to its tourism industry by establishing a year-round resort with complete lodging and recreational facilities.
Big Sky is the home to some of the biggest skiing in America (no shuttle required) at Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin. This lively village is a year-round playground for outdoor recreationists. Golf, tennis, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, downhill and cross-country skiing, sleigh rides and snowmobiling are all spoken here. Gondola rides offer spectacular views in the summer. Hiking is popular in the nearby Lee Metcalf Wilderness Area.
For an exquisite breathtaking view of Lone Mountain, stop by Soldier's Chapel, built in 1955. This small church of native stone and logs was built as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War II, and to serve the spiritual needs of the ranchers and families living in the Gallatin Canyon and their many summer visitors.