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Welcome to Big Sky

Big Sky is an unincorporated town that is primarily a tourist locale with some single-family homes and luxury housing complexes. This area is home to some of the top private and public skiing venues in southwestern Montana. The local airport is about 20 minutes north in Bozeman, along with more housing developments and major retailers. However, the International Airport sees approximately 30 flights head into town, and many tourists seek out Big Sky for its idyllic resorts. For those who reside in Big Sky year-round, the homes are stately, magnificent, and suitable for the mountainous terrain in terms of their design, decorations, and custom touches. 

What to Love

  • Skiing and life in a winter resort town
  • Horseback riding and adventure in the great outdoors
  • Romantic holiday sleigh rides over the snow
  • Snowmobiling and racing 
  • A large, public hockey rink 

Local Lifestyle

People who live in Big Sky throughout the entire year are adventurers. They love outdoor adventures like fly fishing, whitewater rafting, the ski season, and making use of the enormous parks. Residents can travel to Yellowstone, visit local ski jumps, or go to the Gallatin River. Locals love the mountainous view and open spaces.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Big Sky is home to the Yellowstone Club, which is the largest private golfing and skiing resort in the Northwest. There's even a private, professional golf course, so members can their leisure time outside during the warmer months. Big Sky Resort is 20 miles of trails and 38 lifts on over 5,850 acres of land. River House BBQ slow cooks baby back ribs while patrons watch the Gallatin River. Bucks T-4 Restaurant has been in business for over 50 years and gives visitors a taste of the wild game and locally sourced products. Mi Pueblito Taco Bus is known for fresh food and six delicious types of tacos. Lastly, The Lone Mountain Ranch is a cozy ski resort for those looking for a smaller place to stay than the Big Sky Resort. 

Things to Do

The Big Sky Golf Course & Nordic Center is a public course designed by Arnold Palmer. Residents also love heading to Ousel Falls Park Trail to view the natural waterfall. In February, there are many events put on by Big Sky Skijoring. The Madison Base is another ski resort to check out during the winter season. During the summer, Big Sky Town Center puts on a wonderful series of musical acts in an open setting where the entire community can gather to watch bands play and appreciate the arts. The Farmers' Market is held at the Outlaw Partners building downtown. Geyser Whitewater Expeditions is on the southeast side of town and lets people experience the thrill of whitewater rafting down the Gallatin River. Lastly, the Big Sky PBR is a rodeo extravaganza in July that attracts people worldwide. 
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Overview for Big Sky, MT

3,141 people live in Big Sky, where the median age is 36.6 and the average individual income is $62,581. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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36.6 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Big Sky, MT

Big Sky has 1,193 households, with an average household size of 2.33. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Big Sky do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,141 people call Big Sky home. The population density is 26.17 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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