Big Sky Area Resources

Big Sky Local Tips
Having local knowledge of a new area is always very helpful. While most locals won't give away every little secret, such as sweet parking spots, or powder stashes on the mountain, there are things that just make sense to let people know about, here are some things we thought you would like to know:

Facebook: Make sure you are friends with Ski Butlers to be in the “know” for deals happening in Big Sky.

Protect your head: Always wear a helmet!  Even the best skiers on the mountain wear a helmet – some even wear it to the bars after, can’t be too careful!
Pamper yourself:  Make sure to take the time to relax, I mean really relax.  Visit the one of the numerous spas in Big Sky for a massage, facial or just to take a steam.

History of Big Sky
The winter of 2013-14 marks the 40th anniversary of Big Sky Resort, the concept of the late NBC newscaster and Montana native Chet Huntley. Under the ownership of Boyne Resorts since 1976, Big Sky has seen hundreds of millions of dollars of significant improvements, from building a conference center, expanding terrain, additions and upgrades of lifts, lodging, employee housing and commercial centers, to building the relevant utilities infrastructure. A barometer of the real estate recovery is exemplified by phase five of the popular Powder Ridge Cabins released in December 2011: as of summer 2013, it had nearly sold out of the 15 units available. Through its responsible growth, Big Sky Resort stays financially viable and a reliable employer and community partner.
Big Sky's professional meeting and catering staff and facilities have enabled them to host such high-profile guests as President Obama and family, Vice President Biden and the 1000-attendee international trade conference Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperative (APEC).
Skiers and snowboarders have enjoyed the collaboration with Moonlight Basin to form the nation's largest ski complex with 5,800 acres and 4,350 vertical feet. Summer vacationers now have the Big Sky Resort Basecamp to Yellowstone activity center from which to launch unique adventures such as the Lone Peak Expedition: tram to the top and numerous ziplines, ropes courses, shooting sports and children's activities.