Big Sky

Big Sky has unparalleled views of the great outdoors and arguably the best skiing in the country.

Welcome to Big Sky

Exclusive ski resorts, private golf clubs, beautiful natural scenery, and mountain living at its finest

Between Bozeman and Yellowstone, Big Sky has unparalleled views of the great outdoors and arguably the best skiing in the country. There are three ski resort towns: Big Sky, Moonlight Basin, and the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club, a 13,000-acre private residential community home to Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake and considered one of the top 10 lifestyle estates in the world. In the summer, it offers endless activities, including biking, horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, fishing, and trekking.

Big Sky is subdivided into distinct regions. You’ll find the highest concentration of luxury Swiss chalet-style condominiums and elegant slopeside townhouses in the Big Sky Mountain Village. Big Sky Meadow Village is the historic heart of Big Sky, and here you’ll find large cottage estates nestled in the forests and close to the golf course and town center. Gallatin Canyon offers single-family homes with large acreages. This area is known for blue-ribbon trout fishing; some residents own horses and have direct access to national forests.

What to Love

  • Luxurious mountainside living
  • Multiple world-class ski resorts
  • Plenty of outdoor activities
  • Beautiful natural scenery
  • A variety of luxury Big Sky houses for sale to choose from

Local Lifestyle - Living in Big Sky

Big Sky is a vibrant mountain town made for those who love nature and the outdoors. It has a rustic mountain appeal and attracts a unique group of active people – golfers, mountain bikers, fishers, and kayakers alike. When it's time to come down from the mountains, locals have many great choices for dinner and drinks with friends or family.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are plenty of dining options in this rapidly-growing mountain town. Michaelangelo’s is an Italian restaurant serving authentic dishes family-style. Olive B’s Big Sky Bistro features locally-sourced American fare plus wine and cocktails. Bunker Deck and Grill features excellent New American cuisine. They’re on the Big Sky Golf Course with outdoor seating and views of the meadow and the mountains. Westward Social serves elevated Montana comfort food and handcrafted cocktails. Scissorbills Saloon has beer, burgers, nachos, and live music in the evenings for a low-key vibe.

Horn and Cantle specialize in steak and seasonal cuisine for fine dining, served in a rustic log-cabin setting. You'll find numerous restaurants at the Big Sky Town Center, including Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill, Alberto’s Mexican Cuisine, Tips Up Big Sky, and Bywom Bistro. Blue Moon Bakery is a bakery, pizzeria, and café with made-from-scratch menu items.

The Rocks Tasting Room and Liquor Store features local spirits, soups, and flatbreads. When it’s time to restock the pantry, Hungry Moose Market and Deli offers an upscale shopping experience with fresh baked goods, a high-caliber wine selection, and even an on-site floral shop. The Gallatin Valley Farmers’ Market sells local produce and specialty products on Saturdays, while the Big Sky Farmers’ Market is open during summer.

Things to Do in Big Sky

Big Sky Resort is not just for awe-inspiring skiing in the winter. In the summer, it’s open for mountain biking, zipline tours, guided hikes, and golfing at its award-winning 18-hole course. They also host Music in the Mountains at Len Hill Park on Thursdays. Moonlight Basin has skiing, snowboarding, biking, dog sledding, and snowshoeing. In the summer, they have a private Jack Nicklaus signature golf course aptly named The Reserve. The Gallatin River is great for fishing, floating, and whitewater rafting.

The arts are alive and well in Big Sky with the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center for live performances of plays, ballets, and classical music. And, you don’t want to miss the annual Strings Under the Big Sky event, presented by the prestigious Arts Council of Big Sky.

Schools in Big Sky

The Big Sky School District serves Big Sky. Noteworthy schools include:

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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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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Schools in Big Sky, MT

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