Big Sky, Montana is nestled into the Madison Range of southwest Montana. This stunning mountain town is an outdoor lover’s paradise. With mountains in every direction, there’s a lifetime of hiking, biking, skiing, golfing, rafting, sightseeing, fishing, and more to experience in Big Sky.
People from all over the world will enjoy Big Sky and it’s endless backyard. Right now is an exciting time to visit Big Sky. I encourage you to come and experience everything that Big Sky has to offer. Whether you come in the summer, winter, spring, or fall, you’ll love our mountain town.
Big Sky is a big place. Hopefully the following Big Sky info will help you learn more:
- Big Sky is located in southwest Montana. Montana is the 4th largest state in the USA, but it is home to only 1.05 million people.
- Big Sky is located about 40 miles south of Bozeman, Montana and about 50 miles north of West Yellowstone, Montana.
- The Northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park is located about 14 miles south of Big Sky.
- BZN, or the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, is the closest airport to Big Sky.
- The last US Census in 2010 said that Big Sky had 2,308 residents. (It’s probably higher now!)
- The borders of Big Sky, which are beautifully vague, measure roughly 120.2 square miles.
- Big Sky is located in the middle of the Madison Range which stretches from the Madison River to the Gallatin River and roughly West Yellowstone to Bozeman.
- In 2013, FoxNews.com rated Beehive Basin, a popular Big Sky hiking trail, one of the “World’s 10 Greatest Hikes.”
- Big Sky’s main communities include the Gallatin Canyon, the Big Sky Meadow, and the Big Sky Mountain. Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, Moonlight Basin, and Yellowstone Club are private clubs within the Big Sky area.
- Big Sky Resort is home to the Biggest Skiing In America. It was created by NBC newscaster, Chet Huntley, and opened in 1973. Big Sky Resort, which includes Spanish Peaks and Moonlight Basin, feature 5,800 acres of downhill skiing. The resort sees an average snowfall of more than 400 inches!
- Yellowstone Club is a private ski and golf community that is located in Big Sky.
- Lone Mountain Ranch, one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges Of The World, is a dude ranch and cross country ski resort located in Big Sky.
- The local school is the Big Sky School District #72.
- Big Sky straddles two counties: Gallatin County and Madison County.
- The local hospital is the Big Sky Medical Center.
- Big Sky covers a wide range of elevations. Here’s a quick look at elevations in a few prominent areas:
- Gallatin River – 6000′ | 1829 m
- Big Sky Meadow – 6275′ | 1913 m
- Yellowstone Club – 7175′ | 2187 m
- Spanish Peaks Club – 7295′ | 2224 m
- Big Sky Resort – 7500′ | 2286 m
- Moonlight Basin – 7980′ |2432 m
- Lone Peak – 11,166′ | 3403 m
- The Average Temperatures in Big Sky according to USClimateData.com are:
- January – High: 31, Low: 8
- February – High: 35, Low: 8
- March – High: 43, Low: 16
- April – High: 50, Low: 22
- May – High: 59, Low: 29
- June – High: 68, Low: 36
- July – High: 78, Low: 40
- August – High: 77, Low: 39
- September – High: 68, Low: 32
- October – High: 54, Low: 24
- November – High: 38, Low: 15
- December – High: 28, Low: 6
Hopefully these Big Sky quick facts will help you get a better picture of our mountain town. At the very least, they’ll be fun trivia on the chairlift or at the brewery.
If there is any other Big Sky info that you want or need, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 406.641.0051.