ateway to Yellowstone National Park. We are located 20 miles from the Park, 45 minutes from West Yellowstone, MT, and 7 miles from fly fishing the Gallatin River, a Blue Ribbon trout river.
Summer activities include:
White water rafting 10 minutes away on the Gallatin River
Zip line, twin-zip racing, downhill mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides at Big Sky Resort, 1/4 mile away.
Pristine fly-fishing on the Gallatin River, 7 miles away. Other nearby epic fly fishing rivers include the Yellowstone, and the Madison.
Hundreds of miles of hiking trails to alpine lakes, high mountain peaks, old fire look-out towers, and high meadows filled with wildflowers. Trails right out your door. Local hiking and biking trail maps available.
I escaped Washington DC ten years ago and spent two winters skiing all over the world. Having skied 50+ resorts, Big Sky was my hands down favorite. I've lived here for eight years, my first two winters as a ski instructor. Having decided to stay full-time, I started a construction consulting business and a landscaping company. And I still work as a part-time ski instructor.
I used to live in DC, which has some of the worst traffic in the country. My commute could be 1-2 hours, sometimes more. When I moved to Big Sky, I wanted to be able to walk to the base area in minutes. I wanted to be 2 minutes from the closest ski lift and I wanted to be able to ski home. My neighbors are ski-in/ski-out, so I would ski down their trail, cross the street, and walk in the door.
Right out the living room window is a fantastic view of the Mt. Wilson and the Spanish Peaks range. At sunset, after the Mt Village is in the shadow of Lone Peak, the alpen-glow illuminates the Spanish Peaks.