Lone Peak Lookout

A common scene calling for common sense. PHOTO BY MAE MADISON

Whatcha Seeing Out There?

Late winter is a very good time for wildlife viewing along highway and river corridors. The animals move to the open edges for food that is more easily accessed. Good wildlife viewing opportunities will be within or close to the road right-of-way.



Big Sky native Kristi Borge and her husband Erik were living in Northeast Bozeman when they started wondering if it might be a good idea to sell their house and buy a ski area. 

Maverick Mountain was on the market, so the couple drove over on a spring day after the area’s lone lift stopped spinning for the season. 

Attorney Matt Dodd poses with his wife Ashely and their kids, Piper and Jasper. Dodd brings his experience starting and leading nonprofits to the table.     Dr. Deb Lewis’ love for the mountains brought her to Big Sky. She hopes her experience in emergency care will help her to understand the challenges BSFD faces.


Two spots were open and two community members filed, and will win by acclamation, seats on the Big Sky Fire Department Board of Trustees. Matt Dodd and Deborah Lewis will join the board in May, 2018.

Arrowleaf Balsamroot Sunset. This vibrant photo was taken at 8:45 p.m. in early June. After putting the kids to bed Coyle noticed the sunset was building so he headed up to a spot that overlooks Jack Creek, Ennis, and the Madison Valley. This group of arrowleaf balsamroot stuck out from the sage brush, so captured the magic. It was published as a full page image in a Montana Outdoors photo issue.

Just go shoot

If you follow Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Instagram, you’ve probably seen Ennis photographer Ed Coyle’s work recently. He was invited by FWP to “take over” the feed in late February and early March, highlighting his Montana winter with photos of cougars, landscapes and more. 

Ramcharger 8’s roomy bucket seats will zoom skiers and snowboarders up Andesite Mountain in comfort, shortening the current ride by two-thirds. According to Boyne Resorts President Stephen Kircher, each chair weighs 2,200 pounds and “costs more than a Porsche.” Photo Courtesy Big Sky Resort

North America’s first eight-seater chairlift, night skiing coming to town

Before announcing Big Sky Resort’s official upcoming moves in its 10-year plan, Taylor Middleton, Big Sky Resort general manager and president Taylor Middleton touched on another recent milestone - for the first time in its 45-year history, Big Sky Resort will exceed 500,000 skier visits by the end of this season.

These eye-catching signs are staked just under the Conoco sign on Lone Mountain Trail at the entrance of Big Sky.  Photo by Jolene Palmer

You’ve seen the signs

J.D. Bingman, Montana outfitter license number 614, says he’s not much for making ripples in the pond when it comes to the controversial topics of the day. It’s just that he earns his living on rivers, including the Yellowstone.


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Lone Peak Lookout

235 Snowy Mtn Circle
Big Sky, MT 59716

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