Local skier morale seems to be falling as quickly as the snow on deep powder days. Tensions are high as locals struggle to come to terms with an influx of multi-resort pass holders and those who found Big Sky on the map last year–when the resort kept a steady blanket of snow as most other areas struggled.
The Big Sky Area Resort District Tax Board discussed once again the controversial and complicated issue of short-term rentals at their February 13 meeting.
Editor’s note: Here are five utterly simple, straightforward, and well, mandatory driving guidelines for Gallatin Canyon commuters. Enjoy them with a couple grains of salt, and perhaps a bit of jadedness as well.
There’s something decidedly romantic about skijoring – where the Wild West meets modern ski technology and skilled skiers. Single digit temperatures didn’t keep spectators away from Big Sky Skijoring Association’s Second Annual Best in the West Showdown February 9 and 10.
Elijah (Eli) Brauer just rode the tram and skied Liberty Bowl with his dad, Jeff. It’s an amazing feat for any seven-year-old. What makes it even more remarkable is that just three months ago young Eli was collapsed by a tree, virtually immobile and bleeding from his nostrils.
Residents of Big Sky have become increasingly familiar with housing issues. When living circumstances change, few options exist. Some are fortunate to find a couch, while others are forced to sleep in their cars until something opens up.
Gallatin County Commissioners approved a conditional settlement agreement with developer Scott Altman and other developers involved in A2LD, LCC on Jan. 29, effectively bringing a 14-acre, four-lot mixed commercial and residential development along Lone Mountain Trail back to life.
The complex task of finding additional water to support Big Sky’s growing thirst continues.
It’s 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 in the lab of the Lone Peak High School Design Thinking/Technology class. Onions and potatoes are flying – literally. Teacher Jeremy Harder is standing with a handful of eighth graders as the crew chops potatoes on cutting boards.
Two hundred thousand dollars. That’s approximately how much it costs Moonlight Basin to maintain its 11-mile stretch of private roadway which connects Moonlight, and the rest of Big Sky, to Ennis and beyond.