The Best in the West Showdown came to Big Sky March 17 and 18, gathering more than 1,000 spectators to the competition.
The Big Sky School District will request a one year, $40,000 levy to support its general fund on the upcoming May 8 mail-in election. The BSSD Board of Directors approved the district’s levy proposal at its March 20 meeting.
This week’s Miner of the week is Devan Miller. Devon participated in the Special Olympics two weeks ago at Big Sky Resort. Devon works hard both in the classroom and on the slopes. “She overcame a lot of fear to get to the finish line. She was ecstatic when she finished, and was welcomed by the Lone Peak cheerleaders,” one of her teachers said.
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.
The weekend of March 12 was a big one for Big Sky Ski Education’s downhill and freeride teams. At Big Sky Resort the Freeride Team comprised of youths ages 10 to 18 competed in the International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association Headwaters tournament where eight team members made the podium.
Get your fly fishing fix at the Lone Peak Cinema on March 21 during the F3T, showing at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
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.
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.
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.