This newly installed sign on the popular Mountain to Meadow bike trail seems to be working. It’s there to remind users to stay on designated trails and off private land. As the trail, and others like it in Big Sky, get used more frequently, the BSCO wants to remind bikers the trail would not be in place without the permission of private landowners—so it’s a respect it or lose it situation. On a busy day, more than 100 bikers have been counted on the trail.

Parks and rec, Big Sky style

Following a fully funded resort tax application, the July 4 road run and annual gala, the Big Sky Community Organization’s board of directors met July 19 to go over old and new business, including the possibility of a bike pump track at Community Park. 

Here are highlights from the recent discussion. 

If you’re headed uphill toward Big Sky Resort from Town Center on Lone Mountain Trail, the selected site is off to your right as you travel by the intersection with Browtine Road. What do you think about NorthWestern's decision? Email or call (406) 548-7628.

Substation site selected

Late in 2016, NorthWestern Energy announced the need to construct a new, mid-mountain substation in the Big Sky community, which will enhance the reliability of existing electric service in the area and support the growth of the community.

The Bacon Rind Fire, 20 miles south of Big Sky.

Forest fire south of Big Sky

The lightening sparked Bacon Rind Fire is burning on the Custer Gallatin National Forest in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness about two mile west of Highway 191 between Bacon Rind and Snowslide Creeks near the boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The fire is estimated at about five acres in size and is burning in timber and grass.

Aerial view of a WSA in the Gravelly Range.

Wilderness from the sky

In an ongoing effort to generate public support for a number of local Wilderness Study Areas, the Montana Wilderness Association organized a flyover of various WSAs located south of Big Sky on July 9. The flyover was made possible by the generous donation of flight time in a Cessna 210 operated by EcoFlight out of Colorado.


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