The U.S. government shutdown may have been in full swing, but it was business as usual on New Year’s Eve day for Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center Director Doug Chabot.
December 24, 2018
Someone at the Yellowstone Club accidentally called 911 from their Apple Watch at 9 a.m. The SOS feature was then disabled so this issue would not reoccur. Similar issues via iPhones occurred at Big Sky Resort throughout the day.
Chris Kamman spent every summer of his childhood in Big Sky, selling golf balls lost by the family home on the 17th hole of the golf course and admiring Warren Miller’s filmmaking skills.
He never thought he would one day own his own Big Sky-based production company and travel the world shooting ski films.
Most of us who have spent some time in the mountains know the amazing splendor of a great alpenglow. An experience that comes to mind for me was while snowboarding through knee deep powder, at what felt like 140 mph, with my hair on fire. At that moment I was so exhilarated.
Bradford Lartigue and I met to chat at Caliber Coffee. He knew everyone – every single person already there and every person who walks in.
John and Toni Delzer, owners of Delzer Diversified, a long-standing Big Sky snow and ice maintenance company, will soon get to fly in a Chinook or Blackhawk helicopter – a surprise which led to many high fives and mile-wide grins.
December 17, 2018
A Skywood Road homeowner confirmed with deputies at 8:15 a.m. that a burglar alarm was set off by their property manager, not a burglar. A number of other false burglar alarms sounded in Big Sky throughout the day.
Lone Peak Big Horns fans showed up full force for their girls and boys varsity teams’ first home games of the season on December 20, spilling into visitor seating as all the spots began to fill on the home team’s side. Attendees seemed to agree – it might have been the biggest fan turnout they’d ever seen.
It is clear that to Brett Ozment art is freedom and freedom is art. He left the familiarity of his Missouri home with long nights spent fishing on the Jacks Fork River and moved to Montana over a decade ago to chase the powder and carve into slopes. Fishing had been his only artform – he’d skip high school classes to cast a line.
The decision was made at the December 21 Big Sky Resort Area District Board of Directors meeting to move forward in drafting legislation with Taylor Luther Group, PLLC that – if approved at the legislative session – would raise the threshold of resort tax at the state level from three to four percent.