Visit Big Sky

Niva described himself in these three ish words: passionate (for the business community), empathetic and embodying a lack of patience with bureaucracy. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAD NIVA

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Brad Niva moved to Big Sky at such a time that he gets to experience the Big Sky we all knew before the pandemic ever happened. Or at least, a Big Sky relatively removed from some of the more obvious pandemic details.

Signs of maturity?

A round up of current indicators show Big Sky is a maturing ski destination experiencing growth with more on the horizon—including additional hotels—and other amenities designed to attract and satisfy visitors. 

The corner property

Corner property changes hands

It’s Big Sky’s doorstep and current home to the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and destination marketing organization Visit Big Sky. In April, the Dolan family sold it to Michael Schreiner and his partners, organized under a pair of LLCs— Winchester Holdings and Western Mountain Investments. 

Come, stay for a while

Lodging tax collections were up 7 percent in the Big Sky Resort Area District, and 5 percent statewide from the year before, according to a recently released report from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

In Big Sky’s resort area district, $2.27 million in bed tax was collected from $56.8 million in 2017 revenue.

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