Recreation Activities and Interests
  Skyline Bus Service - FREE throughout Big Sky from Moonlight Basin to the Canyon plus service to and from Bozeman.

  Big Sky Ski & Summer Resort

  Lone Mountain Ranch - Voted the #1 Nordic Ski Resort in North America. And, one of Big Sky's BEST dining experiences!

  Arts Council of Big Sky - Summer concerts at the Meadow Village Concert Stage, the most spectacular outdoor venue in Montana.

  Moonlight Basin - The West's newest ski resort shares Lone Mountain with famed Big Sky Resort

  Your Big Sky Photo On-Line - Crystal Images can capture your vacation moments to be remembered for a lifetime.

  Yellowstone National Park - the official website

  Montana Winter Activities - This is a personal favorite, everything about winter in Montana all in one clean, easy-to-use website.

  Big Sky Town Center - The future 'downtown' of Big Sky. A 165 acre mixed-use development set in the meadow area of Big Sky.

Big Sky Skating & Hockey Association

  NEW YORK TIMES - article about Dirt Bag Tradition at Big Sky.

  NEW YORK TIMES article - "Big Sky - Beyond the Black Diamonds"

  NEW YORK TIMES article - "One Mountain Undivided"

  Bridger Bowl - Historic community-supported ski area just outside Bozeman. Come ski "The Ridge"!!

  The Yellowstone Club - Private Powder Skiing

  Outside Bozeman - The Gallatin Valley's outdoor journal

  Jake's Horses - year around trail rides just 3 miles South of entrance to Big Sky...ride, hunt, or fish with the local's favorite!

  Cache Creek Outfitters - Montanan Charlie Immenschuh has hand-selected his fishing and trail guides . . . ride or fish with one of Charlie's locals.

  Corral Bar & Steakhouse - Where the locals go . . . friendly service, great food and atmosphere!

  LONE PEAK BREWERY - Big Sky's own master brewer, Steve Nordahl, uses only the finest malt, water, hops & yeast. The beers are always unpasteurized & unfiltered with no chemicals, additives or preservatives...just fresh beer...and great food too!

  Buck's T-4 -- among the finest in Montana. Chef Scott Peterson has over 10 years' experience, making Big Sky his home since 1995. Menus are focused on wild game and continental cuisine. No Big Sky visit is complete without sampling Peterson's latest creations.

  320 RANCH -- Montana's premier year-round guest ranch -- horseback ride, hike, fish, ski, snowmobile, sightseeing, raft, and just plain have fun, all in the warm and friendly atmosphere of a classic Western guest ranch. Family fun or a romantic getaway!


Rainbow Ranch Lodge - Extraordinary dining (lodging too) in a wonderful setting on the Gallatin River between Big Sky and Yellowstone Park

Big Sky Restaurants



  The Bozeman Symphony

  Calendar of Events - Big Sky Resort

  Summer Calendars

  Outside Bozeman - southwest montana's on line outdoor magazine

  Big Sky Chamber of Commerce

  Virginia City, Montana, is a remarkably well preserved Victorian mining town west of Yellowstone National Park (90 miles by road). When the gold ran out it froze in time. Adjacent to Virginia City is Nevada City, filled with buildings and artifacts.

  Gallatin River - Real-time stream flow conditions

  BigSkyFishing.Com - Yup, it's probably your best source for Montana fishing information. This is another outstanding overall site for Montana tourism. Enjoy!

  Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks - Hunting and Fishing Information, Seasons, and Regulations

  Geyser Whitewater Expeditions - Yellowstone area's whitewater rafting headquarters

  Montana Whitewater Raft Co - Check out the best rafting in the Yellowstone-Teton area! Locally owned and operated Big Sky area company.

  Adventure Women - "The Grande Dame" of Women's Adventure Travel Since 1982. Located at 300 Running Horse Trail, Bozeman, MT

  Museum of the Rockies - The ultimate visitor center for the northern rockies


Spirit of the North Dog Sled Adventures - - take a run with the huskies, a trip you will never forget

Sled Dogging near Yellowstone National Park and Big Sky Resort

  Covered Wagon Ranch has operated as a mountain dude ranch since 1925. Small capacity -24 at maximum - gives CWR the freedom to provide that extra-special attention to all guests' needs and wishes.

  BOZEMAN PARAGLIDING! - This site contains information on the sport of paragliding, including instruction and tandem flights in one of the most beautiful places on earth – Bozeman, Montana.

  The Ultimate Montana Travel Guide, Atlas, and Vacation Planner

  Fish Montana's blue-ribbon trout streams with a full-service Orvis outfitter

  Big Sky has 18-hole Arnold Palmer course - here's guide to golf courses in Montana

  Yellowstone Alpen Guides - Truly enjoy Yellowstone Park with a knowledgeable guide. Winter offers unique chauffered snowcoach. Various summer tours.

  Gallatin Riverguides - Now in our 22nd season, we pride ourselves on a tradition of quality, experience, and selection. We outfit and guide anglers throughout the finest waters in Montana Trout Country.

  Montana Backcountry Adventures -enjoy a back-country moonlight dinner in a yurt.

  Warren Miller - The premier ski-film producer/director in the world.

  BIG SKY VOLUNTEER SKI PATROL - A site for people interested in learning more about the dynamic Big Sky Volunteer Patrol. Also a reference site for current patrollers.

  SKI PATROL - 2005 - 2006 was my 3d year as a volunteer ski patroller. Kim, the author of this enjoyable magazine article, relates her experience as a first-year patroller. Click here if you've ever wondered about Patrol activity.

  Erica Pankow died Christmas Morning 1996 in a close range explosion while detonating explosives for avalanche control high up on Big Sky's Lone Mountain.

  WALKIN' JIM STOLZ - Singer and wilderness backcountry hiking legend. My fondest Big Sky memories are of Walkin' Jim singing at the Lone Mountain Ranch Sleigh ride dinner. Jim is gone now but his songs remain.

  Big Sky Area Trails
  Lone Peak Lookout - Big Sky's Newspaper since 1982

  Bozeman Ice Dogs Hockey - watch the NHL stars of the future
  LEARN TO SKI IN 3 (or BOARD) - Montana Ski Areas offer new MONTANA-LEARN-TO-SKI-IN-THREE beginner program. YIKES! what a bargain: 3 days of lessons, 3 rentals and 3 lift tickets only $199 at Big Sky.

  Grizzly Outfitters - Winter, we offer the latest equipment for all snow sports, snowshoeing, snowboarding, downhill, telemark, randonee and cross country skiing. Summer, Grizzly specializes in mountain biking, camping, hiking and climbing. Please e-mail us so we may assist you in planning your visit in Big Sky Country!

  Black Tie Ski Rentals - exceptional equipment with personalized service and no waiting in lines. No More Lines. No More Hassles.

  Avalanche Safety - Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

  U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program -- Information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction.

  Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport(BZN) - Whether your travel involves the business centers of Bozeman, Belgrade and Livingston, education at Montana State University or the recreation areas of Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin, and Bridger Bowl Ski Area, BZN can provide all of your southwest Montana air transportation needs.

  Yellowstone National Park Vacations

  Ryan Turner Photography - Ryan lives in Big Sky and the outdoors is his studio

  MONTANA SKI AREA PHOTO COLLECTION - courtesy of Candid shots and personal observations by a skier just out enjoying the mountains. Big Sky, Big Mountain, Bridger, and more.

  Big Sky Videos

  Mike Haring - photography and music

  Canyon Adventures - Big Sky,Montana: Horseback trail rides, Mountain Bike tours, ATV rentals, and guided back country snowmobiling.

  BIG BOYS TOYS RENTALS - The only full recreational rental shop in the Big Sky, Bozeman and surrounding National Forest. Summer & winter toys.

  Western Montana Search Dogs - volunteer, nonprofit organization providing trained search dogs to requesting agencies. Teams throughout Montana are available for call-out on a 24-hour basis through the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department at (406) 582-2100 extension 2.

  Cooke City Chamber of Commerce -- At the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National the other direction is the scenic and notorious Beartooth Highway.

  Red Lodge Montana - Gateway to Yellowstone National Park via the extraordinarily beautiful Beartooth Highway

  The Beartooth Highway - "America's Most Scenic Highway", especially on a motorcycle -- from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park at Cook City to Red Lodge Montana. Open May until November.The Beartooth Highway is one of the most spectacular National Forest routes on this continent.

  Montana BMW Riders - The Beartooth Motorcycle Rally, calendar of other events and more.

  Yellowstone Harley-Davidson - Rent a Harley, Own the Road

  Montana Ski Area List

  whitefish Mountain Resort

  Red Lodge Mountain Resort - Next to the historic town of Red Lodge offering 8 lifts, 2400 vertical feet, 1600 acres, and a variety of terrain from beginner to double diamond chutes. Open Nov 26 to Apr 15.

  Beartooth Pass Summer Ski Area - looking for something out of the ordinary to do in early summer? The Beartooth Highway between Red Lodge and Cooke City, offers access to high-elevation snowfields that persist well into the summer.

  Blacktail Mountain Ski Area

  Bohart Ranch Cross Country Ski Center

  Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation Area - Wallace, Idaho

  Discovery Ski Area - Georgetown Lakes, Montana

  Great Divide Snowsports Area - Helena, Montana

  Montana Snowbowl - Missoula Montana's ski & snowboard area

  Lost Trail Powder Mountain - Conner, Montana

  Maverick Mountain ski area - Polaris, Montana near Dillon

  Turner Mountain Ski Resort - 22 Miles North of Libby, Montana

  Showdown Ski Area - near Great Falls, Montana

  Teton Pass Resort - Choteau, Montana
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

  Grand Teton National Park - Hey, if you're visiting Yellowstone National Park just head south and you'll drive right into the next stunning national treasure!

  Bitterroot Resort - Montana family considers a destination resort on federal mountain lands above the Maclay Ranch south of Lolo (near Missoula).

  Montana Wilderness Association - Protecting Montana's wilderness heritage, quiet beauty, and outdoor traditions. Visit this site to participate in wilderness winter snowshoes and summer hikes.

  G O R P is your encyclopedic reference for outdoor recreation information for Montana and worldwide.

  GRIZZLY & WOLF DISCOVERY CENTER - A Not-for-profit AZA Accredited Facility in West Yellowstone. View live grizzly bears and gray wolves in a naturalistic environment. Interact with naturalists, attend wildlife presentations and films, visit the gift shop or simply relax and watch these fascinating animals.



  POWDER - The Skier's Magazine

  EpicSki: a community for skiers to discuss skiing, ski equipment and reviews, resorts, clothing, techniques, snowboarding, backcountry, cross country.


  The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture - click here for events and information

  West Yellowstone, Montana Chamber of Commerce -- this year-around tourist town is the western gateway to Yellowstone National Park.

  YELLOWSTONE IMAX THEATRE - Six story high screen with 6-channel digital surround sound, "Yellowstone" highlights the history, wildlife and geothermal aspects of our country's first national park. An adventure that will guide you through the National Park, allowing you to view its majestic wildlife and the grandeur of its scenery.

  BUD LILLY'S TROUT SHOP - The oldest and best fly fishing shop in the West, providing guided fishing trips in Montana, Idaho, and Yellowstone Park. Top of the line fishing gear, outdoor clothing, camping gear, jewelry, gifts and a basement art gallery.

  Happy Hour Bar at Hebgen Lake -- mindless entertainment for adults plus some pretty good food. Lakeside near West Yellowstone.

  FREEHEEL & WHEEL - West Yellowstone's complete full service bicycle specialty shop. We offer sales, service and rentals, featuring Trek and Specialized. huge selection of parts, accessories, unique casual clothing including Patagonia, shoes, and jewelry. Have a coffee and a treat while you shop.

  YELLOWSTONE HOLIDAY RV CAMPGROUND & MARINA - On the shores of beautiful Hebgen Lake, 13 highway miles outside the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Small general store, bathroom and shower facilities, laundry, and a modem data port desk. On-site marina has launch ramp, boat slips, propane and fuel. Rent fishing boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boats.

  Bozeman Montana On-Line Travel Guide

  Big Sky Ski Education Foundation - Big Sky Ski Academy
  Yellowstone Alpen Guides - Truly enjoy Yellowstone Park with a knowledgeable guide. Winter offers unique chauffeured snowcoach. Various summer tours.

  Great Rockies Sport Show - welcome to the great outdoors!

  Indian Nations of Montana - rich strongholds of Native American culture and heritage

  Boyne USA Resorts: family-owned and operated. Besides Big Sky in Montana this Michigan-based pioneer ski company operates resorts in Michigan, Utah, Maine, New Hampshire, Tennessee, and British Columbia.

US Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame & Museum

Michigan Ski Hall of Fame

  SKI BUM NEWS - your guide to skiing and boarding news. #1 news source on the Internet!

  SkiReport.Com - Your ski and ride powder guide.

  The World Tour Travel Adventure Club - Ski/Snowboard, SCUBA, Sightseeing trips and more! Great group rates! Trips depart from Boston & New York. You are free to hang with the club or do your own thing.

  High On Adventure - devoted to the adventurous traveler; informative and entertaining travel articles spanning the adventure-travel spectrum.
  Ski Guide -- Resort info, lodging, rentals

  The Pioneers' Checkpoint -- Everest, the Himalayas, oceans, and polar regions.

  ONTHESNOW.COM - snow reports, deals & reviews. A very good interactive and informative site.
 ESSENTIAL-SKI - A winter sports directory

  Skiing HQ - a guide to hundreds of boarding and skiing links

  s k i h i l l s . c o m - custom-tailor a vacation that is made for you, to give you what you want. Experience everything that a ski holiday has to offer - world class skiing and snowboarding, fine dining, outstanding shopping, and the perfect place to come back to at the end of the day.

  OutWest Global Adventures -- one of the world's leading GLBT adventure travel companies.

  Travel & Leisure Magazine

  Montana Guidebook - wilderness guide and travel routes

  Montana's Legendary MISSION MOUNTAIN WOOD BAND swept the musical scene in the 70's garnering national acclaim. CD available.

  ABC of Skiing - complete Skiing resource. This site covers a very extensive range of subjects about the sport such as various techniques, disciplines, and the necessary pieces of gear and equipment.

  Missoula Montana

  Glacier National Park

  Bozeman Montana

  Big Sky, Montana

  Montana Motocross - Everything Motocross in Montana

  Hike Bike and Ride -- Specialising in Outdoor Clothing, Camping, Tents, Sports Equipment and Travel Luggage we also supply Ski, Skateboard and walking gear, brands include, Trespass, Outdoor Scene, Trek Mates, and Ridgewalker.

  Ski Instruction -- a dinner conversation

  Break-Through on Skis: ski videos, ski writing, publishing, and ski instruction from Lito Tejada-Flores

  HARB SKI SYSTEM: Iconic instructor Harald Harb provides skiing improvement. Harb Ski Systems has videos, information, services, and products that will help you ski better.
Ron Tabaczka
Ron Tabaczka