About Big Sky
Big Sky, Montana is located 45 miles south of Bozeman, Montana in Southwest Montana. Bozeman's Gallatin Field Airport has direct flights from many cities in the United States, with connections throughout the world. Bozeman is the home of Montana State University, with good health facilities, shopping opportunities in its quaint, restored downtown area, and the entrance point for tourism into Southwest Montana and the Yellowstone National Park areas. Most people fly in and rent a car through the car rental agencies at the airport.
The road from Bozeman to Big Sky takes you through the Gallatin Canyon, itself worth the drive. Upon reaching Big Sky, you will immediately see why people from all over the world have come to love this area. We are completely surrounded by National Forests and National Parks, which helps us maintain the village feel of the Meadow Village community and the same feeling at the Mountain Village area. All of us who live here consider ourselves lucky to count this as our home.
Big Sky has a range of facilities for resident and visitor alike. We have grocery outlets, a drug store, medical clinics, shops catering to resident and tourist alike, interesting restaurants and a wide range of services and activities to keep you busy. There are even a couple of golf courses for the summer visitor. Should you need to rent equipment or buy new, you find several good stores that will outfit you.
Big Sky is actually about half way between Bozeman and West Yellowstone, the main entrance for Yellowstone National Park. In thirty minutes, after a beautiful drive through the Gallatin Canyon, you enter protected National Park land. Immediately you will see opportunities to hike or back country ski. Wildlife viewing and fly fishing are a favorite activity here. Soon thereafter, you come to the community of West Yellowstone, where you can enter the Park, summer and winter. Either season, there are amazing sights to see, including wildlife (yes Bears, Buffalo, Moose, Elk, Eagles, and so much more), the geysers, thermal springs, and the amazing scenery of the Park.
We may be a little off the beaten path, but we think a visit is more than worth the effort.