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New Montesorri School Coming to Big Sky

by Tim Hart

A new school may be coming to Big Sky. The Big Sky Discovery School, a private Montesorri school, has been started by Big Sky locals Scott and Karen Maybee in an attempt to diversify the education options for Big Sky locals. The school will serve up to 12 students in first through third grade but will look to expand up to sixth grade in the next year. Both owners believe the new private school will only help enhance the quality of education available in Big Sky. As there is no Montessori school in Big Sky, Big Sky Discovery School will bring a less traditional education method to the area. The school’s calendar will mimic the local public elementary school, Ophir, but the prospect of a new school has received mixed reactions from locals. In general though, having multiple options for schooling can only help potential home-buyers feel more comfortable moving to a smaller town. The school aims to be environmentally sustainable while feeding their students only healthy, natural, organic food. The eco-friendly perspective may also align more with recently moved parents, who are looking to raise their children with these tenants in mind. Any home-buyer looking to move into Big Sky can only be heartened by having more educational options available for their children.

Gallatin County Economy Continues to Thrive

by Tim Hart

Despite the fact that Montana’s economic growth rate has slowed in recent years, Gallatin County continues to maintain high economic growth. The county’s growth was driven by wages earned in the construction, manufacturing and service industries. From 2012 to 2013, the county added 2,500 jobs. That number was more than double any other county in Montana. Unfortunately, the amount of wages brought in was proportionally low at 28 million. Experts believe the low numbers simply reflect the generally lower wages that are given to these three sectors. But, the growth in the county still dwarfed the growth in any other Montana county.

For real estate, Gallatin County continued to look strong, coming in second for the most new housing startups. Gallatin County has plenty of potential for continued growth in this sector, as this data still only reaches to 76% of the pre-recession peak.

Source: Bacaj, Jason. “Gallatin economy growing, state slowing.” Bozeman Daily Chronicle. 6 August 2014.

Both Big Sky and Bridger Bowl Resorts both set records for skiers.  Bridger Bowl saw 217,000 skiers this season overturning the previous mark by 3%.  Big Sky saw more than 450,000 skier visits overturning the previous mark by over 100,000 skiers!   Snow fell early and often with snowpack levels well above 100% levels in all areas in Big Sky and the Gallatin Valley.

Taking a Ski Trip to Big Sky, MT

by Tim Hart

If you are planning a ski vacation, look no further than Big Sky, Montana.  For ski-able acreage, Big Sky boasts over 3600 acres of ski-able acreage and 4366 vertical - while Moonlight Basin boasts an additional 2000 acres of 3850 feet of vertical.

When combining Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin, Big Sky, Montana offers some of the biggest ski-able acreage in N America with just a few resorts boasting bigger numbers.

Combine the huge terrain with virtually NO lift lines and you can get hooked on Big Sky, Montana skiing quickly.  Although the amenities in Big Sky have always been known as a bit on the 'light' side, the town center is really starting to take off with a new movie theater opening in May, several music amphitheatres, a great selection of restaurants and other services.

In addition, you have Yellowstone Park's west entrance just down the road - about 48 miles, mammoth hiking and snow-shoeing; back country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sled rides, and horse driven sleigh dinners - a lifetime of memories in a week!

My recommendation is to find a great ski rental vacation home in the Mountain Village area of Big Sky - most have good-to-great ski access and jaw dropping views of Lone Mountain and the Spanish Peaks.   One ski vacation rental home to consider is the Sioux Lodge @ This Lodge features: ski access to Big Sky Resort, killer views of Lone Mountain and room for 12 in 4 beds and 3.5 baths, the Sioux provides base camp for an awesome ski vacation.


Visit Big Sky, Montana this winter for an unforgettable vacation ski destination.



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