If you ask us, Big Sky is THE place to live. But maybe that’s because we live here! We truly live a “work hard, play hard life” and we love it. But, we’ll let you decide to relocate to Big Sky for yourself. Here’s some information with great resources and services that our mountain community has to offer.
View Big Sky’s most current Community Profile here.
In Big Sky, there are a number of businesses that offer both year-round and seasonal employment opportunities. Big Sky Chamber members use the Chamber’s website to post jobs. Click Here to see current job postings.
Big Sky School District
Our local school serves grades K-12 and is home to 400 students. The school building is near the Gallatin River and seated against the mountains. Because of its location and the plethora of wildlife in the area, the campus is a great place for hands on learning.
Reading, writing, mathematics and science are the core foundation for students. The curriculum is challenging and helps to develop the social, intellectual, physical, and creative capabilities of each student. Students are also introduced to the performing arts, outdoor sports and of course because we live in Big Sky, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and kayaking!
Healthcare & Doctors
Big Sky has two medical offices in town staffed with doctors on a daily basis. There is also a medical center offering emergency services 24/7. Big Sky has a full service pharmacy located in the Big Sky Medical Center.
Fire & Emergency
With locations in Town Center and on the mountain, the Big Sky Fire Department is on-call 24/7. For more information visit Big Sky Fire. Big Sky Medical Center also offers emergency services 24/7 with heli-stop for air ambulance.
Kids Programs and Camps
When the kids aren’t in school and the weather is warm and the sun is shinning, there are many children’s’ programs and camps within the Big Sky area. Whether your kids prefer an outdoor youth adventure camp, soccer, tennis, hiking, music or theater, there’s plenty to keep them busy and active.
Big Sky has numerous organizations that offer volunteer opportunities. Those that live here take pride in contributing their time for the enhancement of the community and its residents. Please visit the links below to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Big Sky Community Corporation
- Big Sky Community Food Bank
- Rotary Club of Big Sky
- Yellowstone Club
- Big Sky Resort
- Moonlight Basin
- Spanish Peaks Mountain Club
- Hungry Moose Market
- Lone Mountain Ranch
Real Estate & Builders
You’ll be thrilled to know that it’s easy to find your dream home in Big Sky. There are apartments, condos, townhomes, and single-family residences. You can live on a mountain, along the Gallatin River, on the links of the Big Sky Golf Course, or anywhere in between. And, if you can’t find the perfect home for you and your family, we know a lot of people who would love to help you build your dream.
Moving is pain, we know. But you’ll be thrilled once you’re here. We’ve provided the links to our area’s utility providers to help you get started:
- Electricity: Northwestern Energy
- Propane & Natural Gas: Montana Energy Alliance
- Cable, TV, & Phone: 3 Rivers Communication
Temperature & Weather
We see it all – summer, fall, winter, and spring. Each season has its own special trait here in Big Sky. No matter what the weather, Big Sky is a beautiful place to be.
In the summer we have gorgeous sunsets and temperatures average in the 70s and 80s and the nights are clear and cool.
The fall is majestic as they Aspen trees turn from green to golden yellow. It’s the best time of year for hiking and fishing.
The winters are magical and when the ground is covered in glistening snow you’ll feel like you’re living in a snow globe.
Spring brings a sense of renewal and the excitement for warmer months and longer days.
The Big Sky Owners Association is Big Sky’s largest homeowners association. With 2,300 properties encompassing over 8,000 acres the Association spans across both Gallatin and Madison Counties. The BSOA is governed by an elected board of nine member volunteers and supported by staff. Annual membership assessments are used to provide public services and community support, including winter road maintenance, street lights, speed control, road signs, weed and pest control, open space maintenance, architectural review and landscape design and management of compliance issues within the BSOA jurisdiction.
Although the state of Montana does not have sales tax, Big Sky has a 3% resort tax. It’s a small price to pay for living in utopia. Money raised from the tax plays a significant role in the funding of services and programs within Big Sky. Areas that benefit from the sales tax include: infrastructure facilities, the post office, ambulance and emergency services, free public transportation systems, community parks and trails, the library, and tourism development.