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Big Sky is Born

1902

Crail Ranch Homestead Established

1912

Ophir School (K-8) Established

1968

Chet Huntley Conceptualized Big Sky

1971

Gallatin Canyon Volunteer Fire Department Established

Big Sky Owner’s Association Founded to Manage, Operate and Maintain the Majority of the Developed Lands in Big Sky at the Time

1973

Big Sky Golf Course and Chairlifts Open at Big Sky Resort

1976

Boyne Buys Big Sky Resort

1985

Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Founded

1989

Arts Council of Big Sky Founded

1991

Big Sky Transportation District Formed

1992

Big Sky Resort Area District Formed

1993

Water & Sewer District is Formed

1994

Medical Clinic of Big Sky Opens with Dr. Jeffrey Daniels

Chief Robert Stober is Hired as the First Paid Chief for the Fire Department

1995

Lone Peak Tram Constructed: Big Sky Boasts Highest Vertical Drop in the Country

1998

Big Sky Community Corporation (Later Changed to Big Sky Community Organization) is Founded

1998

Blue Water Task Force (Later Changed to Gallatin River Task Force) is Created

2000

Moonlight Basin Opens for Skiing

$50M Summit Hotel at Big Sky Resort Opens

2001

Town Center Owners’ Association Founded and Construction of Town Center Begins

Yellowstone Club Founded

2005

Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin’s Combine Acreage to Announce Biggest Skiing in America

2006

General Electorate of Big Sky Expands Life of Big Sky Resort Area District to 2032

2007

Morningstar Learning Center Opens as a Full-Time Daycare/Preschool for the Community

2009

Lone Peak High School Established

2011

Big Sky Fire Department Staffs Station #1 with 24/7 Career Firefighters

2013

Warren Miller Performing Arts Center Opens

2015

Big Sky Medical Center Opens

Ophir School (K-8) Moves into its own Building, Separate from Lone Peak High School

2016

Big Sky Community Housing Trust Formed

Big Sky Resort Announces Big Sky 2025, a $150M Improvement Plan for the Resort

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