Living in the Mountains

If you love the outdoors, Montana is for you. There is so much to do year-round you’ll find something fun to do every day.

Winter sports are huge in Montana. The state boasts 15 ski areas and resorts. The active Montana lifestyle doesn’t stop during the winter months. Come spring, everyone waits for the opportunity to get outside for hiking, camping, fishing, rafting, visiting the local farmers markets, listening to the music in the parks and so much more. The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for learning about the Big Sky and Gallatin County areas.


If you like bears, wolves, fox, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, deer, moose, cougars, geese, and eagles, then you’ll love Montana. Many of our animals are seasonal, but it’s not uncommon to see bear tracks in the snow up on the mountain or in town in the winter.

Montana has a greater variety of wildlife – more than almost anywhere in the lower 48. Big Sky’s location is very attractive for large animals to thrive. You never know what you're going to see - or what's going to see you. The pictures you see here have all been taken by our employees either on Yellowstone Club property or in the Big Sky area. Our employees are always excited to capture nature in the wild.


Spring and fall are short and are generally the best times of year. Not many places have air conditioning in Montana. Cool evenings allow windows to be left open and provide great sleeping conditions. September is one of the best months of the year.

Montana winters can be extremely cold and feature unpredictable temperature swings. Between November and April, Montana’s temperature can run between 50 degrees above zero to 25 degrees below zero. Summers are generally in the 70-80 degree range with a few days that might hit the upper 80’s and into the 90’s.

Montana does see its fair share of rain, but usually it’s in May and June with some pop-up showers through the summer. The humidity is also low. It would be a rare day that the humidity rises about 40%.