Big Sky, Montana looks to be taking a giant leap forward in trying to keep up with some of the higher end ski resorts in the world. Big Sky has always lacked in a high end hotel with ability to have more than just a few rooms. This development will have 140 guest rooms and 39 residences. It will be located in Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and will have many of the amenities of the Club offered to guests.
CrossHarbor Capital and Montage Resorts are partnering on the project and it is slated to open the resort in 2021 in the Spanish Peaks Development of Big Sky. Montage Big Sky will offer ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky, retail area, restaurant and bowling alley among other amenities.
Big Sky should be in the world class category of Vail and Jackson Hole and it looks like the Developers are taking a very positive step in the right direction. Big Sky is known as one of the largest ski areas in North America and with its close proximity to Yellowstone National Park and the number of blue ribbon trout streams in Big Sky or in close proximity makes this a no brainer. With the Gallatin River going through Big Sky and the Madison, Ruby, Yellowstone, Missouri and Jefferson all with an hours drive this is centrally located to be one of the better places in the Lower 48 for fly fishing.
When stacked up against Colorado resorts with ski acreage and proximity to Yellowstone, summer amenities and wildlife, Big Sky should see great growth for the next decade. The only other place that comes close is Jackson Hole. The downfalls of Jackson Hole are the crowds and Big Sky to this date doesn’t have them. Couple that with Bozeman’s growth and this area should continue to blossom and become a real destination place for more and more people.
Our little ski resort of Big Sky will soon look very different with new hotels, retail and other amenities.