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November 2014


Big Sky Resort Winter Season Opening Day - November 27

  • Time: 8:00am
  • Location: Big Sky Resort
  • Details:

    Winter Season Opening Day Festvities at Swift Current Lift where the line forms to grab the first chair of the season. 


Big Sky Chamber Of Commerce & Visitor Center Are Closed for Thanksgiving - November 27

  • Time: November 27 to November 28
  • Location: 55 Lone Mountain Trail
  • Contact: Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 406.995.3000
  • Details:

    The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Big Sky Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center will reopen on Monday, December 1 at 8: 30 a.m.

5th Annual Big Sky Ski Education Foundation Turkey Trot - November 27

  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Fire Pit Park, Town Center
  • Contact: Jackie Robin
  • Phone: 406.581.1772
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Kick off your Thanksgiving by bringing the whole family out to Town Center's Fire Pit Park for the 5th Annual 5K and Kids Fun Run Turkey Trot. All proceeds benefit the Big Sky Ski Education Foundation's Alpine, Freeride and Nordic ski programs. Register online until 5pm the day before the race for $20 per runner. Same day registration and check-in opens at 7:45am and is $25 per runner.  The first 125 runners to register will receive T-shirts, ski buffs and other goodies. Plus lots of great prizes including one for best Turkey Day costume, cutest canine and stoller division. Run/walk starts at 9 a.m.  


25th Annual Thanksgiving Buffet at The Corral - November 27

  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Location: 42895 Gallatin Rd
  • Contact: The Corral
  • Phone: 406.995.4249
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Come to The Corral's 25th Annual Thanksgiving Buffet. A plethora of Thanksgiving staples will be served including roast tom turkey, smoked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, pearl onions, traditional stuffing, pumpkin bread, banana bread, cranberry sauce, bread, and pumpkin pie. There will also be plenty of screens to catch your favorite football game! Cost for adults is $15, kids 6 to 10 are $9 and kids 5 & under are free.

Pick Up Your Thanksgiving Turkey or Ham at the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill - November 27

  • Time: 3:00pm
  • Location: 45130 Gallatin Rd.
  • Contact: Gallatin Riverhouse Grill
  • Phone: 406.995.7427
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Get you prepared Thanksgiving turkey or ham from The Gallatin Riverhouse Grill. A fried turkey is $65. Pick up a smoked boneless turkey for $75 or enjoy a maple cured smoked ham for $95. Order online at before Nov 22 and get 10% off when you use the code TURKEYDAY.

Thanksgiving at Buck's T-4 Lodge - November 27

  • Time: 4:00pm
  • Location: 46625 Gallatin Rd.
  • Contact: Buck's T-4
  • Phone: 406.995.4111
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Buck's T-4 will be serving a family style dinner Thanksgiving special from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A plated mixed green salad will be served followed by a Thanksgiving feast including a farm fresh Montana Hutterite turkey, classic stuffing, roasted garlic mashed Montana russet potatoes, giblet gravy, candied yams, brown sugar and pecans, cranberry orange relish, classic green beans and onions and fresh baked rolls. Dessert will be a choice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream, brandy pumpkin pie cinnamon crème fraiche, apple turnover with chai tea caramel. Cost is $26.95 for adults and the price for children 10 & under are $12.95. Buck's will also be offering a limited selection of their regular menu as well.

Small Business Saturday - November 29

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Location: Big Sky
  • Contact: Big Sky Chamber
  • Phone: 406-995-3000
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Small Business Saturday was founded by American Express in 2010 to help businesses with their more pressing needs – getting more customers.  The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  This single day has grown into a powerful movement and more people are taking part than ever before.
    The Chamber is coordinating a “fun walk” between Town Center and Meadow Village at 10:00 a.m. on Small Business Saturday. Chamber members and residents alike can participate in the walk and take part in all the great Small Business Saturday deals. The Big Sky Chamber will also coordinate a shopping guide and promote it in email blasts and a press release to the local newspapers before the event, so shoppers will be aware of all the discounts before the event.

Christmas Bazaar - November 29

  • Time: 12:00pm
  • Location: Buck's T-4
  • Contact: Buck's T-4
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Looking for vendors for our First Annual Christmas Bazaar at Bucks T4 in Big Sky!

    We are raising money for 'Women in Action Big Sky' and a great chance for you to sell your arts/crafts/gifts and treats. Anyone interested in having a booth or know of anyone who might like to sell their products, please email Valerie at

    Bazaar is November, 29, 2014 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Big Sky Community Theater Presents "Almost Maine" - November 29

  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Location: 45465 Gallatin Rd.
  • Contact: Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
  • Phone: 865.318.4340
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Big Sky Community Theater is presenting "Almost Maine," a series of eight, interlocking love-themed vignettes set during a single winter evening in a small town in Maine. The production is planning for November 29, one show only, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. At turns both comic and poignant, the play, written by John Cariani, has surpassed all the old standbys, from Our Town and Arsenic and Old Lace to Shakespeare, to become the most produced play in America. Big Sky Community Theatre is funded and supported by Big Sky School District Adult Education. Some of the material is less appropriate for young children. Tickets will be available at the door, but can be purchased ahead of time at

18th Annual Madrigal Dinner - December 4

  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Location: 46625 Gallatin Rd, Big Sky, MT 59716
  • Contact: Big Sky Arts Council
  • Phone: 995-2742
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Tickets for the Madrigal Dinner are on sale now and can be purchased for $55 per person, which includes a fantastic three-course dinner prepared by the chefs at Buck&#39;s, as well as festive music from the Montana State University Montanans, the MSU Brass Quintet and MSU Chorale. The evening begins with a no-host bar at 5 p.m., followed by seating for the dinner promptly at 6 p.m., in preparation for the Ceremonial Procession of the Lord and Lady of the Manor and their guests. Olde English customs are the themes throughout the evening, including fanfare introducing the Ceremonial Procession, the Wassail Bowl and Christmas Toast, the Boar's Head Procession and the Flaming Pudding Dessert. The MSU Montanans serenade guests throughout the evening and the MSU Chorale presents a concert finale. The dinner closes with the audience joining the musicians in singing familiar carols.

Mountain Outlaw Magazine Release Party - December 5

  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Location: 45130 Gallatin Rd.
  • Contact: Outlaw Partners
  • Phone: 406.995.2055
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Come celebrate the Winter 2015 Mountain Outlaw magazine release party at the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill. The party starts at 5:00 p.m. with a screening of Land of No Use from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and live music by The Kitchen Dwellers at 8:00 p.m.

Pray for Snow Party - December 6

  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Location: Big Sky Town Center
  • Contact: Grizzly Outfitters
  • Phone: 406.995.2939
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Grizzly Outfitters will be hosting its 20th Annual Pray for Snow Party. Take part in this Big Sky tradition and celebrate the coming of winter.

Big Sky Community Corporation Skate Park Fundraiser - December 6

  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Location: 50 Ousel Falls Rd
  • Contact: Big Sky Community Corporation
  • Phone: 406.993.2112
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Art auction featuring the work of local artists in a variety of mediums. Silent auction format to end at 8:30. Raffle (need not be present to win) to include a BPR skateboard, 4 round of golf and more. A selection of great skateboard movies playing on the big screen. Design renderings will be on display for comment. Stop by the Lone Peak Cinema and enjoy some great art and support the BSCC and the Big Sky skate park.

Ribbon Cutting for Fercho Gallery & Elliott Design - December 11

  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Location: 88 Ousel Falls Road, Big Sky Town Center
  • Contact: Big Sky Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 406-995-3000
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Welcome Chamber Members to Fercho Gallery & Elliott Design!  We would like to invite you to our Big Sky Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, December 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 88 Ousel Falls Road.  We look forward to meeting you and giving you background as to how we became a part of the Big Sky community and what we have to offer our clientele!  Cheers!  Kira Fercho & Lori Elliott

Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour - December 11

  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Location: Lone Peak Cinema
  • Details:

    Check out these short films at the Lone Peak Cinema. Shows start at 8pm. Buy tickets in advance and learn more about the tour HERE.

    Africa: Bomb Snow TV: Bridger Brigade Productions

    Higher Love: Skylab Media House

    Icefall: Kate Spice: Mammut

    Land of No Use : Henry Worobec and Chris Kamman

    Pretty Faces: Unicorn Picnic

    Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb: T-Bar Films

    Afterglow: Sweetgrass Productions

Turkey For A Ticket At Big Sky Resort - December 12

  • Time: 8:00am
  • Location: Big Sky Resort
  • Contact: Big Sky Resort
  • Details:

    Help us stock our local food banks for the holidays. Turkey for a Ticket food drive returns for the 8th year to offer free skiing and snowboarding to those who participate in the largest one-day food frive benefiting the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Madison Valley Food Bank, and the Big Sky Food Bank.


    More details to come.

Military Appreciation Weekend at Big Sky Resort - December 12

  • Time: December 12 to December 14
  • Location: Big Sky Resort
  • Details:

    Free skiing for Military Members with I.D. and discounts for the family. Friday, December 12 2014 through Sunday, December 14, 2014.

    Lift ticket discounts are TBD.

    Lodging specials are valid the nights of December 12th and 13th. Contact Big Sky Central Reservations at (800) 548-4486 for details. 

    Those interested in reserving accommodations in the slopeside Huntley Lodge can call Big Sky Central Reservations and mention the discount and present their ID at the front desk upon checking in. The Huntley Lodge discount is for double occupancy and includes a free daily breakfast buffet. Each additional person is $25 per person per night.

$41 Lift Tickets for Birthday Weekend at Big Sky Resort's 41st Birthday - December 12

  • Time: December 12 to December 14
  • Location: Big Sky Resort
  • Website:
  • Details:

    Ski all weekend at Big Sky Resort for just $41 in honor of our 41st Birthday!

Demo Days at Big Sky Resort - December 12

  • Time: December 12 to December 14
  • Location: Big Sky Resort
  • Details:

    Demo gear from ski, tele and snowboard manufacturers all weekend at Big Sky Resort's Madison Base Area and Mountain Village.