So many of us move to Montana for the mountains. For some, there’s one particular mountain in mind: Big Sky Resort, perched upon Lone Peak in Southwest Montana. We’ve long known the value of this gem, and this year, Christie’s International Real Estate recognized Big Sky among its 2018 review of high-performing luxury ski markets. Taking both lifestyle and ski terrain into account, Christie’s produced a list of 10 iconic and emerging ski destinations, including Rocky Mountain classics like Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Sun Valley, Idaho, as well as numerous international resorts. We’re biased, but couldn’t recommend Big Sky property for sale more highly! Here’s what the report had to say about our Southwest Montana mountain:
What’s New or Notable in Big Sky
“The former rap against Big Sky was that there was no downtown in town: The first full-service grocery store opened just four years ago. Change is coming at downhill-racer speeds. The resort is in the midst of a US$150 million refresh through 2025, which has already created a commercial district with shops, restaurants, an ice-skating rink, and even a medical facility, with more to come. On the slopes, dine at the new topflight restaurant or ride the bubble chair, with wind shields and heated seats.”
“Big Sky is … well, big. With almost 6,000 acres of skiable terrain, the resort only has only some 500,000 ski visits per year. Compared to other resorts in the Western United States, which post one or two million visits, Big Sky is indeed far from the maddening crowds. While offering the full gamut of runs—from the black diamond precipice plunges to the green groomers and everything in between (including terrain parks)—the lack of crowds and wide-open space is a rush for all level of skiers in the know about this soon to be discovered gem.”
“Big Sky remains a well-kept secret. The exclusive Yellowstone Club is Big Sky’s neighbor, meaning celebrating sightings galore as world’s glitterati venture from the club’s private slopes to enjoy Big Sky’s terrain and low-key vibe. But word is spreading about Big Sky, evidenced by its architectural evolution. Log homes have long been the prevailing style and still appeal to homeowners looking for rustic and traditional mountain home retreats. However, as vacationers look to make Big Sky a new and permanent residence, mixes of rustic and modern styles are cropping up. Without taking away from the “Montana feel.” New construction features clean lines, dramatic angles, and enormous windows because the views are simply too spectacular not to frame and enjoy while home.”
Should we keep going? There are so many excellent reasons to explore Big Sky property for sale! Always feel free to call our local office, or browse Big Sky Montana real estate online. (Want to ski Big Sky, but you’re interested in a city lifestyle? We’d recommend Bozeman real estate.)
PHOTO: Big Sky property for sale, featuring 104 Cascade Ridge. For more information, contact Sandy Revisky at (406) 539-6316 or William Feher (406) 600-0275.