In 1992, the general electorate of the Big Sky Resort Area voted to adopt a Resort Tax to be charged on “luxury” goods and services not deemed “necessities of life.” In 1998, the general electorate of the Big Sky Resort Area voted to create a District for local administration of the Resort Tax. Resort Tax is collected and remitted by local businesses operating within the District. The locally elected Board of 5 volunteer Directors strategically invests funds to address critical community needs. The District is administered by a small paid staff hired by the Board of Directors. 

Upcoming Events

Community Week 2022 | October 3rd – 7th

Choose your Own Adventure at Community Week 2022 October 3rd – 7th Most are familiar with the old saying “the world is run by those who show up” but where do you show up? This year the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and Big Sky Resort Area District are teaming up to...

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Navigate Big Sky Website Launches Big Sky, Montana, July 22nd, 2022 – A new Big Sky website intending to foster citizen engagement and awareness within the community has launched. Navigate Big Sky ( is a web-based tool offering a concise...

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FY23 Award Results

Thank you Big Sky, for your feedback on Project Applications. Over the course of 2 meetings on June 6th & 9th, the District’s locally elected Board used your feedback to help guide them in making strategic community investments. This year’s awards (not including...

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OUR BIG SKY: 2022 Update

OUR BIG SKY: 2022 IMPLEMENTATION UPDATE BIG SKY, Mont. – In late 2019, the Our Big Sky Community Vision & Strategy was released to the public. A proactive group of community leaders assembled and organized themselves as the Coordinating Council of Big Sky,...

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