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


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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Hiring | Communications and Community Engagement Manager

Position Summary The Big Sky Resort Area District is seeking a Communications and Community Engagement Manager to facilitate the day-to-day communication of public information. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team player with a desire to support the Big...

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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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