#Rise[Up]BigSky

Big Sky is a “R” destination. Its providence is rooted in an outdoor Recreation, tourism-based economy having been born a destination ski Resort back in the early 1970s.

The negative impacts of the COVID-19 public health pandemic, ensuing economic decline, and continued erosion of our society’s social fabric with #ShelterAtHome and SocialDistancing directives, have put an end to travel – dare I say, life – as we know it.

In keeping one eye on the future however, there will come a day when travel will resume. But life will have changed from this crisis. We as people will not be the same. A premium has been placed on friends and family, nature and the experience that comes from living simply. So too will we as a destination have changed. There is already a Renewed sense of appreciation for The Power of Travel – for the big and small tourism businesses, their employees and the economic ecosystem built around the visitor economy that provides jobs and quality of life for our residents.

We will need to Re-create ourselves showing once again our community’s Resiliency in the face of insurmountable challenges. Visit Big Sky promises to work collaboratively with our tourism partners and community stakeholders to lead us out of this collectively.

We will Rise Up yet again and be stronger than ever. #Rise[Up]BigSky

GUIDANCE FOR TRAVELERS

The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 30 Days to Slow the Spread

We encourage travelers to follow the safety and travel guidance offered by the CDC and state and local public health authorities.

Montana’s Governor Steve Bullock has ordered a “Shelter in Place” through April 24th for the entire state to protect Montanans from COVID-19 by slowing the spread of the virus and a 14-Day Quarantine for Travelers Arriving in Montana from another state or country. These orders do not include essential businesses, such as lodging, restaurants (take-out and delivery only), health care providers and more. We encourage travelers to connect directly with lodging properties and other businesses for operational updates and questions. Please note, in booking future travel, our hotels and property management companies have adjusted their cancellation policies to provide greater flexibility in these uncertain times.

New directive from the Madison County Public Health Department:

Excerpt: All motels, hotels, guest ranches, RV sites, camping, short term rentals (defined as any residential property which rents or leases to guests for periods of less than 30 days), and guiding and outfitting services and associated lodging are ordered to cancel any reservations which begin on or before April 30, 2020, and not to accept new reservations or walk-in customers for periods beginning on or before April 30, 2020, except for Essential Purposes.

While you are unable to Come Live the Dream that is the Big Sky visitor experience right now, we can help you to Keep the Dream Alive and plan for #TravelTomorrow by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and at visitbigsky.com. Check back often to get your #DailyDose of how to live an #OutdoorHealthyLife.

Our thoughts are with those affected by the coronavirus. For additional local public health guidance in our area, we encourage you to visit HealthyGallatin.org.

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