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Join your fellow community members and industry professionals to envision the future of tourism in Big Sky: 


Tuesday, October 24, 2023

4-6 p.m. 

The Waypoint


Wednesday, October 25, 2023

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Big Sky Chapel

Together we will: 

  • Create a shared vision of success 

  • Explore future tourism scenarios 

  • Learn from proven practices in other destinations 

  • Identify strategies to improve the visitor experience while protecting a sense of place 

  • Develop strong connections with others in the tourism economy 


Visit Big Sky is collaborating with a robust project team to create a destination management strategy for the community of Big Sky.  


We’ll kick off the community engagement phase of this project with a networking event on October 24, followed by an all-day Future of Tourism Community Summit on October 25.   


What is a destination management strategy? It’s a planning approach that involves the local community to strike a balance between the needs of residents, tourism industry stakeholders, and the environment, all within the context of a growing visitor economy centered around outdoor recreation. When done well, it supports sustainability and promotes regeneration – enhancing the visitor experience while giving back to the destination long-term. We’ll develop this strategy in close collaboration with stakeholders and community leaders, ensuring a sense of ownership and a united effort in its implementation. 


Ready to get involved? Join us October 24-25 as we begin shaping Big Sky’s future! Even if you can’t make the initial events, you can receive more information about future community engagements that are part of the destination management strategy process. Just share your contact information by completing this form, and we’ll keep you updated. 


Your participation is invaluable as we collectively envision Big Sky's future tourism landscape. 

The Destination Management Strategy Advisory Team for Visit Big Sky would like to thank you for your time and interest in this initiative: 

Convener: Brad Niva, Visit Big Sky 

Team members:  

  • Dylan Thornton, Belonging in Big Sky 

  • Katie Alvin, Arts Council of Big Sky 

  • Ashley Wilson, Big Sky Community Organization 

  • David O’Connor, Big Sky Housing Trust 

  • Lizzie Peyton, Big Sky Sustainability Network Organization (SNO) 

  • Yann Benjamin, Big Sky Resort 

  • Kristin Gardner, Gallatin River Task Force 

  • Bayard Dominick, Lone Mountain Land Company 

  • Krista Traxler, Lone Mountain Land Company 

  • Daniel Bierschwale, Big Sky Resort Tax District