Tippet Rise Art Center is preparing to break ground for the construction of a new pavilion designed by the world-renowned architect Francis Kéré! T...

After summiting hundreds of mountains, this extreme athlete is far from reaching her peak There’s no doubt that 2018 has been a good year for Jacks...

At this landmark spa and resort, historic doesn’t mean stagnant I’d imagine that few Big Sky Journal readers need an introduction to Chico Hot Spr...

News and events from around the Northern Rockies Having planned our winter excursion to Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Snow Lodge in early summer — as...

Montana’s smallest ski area is a big part of the community One Sunday last winter, on the second ski day of a weekend road trip to Bear Paw Ski Bowl...

As I write this in early November, my home base in South- West Montana is already blanketed in snow, sketchy winter driving conditions are in full for...

A custom home in Big Sky, Montana, complements an active family’s lifestyle Matt and Heather Morris met at work, and although the venue was Fenway P...

The art of Joe Trakimas There was a time when American children played pretend games outdoors, involving things like sticks as weapons. But not Joe Tr...

A winter sport with Western flair Ebbie Hansen is a blur of color and motion as she tries to maneuver her anxious horse into the starting chute. The a...

Is the next state-record northern pike swimming in Fort Peck Reservoir? A hardy crew of ice anglers is betting their spears on it Joe Horn briefly d...

The small town of Tetonia, Idaho, propels a tradition Ever since he was a small child, Brent Robson’s life has been intertwined with snowplanes. His...

When the going gets tough, the tough get fishing ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and plenty of creatures were stirring in Paradise Valley south of ...

Skating the backcountry I’ve skated before, but this time it feels like flying. The ice is smooth and fast; it takes almost no energy for me to glid...

After 37 years, Big Sky Resort’s ski patrol director is hanging up his coat and cross  During his first week of workski patrolling at Montana’s B...

One of Montana’s most expensive Hereford auctions “Would you look at the butt on that bull?” The auctioneer calls out, as smiles crack in the c...

Deep in the woodpile I pull chunks of myrtle for an evening fire, winter holding on. When the fire blazes I notice a wasp, months asleep, in a dusty c...

A writer takes to the wintery open road Dense fog hangs above Montana’s Bitterroot Valley on this, a crisp December morning. The fog creates a mushr...

The specific setting of John Larison’s new novel, Whisky When We’re Dry, (Viking, $26) is never identified, but the locations, scenarios, and char...

November is an exciting time to be a member of the Hockaday. The month kicks off with the opening of our Annual Exhibit, Members’ Salon, dedica...

Watching summer dwindle away is part of life in the Northern Rockies, because, as we all know, it’s fleeting. And it’s busy: Fly fishing, hiking, ...

The harvest season and end-of-summer sunshine is celebrated throughout the Northern Rockies with a variety of family-friendly events. McIntosh Apple D...

Fishing is a year-round endeavor, but the fall season is my favorite. Low, clear, and cold water makes for accessible fishing and hungry trout. This f...

THE PLAN WAS HATCHED LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE DEPARTURE. It had been too long since we’d been out. Enough of town, traffic, chores, work, and deadl...

Jim Williams’ fascinating new natural history book, Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion (Patagonia, $24.95), examines t...

ELLIOT GARFIELD IS A MAN OUT OF TIME. Not hourly time, though as a UPS delivery driver, he is in a perpetual dust cloud of a hurry on his route of gra...

THE ALARM CHIMES AT 6 a.m. I hit snooze for half an hour before I’m finally roused from my cot by the sound of hooves. The metal roof of the classro...

ON A COLD, CLOUD-HEAVY SPRING DAY in Southwest Montana’s Paradise Valley, a Belgian malinois named Pepin trots from one pile of elk scat to the next...

ALTHOUGH THE EVENTS TOOK PLACE NEARLY 50 YEARS AGO, I still remember them as vividly as yesterday. A warm September sun hung suspended in the endless ...

I’M STANDING ON THE CHUNK OF MADISON LIMESTONE in a meadow filled with grass and midsummer flowers. Asters, yarrow, buckwheat, prairie smoke with it...

Whitefish Lake, northwest Montana’s spectacular high-altitude destination, has been drawing out-of-staters for generations. Seven miles long and onl...

You don’t have to be crazy to hunt mountain goats, but being so doesn’t hurt your chances for success. Think about it: Goats spend most of their l...

A March wind blows over the Beaverhead Valley and piles dark clouds on the horizon, harbingers of the coming snow. Tucked into a fold of land outside ...

When the Confederate army fired on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, Alfred Mathews — a man opposed to slavery and secession — found himself in a dis...

As if not everything had rusted, dry wheat bent from seed. A split rail fence, its three crows panting. Each mountain division was lit up or about to ...

In terms of career transitions, oil painter John C. Gawne has experienced perhaps one of the more drastic ones: from 20 years as an accountant and sto...