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EXPLORING BIG NIGHT SKY COUNTRY

Montana's vast rural spaces make it one of the best places in the country to view the night sky
Posted by Erin Duval on April 07, 2024 in   Montana  activities  Big Sky  Glacier National Park  What to do
Across the vast expanse of Montana, the horizon stretches endlessly, rightfully earning our state the moniker “Big Sky Country.” That phrase rings even more true after the sun sets, unveiling a celestial tapestry waiting to be explored. Huge swaths of Montana are separated from artificial light, making the state an unparalleled destination for astrotourism and inviting visitors and residents to gaze upon the stars and unlock the mysteries of the universe. Let’s take a quick tour through ways to ex... read more
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SPIRITED AWAY IN PUREWEST COUNTRY

Local distilleries offer a chance to get out of the spring chill and warm up with a locally produced spirit
Posted by Erin Duval on March 11, 2024 in   Montana  activities  award-winning
Montana's allure extends beyond its majestic landscapes; it permeates the vibrant local businesses that add flavor to daily life. In recent years, craft distilleries have emerged as gems in Montana's culinary tapestry, offering a spirited journey for both locals and visitors alike. Let's embark on a tasting tour, spotlighting a few exceptional craft distilleries from across the Treasure state, plus an extra along Montana's western border near PureWest’s newest office in Sandpoint, Idaho. Whistling Andy Disti... read more
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REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP: SLOPESIDE HOMES

See some homes that allow easy access to all your favorite resort has to offer
Posted by Erin Duval on February 21, 2024 in   Montana  activities  Big Sky  Montana luxury property  Whitefish
Imagine waking up to a pristine blanket of snow, with the promise of a bluebird day filled with downhill descents and cross-country explorations. Owning a property near one of Montana’s many ski resorts can transform winter into a wonderland right at your doorstep. The landscape adorned in white becomes your personal playground, inviting you to revel in the joys of the season. From Whitefish Mountain Resort to Big Sky Resort, Montana’s slopes offer world-class skiing along with small-town charm.  ... read more
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MONTANA'S GEOLOGIC WONDERS

The Treasure State is aptly named for its geologic history of mining and paleontology. Here's a few gems to know!
Posted by Erin Duval on September 13, 2023 in   Montana  activities  Bozeman  What to do
Anyone who lives in or has visited the Treasure State will understand that Montana “rocks,” but just how much do you know about the geologic wonders beneath your feet? Beyond the easily viewed glacially carved mountains and sweeping river canyons, many of the state's coolest features are ones found underground. No matter where in the state you are, there’s a treasure trove waiting for you to learn about in a museum, or even dig up from the ground! Paleontology 101: Montana has long been a hotbed f... read more
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SUMMER ON THE SLOPES

These Montana ski resorts come alive in the summer with myriad opportunities for recreation.
Posted by Erin Duval on June 13, 2023 in   Montana  activities  lifestyle  Whitefish
While living near a Montana ski town often conjures visions of powder-filled bluebird days, many ski resorts offer even more opportunities to get outside and enjoy the Treasure State’s offerings during summer. Here are a few options to consider around the state when you’re making your seasonal to-do list!   Whitefish Mountain Resort: The Whitefish Bike Park offers 30 miles of lift-accessed scenic flow trails high above the Flathead Valley. For the elevated adventurer, the resort operates an Aerial ... read more
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