more about: Montana

This Winter’s First Gotta-Go Destination: Big Sky, MT

Now home to the largest ski resort in the country, Big Sky, Montana kicks off this snow season with a new performing arts center, dogsledding trips, and lots of local brews. Here, writer Stephen Edwards shares his five favorite must-dos. 1. Chutes and lagers Big Sky Resort wasn’t “over the hill” on its 40th anniversary; instead, it bought what was over […]

Montana takes over the Emerald City

Montana is making a play for Seattle. On almost every bus, billboard—even this downtown ferry terminal—there are National Geographic-esque nature scenes seducing you to Montana.

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Cool tool: The Atlas of Food

How many acres of vegetables are harvested in your area? Another cool tool to see how the West rules is The Food Environment Atlas. Idaho, California, Washington and Oregon—and okay, we’ll admit it, parts of Florida—score high on number of acres harvested for vegetables. How do people survive in other places? Do they eat? Oh, right, it comes in by […]

Cool Cowgirl

Meet a real American Idol. Sarah is a wrangler at Montana’s 7 Lazy P Wilderness Ranch, and straight out of the pages of Lonesome Dove. On top of galloping around at dawn roping and corralling steeds, she’s a certified blacksmith and horseshoe master, forges her own belt buckles, and pulls off wearing chaps without looking like one of the Village […]