BSCC skatepark fundraiser Dec. 6, new trail signage installed, and new winter trails

Skatepark fundraiser set for Dec. 6

BSCC’s Parks Committee is hosting a fundraiser for the second phase of the Big Sky Community Park’s skatepark at Lone Peak Cinema on Dec. 6 from 6-9 p.m. The fundraiser will include a silent auction, an art auction featuring local artists’ work in a variety of mediums, and raffles for a skateboard and four rounds of golf among other items. Skateboard movies will play on the big screen and design renderings of the second phase will be on display for comment.

Winter trails

BSCC is establishing winter walking trails to enhance pedestrian safety and increase connectivity within the Town Center and Meadow Village areas of Big Sky.

Led by BSCC’s Trails Committee and with Lone Mountain Ranch donating time and equipment, the winter trails program is funded by Big Sky Area Resort Tax. Three miles of trails will be plowed or packed including Ousel Falls Trail from Town Center to Spruce Cone Drive; Lone Peak Trail (formerly Spur Road Trail) from Town Center to Roxy’s Market; Crail Ranch Trail from Spanish Peaks Condos to the community park; and Little Willow Way within the Community Park. The trails will be open to hikers, dog walkers and fat bikes.

BSCC installs trail signage

BSCC recently installed 13 new trail signs southeast of Big Sky Town Center on the five miles of Hummocks and Uplands trails that BSCC built this summer. Funding for the project, which includes 64 total parks and trails signs, came from Big Sky Area Resort Tax and the Smith Family Foundation in the amount of $35,000.

BSCC is using the money in a comprehensive effort to rebrand parks and trails signage with a more consistent theme. The remaining signs are being fabricated and will be installed in spring 2015.

The Big Sky Community Corporation promotes, acquires and preserves sustainable recreational resources and programming for the use of the Big Sky community and its visitors.