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Fear not: What to do in November

By Derek Lennon EBS Contributor

Are you ready for November in Big Sky? The peaks are starting to turn white and the snow line is dropping quickly. Diehard skiers are earning their turns in the backcountry, as leaves are falling from trees in the Meadow and Canyon. It’s getting chillier every single day. November means that ski season is almost here.

November is far from the busiest month of the year. Now is prime time to organize employment for the winter season, find housing, and enjoy the laidback Big Sky attitude that we all enjoy. Be sure to get out and enjoy everything that’s happening in Big Sky in November. Mark your calendars now so that you know what’s going on.

What Big Sky events will you attend this month? Check out the events calendar on page 42 of this newspaper to learn times for many of these events during the first two weeks of November:

Nov. 1 – Department of Energy SBIR/STTR Webinar
Nov. 3 – Big Sky Sustainable Water Solutions Forum
Nov. 4 – Trivia Night @ Lone Peak Cinema
Nov. 4-6 – Bridger Ski Foundation’s 49th Annual Ski Swap
Nov. 6 – Day Light Savings Time Ends at 2 a.m. (clocks fall back)
Nov. 7 – Rockstar Karaoke @ Lone Peak Brewery
 – Yellowstone National Park – All roads except the road between the North and Northeast entrance close at 8 a.m.
Nov. 8 – Election Day
Nov. 9 – MSU Snow and Avalanche Workshop 2016
– Yoga For A Cause: Veteran’s Yoga Project @Yoga Stone
Nov. 10 – Montana Women’s Business Center – 2016 Workshop Series
Nov. 10 and 11 – Scholastic Book Fair @ Big Sky Library
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
– Free Admission To All National Park Service Sites
 – Trivia Night @ Lone Peak Cinema
Nov. 13 – Full Moon
Nov. 14 – Rockstar Karaoke @ Lone Peak Brewery
Nov. 18 – Trivia Night @ Lone Peak Cinema
Nov. 21 – Skyline Bus Starts Winter Schedule
– Rockstar Karaoke @ Lone Peak Brewery
Nov. 23 to 25 – Big Sky School District Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 24 – 7th Annual Turkey Trot
– Big Sky Resort Opens For Winter Season
– Thanksgiving 2016
Nov. 25 – Trivia Night @ Lone Peak Cinema
Nov. 26 – Small Business Saturday
Nov. 28 – Rockstar Karaoke @ Lone Peak Brewery
Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 – Big Sky Resort Sky Card and Madison Season Pass Free Days

Did we miss anything? Contact Visit Big Sky at and we’ll add it to the calendar! Be sure to share your events by mid-November to ensure that we can publish them in next month’s “Things To Do In December.”

This list of events hits on some of the major things to do in November in Big Sky, but there are other events too. Don’t miss out on live music at venues like the Gallatin Riverhouse Grill and Scissorbills.

November is going to be another great month to visit Big Sky, Montana. See you out and about.

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains of the world. He is based in Big Sky, Montana, where he lives with his wife Mia and two dogs.

A version of this story was originally published on the Visit Big Sky blog at Read more interesting content about the area on Visit Big Sky’s blog at

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