I’ve been taking yearly trips out to Big Sky for as long as I can remember. It was a tradition that was started by my parents not long after they got married over three decades ago. Over the years, Big Sky has been the one destination where all of our family and friends from across the country have been able to come together.
Growing up, my fondest memories were made in the mountains.
As a young kid, appreciating all of those small moments wasn’t always a priority. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize how special those moments are.
Life pulls us all in very different directions, but if you’re able to find a common point — preferably with some snow and a chairlift — then the only thing stopping you is you.
Make the effort, because those moments are going to be the ones you’ll remember for a lifetime.
They are for me.
-Nick Mac Arthur
Nick Mac Arthur is a video creator and all-around adventure seeker from Bismarck, North Dakota. Montana remains his favorite place on Earth.