Powder Light Development

Powder Light, a Lone Mountain Land Company project, provides seasonal workforce housing.

LMLC permanently deed restricted the development to prohibit short-term rentals.

 Phase 2 of Powder Light Leasing in February 2023

Rooms Available for Local Business Owners as Employee Housing


Located adjacent to Ace Hardware off Lone Mountain Trail, Powder Light will house 448 local workers. LMLC finished and occupied Phase 1 in June of 2022.



If you’re a Big Sky employer interested in leasing bedrooms in Powder Light for your employees, please click the POWDER LIGHT WAITLIST button to complete a brief survey.

Designed for the seasonal workforce, Powder Light offers double-occupancy bedrooms with shared living spaces.  *Big Sky Community Housing Trust will have access to ten apartments, which will accommodate approximately 100 tenants. 


  • Apartments in Powder Light consist of five double-occupancy bedrooms with three bathrooms plus a common kitchen and living area.
  • All apartments rent fully furnished. Amenities also include a community gym and in-unit laundry.
  • Powder Light is located on the Skyline bus route and is easy walking distance from Meadow Center.
  • Bedrooms will lease directly to employers to sublease to their employees.
  • Monthly rent is $1,700 per bedroom ($850/tenant). Rent includes all furnishings, utilities, and Wi-Fi.
  • Lease length is a year.

LMLC anticipates occupancy of Phase 2 in February of 2023. If demand from local businesses exceeds the 48 bedrooms available, BSCHT will use a drawing to select the final tenants.

*BSCHT secured its involvement in Powder Light with BSCHT’s access to designated workforce housing water rights. BSCHT made no financial contributions. Lone Mountain Land Company constructed and funded the project using private funding. Neither Resort Tax or other public funding sources contributed to the development.


Who is eligible to rent in Powder Light?

Any business that is located within the Big Sky Resort Area District or is registered with the Big Sky Resort Area District may rent a bedroom in Powder Light. Nonbusiness owners are not eligible. 

Are pets permitted in Powder Light?

No, pets are not allowed in Powder Light.

Are utilities included in the rental rate?

All costs, including utilities, are included in the $1,700 per bedroom rental rate.

Is smoking allowed?

Powder light is a smoke-free campus.

How will BSCHT select the final businesses to rent in Powder Light?

Based on the number of businesses who have signed up for the waitlist already, BSCHT believes demand outweighs supply and will select the final tenants through a drawing. To enter the drawing, you must sign up for the waitlist, and your business must be located within the Big Sky Resort Area District or registered with the Big Sky Resort Area District.

When will BSCHT select the final businesses as tenants in Powder Light?

BSCHT hopes to have its drawing and select the final tenants in October of 2022.

What position is my business on the waitlist?

The waitlist for Powder Light is not prioritized. Any business who signs up for the waitlist that is located within the Big Sky Resort Area District or is registered with the Big Sky Resort Area District has the opportunity to rent a bedroom in Powder Light. It does not matter if your position on the waitlist is first or last.

If an employee finds alternate housing before the lease ends, am I able to transfer the lease to another employee?

Powder Light double-occupancy bedrooms will lease directly to businesses who may sublease the bedrooms to their employees. If an employee changes jobs or finds housing independently, the business may place a new employee in the unit instead.

What is the minimum and maximum number of bedrooms my business can rent?

The minimum amount of space a Big Sky business can rent in Powder Light is one double-occupancy bedroom. You cannot rent a single bed. The maximum has not been set yet as BSCHT is still determining the number of businesses interested in this opportunity. 

Contact Details

Office: (406) 995-3696

Email: info@bigskyhousingtrust.com

88 Ousel Falls Rd #A1, 2nd Floor
PO Box 160164
Big Sky, MT 59716

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