Big Sky GM Taylor Middleton Receives Chet Huntley Lifetime Achievement Award
Big Sky Resort General Manager Taylor Middleton received the Chet Huntley Lifetime Achievement Award from the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce. Middleton has been instrumental in the creation and marketing the "Biggest Skiing in America®" brand. He led the successful integration of Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin into a unified ski resort operation in 2013.
“It’s been an honor to be a part of this community and be involved in its growth and development,” Middleton said at the Chamber's annual dinner. “I’ve learned a lot, made many friends, and the exciting part is that it’s not over yet.”
The award was named from the dedication of famed NBC Newscaster, Chet Huntley, after he conceptualized the town of Big Sky and Big Sky Resort as a tourist destination.
Recipients of this award demonstrate community leadership; are involved in the social, cultural and educational advancement of others; have a willingness to serve others with vision and purpose without personal gain; are active in organizations within the Big Sky community; and have strength of character, courage, and serve as a role model for present and future generations in the Big Sky community and state of Montana.
“Taylor was nominated by his peers and selected by his peers for all he has done and continues to do for Big Sky,” said Kitty Clemens, Executive Director of the chamber. “The Chet Huntley lifetime achievement award is the highest honor bestowed on a community member each year by the Chamber, and he couldn’t be more deserving.”
Middleton has served on numerous boards and community organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Transportation District, and Resort Tax Area District. He has been a mentor, leader, and friend to many.
Middleton has been the General Manager for Big Sky Resort for 17 years and a resident of Big Sky for 33 years.
Photo: Big Sky GM Taylor Middleton receives Chet Huntley Award at chamber dinner (Big Sky Chamber of Commerce)