Dead honest opinion.. I wish I lived in big timber. Nice small town.. Frosty freeze burgers. Big timber less than 30 minutes. Boulder less than 30 minutes. And two play waves on each side of town on the Yellowstone.. That is honestly the best area in my opinion. Lots fishing but than you are in between ski areas but you would have a lot of backcountry options. One reason I don't like billings, I grew up next to a refinery. Can't stand them anymore. And billings gots the big city feel I don't really like.. Guess I'm not one for bars and what not.