Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin Ski Resort, Big Sky, Montana is on the north face of Lone Mountain.

In December 2003 after careful, environmentally sensitive planning and development, Moonlight Basin Ski Area opened and has quickly gained a reputation as a first-class, year-round destination, Montana skiing and snowboarding resort.

More than ten ten years later, at Moonlight Basin you’ll have lots of time and freedom to bag the chutes and glades because the lift lines are remain short and the crowds few. The Basin’s northerly exposure helps retain the 400 or so inches of light and dry powder that falls most years.

The Headwaters Chair brings boarders and skiers up from the bottom of Moonlight Basin to The Headwaters Terrain, boasting just about the steepest terrain anywhere inbounds in the Rockies. This terrain, only accessible by hiking a few years ago, is now lift-accessed. More than 3,500 acres, accessed by 12 lifts is open!

This positions Moonlight Basin as a must-ski destination. And, with Moonlight Basin and Big Sky Resort offering joint lift tickets, the nearly 5,300 acres of skier and snowboarder terrain makes this place the largest ski-able terrain in the United States! Eat your heart out Vail and Mammoth…

Moonlight Basin is a pretty laid-back, friendly place with outstanding staff, awesome scenery, and challenging terrain.

Choose valet parking or do it yourself. Hire a Mountain Guide or go it alone. Ask for your free tour of Moonlight Basin’s portion of Lone Mountain on your first visit, or go tour it with your friends.

When the ski day is done at Big Sky, MT, or you’re not in the mood to downhill ski or snowboard, see the concierge to treat yourself to a spa, ice skating, swimming, health club work out, dog-sledding adventure, snowshoe tour, Nordic skiing, or head into town or even tour Yellowstone National Park! During the other three seasons, ask the concierge to set you up for fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, or golfing on the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, where you can shag some balls 7000’.

Moonlight Basin Resort is only 50 miles from Bozeman, Montana and 50 miles from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN)

General Information

Moonlight Basin resort Telephone (406) 993-6000
Moonlight Basin Show Phone (406) 993-6666
Fax to Moonlight Resort (406) 993-6606
Adult Full Day Ticket at Moonlight Basin $103
Junior Full Day Ticket $83
Senior Full Day Ticket $83
Kids Full Day Ticket (6-10) $53
Kids Under 5 FREE

Mountain Stats

Moonlight Basin Base Elevation 7,000ft (2,134m)
Summit Elevation at Moonlight Basin Resort 11,166ft (3,400m)
Vertical Drop 4,150ft (1,265m)
Skiable Are 1,900 acres (800 hectares)
Number of Lifts 7
Uphill Lift Capacity 9,000 per hour
Trails 101
Longest Run 14,784ft (4,506m)

Area Services

Child Care Yes
Adaptive Skier Yes
Lessons (ski/snowboard) Yes
Rentals (ski/snowboard) Yes
Nearby Lodging Yes