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 or you’re not in the mood to ski, see the concierge to treat yourself to a spa, ice-skate, swim, work out at the health club, go dog-sledding, take a snowshoe tour, head into town, 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, or hiking, and next year Jack Nicklaus will have his Signature golf course finished for you to shag some balls at about 7000’.

General Information

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

Mountain Stats

Base Elevation 7,000ft (2,134m)
Summit Elevation 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