December 8th, 2018

Moonlight Basin - Big Sky MT - Winter Afternoon Light

Now Owned By Big Sky Resort

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.

Fifteen years later, after being purchased by Big Sky Resort, Moonlight Basin still offers you ample time and freedom to bag the chutes and glades because the lift lines 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.

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

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 in-bounds 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 one lift ticket, the nearly 5,300 acres of skier and snowboarder terrain between the two makes this place the largest skiable terrain in the United States! Eat your heart out Vail and Mammoth…

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

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 Mountain Stats (does not include Big Sky Resort mountain stats)

Moonlight Basin Base Elevation7,000ft (2,134m)
Summit Elevation at Moonlight Basin Resort11,166ft (3,400m)
Vertical Drop4,150ft (1,265m)
Skiable Area1,900 acres (800 hectares)
Number of Lifts7
Uphill Lift Capacity9,000 per hour
Longest Run14,784ft (4,506m)

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