Moonlight Basin


Moonlight Basin is located just an hour south of Bozeman on Lone Mountain in Big Sky, Montana and opened for skiing in 2003 as the first destination ski resort in the U.S. in 20 years. It has grown into a first-class, year-round destination resort. Skiing at Moonlight Basin offers 80 mapped trails, chutes and glades, making more than 1,900 skiable acres with a vertical drop of 4,150'. The terrain is served by 7 lifts, including Montana's first high-speed, six-passenger chair. At Moonlight Basin you'll have lots of elbow room - short or no lift lines and no crowds. Plus, the terrain's northerly exposure ensures the more than 400 inches of powder that falls each year stays light and dry.

Pick your pleasure. Moonlight Basin has something for everyone. The lower mountain boasts long, gentle groomers - perfect for kids and beginners - that wrap skiers and riders in 360 degree views of Lone Mountain, the Spanish Peaks and the Madison Valley. The area serviced by the Lone Tree Quad gives intermediate and advanced skiers plenty of powder-filled glades and steeps.


Headwaters Grille at Moonlight Basin will be preparing a special Valentine's Day dinner for you and your sweetheart. Call the Mountain Concierge at (406) 995-7716 for reservations.Photo Courtesy of Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin

By 2010, Moonlight plans to lower its base by a quarter mile, giving the mountain more vertical than Big Sky.

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Arapahoe Basin

A small area with a big-mountain feel, set on the jagged western slope of the Continental Divide, half above tree line, and high enough to hold snow into June.