Updated January, 28 2012 – At Moonlight Basin, skiing and snowboarding are more than activities, they are an experience. Enjoy world-class conditions, terrain that ranges from kid-friendly to “you’ve got to be kidding!” and amenities designed to enhance your every moment. Boasting packed powder and powder conditions, Moonlight Basin currently has 47 inches of settled snow at the base of the area and two inches of new snow in the last 48 hours. For up-to-date information see the Moonlight Basin Snow Report.
Moonlight Basin describes their resort as a four-season playground for those who crave the best in Montana hospitality where wild panoramas, world-class skiing, rejuvenating spa experiences, and plenty of elbow room await.
If Moonlight Basin alone isn’t enough for you, Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin interconnect creating access to more skiing than anywhere else in the United States. With the Biggest Skiing in America lift ticket, gain access to 5,512 skiable acres and endless ways to navigate 4,350 feet of vertical drop. With a total of 27 lifts and more than 220 trails it is easy to see the appeal to every age and level of skier and boarder. Ski runs up to six miles long and glades and bowls covered in 400-plus inches of annual snowfall that make a day on the slopes something different for everyone. On top of Lone Peak at over 11,000 feet, enjoy an unobstructed panoramic view of three states and Yellowstone National Park. (source: Moonlight Basin website).
Moonlight Basin is scheduled to be open through April 15, 2012. Normal operating hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. See their Event Calendar for upcoming events and more information.
Basic lift ticket rates are $64 (Based on full day adult). Get detailed rate and deal information from MoonlightBasin.com. But, if you have ANY season pass in the country you can ski/ride Moonlight for only $49/day through all of January! Don’t delay. Come play! Contact Guest Services at (406) 995-7600 for more info.
Moonlight Basin Ranch is located 50 miles south of Bozeman, Montana on Highway 64, just off US Highway 191. Delta/SkyWest, Horizon/Alaska, United, Northwest or Frontier Airlines provide service into Bozeman. Shuttles to the Big Sky Area including Moonlight Basin meet most major fights. The Skyline Bus shuttle service is now available between Bozeman and Moonlight Basin.
Visit the Winter Montana website or Moonlight Basin website for information about lodging in the area.
Moonlight Basin has 101 trails with approximately 19% labeled as beginner, 27% intermediate and 54% expert. There are seven total lifts; one triple, one six-person, three high-speed quads, one double chair, and one kids conveyor lift. Click here for the Moonlight Basin trail map.
The base elevation is 7,000 feet and top elevation is 11,166 feet creating a vertical drop of 4,150 feet. The longest run is 2.8 miles and average annual snowfall is 400 inches. The mountain features a zero gravity terrain park and pony park.
Snow Phone: 406-993-6666
Toll Free: 877-822-0432
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