Moonlight Basin

The Headwaters at Moonlight Basin
The Headwaters at Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin is the first new destination ski resort in the US in the last 20 years. Super steep chutes, open bowls, glades, and long gentle groomers are what it's about at Moonlight Basin. The base area was originally scheduled to be developed as another major mountain resort but then the 2008 "mortgage crisis" killed a lot of the financing for things. However, there are still more than few beautiful ski condos, townhomes, resort suites and luxury mountain home rentals in the area.

Moonlight Basin is 10 miles west of US Highway 191, 2 miles past Big Sky Resort, 45 miles south of Bozeman, Montana.

Quick Facts about Moonlight Basin
Season: Mid-December to early April (Weather permitting)
Hours of operation: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Lifts: 7
* 1 high speed 6-passenger chair
* 3 quad chairs
* 1 triple chair
* 1 double chair

Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
Base Elevation: 7,000 ft
Top Elevation: 11,150 ft
Vertical Rise: 4,150 ft
Skiable Terrain: 1,900 acres

Number of Trails: 76
Trails Classifications:
Beginner: 20%
More Difficult: 30%
Most Difficult: 40%
Experts Only: 10%
Longest Run: 2.8 miles
Moonlight Basin, Big Sky, Montana
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Upper photo courtesy of David Susens.
Ski Trails Maps courtesy of Moonlight Basin.
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