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Moonlight Basin, USA

Moonlight Basin ski holidays

Established in 2003 the American ski resort Moonlight Basin lies at ? metres altitude in the Montana region of the American Rockies0 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 0km of trails, which equates to around 0 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Moonlight Basin is Billings at a distance of 288km or approximately 180 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.

SNO-man says

First major new US destination resort for 20 years when it opened in 2003. Located approximately one hour from Bozeman, Montana, is located on the north face of Lone Mountain in the Madison Range. Lone Mountain also serves as home to the famed Big Sky Resort and the two are lift-linked together, a rare thing in North American skiing. Moonlight Basin's northern exposure given deep snow with drier, more consistent snow. The resort is the brainchild of two Montana natives - Joe Vujovich and Lee Poole, and their Fort Lauderdale-based partner, Keith Brown. who purchased the area in the early 1990s. At build out, ski development will include approximately 2,500 acres of terrain, with a small portion of the partners' original purchase developed for ski terrain and home ownership. The remainder will be preserved as forest and wildlife habitat.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs ?km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 13 runs ?km
Advanced Trails
 14 runs ?km
41%  Expert Trails
 22 runs ?km

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Moonlight Basin snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Moonlight Basin snow history.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €168 - €210
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensNov 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs ?km
total length of Moonlight Basin trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 4.2km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N
direction Moonlight Basin area faces
Top Altitude 3048m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 2133.6m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 2133.6m
centre of Moonlight Basin ski resort
Vertical Drop 618.8m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 914.4m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Moonlight Basin web cams
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Skiing in Moonlight Basin

49 pistes and trails means approximately ?km of runs. 7 Moonlight Basin lifts have capacity to transport 9100 per hour. The longest run in the American ski resort is over 4.2km.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 23% intermediate, 41% advanced slopes and 36% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km Three Forks run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Moonlight Basin

Of the 7 ski lifts, 0 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Moonlight Basin is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Moonlight Basin Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

2 apres ski bars 4 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 1 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Spa treatments, complimentary mountain tours, Weddings and Retreats, fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, mountain bike tours, guided hiking tours .

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Moonlight Basin" by any other name

The American resort is also known as Lone Mountain and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Moonlight Basin slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Moonlight Basin has slopes facing N.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Mountain Wranglers and has ? teachers teaching in English and taking students from a minimum age of 3.? www.moonlightkids.com 9936695

Moonlight Basin for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Moonlight Basin for intermediates  gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Moonlight Basin for expert skiers   gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Moonlight Basin for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Moonlight Basin: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km     Intermediate XC Trails: 0km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Basin snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Moonlight Basin non skiing facilities also include Spa treatments, complimentary mountain tours, Weddings and Retreats, fly fishing, rafting, canoeing, mountain bike tours, guided hiking tours .

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