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.
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.
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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.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€168 - €210|
|Resort Opens||Nov 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Moonlight Basin trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||4.2km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Moonlight Basin area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Moonlight Basin ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 914.4m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
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
Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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
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
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
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 .