Moonlight Basin Resort Guide

The Moonlight Basin resort summary is: Moonlight Basin has 6 lifts within its 768 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 991m of vertical range and surrounding area.



Moonlight Basin Resort Guide

The Moonlight Basin resort summary is: Moonlight Basin has 6 lifts within its 768 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 991m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 3124m
Arrow
991m
Bot: 2133m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediates/
Advanced

Trails:

25%
40%
35%

Hectares of Ski:

768
Snowmaking:—

Moonlight Basin Lifts:

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  • ski lift icon6
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Total lifts = 6
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Visiting Moonlight Basin

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Moonlight Basin.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    4 | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Bozeman
  • Nearest Train Station
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +14069936000

Moonlight Basin Features

The terrain at Moonlight Basin includes::

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Moonlight Basin resort?

Moonlight Basin in the United States (Montana State) is a medium sized ski resort with 6 ski lifts that offers skiers an impressive 991 metres (3251 feet) of vertical descent. Moonlight Basin has 1900 acres of terrain. Moonlight Basin is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Moonlight Basin. The nearest airport is at Bozeman.


Explore Moonlight Basin Location Map

Interactive Moonlight Basin trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Moonlight Basin Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
10
25
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Middle Lift: 
14
25
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Bottom Lift: 
19
20
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When's the snowiest month to visit Moonlight Basin?

AprilAverage: 5.2 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Moonlight Basin is week 1 of April. There are typically 5.2 snowy days during this week with 32cm of snowfall. Check out the Moonlight Basin Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Moonlight Basin

CASA Tours from United States writes:

Moonlight Basin has some of the best in-bounds terrain in the United States. The Headwaters Traverse - aka the Lord of the Rings Traverse - accesses a plethora of steep, interesting terrain. The traverse alone gets the adrenalin juices flowing. The Spring Run-Off Challenge is one of the few big mountain free ride competitions in SW Montana. With a Lone Peak Pass skiers and snowboarders can ride both Big Sky and Moonlight, which means access to the North Summit Snowfield, one of the longest runs in North America, over 4000 vertical feet. Moonlight's patrol does an amazing job in getting their terrain open and really encourages folks to get after it.
Moonlight is also an ideal place for families and beginners. With little to no crowds ever, Moonlight has lots of space to cruise. The only downside are some flat sections on the lower mountain.
If you are looking to bang out laps the Headwaters chair and the Lone Tree Lift allow one to rack up vertical quickly.
Moonlight has a cool local scene and offers a cheaper alternative to neighboring Big Sky. For apres the Moonlight Lodge is a classy place where you can still get a PBR and plate of Nachos on a dirtbag budget.

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