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Moonlight Basin

Address: PO Box 160040, Big Sky, MT 59716
Phone Number: 406-993-6000
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Ranked #11 of 24 Activities in Big Sky
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Skiing
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Skiing
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Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is the "other side" of Big Sky and actually the area we preferred most. The vibe is low key but elegant at the same time. No lift lines, amazing skiing and diverse terrain. Great food and drink while breaking for lunch. We can't wait to come back.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

If you haven't been skiing at Moonlight Basin you are really missing out. The skiing is unbelievable. I've been to Vail, Breckinridge and Killington and none of these come close to the ski environment at Moonlight Basin. The best part is there was no wait in the lift lines.

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Evans, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This place is awesome, you must rent a helmet. I knew something looked different while on the lift going to the top. I would say almost 99.9% had on helmets with the exceptions of the 6 in our group. There are no catch fences, its just a grip and rip place. Great runs, multiple ways to get down the mountain.... More 

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Pecatu, Indonesia
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361 reviews 361 reviews
119 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Now linked permanently with Big Sky on the same lift pass so I'm sure it will have more skier visitors than in the past when they were "separate" but linked areas. I skied here 2nd week of December and loved the isolation of skiing slopes that were completely devoid of other skiers. The pistes are well groomed and wide for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I volunteered here for 6 years and it was fantastic. Very family oriented and the skiing is amazing! Very small lift lines and the tree runs are awesome!

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Sainte Genevieve
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stumbled across this place while staying in Big Sky and it's fabulous!!! The lodge where the dining room is located is at the top of the mountains and offers great views. The staff is exceptional and even gave me a free glass of wine since it was my birthday. Once a week there's a barbecue which was pretty tasty... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

since there's no spot to rate the headwaters grille, I unfortunately have to write a bad review on the moonlight page. Moonlight Basin is beautiful and the skiing is fantastic. just be warned about the food at the headwaters. every year when I come back it is like a wild card. there's zero consistency and prices keep going up while... More 

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BigSkyResort001, Public Relations Manager at Moonlight Basin, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with our team. We appreciate our customers feedback and take it to heart. We are sorry to hear of your experience at the Headwaters Grille. Please accept our apologies. Our team is currently in the process of making some changes to the resort and increasing our food quality and service at the Headwaters is... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Rented a house in Moonlight Basin last week and it was fantastic. The clubhouse is beautiful and we enjoyed the outside pool. Can't wait to return in the winter!!!

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Moonlight is the sister mountain to Big Sky and just keeps adding to the size of your skiing experience. You do need a separate or combo lift ticket when skied with Big Sky. These folks could not be friendlier. We traveled everywhere in the area by free shuttle. We stayed at Big Sky and walked or shuttled to everything in... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Having been an annual visitor to Whitefish I was accustomed to great service and no crowds. I was wowed to find the service even better, friendlier and dare I say less crowded. Moonlight is 2000 acres of varied terrain from beginner to extreme with the incredible Headwaters which sits above Stillwater Bowl. Both kids participated in ski school multiple days... More 

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