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AirportGallatin Field

Airlines: Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, Horizon, United, US Airways

Nonstop flights from Atlanta (seasonal), Chicago (seasonal), Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco (seasonal), and Salt Lake City

From the Bozeman Airport

Exit Gallatin Field Airport, making a right turn onto Hwy. 10.

Drive 1.4 miles west through the town of Belgrade.

Turn left onto Hwy. 291. This road passes over Interstate 90 and becomes Hwy. 85 and then Hwy. 191.

Once over I-90, proceed south on Hwy. 191 for 46 miles.

At the stoplight, by the Conoco gas station, turn right at MT Hwy. 64 with takes you to Big Sky, Montana.

You will pass through the Big Sky’s Meadow Village and head west 9 miles toward Big Sky’s Mountain Village.

Continue past the Mountain Village sign. You will start to see the signs for Moonlight Basin.

Our rock Entryway will welcome you to the resort.


From Downtown Bozeman

Get on Main Street and continue west past the Gallatin Valley Mall.

Main Street becomes Huffine Lane. Continue west approximately 8 miles until you reach the stop light at the intersection of Hwy. 191 and Huffine Lane (Four Corners).

At the stoplight, by the Conoco gas station, turn right at MT Hwy. 64 with takes you to Big Sky, Montana.

You will pass through the Big Sky’s Meadow Village and head west 9 miles toward Big Sky’s Mountain Village.

Continue past the Mountain Village sign. You will start to see the signs for Moonlight Basin.

Our rock Entryway will welcome you to the resort.



Driving from the West:
Take exit 298 toward Belgrade/Yellowstone/MT-85  0.3 mi.
Turn left at Amsterdam Rd  0.8 mi.
Take the 1st right onto MT-85 S/Jackrabbit Ln  6.5 mi.
Continue onto US-191 S/Gallatin Rd  33.9 mi.

Turn right (west) at MT Hwy. 64 (stoplight) and go west 9 miles to the Mountain Village, passing through the Meadow Village. Continue heading up the mountain.

The road will dead end at the Moonlight Basin Entryway.


Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range





Buck's T4 Lodge


46625 Gallatin Road, Big Sky, MT 59716


All rooms are equipped with free wireless Internet, iPod docking stations, microwave/refrigerator, satellite TV with 3 HBO channels, direct-dial phones with voicemail, coffee maker, hair dryer and iron. 1-4 $65-$108.50 per person, per day including ticket

320 Guest Ranch

205 Buffalo Horn Creek Rd, Gallatin Gateway, MT

(406) 995-4283

These are not your ordinary hotel accommodations. From a private historic cabin to a cozy room with a fireplace, or a two-bedroom riverfront cabin to an affordable luxury log home, each are decorated in a Western motif with log interior walls and big windows. Hearty hot breakfast buffet.  

Ski and Stay packages from $90 per adult / night double occupancy
$60 per child 11-17 years of age (kids 10 & under stay & ski free)


42950 Gallatin Road
Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-4132
World class contemporary cuisine. Dinner menu.
Buck's T-4 Lodge
46625 Gallatin Rd
Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-4111



Main Dining room,

Buck's Pub


Milkie's Pizza and Pub

Westfork Mdws
Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-2900
Popular among Big Sky locals. Excellent pizza and microbrews in a relaxed environment.

Moonlight Basin wants to thank our Montana residents, military personnel, and college/university students for their patronage. On January 8, 2010 we are offering a reduced lift ticket price of $20 to show our appreciation. In addition, participants can receive special deals and discounts at Borders Café, Moonlight Mercantile, Cedar Mountain Corral and other resort businesses by showing their ID. Looking to make it a mini retreat? Guests can receive 25% off a two or more night stay at Moonlight Basin between January 7‐11.
College students (with ID) and active military members save $10 and ski or ride for $45 at Moonlight Basin. Purchase at any ticket window. Half-day, starting at 12:30 is only $40. Call (406) 993-6000 for more information.
Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides:

This winter season Cedar Mountain Corrals is offering a horse drawn sleigh rides through Moonlight Basin’s untouched terrain. Gather friends and family and come enjoy a scenic ride through untracked snow filled hills. Upon arriving at Ulrey’s Lake there will be warm drinks, snacks, children activities plus a bonfire. 

Guests will enjoy live country music, s’mores, hot cocoa, coffee and campfire.

Contact our Mountain Concierge at (406) 995-7716 or Cedar Mountain Corrals at (406) 539-4065 for reservation and details.
Dog Sledding:
Experience the beauty of Moonlight Basin in an unforgettable adventure - a dog sled trip from Spirit of the North. By dog sled, you’ll gain access to stunning landscape normally closed to the public. It’s a truly unique form of winter travel! Dog sled trips are offered by Spirit of the North.




As easy as walking, snowshoeing lets you experience what most people will never see. Get back to nature one step at a time with nothing but the wildlife, scenery, and snow blowing off the branches on Moonlight Basin’s own designated snowshoe trails. There is two main snowshoeing trails that we recommend for our guests. The Ulerys Lake Trail runs 2.5 miles between the Moonlight Lodge and Madison Village Base Area, looping around Lower Ulreys Lake. In addition, The Lee’s Pool trail is a 3 mile loop that winds through natural beauty starting at the Madison Village Base Area and down to the scenic Lee’s Pool .


Both trails are a must experience for those looking for a peaceful alternative to skiing. Our trails are open from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 7 days a week during winter season. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced loops are available.

Snowshoe rentals, trail passes and trail maps are available through the Season Pass office at the Madison Village Base Area or at the Skier Services area at the Moonlight Lodge.



Moonlight Basin Luxury Spa


GOOD God! The Headwaters Chutes are insane! You BETTER have your A-Game if you plan to ski them. They are among the BEST inbounds expert terrain in the USA.


Moonlight Basin

On the north side of Lone Peak is a place so wild, beautiful, and open, good people naturally come together. Come explore a Montana resort community committed to conservation and restoration of the land we cherish. You’ll experience naturally enriched mountain living a stone’s throw from Yellowstone National Park and the very best in Montana hospitality.

Snow making percent
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
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Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Other1 HS Six
Lifts-Total number of lifts7
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run2.8 miles
General-Base elevation7000'
General-Vertical drop2720'
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access4150' vertical
General-Total area in bounds1900 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: Headwaters, Lonetree lift, tree skiing, pwder stashes hang around.

Cons: very cold in Dec-Jan, Headwaters Bony until Feb-March

I had a season pass here last year. It was a good season, but I decided to buy a Big Sky pass for next year. MLB is small, friendly and has some great terrain. The problem is that the Headwaters doesn't really get filled in until the Spring. Lone tree lift is great but gets old after yo-yoing the 100th time.


It is really depressing in Dec to be in the shadows all day, and not be able to find a run on a sunny aspect to get warmed. North facing aspects are great-but it is nice to have the option to follow the sun around when needed. I mean in the shadow of Lone Peak in Dec it gets freakin cold!!


The groomers are more suited for intermediates and novices-not many good steep  fall line turns too be had here on groomers. Good tree skiing however-


Not trying to be negative-I really like the place, just not enough to buy a season pass again. I really wish Big Sky would have bought MLB when they had the chance. The Headwaters really sets this place apart-I am going to miss them dearly, but most of the core skiers I met had access to both sides (Big Sky and MLB)-I always felt trapped at MLB looking over at Big Sky. 


If the Headwaters were more reliable, I would have renewed my pass-I know last year was poor in terms of snow coverage, but even in good years it takes a while for the HW to get rolling (except for 2010-11 perhaps)


Pros: Steep, steep runs and north-facing slopes

Cons: Not a lot of variety beyond the steeps

Moonlight Basin abuts Big Sky on the North. Since almost all the runs are north-facing the snow stays fresh days after a snowstorm. The area encompasses the fantastic steeps of the Headwaters Area and the terrain accessible from the Big Sky tram (transceivers and shovels required) --North Summit Snowfields and Deepwater Bowl. Novice and intermediates will enjoy the long runs. The Moonlight Basin Lodge is the place for a great deli lunch, serving both Big Sky and Moonlight Basin guests--the Iron Horse lift is co-owned so Big Sky skiers can ski in and ski out of Moonlight for lunch with ease.