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Moonlight Basin Reviews

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Good but not Great


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...
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Home of the Headwaters


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.