Originally Posted by Jamesj
I've never been there, but apparently Big Sky isn't all that's at Big Sky. I was surprised when a poster named axebiker said recently in another thread, "Moonlight is probably my favorite place to ski - BAR NONE"
Moonlight is connected to Big Sky via the Headwaters (or some lower runs if the Headwaters aren't in good shape). If you buy the Lone Peak pass (about $9 more than the Big Sky life ticket), you have free range on both areas. I'm probably a level 7-8 skier, so Moonlight offers me everything I would want to ski and then some. It's small enough that you don't spend the whole day looking for the good runs - you can find THE run that suits you, and work it all day long.
SO -- the reasoning behind my statement - great terrain, no crowds - ever, and world-class employees there. Their service is second to none! You are treated like royalty there, and the staff is uber-friendly. They actually seem like they really enjoy their jobs, and I can't say that for many places. There's always a "hello" waiting at every lift for every chair.
I like Big Sky, but I LOVE Moonlight!
Oh - great burgers too!
My only fear is that it becomes "exclusive" in the way the Yellowstone Club is. While I understand the need for development, that area in general is going NUTS. I just hope it can hold on to it's "feel" - I'd hate to see that go away. I go there for the vibe.