Tucked around the north side of Lone Peak sits the Moonlight Basin community, an oasis that boasts incredible views, onsite amenities, and many ski-in/ski-out properties, some right off the slopes of Big Sky Resort. Once an independent ski area, Moonlight Basin was developed with conservation efforts in mind, integrating wildlife corridors and keeping a good portion of the acreage in conservation easements to preserve the view shed and the natural wild lands that abound. Moonlight Basin merged with Big Sky Resort in 2013, and today this area offers luxury Western living that feels more remote, but is still with in close proximity to Big Sky’s other communities and amenities. Moonlight Basin properties range from mountain cabins and luxury custom homes to slope side condominium units and town homes. The Moonlight Lodge, within walking distance to many homes, features fine and casual dining options and a superb après ski hangout with a towering fireplace and A1:I19 and outdoor seating for some of the best views around. Downstairs is for members: the Spa and Salon, with an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub with a cascading waterfall, a workout facility, and a full-service spa for a range of body, nail, and skin treatments. In the summer, miles of hiking trails can be accessed right from the Moonlight Basin community. In addition, many residents enjoy The Reserve at Moonlight Basin, a members-only, high elevation Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that blends perfectly into the wild surroundings.
A Truly Unique Community and Private Club Experience in Big Sky, Montana.
Our homeowners and club members can tell you that Moonlight is not simply an amazing place to live, but also a state of mind that combines a love for the great outdoors with a sense of spirit and adventure. At its core is a focus on family and recreation that is paired with a dedication to conservation, sustainability, and preservation of the untouched wilderness that we call home.
When you are ready to find your own slice of paradise, a wide range of real estate opportunities is available to you. From slope-side condominiums to luxurious mountain homes, from penthouses to pristine parcels, the options are varied and provide something for everyone. Many of these properties are located on meandering ski trails that access the Biggest Skiing in America®, and some are within walking distance to the numerous amenities and activities available at Big Sky Resort.
Looking for an ideal mix of outdoor recreation and social opportunities? Moonlight Club membership provides you and your family with a one-of-a-kind experience. Located within 8,000 pristine acres, the Moonlight community is home to numerous resort and alpine-oriented activities. From world-class skiing and golf, to all-season amenities, Moonlight Club membership provides a rare combination of everything that is authentic to Montana, complete with down-home hospitality and friendly service.
On-site features at Assay Hill Lodge include:
While carving turns on newly groomed corduroy or making first tracks in fresh powder a full hour before anyone else, the mountain will feel like its all yours. Stop by the Member Lounge for a continental breakfast following this morning skiing session.
Moonlight Basin is located on 8,000 acres of Montana wilderness, just one hour north of Yellowstone National Park and one hour south of Bozeman. The original 39 square miles of property, a former logging tract, was purchased by a group of local ranchers and landowners in 1993, who immediately launched efforts to protect, preserve, and enhance this slice of the Lee Metcalf wilderness. Over half of the property was placed in conservation easements, and substantial time and resources were invested into restoring the land to its natural, healthy state. All past and future development has been planned with conservation in mind- strategically creating a property that provides both outstanding recreation for guests, owners and members, and protects the natural resources and wildlife that call this stretch of Montana wilderness home.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Located in Southwest Montana, Big Sky is lucky to be its own ski town. There are many activities right in town and at Moonlight Basin Resort – hint skiing and snowboarding. Big Sky is home to THE BIGGEST SKIING IN AMERICA with 5,800 acres of skiable terrain and 4,350 feet of vertical spanning across four different mountains, plus we’re known for no-wait lift lines! You can take in the view of 3 states and 2 national parks from the top of Lone Peak at 11,166 feet. Take the mid-mountain tram up and either ski down or enjoy the scenic ride back down. Moonlight Basin Resort has the best mix of terrain.
Moonlight Membership offers these great winter activities for members and their guests though Moonlight Outfitters, located at the Ulery's Lake Camp:
• Ice skating & Hockey
• Nordic skiiing, snowshoeing, and Fat Biking
• Ski racing & clinics
• And much more!
Big Sky, Montana is surrounded by blue ribbon trout fishing, with rivers, alpine lakes and mountain streams, making the area a fly-fishing paradise. The legendary Gallatin River, where scenes from “A River Runs Through It” were filmed, flows right through Big Sky’s Gallatin Canyon. Throughout the winding canyon are numerous fishing holes and walk/wade access for all experience levels, along with spectacular scenery.
There are a number of fly-fishing shops with guide services, offering trips on the Gallatin, Madison, and Yellowstone Rivers and sometimes to more remote alpine lakes and spring creeks. For those new to fishing, experienced guides can teach you everything from how to tie knots to the perfect casting techniques and for those more experience, you can learn about the best fishing holes and which flies to throw during that time of year. Lucky for us, fly fishing isn’t just a summer activity. You can fish anytime of the year!
Interlaced with rivers and streams, fly fishing isn't all that Montana waterways are known for. Winter run-off and brisk currents provide lots of exciting whitewater rafting as well. You can float through rollicking whitewater or gentle riffles, equipped with the safest gear and a knowledgeable guides. The northern Yellowstone Park area is an incredibly rich ecosystem of wildlife and wild terrain. And wild rivers... Rafting the Gallatin River through the canyon can be one of the most fun and exciting things you may do.
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Moonlight Basin is surrounded by the best of what Montana has to offer—from nature hikes in our backyard, braving the whitewater of the scenic Gallatin River, or watching Old Faithful and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. Only 50 miles away, the Park offers countless geologic wonders and wildlife as varied as bison, grizzly bears, wolves, and elk. Moonlight Basin itself has over 16 miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails to explore, as well as a variety of public and private summer events. There is always something fun to do or explore!
A core amenity available through Moonlight Club Membership, The RESERVE is a par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course that blends 8,000 yards of nature-inspired golfing into an arresting high-elevation setting. As one of Jack Nicklaus’s finest alpine golf creations, each of the course's 18 holes perfectly frame an array of unique vistas.
Warren Miller Performing Arts Center
The mission of the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center is to establish and maintain a clear and stable artistic infrastructure to grow a community of confident performers and inspired audiences. The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC), is located in Big Sky’s Gallatin Canyon, at Big Sky’s Ophir School campus. The Center’s namesake, ski movie icon Warren Miller, and his wife Laurie spend half of their time in Big Sky. The Arts Center was named in honor of Miller in part due to his involvement in the community, and also because his legacy demonstrates a bridge between skiing and the arts. Along with national acts, the WMPAC hosts art events and education within the local community, including The Big Sky Community Theatre program for all area adults with a passion to perform and the Big Sky Community Chorus for those who enjoy singing. Ophir School students also benefit; during the school day, students fill the center with their ideas and talents under the supervision of a faculty of drama, visual arts and music professionals.
Big Sky Arts Council
Wants Big Sky to remain a beautiful place where the expression, enjoyment and education of the Arts will inspire and sustain a healthy and vibrant community. The Arts Council of Big Sky provides residents and visitors and artists with premier events, education and creative opportunities in the Arts. Events Include: Music in the Mountains free summer concert series; Big Sky Classical Music Festival; Shakespeare in the Parks; Madrigal Dinner; annual ‘Nutcracker’ performance; Auction for the Arts Fundraiser Gala; Telluride MountainFilm on Tour; and many more! Public Art: Utility/power box wrapping project; sculpture installation at local trailheads; Deborah Butterfield Project (2018); working with developers on Public Art Plan for Big Sky Town Center. Education/Outreach: Artist classes/workshops; event outreach within local school district; Discover Dance program for school second graders; Big Sky ARTventure program for high school students.