Moonlight Basin amps up the entertainment for the last weeks of the season. A spring lodging package gives a way to visit the resort for less up until the last day-April 11.
Moonlight saves one of its biggest, baddest events for spring-the annual Headwaters Spring Runoff. The fifth return of the amateur hike and freeride competition is scheduled April 3. Regional skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers rip lines down the steep Headwaters chutes to make their mark while crowds of spectators on skis or snowboards cluster in Stillwater Bowl to catch the action.
Pre-registration, helmets, lift tickets, and a $40 or $60 fee are required to enter the competition. Spectators only need lift tickets.
A spring ski and stay package can get you cruising the groomers as they soften in the sun or copying the Headwaters Spring Runoff competitors with your own lines. The package, which includes three nights of ski in-ski out accommodations and two days of lift tickets, starts at $92 per person per night. Rates are based on quad occupancy, and the package is available March 27 through April 11.
Moonlight's lodging properties remain open all year long, as does its spa. The spa features a heated outdoor pool, waterfall hot tub, a eucalyptus steam room, a lounge, and fitness area.
The resort adds on summer activities for visitors. Moonlight offers flyfishing, horseback riding, yoga, wildlife watching, and hiking. The nearby Gallatin River provides rafting and kayaking while the entrance to Yellowstone National Park sits about 30 minutes south.