Lone Mountain Ranch at Big Sky, Mont. just rolled out spring deals for skiers and snowboarders. The spring deals match up all-inclusive lodging and meals with skiing at Big Sky Resort or Moonlight Basin.
The ranch, which sits six miles from the ski resorts, is a National Historic Landmark. Originally a homestead built in 1915, it offers all-inclusive packages that include three meals per day, accommodations in log cabins or Ridgetop lodge, and special evening events such as sleigh ride dinners.
Lone Mountain Ranch has 85 kilometers of Nordic ski trails. Photo by Becky Lomax.
Lone Mountain Ranch is most noted for its 85 kilometers of Nordic ski trails. Trails run from forest tours to rolling meadows covering 2,200 feet of vertical. Twenty kilometers of snowshoe trails are also available. Skiers this winter at the ranch are enjoying good snow coverage with an average base of two feet.
But the ranch’s proximity to Big Sky and Moonlight Basin makes it an alpine skier’s destination, too. The ranch is also adjacent to the Spanish Peaks Wilderness, which you can explore via dogsledding, and snowcoach tours or guided ski tours travel into Yellowstone National Park.
Moonlight Basin ski area sits six miles from Lone Mountain Ranch. Photo courtesy of Moonlight Basin Resort.
Alpine skiers and snowboarders can still get packages to stay at Lone Mountain Ranch and ski or ride Big Sky or Moonlight Basin this winter. But ski packages are on sale at 10 percent off for spring stays March 10-24. A minimum of four nights is required for booking, but many skiers commonly book a full week to explore the Nordic trails at the ranch, the alpine ski resorts, and Yellowstone National Park.
Rates for Lone Mountain Ranch packages vary by whether you want to ski Moonlight or Big Sky. Packages can be customized to ski both resorts. Rates are reduced for children 12 years and younger.
You can vacation at the ranch without renting a car. The ranch shuttles skiers and snowboarder to the lifts, and airport shuttles are also available from Bozeman.
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