Moonlight Basin enriches our corner of Montana by actively contributing to the community, the arts, and the land. Moonlight Basin community programs include:
Moonlight Basin Aspiration Reward Team (M-BAR-T)
The future of Montana is in our state’s youth. At Moonlight Basin, we encourage academic excellence in our five local counties by rewarding good students with free passes. We believe the mountains are simply a good place to grow up: skiing and snowboarding inspire camaraderie, family togetherness, and respect for nature, all while promoting a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Through our M-BAR-T program, Moonlight Basin awards a $99 season pass to those students grades 6-12 who maintain a GPA of 3.0. All passes include complimentary fresh air, goggle tans, and an improved attitude.
At Moonlight Basin, we’re happy to give our neighbors a lift. As a sponsor of the Skyline Link from Bozeman to Big Sky, Moonlight helps to ensure that low-emission, low-hassle transportation is available and extremely affordable for all riders. The Skyline Link saves a significant 25 tons of CO2 emissions from polluting Montana’s blue skies. Eliminating 2,483 car trips up the Canyon in just January alone, keeping Highway 191 a safe and scenic drive.
Moonlight Basin is a founding sponsor of HATCH, a year-round program designed to develop and foster the growth of creative minds through mentorship. Since its inception in 2004, HATCH has successfully supported the creativity and innovation of young artists throughout the world by connecting new filmmakers, musicians, photographers, designers, architects, writers, and fine artists with movers and shakers in the entertainment industry.
Turkey for a Ticket
While many in our state go hungry, the generosity of Montanans can help solve this local concern. Moonlight Basin annually hosts the Turkey for a Ticket food drive to support the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, which provides much-needed food to underprivileged families and individuals in Gallatin, Madison, and Park counties.
Each December, individuals, season pass holders, and businesses can participate in this food drive and earn free skiing!
Montana Appreciation Day
Montana Appreciation Day is Moonlight Basin’s thank you to all our fellow Montana residents and college students for their patronage throughout the year. On the day of this event, guests receive a great ticket deal when they show their valid Montana drivers license, state ID or college/university ID. Thank you, Montana!