Moonlight Basin

Moonlight Territories I, II and III stand at center of Lone Mountain Land Company’s ongoing effort to win approval for Moonlight’s 10-year Overall Development Plan.

Wildlife in Moonlight

The Wildlife Conservation Society praised Lone Mountain Land Company as “a unique conservation developer.” The Greater Yellowstone Coalition also gave a nod to LMLC’s efforts and sensitivity toward wildlife.

This landslide along Jack Creek Road is one of two, this one being much more pronounced. The slide was repaired around seven years ago, but soon began its creep downhill again. Moonlight Basin is currently investigating better ways to deal with the slide, the most recent possible fix costing upwards of $750,000.

Our other way out

Imagine your driveway happened to be an emergency access for a few of your neighbors, and it was your responsibility to maintain a safe escape route. Now multiply that by 1,000, and you’re looking at the situation Moonlight Basin faces with its ownership of Jack Creek Road.

Volunteers with strong lungs helped inflate 1,000 balloons to decorate Moonlight Lodge during the Sixth Annual Arts Council Auction for the Arts held Marc  22. The bright, eye-catching design was envisioned by ACBS long-time volunteer Tallie Lancey.

59716 VOLUNTEER

For Big Sky Sotheby’s International Broker Tallie Lancey, there’s always a way to shave out some time to give back to the community. Most recently she helped out with the Arts Council of Big Sky’s annual Auction for the Arts, envisioning and bringing the colorful decorations for the event to life.

Special Olympian Skye Breitenfeldt rounds the corner during the afternoon snowshoe races. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

More cowbell

Heavy, windblown snow came down sideways at times, but that didn’t discourage 11-year-old Special Olympian Payton Fulton. He flew down the Cupajo run, whipping through the gates with ease as his volunteer helper pulled up the rear and Lone Peak High cheerleaders celebrated from the sidelines.

Want a front row seat to what’s happening with Moonlight? Head over to Virginia City, Monday, Feb. 26 to watch the 11-member Madison County Planning Board review Moonlight’s overall development plan, or ODP. Starts at 6 p.m. at 103 W. Wallace in VC.

Three hotels proposed in Moonlight

As you wind down toward the Madison base area at Moonlight Basin, off to the right is a wild swath of land proposed to become the Overlook. It’s imagined to be a lower-density neighborhood between the “amenity centers” of Madison Village and Ulery’s Lake, offering both the solitude of the forest and convenience of a planned community.

That’s Cowboy Heaven, right? As seen in this screen grab from the commercial.

NEAR & FAR

It’s that time of year when Montana families gather around a brightly lit and festive center piece in the living room: the television. A recent article from Forbes.com called out Montanans in particular, reporting that in 2017, “Montana takes the title of No. 1 Hulu streaming state, which is a first for Big Sky Country!

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